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Samsung is making it inconvenient to locate its smartwatches

Samsung is making it inconvenient to locate its smartwatches

One of the many benefits of putting some modern tech in a watch is that you can track it if it manages to get lost. Samsung's smartwatches can not only buzz when they're nearby but can also be located approximately on a map when they're not in Bluetooth range. However, according to an end-of-service notice currently going out to owners, users will no longer be able to use Get Location to accomplish the latter.

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Samsung's watches now support ECG monitoring in 32 more countries

Samsung's watches now support ECG monitoring in 32 more countries

Samsung's Galaxy Watch3 and Watch Active2 both have hardware support for ECG monitoring, but it is taking a long time to show up for everyone, since the feature has to be approved by each country's health agencies. It was exclusive to South Korea until September of last year, when it was enabled for use in the United States, and now it's coming to 32 more countries.

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Galaxy Watch3 owners in Europe can now access blood pressure and ECG data

Galaxy Watch3 owners in Europe can now access blood pressure and ECG data

More governments are giving their mark of approval to Samsung's ability to read and monitor your blood pressure and electrocardiogram. The company has announced that its Samsung Health Monitor app — where those tracking features can be found — will be available in 31 new countries.

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Samsung rolling out SmartThings Find support to Watch Active2

Samsung rolling out SmartThings Find support to Watch Active2

Samsung officially revealed its SmartThings Find service in October of last year, which uses a combination of Bluetooth and ultra-wideband wireless signals to locate Samsung products. With yesterday's launch of the Galaxy SmartTag, Samsung is working to add Find support for more devices, and next in line is the Galaxy Watch Active2.

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Samsung smartwatches start at just $146 during Woot's DOTD (up to $164 off)

Samsung smartwatches start at just $146 during Woot's DOTD (up to $164 off)

Samsung makes some pretty stellar smartwatches, and today only, Woot is offering some serious savings on three of them. The Galaxy Watch, Galaxy Watch Active2, and Gear Sport watches start at just $145.99 with discounts up to 48% off, making this the perfect time to do some holiday shopping.

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Grab the Galaxy Watch Active 2 in either size for $70 off at Amazon ($180/$200)

Grab the Galaxy Watch Active 2 in either size for $70 off at Amazon ($180/$200)

The Galaxy Watch Active 2 is a great smartwatch and my personal favorite after using it since launch. Is was already a nice model back then, but Samsung's continued to bring it more and more features from newer models. If you thought the $250 starting price was steep, especially now that it's a year old, then you're in luck as Amazon has the majority of configurations available now for $70 off.

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Samsung Galaxy Watch Active2 LTE refurbs are just $175 for 40mm, $195 for 44mm

Samsung Galaxy Watch Active2 LTE refurbs are just $175 for 40mm, $195 for 44mm

For those in the market for a smartwatch to pair with an Android phone, the Samsung Galaxy Watch Active2 is among the best of the best. Right now, Daily Steals is offering refurbished 40mm LTE and 44mm LTE versions for just $174.99 and $194.99, respectively — just make sure you apply our code to get the full discount.

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Samsung Galaxy Watch3 and Active2 finally get electrocardiogram monitoring in US

Samsung Galaxy Watch3 and Active2 finally get electrocardiogram monitoring in US

The Galaxy Watch Active2 included hardware support for electrocardiogram (ECG) monitoring when it was released late last year, as did this year's Galaxy Watch3. The feature couldn't be enabled in the United States until it received FDA approval, leading to one of the watches' main selling points not (officially) working in America. At long last, Samsung has received the FDA's blessing, and ECG support is rolling out to both models. These features will also be coming to Galaxy Watches in the UK from February 22.

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Samsung's Galaxy Watch Active2 gets even better with new fitness and UX updates

Samsung's Galaxy Watch Active2 gets even better with new fitness and UX updates

Samsung's Galaxy Watch Active2 has had several helpful features added over the past months. Oftentimes these features launch first in Korea, but not today — Samsung has introduced a host of new health, fitness, and convenience features for the Galaxy Watch Active2, available right here in the US of A.

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Blood pressure monitoring now live on Samsung Galaxy Watch Active2

Blood pressure monitoring now live on Samsung Galaxy Watch Active2

It was a only a few months ago that the South Korean government authorized Samsung's Health Monitor app. It's a tool that allows Samsung Galaxy Watch Active2 users to measure and diagnose their blood pressure wherever, whenever. Today the app has officially launched, exclusive to Watch Active2 users in South Korea.

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