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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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Fitbit Sense's new ECG app is rolling out now

Fitbit Sense's new ECG app is rolling out now

Fitbit makes some of the most useful fitness-focused wearables these days. The company unveiled its new Sense smartwatch in August with the world's first electrodermal activity (EDA) sensor for detecting stress levels, and compatibility with a new ECG app that could even help users avoid strokes by alerting them to irregular heart rhythms. At least, it would, but at the time Fitbit was still waiting on FDA approval for that functionality. Now the feature is becoming available as the new ECG app rolls out to users.

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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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Galaxy Watch3 getting VO2max monitoring, ECG functionality approved for US

Galaxy Watch3 getting VO2max monitoring, ECG functionality approved for US

Samsung just unveiled the Galaxy Watch3 a couple days ago after plenty of leaks and speculation, but we're not done with the Watch3 news just yet. The Samsung Health app is currently being updated to support VO2max monitoring, and the FDA has approved its electrocardiogram (ECG) functionality for the US.

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Galaxy Watch Active2 can now monitor heart rhythms, but only in Korea

Galaxy Watch Active2 can now monitor heart rhythms, but only in Korea

Samsung released the Galaxy Watch Active2 late last year, but not all of the wearable's hardware features have been activated yet. The Watch Active2 includes an electrocardiography (ECG) sensor for measuring the rhythm of the heart, and now the feature has been approved to go live — though only in South Korea, for now.

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Withings brings ECG measurements to your wrist for $130, updates watches and health monitor hardware

Withings brings ECG measurements to your wrist for $130, updates watches and health monitor hardware

Withings, the French fitness company that was acquired by Nokia in 2016 and then sold back to Withings co-founder Éric Carreel the following year, has launched three new products at CES: the Move ECG, a fitness watch with an built-in ECG, the Withings Move, a basic analog fitness watch, and the BPM Core, a standalone health monitor.

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