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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.

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Samsung Galaxy Watch Active drops to just $120 ($80 off), Active2 is $230 ($50 off)

Samsung Galaxy Watch Active drops to just $120 ($80 off), Active2 is $230 ($50 off)

Samsung makes some of the best Android-compatible smartwatches around. Last year the company released the Watch Active, a smaller sports-focused watch, and followed it up a few months later with the Active2. Both watches are still excellent, and now they're heavily discounted at multiple retailers.

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Galaxy Watch Active2 review: Dancing on the grave of Wear OS

Galaxy Watch Active2 review: Dancing on the grave of Wear OS

There's no denying that Apple makes the best all-around smartwatches, especially if you care about fitness, so Android-compatible watches continue to battle for second place. The most recent entry from the Wear OS camp is the fifth-gen Fossil Q, and while that watch is a decent step up from every other device with the same software, it still hasn't addressed some of the platform's core problems poor fitness tracking, degrading app library, and so on.

Samsung's new watch is a follow-up to the Galaxy Watch Active, which was (by most accounts) the best overall smartwatch for Android devices.

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