A few years ago, the introduction of the Apple Watch indicated a strong rise in ‘wearable’ technology. While these watches could monitor a log of biometrics, receiving electrocardiogram readings (ECG readings) from these devices was still not possible until last year. The introduction of the Samsung ECG monitoring app on September 23rd, 2019, understandably raised quite many eyebrows. Users can now get on-demand ECG readings on their Galaxy Watch3 or Galaxy Watch Active2 devices.
A Brief Look at Samsung’s Portable ECG Monitoring Device
- This tool recently is approved by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) in the US.
- Users can get this feature via their Samsung Health Monitor apps.
- The app is compatible only with select Galaxy smartphones and smartwatches.
- To take ECG readings, users will have to squeeze their Samsung watch tightly to their wrists. Then, they need to rest their arms on a plain surface.
- Users can collect biometric data such as heart rhythm irregularities, symptoms of Atrial Fibrillation (AFib), etc. from their ECG readings.
Using the ECG App to Track Workouts
People who are starting to exercise need to ensure that they don’t put excessive strain on their bodies. With Samsung’s ECG app, they can –
- Track Exertion – Maintain a healthy heart rate. Use the ECG app to set goals for either increasing or decreasing the heart rate. The app also tracks heartbeats per minute so that users can gauge the intensity of their workout sessions.
- Daily Feedback – Use the daily feedback regarding fitness levels to increase or decrease the intensity of work out sessions.
- Spot Diseases – The ECG monitoring app can easily track heart arrhythmia or irregularities in heartbeat frequencies. Users can make timely medical interventions and avoid long-term suffering.
The ECG readings on Samsung smartwatches are as accurate as EKG machines. These devices will help people of all ages – from young adults to middle-aged individuals. People suffering from heart-related ailments will benefit the most from receiving regular ECG readings.