Get ready for a game-changer in the smartwatch market! Samsung has confirmed that its upcoming Galaxy Watch 6 will come equipped with irregular heart rhythm notifications. This innovative feature will initially be available in 13 countries, including the United States and South Korea.
How does it work? The watch’s heart rate monitor will continuously search for signs of atrial fibrillation (AFib), a heart condition that can trigger abnormally fast heart rates. This means the feature will detect AFib in the background, without the user needing to manually take an ECG.
Both the Korean Ministry of Food and Drug Safety and the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) have given their approval for this groundbreaking feature. In addition to the US and South Korea, it will also be accessible in Argentina, Azerbaijan, Costa Rica, Dominican Republic, Ecuador, Georgia, Guatemala, Hong Kong, Indonesia, Panama, and the United Arab Emirates.
While the irregular heart rhythm notifications will be available on the Galaxy Watch 6 as well as older Samsung watches, it’s important to note that it will only be included on the Galaxy Watch 6 at launch. Owners of older watches can expect a software update to bring this feature later this year.
The Galaxy Watch 6’s release marks a significant milestone for the smartwatch market as it’s the first time a regulatory body has approved a smartwatch to detect AFib in the background. This breakthrough could make smartwatches an invaluable tool for early AFib detection, potentially improving patient outcomes.
Discover the power of older Samsung watches, now featuring irregular heart rhythm notifications! This exciting addition means that even without the latest smartwatch, more people can reap the benefits of this advanced feature.
With the Galaxy Watch 6 leading the charge in incorporating health-focused functionalities, it’s clear that smartwatches are revolutionizing the way we monitor our well-being. As these devices continue to evolve, we can expect even more cutting-edge features to empower us in taking control of our health.