Samsung Galaxy Watch3 gets ECG-certified in the US

Ro, 15 August 2020

Good news for Galaxy Watch3 owners in the US - FDA appears to have given the green light and it's now officially ECG-certified in the country. This was made clear with a firmware update that the US users started getting.

Samsung Galaxy Watch3 gets ECG-certified in the US

The ECG monitor on the watch is one of its key features, just like Apple's Watch and the Galaxy Watch Active2, for example, and it's a shame that only a couple of markets can take the full advantage of the hardware. At least for now, only South Korea and the US have approved the ECG monitor.

Samsung Galaxy Watch3 gets ECG-certified in the US

Additionally, the firmware adds VO2 Max measurements so you can check the maximum amount of oxygen consumption during training or resting. There's also a new personalized sleep score and Advanced Running Analysis feature that keeps you informed about your running and gives you helpful tips to improve your running form.

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I have just received the Watch 3 but I don't see the ECG app on it. Can anyone tell me where it is? thanks

So the 3 got approval before the 2 ... this shows Samsung's priority! My guess is that the 2 will be left to die without approval.

  • Anonymous

If they cant add ECG to all region I dont now why is problem too add VO2 Max on activ 2 Samsung must take care for all other costumers not just for whatc 3!?

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