Samsung Galaxy Watch blood pressure monitoring coming to Malaysia

Starting with the Galaxy Watch Active 2, Samsung has equipped its smartwatches with a blood pressure monitoring function, but this function is only available in a few countries/regions. Now, Samsung will provide this feature in more countries, such as Malaysia.

The Malaysian Medical Devices Authority, which approves and authorizes medical-grade devices in Malaysia, has recently approved the Samsung Blood Pressure app in the country. This means that all Galaxy watches with this feature at the hardware level will be able to provide users with blood pressure monitoring services.

Samsung's Blood Pressure app is for over-the-counter use by adults 22 years and older. It can measure blood pressure (systolic and diastolic), pulse rate, and historical charts for users by connecting to a Samsung smartphone. The app cannot be used on non-Samsung Android smartphones. There's no mention of an ECG in the certification document, so it doesn't look like an ECG will be coming to a Samsung smartwatch anytime soon.

The blood pressure monitoring feature was first launched in South Korea and then expanded to another 31 countries two years ago. Blood pressure monitoring is present on Galaxy Watch Active 2, Galaxy Watch 3, Galaxy Watch 4, Galaxy Watch 4 Classic, Galaxy Watch 5, and Galaxy Watch 5 Pro.

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