The Samsung Galaxy Watch 3 includes a heart-monitoring electrocardiogram (ECG) app, which the company says has been cleared by the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA). It’s the second smart watch in the US with this feature — the Apple Watch received clearance for a similar app in 2018.

“I’m excited to announce that we have just received the US FDA clearance for Samsung’s ECG monitoring app,” said Samsung SVP Federico Casalegno in today’s “Unpacked” event.

The clearance means that the watch can be used as a medical device. It’s not the same as full approval, which is a high standard only given to high-risk devices that go through extensive testing. It’s not clear when the app will be made available to US users.

The existing Samsung Galaxy Watch Active 2 already had an ECG feature, but it hasn’t been usable in the US. The ECG app was cleared and activated in South Korea in May, but it’s not clear if it will be unlocked on the Active 2 for US users.

The Galaxy Watch 3 also has a blood pressure and blood oxygen monitor, but those features haven’t received clearance and won’t be available in the US.

Posted in

American Crypto Association Exclusives!

Bookmark the site and sign up for relevant alerts, trading tips, masternode updates and important news hosted within our exclusive newsletter. Valued at $3,588, we are offering this service free for one year!

Get onboard now!

Exclusive Newsletter!

Sign up for exclusive trading tips, masternode updates and important news hosted within our newsletter!
!
!
Terms and Conditions checkbox is required.
Something went wrong. Please check your entries and try again.
Scroll to Top