Samsung announced the launch of functions for taking ECG and measuring pressure in several countries. Starting from February 4, owners of smartwatches Galaxy Watch3 and Galaxy Watch Active2 will be able to use them in Austria, Belgium, Bulgaria, Croatia, Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Iceland, Ireland, Italy, Latvia, Lithuania, the Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, Great Britain, Chile, Indonesia, and the UAE.
Let me remind you that companies must first obtain permits from health authorities for these functions to work in a particular country. In the European countries listed above, Samsung received the CE certificate in December 2020, which allowed it to activate ECG recording and blood pressure measurement on the watch in all of these countries.
By the way, the next generation of Samsung smartwatches (as well as the next Apple Watch) is credited with the emergence of measuring blood glucose levels by a non-invasive method. This could be a useful innovation for people with diabetes to monitor their health better. However, as is the case with ECG and blood pressure measurement, this function is likely to require approval from the authorities.
A source: Samsung