Samsung has received permission from local authorities.
Smart watch Galaxy Watch Active 2 was presented in August last year. And since then, the ability to remove the ECG has been disabled in them. But Samsung has finally received approval from one of the South Korean ministries, so watch owners can now take advantage of this feature. However, only those owners who live in South Korea.
Removing the ECG is approximately the same as in the Apple Watch. You need to launch the Samsung ECG Monitor application and put your finger on the button. Then the watch will begin to read your readings. If signs of atrial fibrillation are detected, a warning message and a call to see a doctor will appear on the screen.
Earlier, Samsung also received approval for the addition of a blood pressure measurement function. Tentatively, it will work in the third quarter of this year. But again, this applies primarily to South Korea. It is not reported yet when exactly the new opportunities will appear for users from other countries.