Recently at CES, we came across a tack-on case contraption for your phone dubbed Vmed that promises to take a bunch of your vitals in a few seconds. What if you could do this with existing wearables like the smartwatch or bracelet on your wrist?
Apple introduced this option en masse with the approval of the ECG functionality on its Watch, and pulse metering as well as oxygen saturation have been on watches and fitness bands for a while now.
Samsung Galaxy Watch 3 and Active 2 ECG and blood pressure reading update
Samsung’s been experimenting with blood pressure monitoring for a while now
The Watch 3 and Active 2 are a natural fit as they have a number of sensitive optical heart rate readers underneath, so Samsung applied what it learned from the pilot digital health study with UCSF, and enriched both wearables with blood pressure monitoring and electrocardiogram (ECG) abilities, first in the home turf of Korea, and then in the US.