On August 18, Samsung Australia announced that the Samsung Health Monitor app to be launched in Australia provides access to blood pressure monitoring and TGA monitoring -approved electrocardiogram (ECG) with its latest series of Galaxy Watch.
From September 10, Australians will be able to access ECG screenings and blood pressure readings for the latest Samsung’s Galaxy Watch 4, and Galaxy Watch 4 Classic outfits. These are Samsung’s first smartwatches available in Australia that offer both blood pressure and ECG monitoring.
The Samsung Health Monitor app that detects blood pressure and ECG monitoring will also be available on Galaxy Watch3 and Galaxy Watch Active 2 with software updates in the coming months.
The ECG or electrocardiogram function work by recording the heart’s electrical activity via a sensor on the compatible Galaxy Watch.
Blood pressure measurement
The blood pressure monitoring feature on the Galaxy Watch helps users to track their general health by allowing them to measure blood pressure conveniently from their smartwatch.
Samsung Galaxy Watch4 and Watch4 Classic
Samsung’s latest Galaxy series also introduces a range of general health and wellness solutions including Body Composition (BIA) with key parameters such as skeletal muscle, basal metabolic rate, body fluids, and body fat percentage.
It also provides sleep tracking designed to detect the sounds of a person’s mind and to detect their oxygen level during sleep while providing Sleep Scores to help users sleep better at night.
The Galaxy Watch 4 and Galaxy Watch 4 Classic will be available for purchase in Australia from September 10, 2021. Both of these watches show off a glamorous look, with smaller drops than previous generations – as well as a variety of straps and custom-made clock faces.
The Galaxy Watch 4 is a modern, lightweight option for everyday use – will come in 40mm and 44mm, starting at AUD $399 for Bluetooth versions and AUD $499 for LTE models. The Galaxy Watch 4 Classic has a timeless smartwatch design and bezel that rotates a fan favorite. The watch will start at $549 for Bluetooth versions and $649 for LTE models and will be available in 42mm and 46mm variations for Black and Silver.
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Samsung’s Universal Gestures of Galaxy Watch detailed
Thanks to the One UI Watch’s Universal Gestures, Samsung Galaxy Watch models are suitable for everyone. The feature enhances accessibility and allows you to navigate without having to touch the display or the rotating bezel (or the virtual bezel) at all.
Users of Samsung Galaxy Watch can activate the Universal Gestures through the Accessibility sub-menu under Settings. The “make a fist” gesture selects an item while making a fist twice opens up the Action menu, or activates Universal gestures.
The pinch moves to the next highlighted item while a double pinch returns to highlight the previous item. The Action menu showcases different available actions based on the active app or menu. Interestingly, users having no disabilities would also find the Universal Gestures feature useful.
Verizon rolling out November 2023 update to Galaxy Watch 6 with trimmed Samsung app names
November 2023 update for Verizon Samsung Galaxy Watch 6 and Galaxy Watch 6 Classic can be identified through the build version ending with AWK4 in the US. This update is already available in Korea.
The latest update improves the stability and performance of the device. According to the release notes, the company has simplified the names of some stock apps by removing “Samsung” from them. These apps are:
- Samsung Health > Health
- Samsung Pay > Pay
- Samsung Wallet > Wallet
- Samsung Global Goals > Global Goals
To install the latest update, you just need to open the Galaxy wearable app on a connected Android phone and navigate to Watch Settings>> Watch software update >> Download and install. If an update is available, tap the “Update now” option, and on the Watch software update’ screen, tap “Install now”.
Samsung Galaxy Watch 4, 5 and 6 can store transport ticket
Samsung and Île-de-France Mobilités launch a new phase of experimentation on the dematerialization of transport tickets which will allow you to validate your ticket or Navigo pass with a Galaxy Watch 4, Watch 5, or Watch 6 series smartwatch in Ile-de-France Mobilités, France.
Île-de-France Mobilités is in the process of converting transport tickets and is stepping up its efforts to increasingly dematerialize them. The objective is to make the lives of Ile-de-France residents easier and to save them time by purchasing, recharging, and validating their transport tickets instantly.
Financed by Île-de-France Mobilités, this experiment will make it possible to test the purchase of tickets from your smartphone to store them on the connected watch and validate them on the terminals of the Île transport network -de-France Mobilités.
The experiment is open to 10,000 testers, Wear OS-powered Galaxy Watch owners can register for this phase today.