Samsung Health Monitor

Samsung Health Monitor

A mid-aged woman, smiling, looking at her Galaxy watch and about to make a finger gesture.
A Galaxy Watch screen showing the measurements results for blood pressure, heart rate, and the warning that advises the user from not using the measurements for self-diagnosis.

Check your blood pressure and ECG anytime, anywhere with Galaxy Watch.

A female checking her blood pressure with a portable, digital blood pressure monitor.
A Galaxy smartphone and Watch show the process of measuring blood pressure. On the left, the Watch is measuring the blood pressure and heart rate. On the right, the Galaxy smartphone is waiting for the measurement in progress, advising the user to sit still and relax.

Samsung Health Monitor Calibrates Galaxy Watch with the Cuff type Blood pressure monitor, so measurements can be made.

* Only to be used by 22 years+. For accurate BP readings, monthly calibration required by GP or BP monitor & arm cuff. Requires a Galaxy smartphone running Android 7.0 or above.

An older couple, both dressed in white. They are both looking at and inspecting something on the Galaxy smartphone the man is holding.
Two overlapping Galaxy smartphone screens show the measurement results shown on the Samsung Health Monitor app, including sinus rhythm, blood pressure, heart rate, and more.

Blood pressure data is automatically saved in the app for easy monitoring and management. You could also share it as a PDF with your doctor or family.

A younger mid-aged couple, smiling. The man is sitting on the sofa, holding and looking at his Galaxy screen and the woman is standing behind him, looking at the Galaxy screen over his shoulder with his hands on his shoulders.
A Galaxy Watch shows the measurement results for an Electrocardiogram (ECG), with the caution on the bottom that reads, "App never looks for heart attack."

The Galaxy Watch analyses the ECG result to check for irregular heartbeats and notifies you.

*Only to be used by 22 years+. Requires a Galaxy smartphone running Android 7.0 or above.

  • Blood Pressure
  • ECG

Blood Pressure

How do I check my blood pressure?

How to use

A question in large font reads on top, "How do I measure my blood pressure?" Below the question reads, "How to use" and four icons below. They are, from left to right, 'Setting up,' 'Calibrating Galaxy Watch,' 'Checking blood pressure with Galaxy Watch,' and 'Reviewing blood pressure.'

1. Setting up Samsung Health Monitor



Before using Samsung Health Monitor

Before you can start measuring your blood pressure using Samsung Health Monitor, you must set up your profile and calibrate your Galaxy Watch.

1) Ensure that your Galaxy Watch is compatible with Samsung Health Monitor.

2) Ensure that your Galaxy Watch is paired via Bluetooth with the Galaxy smartphone you will use for your blood pressure measurements.

3) If Samsung Health Monitor is installed on your Galaxy Watch, open the app and follow the on-screen set-up instructions.


To set up your profile

1) Download Samsung Health Monitor from the Galaxy Store.

2) Complete your profile setup and agree to the Terms of Use and Privacy Policy.

3) Select the Blood Pressure option and calibrate your Galaxy Watch.

The first step in using blood pressure monitoring: 'Setting up.' A Galaxy Watch setting up Samsung Health Monitor app. The text suggests installing the app to use the blood pressure monitoring feature. Below the watch face are two app icons: Galaxy Store on the left and Samsung Health Monitor on the right.

2. Calibrating your Galaxy Watch



Precautions before use

To ensure more accurate calibration, do the following:

1) 30 minutes before doing the calibration, do not have any alcohol or caffeine, and do not smoke, exercise, or bathe.

2) Make sure your arm and wrists are dry and free of excessive perspiration or skin lotion.

3) Do the calibration indoors in a quiet place.

4) Put a comfortable chair next to a table.

5) Sit in the chair with your back well supported, your legs uncrossed, and your feet flat on the ground.

6) Let your hands and forearms rest on the table.

7) Rest in this position for at least 5 minutes before starting the calibration.

8) When you start the calibration, stay still and do not move your arm or talk while the cuff-based blood pressure monitor performs the measurement.

9) During the measurement, breathe normally. Do not try to deepen or slow down your breath.

The second step in using blood pressure monitoring: 'Calibrating your Galaxy Watch.' On top, a Galaxy Watch shows a black and white image demonstrating how to correctly wear the Galaxy Watch. To the right, a Galaxy shows a more detailed, photograph image demonstrating a Galaxy Watch being worn correctly. On the bottom left, a Galaxy Watch shows that it is automatically checking blood pressure. To its right, a Galaxy shows a photograph image demonstrating a man putting on a portable, digital blood pressure monitor correctly.

To calibrate your Galaxy Watch

1) Place the blood pressure cuff on an upper arm.

2) Wear the Samsung Galaxy Watch on the wrist of the other arm. Make sure the Galaxy Watch strap is snug around your wrist, but not too tight.

3) Place your Galaxy smartphone on the table, within easy reach.

4) On your Galaxy smartphone, open Samsung Health Monitor and follow the on-screen instructions to do the following.

* Note: To complete the calibration, follow instructions from the app and take a total of 3 measurements within 30 minutes. It is recommended to finish the 3 measurements in one sitting for best results. To keep your blood pressure measurements accurate, you will need to recalibrate every 28 days. You can make recalibrations at any time by selecting Recalibrate from the onscreen menu.

The second step in using blood pressure monitoring: 'Calibrating your Galaxy Watch.' On top, a Galaxy Watch shows a black and white image demonstrating how to correctly wear the Galaxy Watch. To the right, a Galaxy shows a more detailed, photograph image demonstrating a Galaxy Watch being worn correctly. On the bottom left, a Galaxy Watch shows that it is automatically checking blood pressure. To its right, a Galaxy shows a photograph image demonstrating a man putting on a portable, digital blood pressure monitor correctly.

* Note: To complete the calibration, follow instructions from the app and take a total of 3 measurements within 30 minutes. It is recommended to finish the 3 measurements in one sitting for best results. To keep your blood pressure measurements accurate, you will need to recalibrate every 28 days. You can make recalibrations at any time by selecting Recalibrate from the onscreen menu.

3. Measuring your blood pressure using your Galaxy Watch

Taking measurements after preparation

After you have calibrated your Galaxy Watch with an upper-arm, cuff-based blood pressure monitor that is MFDS approved, you're ready to use the Samsung Health Monitor on your Galaxy Watch to measure your blood pressure. You won't need to use the cuff-based monitor again until the next calibration in 28 days.


To ensure more accurate blood pressure measurement, do the following:

1) Wear your Galaxy Watch on the same wrist as during the calibration and make sure the Galaxy Watch strap is snug around your wrist, but not too tight.

2) 30 minutes before doing the measurement, do not have any alcohol or caffeine, and do not smoke, exercise, or bathe.

3) Make sure your arm and wrist and dry and free of excessive perspiration or skin lotion.

4) Do the measurement indoors in a quiet place.

5) Put a comfortable chair next to a table.

6) Sit in the chair with your back well supported, your legs uncrossed, and your feet flat on the ground.

7) Let your hands and forearms rest on the table.

8) Rest in this position for at least 5 minutes before starting the measurement.

9) When you start the measurement, stay still and do not move your arm or talk while the Galaxy Watch takes the measurement.

10) During the measurement, breathe normally. Do not try to deepen or slow down your breath.

* An error message will be displayed on the watch screen in case of movement or weak signals during the measurement.

The third step in using blood pressure monitoring: 'Measuring your blood pressure using your Galaxy.' On the top left, a Galaxy Watch reads, "Press the Measure button on the Watch." On the bottom right, a Galaxy Watch shows finished blood pressure measurements and reads on the bottom, "Once measured, the systole and diastole blood pressure and pulse are displayed on the Watch screen."

* An error message will be displayed on the watch screen in case of movement or weak signals during the measurement.

4. Reviewing your blood pressure measurements

On your Galaxy Watch

After Samsung Health Monitor on the Galaxy Watch successfully measures your blood pressure, the Galaxy Watch and the Galaxy smartphone display the following results:

· Systolic blood pressure (BP)
· Diastolic blood pressure (BP)
· Pulse (heart rate)

Do not change your medications or dosage based on these numbers. Always talk to your doctor first.

· Systolic: 70-180
· Diastolic: 40-120


On your Galaxy smartphone

When a Bluetooth connection is established between your Galaxy Watch and the Galaxy smartphone you used to calibrate the Galaxy Watch, your measurement results are synced to the Samsung Health Monitor app on the Galaxy smartphone. You can share this information with your doctor for review or consultation.

The fourth step in using blood pressure monitoring: 'Reviewing your blood pressure measurements.' On the left, a Galaxy screen lays out the instructions on how to review your measurements on the Galaxy Watch as well as on the Galaxy smartphone.

Instructions for use (Blood pressure) : IFU

※ A Galaxy Watch and Galaxy smartphone are required to use this app.
- Supported watches: Galaxy Watch Active2 and above, Galaxy Watch3 and above
- Supported smartphones: Galaxy smartphone with Android N OS version or higher

※ This app can only be used for measuring in ages 22 and over. Users under the age of 22 can only view a portion of the app.

* Designated licensed item name and purpose of use:
It is a mobile app that measures the blood pressure of the wrist capillary vessels indirectly (non-invasive) using an optical (PPG) sensor mounted on the device for blood pressure examination or a pulse wave inspection (smartwatch). It displays the blood pressure and pulse rate of the systolic and dilator.

* Attention: This product is a 'medical device'. Please use after reading 'How to use' steps 1~4.

* The BP App’s range for blood-pressure readings is as follows:
- Measurement Range - Systolic: 70 ~ 180 mmHg, Diastolic: 40 ~ 120 mm Hg
- Calibration Range - Systolic: 80 ~ 170 mmHg, Diastolic: 50 ~ 110 mmHg

ECG

How do I measure my electrocardiogram (ECG) with the Samsung Health Monitor app?

How to use

A question in large font reads on top, "How do I measure my electrocardiogram (ECG)?" Below the question reads, "How to use," and three icons below. They are, from left to right, 'Pair your devices,' 'Recording an ECG,' and 'Reviewing ECG reports.'

1. Pair your devices

In order to take ECG (Electrocardiogram) with this app, you must pair your Galaxy Watch with a Galaxy smartphone as following steps.

1) On your Galaxy Watch, go to settings and enable Bluetooth.

2) Launch the Galaxy Wearable application on your Galaxy smartphone.

3) Pair your Galaxy Watch following directions from the app.

The first step in using electrocardiogram (ECG) : 'Pair your devices.' A Galaxy Watch with its menu fixed on ECG. To its right, a pairing icon (three dots set horizontally) and a Galaxy Wearable app icon to the very right.

2. Precautions before use

1) Wear the Galaxy Watch snugly on your wrist.

2) Make sure that your wrist (the skin area that comes in contact with the watch sensor) is not too dry.

3) Avoid hard exercise from 5 minutes before the measurement.

4) Take measurements sitting in a chair with your back properly supported and with hands and arms resting comfortably on the table.

5) Do not move your arms and fingers or speak during the measurement.

The second step in using electrocardiogram (ECG) : 'Precautions before use.' On the left, a Galaxy paired with a Galaxy Watch to its right. The Galaxy screen shows that it has a connected Watch and the Galaxy Watch screen shows measurements being taken for a heart rate. On the bottom of Galaxy Watch screen, it reads, "The app cannot detect cardiac arrests."

3. Recording an ECG using your Galaxy Watch

1) Open the Samsung Health Monitor app on your Galaxy Watch.

2) Make sure the Galaxy Watch is snug on your wrist.

3) Rest your forearms comfortably on a table and then rest a fingertip of the opposite hand lightly on the Galaxy Watch’s top button for 30 seconds. Remain still and do not talk while the Galaxy Watch takes the measurement. When the recording process has finished, the ECG results will appear on your watch. Note: Don't press the top button during recording; pressing the top button during recording will stop the recording.

4) Scroll up and down to see your ECG result. If you are experiencing symptoms, tap Add and on the Symptoms screen, scroll through the list and tap each symptom you are experiencing. Then tap Save to add the symptoms to your ECG report and to return to the Results screen.

5) Tap Done to go back to the Start screen. You can review your ECG report in the ECG Monitor app on your phone. (Note that syncing requires that the watch and phone are paired using Bluetooth.)

The third step in using electrocardiogram (ECG) : 'Recording an ECG using your Galaxy.' A Galaxy Watch on the left with the screen showing instructions to place a finger on the rightside button to start ECG. On the right, an expanded Galaxy Watch screen that shows detailed information after ECG has been recorded. Below the Galaxy Watch on the left and the Watch screen on the right are text that read, from left to right, "Instructions before recording" and "Detailed information after recording."

4. Reviewing your ECG reports on your Galaxy

After you take an ECG, the ECG data is synced to the paired Galaxy smartphone where a PDF report is created.

1. Open the Samsung Health Monitor app on your Galaxy smartphone.

2. Tap the thumbnail to see your latest ECG report, or tap View history to see all the available reports.
You may get any of the four following results:

1) Sinus Rhythm—This result means that during the recording the heart was beating in a regular rhythm with a heart rate of 50–100 beats per minute (BPM).
· Caution: A Sinus Rhythm result does not guarantee that you are not experiencing an arrhythmia or other health condition. If you are not feeling well, contact your doctor.

2) Atrial Fibrillation (AFib)—This result means that during the recording the heart was beating in an irregular rhythm with a heart rate of 50–120 BPM. If you get this result, contact your doctor for guidance.

3) Inconclusive—This result means that the ECG recording could not be classified because the heart rate was either too high or too low, or the rhythm was not Atrial Fibrillation or Sinus Rhythm. If you get this result repeatedly, contact your doctor.

Conditions that lead to an Inconclusive result
· The heart rate during the recording was less than 50 BPM (low heart rate*), or
· the heart rate was greater than 100 BPM (high heart rate**) and rhythm was not Atrial Fibrillation, or
· the heart rhythm was not Sinus or Atrial Fibrillation, or
· the heart rhythm was Atrial Fibrillation and the heart rate was greater than 120 BPM

* A low heart rate can be normal, such as in well-trained athletes. It can also be caused by certain medications or conditions associated with abnormal electrical activity within the heart.
** A high heart rate can be normal, such as during exercise or emotional stress. It can also be a response to dehydration, fever, infection or other conditions including atrial fibrillation or other arrhythmia.

4) Poor Recording—This result means the ECG App was not able to analyze the data. A poor recording usually happens because your body moved during recording or the Galaxy Watch did not have enough skin contact with your wrist or finger. If you get this result repeatedly, refer to “Recording an ECG Using Your Galaxy Watch,” above

The fourth step in using electrocardiogram (ECG) : 'Reviewing your ECG reports on your Galaxy.' Two Galaxy devices side by side. The left Galaxy shows the ECG results screen. The right Galaxy shows the detailed information of ECG results screen. Below both Galaxies read text that respectively describe both screens.

Instructions for use (ECG) : IFU

※ A Galaxy Watch and Galaxy smartphone are required to use this app.
- Supported watches: Galaxy Watch Active2 and above, Galaxy Watch3 and above
- Supported smartphones: Galaxy smartphone with Android N OS version or higher

※ This app can only be used for measuring in ages 22 and over. Users under the age of 22 can only view a portion of the app.

* Designated licensed item name and purpose of use:
- It is a mobile app that measures the blood pressure of the wrist capillary vessels indirectly (non-invasive) using an optical (PPG) sensor mounted on the device for blood pressure examination or a pulse wave inspection (smartwatch). It displays the blood pressure and pulse rate of the systolic and dilator.
- Lead | the ECG signal, collected from the electrodes sensor of the ECG / watch determines atrial fibrillation from similar ECG signals, which can store and transmit measured ECG signals.

* Attention: This product is a 'medical device'. Please use after reading 'Precautions before use' and 'How to use' steps 1~3.