Breaking: Samsung confirms Galaxy Watch 6 will get AFib notifications

The South Korean tech giant Samsung has officially announced the upcoming availability of its Irregular Heart Rhythm Notification (IHRN) feature on the Samsung Health Monitor app. This feature, along with the app’s existing Blood Pressure and Electrocardiogram (ECG) monitoring capabilities, will soon be accessible in 13 markets starting this summer. By detecting heart rhythms that indicate atrial fibrillation (AFib), the IHRN feature empowers Galaxy Watch users to gain a more comprehensive understanding of their heart health.

Recently, the IHRN feature received approval from the Korean Ministry of Food and Drug Safety (MFDS), and it has also been cleared by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA). This development paves the way for its introduction in Argentina, Azerbaijan, Costa Rica, Dominican Republic, Ecuador, Georgia, Guatemala, Hong Kong, Indonesia, Panama, UAE, as well as Korea and the U.S., expanding the total number of markets to 13.

Alongside the on-demand ECG tracking, the IHRN feature checks for irregular heart rhythms in the background and warns the user of potential AFib activity. Together with the existing Blood Pressure and Heart Rate5 monitoring, users can gain even deeper insights into their cardiovascular health.

For your information, since the launch in 2020, the Samsung Health Monitor app has expanded to 74 markets across the globe. Over 15 million Galaxy Watch users have kept track of their blood pressure and ECG right from their wrist, gaining a better picture of their heart health by continuously monitoring and recording their blood pressure and heart rhythms.

“Cardiovascular disease remains one of the main causes of death around the world, and we’re committed to empowering our users to stay informed about their heart health by providing monitoring tools, including blood pressure measurement and irregular heart rhythm notification,” said Hon Pak, Vice President and Head of Digital Health Team, MX Business at Samsung Electronics. “We’re constantly exploring new ways to help Galaxy Watch users obtain deeper insights on their health and wellness effortlessly, day and night.”

Samsung confirms Galaxy Watch 6 will get AFib notifications

Irregular Heart Rhythm Notification feature availability on Samsung Galaxy Watch 6 

Samsung has officially announced that the upcoming Galaxy Watch 6 will be the first to get the Irregular Heart Rhythm Notification feature later this year, as part of the new One UI 5 Watch and later expanded to previous editions.

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