The Galaxy Watch Active 2, released last year, has been delayed because of the software’s need to wait for regulatory review, despite its hardware capabilities of electrocardiograms (ECG). After a year-long wait, the smartwatch’s ECG feature has finally been supported by the South Korean government, which is the first officially certified smartwatch in South Korea.
Samsung, however, will not send the feature for the first time, and plans to release updates through the Health Monitor app to enable it in the third quarter of this year. When this feature is enabled, the user places the finger on the sensor button for reading, monitoring heart activity to determine if there is atrial fibrillation, and displaying it on the APP. The entire measurement process takes about 30 seconds.