“Samsung Galaxy Watch Active 2 will come with an EGC app to capture the heart rhythm when it detects abnormalities like low or rapid or skipped heartbeat”
Samsung Galaxy Watch Active 2 is confirmed to be in development as live images of the smartwatch leaked recently. It looks like the successor is going to stick with the same old design as the original. Now, more details about the upcoming Samsung wearable surfaced online, courtesy of SamMobile. It is reported the Galaxy Watch Active 2 will take on Apple Watch 4 with an ECG app that would allow users to take an electrocardiogram from the wrist. It will capture the heart rhythm when it detects abnormalities like low or rapid or skipped heartbeat. Similar to Apple’s Health app, this data in the Samsung app can be presented to physicians.
The Galaxy Watch Active 2 is said to pack the ability to push atrial fibrillation or Afib notifications by checking the heart rhythm in the background. Since these features require FDA approval, they may not be available at launch. The report says that the smartwatch will also have ‘Fall Detection’ and might work pretty much the same way as the Apple Watch 4 does. It would display an alert on the screen and nudge the user when it detects a hard fall. Users can either contact emergency or dismiss the notification alert. If it doesn’t get a response, it will automatically alert emergency services and trigger pre-determined emergency contacts.
Rumours suggest the Galaxy Watch Active 2 will be available in 44mm and 40mm sizes. Since the design is similar to the one we have seen on the predecessor, there will not likely be a rotating bezel. The upcoming smartwatch is said to have a 340mAh battery and a speaker grill on the right edge. At this moment, it is unclear when the Samsung Galaxy Watch Active 2 would be unveiled, but a launch alongside the Galaxy Note 10 on August 7th doesn’t seem very unlikely.