Samsung Follows Apple: Watch Active 2 Likely to Have ECG & Fall Detection

Fall Detection and ECG, Apple's hugely successful Apple Watch Series 4 features, will now be seen in Samsung's next smartwatch. According to reliable sources, Watch Active 2 is likely to have an ECG app and Fall Detection.

The difference between a leader and a follower is clearly surfaced. There is a visible line drawn between Apple and Samsung. The two rivals in the world of mobile technology now face to face over the health features loaded in smartwatches.

Apple has already packed ECG and Fall Detection features in its Apple Watch Series 4; Samsung, however, is now coming up with the same features in its latest wearable.

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Galaxy Watch Active 2 Likely to Have ECG and Fall Detection

According to reliable sources, Galaxy Watch Active 2 is likely to have an ECG app as well as fall detection feature.

Like Apple Watch 4, Samsung’s smartwatch can detect atrial fibrillation, which is a common heart condition. Next, this health data will be shared with physicians and other health professionals, a report from SamMobile reveals.

Notably, very few wearables have a feature to take ECG recordings, and Apple Watch is the leader in those wearables. Many Apple users have already been using ECG feature and claimed to be a lifesaver for them.

There is little surprise that Samsung, along with other smartwatch brands, is now making all efforts to bring those features in its smartwatch.

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ECG App on Galaxy Watch Active 2

As per the report, “Our sources reveal that the Galaxy Watch Active 2 will take a page out of the Apple Watch Series 4’s book and feature an ECG app. It will enable users to take an electrocardiogram from their wrist.”

Since the issue of AFib can further cause other heart complications like blood clots, stroke, and heart failure, ECG app will prove an essential integration in the Samsung smartwatch.

Users can immediately know their heart rhythm as this app detects irregular heartbeats (arrhythmia), which can be a sign of AFib.

According to the American Heart Association, there are 2.7 million people in the United States living with AFib.

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There is Fall Detection in Galaxy Watch Active 2

Another feature Samsung has stolen from Apple Watch is fall detection.

The report reads, “If the device detects a hard fall while it’s on the wrist, it will display an alert on the screen and also vibrate to nudge the user. They can use one-tap options to either contact emergency services or dismiss the alert.”

in case the user fails to respond to the watch, Samsung Watch Active 2 will call the emergency services automatically.

The release date?

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Galaxy Note 10 is going to be released on August 7, 2019; therefore, some analysts believe that Samsung might launch its Watch Active 2 alongside in New York City.

Do you think Samsung’s smartwatch can achieve the same excellence as that of Apple’s?

Suraj Padmasali
Suraj is a digital marketing expert on the iGB's team. He contributes to the social media section along with tips and tricks for iPhone, Apple Watch. Apart from blogging, he likes to work out as much as he can in his gym and love to listening to retro music.
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