I do wish Oggyman and anonymous would stop staying that it is the FDA to blame when Samsung
Mohab, 02 Jul 2021Completely true. How come Huawei not to mention all cheap phones have blood pressure working i... moreWell, "working" is a murky term on cheap watches.
The FDA is generally more stringent as to the accuracy of medical devices, so it's tougher to get approval.
ECG/EKG function is still not available in the Philippines. It was advertised here to include that function.
Joe, 29 Jun 2021The process described by Oggyman sound complex and time consuming but surely Samsung knew this... moreThe FDA, not Samsung, is to blame here. In the US, the law states devices used to measure blood pressure fall under FDA rules to ensure they aren't false or misleading. The EKG feature is the same, which is why it wasn't available at launch. Blood pressure got pushed back because the FDA had more pressing concerns in 2020.
Wolf, 09 Mar 2021I've read multiple articles that say that blood pressure is available on Galaxy watch 3 i... moreCompletely true. How come Huawei not to mention all cheap phones have blood pressure working in Egypt but not Double price Samsung watch 3. Ridiculous
The process described by Oggyman sound complex and time consuming but surely Samsung knew this before hand. This, however, did not deter them from advertising and selling the Watch 3 saying that it had EKG and Blood Pressure monitoring. Almost a year later and still no BP monitoring in the US with the exception of 3rd party apps which do not meet the standards we have been promised. This is not what I expected from a company I have always respected.
pinky, 23 Feb 2021how about asian countries? we are still waiting for the app. it's nice to have the bp and... moreIt needs a CSDT submission to one of the ASEAN national approval bodies. A process that is expensive in time and effort to compile then it will take many months to get approval in the first country. Approvals in subsequent ASEAN countries is no less expensive but should be quicker.
india, 23 Feb 2021not for india as of now? Submissions into India are functionally a CSDT from ASEAN countries with some additional documentation. Usually takes over 8 months.
It's a very expensive and time consuming process.
RLDV, 28 May 2021I don't understand why this was a regional enabled feature. Wouldn't Samsung be abl... moreThe ECG and Blood Pressure monitoring are classed as medical devices by Samsung, so have to be given approval by the appropriate government bodies before it can be released for use. The problem in the UK and many other countries is that large online Samsung distributers have been getting lower cost, other region, units and selling them into the UK, or relevant home country, You would never know untill you tried to download these software updates.
Lack of control by SSamsung,I'm aafraid,has lead to these problems.
Moon, 04 Jun 2021when is ECG and Blood pressure coming toBangladesh? You can install the app manually. Plz check some guiding video regarding this.
Hi there,, have just purchased a Samsung 3,there is no blood pressure or ecg. Can you tell me when these apps,might be released in Australia.
I see the blood pressure app is now available from Samsung on their watch3 but is not available in Australia, is that correct. If so is it likely to be available soon.
when is ECG and Blood pressure coming toBangladesh?
I don't understand why this was a regional enabled feature. Wouldn't Samsung be able to sell more or at least market this thing more aggressively if they enabled it for all?
What is the software version in which the update has arrived and when it will be launched in India
The advertising around bp did no mention that you had to buy a Samsung phone for it to work. Should I pack it in and wait or join the Class?
MyBP Lab was working fine until about a week ago. Now half the time it says to retry. I have a Samsung Galaxy S20 FE 5G phone and an Active 2 Samsung watch. The ECG works just fine.
When checked with US tech support they said BP monitor is planned to be rolled out in Jun in the US. I assume it is 2021 :-)