24 July 2019
Samsung Galaxy Watch Active 2 seems to be arriving with some interesting features, even if it’s reported to have a similar design to its predecessor. SamMobile, that covers everything related to Samsung, has once again come up to share some unheard details on the company’s upcoming wearable.
According to the new details obtained by the tech site, the allegedly-named Galaxy Watch Active 2 will come with two exciting features and these are inspired by Apple Watch Series 4. One is the ECG app and another is the fall detection feature. Anyone who closely follows the tech news would know these two features are already available by Apple and their function isn’t going to be different by anyway. However, the way of accessing them must be different, and we would know more about them in coming days from the same tech site since it has been an exclusive holder of the Galaxy Watch Active 2 leaks up till now.
To the uninitiated ones or for purely Samsung fans, the ECG app will let users capture their heart rhythm when it experiences symptoms such as rapid or skipped, low or irregular heartbeat. The data could then be shared with physicians for an expert opinion. The watch will also offer atrial fibrillation or Afib notifications by occasionally checking heart rhythm in the background.
Note that ECG feature requires clearances from local regulators, which is why the Apple Watch 4 doesn’t offer this feature in all the market where it’s available. So, it’s obvious that Samsung’s upcoming wearable will also need to go through the same clearances, well, of course, if the report from SamMobile is to be believed.
Another reported feature is fall detection and as the name implies, it will detect when you fall and immediately open one-tap options to contact emergency services. And, in case there’s no user input after the fall, the smartwatch will automatically call emergency services and send a message to the user’s pre-set emergency contacts.
It’s unknown when the Galaxy Watch Active 2 is arriving but we highly doubt to see it alongside the new Galaxy Note series which is launching on August 7.