Samsung is expanding the Health Monitor app to 31 new countries, including 28 European countries, and people in those countries will be able to use the app with a Galaxy Watch 3 or Galaxy Active 2 smartwatch to take electrocardiograms (ECGs) and blood pressure measurements.
Samsung says that the app was awarded a CE mark in December, which means that it complies with current regulations in Europe and can be offered in the European Economic Area.
Here is the complete list of countries in Europe that will soon have the app: Austria, Belgium, Bulgaria, Croatia, Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Iceland, Ireland, Italy, Latvia, Lithuania, The Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland and the United Kingdom. It will also soon be available in Chile, Indonesia and the United Arab Emirates.
To be able to take an ECG or blood pressure measurement, you must have the Samsung Health Monitor app installed on your Galaxy smartphone and on a Galaxy Watch 3 or Galaxy Active 2. Samsung says that the app update that allows the features to launch on February 4, although the company notes that availability “may vary by market and operator.”
Apple introduced the possibility of taking an ECG with the Apple Watch Series 4 in 2018, although Apple Watches still can not track blood pressure.