Although the Samsung Galaxy Watch4 series, Watch5 series, and Galaxy Active 2 are equipped with Photoplethysmogram (PPG) and Electrocardiogram sensors, it was disabled in Malaysia. It’s because these features required approval from Medical Device Authority of Malaysia before they can made available to users.
Now both tracking features are made available for the Samsung Galaxy Watch5 and Galaxy Watch5 Pro, soon to supported Galaxy Watches.
If you have the Galaxy Watch5 series, all you need to do is to get the Samsung Health Monitor app from Galaxy Store. Calibrate your Galaxy Watch based on the instruction on the app. Wear your Galaxy Watch on the same wrist as during the calibration and make sure the strap is snug, then measure your blood pressure. As for ECG reading, rest your fingertip of the opposite hand lightly on the Galaxy Watch’s top button for 30 seconds. The ECG data is now synced to the paired Galaxy smartphone and generate a PDF report that you can share with your doctor for further consultation. Samsung did advice avoid hard exercise for at least 5 minutes before taking the measurement.
The ECG feature to detect atrial fibrillation (AFib) which is a condition whereby the heart beats in an irregular manner. This can be a sign of an underlying heart issue.
To learn more: Samsung Health Monitor