Gadgetren – Through its official announcement, Samsung Electronics announced that the Irregular Heart Rhythm Notification (IHRN) feature is coming soon to the Samsung Health Monitor app on the newest Galaxy Watch wearable device.
This IHRN feature will optimize users to monitor blood pressure and heart rate when exercising or doing activities that is planned to be available soon in 13 countries from mid-2023.
The 13 countries to receive IHRN features include Argentina, Azerbaijan, Ecuador, Georgia, Guatemala, Hong Kong, Indonesia, Costa Rica, Dominican Republic, Panama, United Arab Emirates, United States and South Korea.
The IHRN feature will first be available for the latest Galaxy Watch devices launching later this year as part of the latest One UI 5 Watch iteration, which will gradually roll out to previous models.
In the Samsung Health Monitor app, the IHRN feature will help monitor blood pressure and Electrocardiogram (ECG) to detect heart rhythms that have the potential to lead to atrial fibrillation (AFib).
However, Samsung stated that the presence of the IHRN feature does not replace medical treatment methods or can accurately detect it, but only for general health and fitness purposes.
Of course, to give confidence to users, Samsung has also been licensed by the FDA (the United States food and drug regulatory agency) as well as the MFSD (Ministry of Food and Drug Safety – South Korea).
Technically, the IHRN function along with the ECG function for heart rate monitoring is claimed to be able to monitor irregular heartbeats in the background of the app and will warn the user about the possibility of AFib.
AFib itself is an irregular and often fast heart rhythm disorder that generally makes blood flow irregular. In addition, users of the IHRN feature will also gain deeper insight into their cardiovascular health.
Hon Pak as Vice President and Head of Digital Health Group, MX Business, Samsung Electronics said that heart disease is still one of the leading causes of death worldwide and his party is committed to supporting users to continue to get health information of their heart by providing various monitoring tools, including blood pressure measurement and irregular heartbeat notification.
“We will also continue to look for new ways to help Galaxy Watch users gain deeper insights into their health and fitness with ease, both day and night,” he said.