Samsung Galaxy Watch will soon send irregular heart rhythm notifications


5/8/20231 min read

Samsung just got clearance from FDA to send Irregular Heart Rhythm Notifications (IHRN) it means you won't have to check actively using the ECG app for irregular heart rhythms. Samsung will utilize the BioActive sensor that was introduced on Galaxy Watch 4 and later models to send Irregular Heart Rhythm Notifications. Previously users had to use Samsung Health Monitor (SHM) app to check for IHRN. These irregular heart rhythms could be a potential sign of Atrial Fibrillation.

ECG feature being used on Galaxy Watch 5

As the above image shows SHM app is used for testing our irregular heart rhythms. With background IHRN users can get a more useful and better idea about their health condition. For example you rest, walk and run throughout the day, this BioActive sensor in combination with Samsung Health will let you know if there is a sudden fluctuation of your heart rate.

Samsung says the FDA-cleared IHRN feature will debut on the upcoming Galaxy Watch 6 smartwatch series as part of One UI 5 Watch. The series is rumored to consist of a standard model and a Classic variant that should have a physical rotating bezel.

This feature will hopefully also come to previous Galaxy Smartwatches like the Galaxy Watch 4 and Galaxy Watch 5 that have a BioActive sensor. But once again Samsung will push this update with One Ui 5 that will come out of the box on Galaxy Watch 6 while Galaxy Watch 5 and watch 5 will receive this update later. What are your thoughts this background IHRN system that Samsung is going to implement with their latest wearables.