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[APK] Download the Galaxy S9 blood pressure monitoring app here!

The Galaxy S9 and Galaxy S9+, like all of Samsung’s flagships in the last four years, come with a heart rate sensor at the back. But, as the company had announced earlier this month, the Galaxy S9 and S9+ can also measure the user’s blood pressure, a first for any commercial smartphone. Samsung partnered with the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF) to develop the My BP Lab app for blood pressure measurements on the Galaxy S9, with the app set to launch on the Google Play Store today, March 15th. My BP Lab is only available for people in the United States, but we have been able to get hold of the app’s APK file that you can download to try the blood pressure monitoring feature on the S9 and S9+.

My BP Lab app for the Galaxy S9 measures blood pressure

The app starts off with asking the user for basic data such as their age, height, weight, race, exercise frequency, and education qualifications. It also asks whether you smoke often, although many of these questions can be skipped if the user isn’t comfortable sharing the data. The process of measuring blood pressure after that is similar to how it is done on dedicated blood pressure monitoring machines that people have at home. The user has to sit down, cover the sensor with the index finger, raise the arm and phone to the same level as their heart, then let the sensor record blood pressure for a few seconds.

Users can then record their blood pressure in frequent intervals (for which they can set a reminder from inside the app) and report other data, such as their sleep hours and diet information, to build up a profile with insights on their health. The app can tell users when their blood pressure and stress levels were the highest and how their sleep quality affected their blood pressure on certain mornings. aAt the end of a three-week period, this data will be sent to the UCSF, who will then use the data to improve the accuracy of the blood pressure readings possible in My BP Lab.

And that data will actually be important, as the app doesn’t work too well with everyone right now, only managing to completely measure blood pressure for two of us in the SamMobile team in the Netherlands. It throws up errors that the finger might be too cold, the hand and wrist might not be supported well, and also the fact that it doesn’t work well for “users with certain skin pigmentation.” Perhaps that’s why it’s only available for those in the US right now, but since the registration process doesn’t actually limit things by region, you can give it a go if you own a Galaxy S9 by downloading the APK file and sideloading it on your device.

The My BP Lab APK can be downloaded from this link. Simply install it on your S9 or S9+ then follow the instructions to register and get going. Let us know if it works for you by leaving a comment.

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Ulyses69
Ulyses69

Download version 1.15, and it works again.

bloobekw
bloobekw

Nie działa na nowym oprogramowaniu. Wyskakuje info że nie ma sensora.

It does not work on new software. Pops up info that has no sensor

djshab
djshab

Will not download when clicking on the link ….

Nigel Townsend
Nigel Townsend

Will not load app after pressing email link

A2theC
A2theC

In case anyone was wondering the obvious, it does not work on devices other than S9/S9+ due to new hardware.

I got an error ” sensor does not exist on this device”
But you can still technically participate if you have a blood pressure cuff.

ivnad95
ivnad95

Worked fine on my s9+, now shows %. In order to unlock the feature we need to use this app by
measuring everyday for 7 days

shamrock505
shamrock505

Installed fine & set it up, but it only lists % with baseline – doesn’t show actual BP ie 120/80

ivnad95
ivnad95

In order to see the right nunbers you need to calibrate the app first using a cuff or any instruments who measure your blood pressure. After you press the hearth to measure you will see an option down “calibrate using blood pressure cuff”. Then you have to fill up with the values of your blood pressure.

cotti24e
cotti24e

“There was a problem parsing the package” – Using Note 8 (N950F) not working… what to do ?

A2theC
A2theC

It probably will only work on Oreo, also the S9/S9+ have an updated hardware sensor so it may not work on anything else yet. :/

parveen442003
parveen442003

downloaded this apk but it is in zip format how to install it

A2theC
A2theC

Download a decompression tool, most file managers read zip files.
Dedicated uncompression apps like RAR, Zarchiver, Androzip or Winzip will work nicely.

thibaly
thibaly

Sadly doesn’t work with S8

o0MHJ0o
o0MHJ0o

Link doesn’t work on my S9 +

n900mixalot
n900mixalot

Long press the link and select “Download Link.”

Adil Ahnaf
Adil Ahnaf

Why limit it only to the us customers?They should build the functionality inside the samsung health app.

vanillasky
vanillasky

It’s called The Law.

london2tim
london2tim

installed – got the email to confirm registration but when clicking on it – app crashes non stop
cannot open app now as it crashes

Ray Hahn Jr.
Ray Hahn Jr.

S9/s9+ only. There’s a special sensor on the back for this. If you compare the back side of S8 and S9, you can see the new hardware.

nkolsen
nkolsen

Is it only for S9/S9+ or does it work on others too?

igy
igy

Now does it work with S8?

igy
igy

No it doesn’t.