My BP Lab 2.0 brings blood pressure monitoring to Galaxy Watch Active 2
Sage Bionetworks has updated its My BP Lab 2.0 mobile app, extending support to the Galaxy Watch Active 2. The app allows users to take readings of their blood pressure levels using their smartwatch.
A separate blood pressure device is initially required for calibration. To ensure that the readings are accurate, the developer recommends calibrating the app using an external blood pressure monitor that’s been approved by the FDA.
My BP Lab 2.0 offers BP readings, surveys, challenges & more
Beyond the calibration process, My BP Lab 2.0 relies on the smartwatch’s built-in heart rate monitor to take blood pressure readings. Therefore, the app is also compatible with other Samsung devices that have a built-in heart rate monitor, including the first Galaxy Watch Active. Along with compatibility for the Watch Active 2, the latest update to the app also brings miscellaneous improvements and “new optional sleep intervention.”
The app is available for download for free on the Galaxy Store and Google Play Store, and through it, users can share sensor data and participate in the UCSF My BP Lab study, which aims to understand the impact stress can have on one’s health. The app also offers stress management training through short videos, and game-like challenges designed to measure one’s cognitive flexibility, memory, and attention.
The Galaxy Watch Active 2 is bound to improve even further, as Samsung is expected to enable two main health features, namely ECG and Fall Detection, sometime in Q1 2020. The necessary hardware is already there, so the company only has to wait for FDA approval.