AFib monitoring finally coming to Galaxy Watches this year

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May 8, 2023

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Galaxy Watch AFib monitoring has been approved by the FDA.
Samsung will bring this feature to the Galaxy Watch 6 first.
Other Galaxy Watches will get the feature shortly afterward.

Irregular heart rhythm notifications are a popular feature on high-end smartwatches. By monitoring heart rhythm and other body functions, your smartwatch could give you an advance alert for atrial fibrillation (AFib). This type of arrhythmia could be a warning sign for a stroke, heart attack, or another serious cardiovascular complication.

Today, Samsung announced it has finally received FDA clearance for Galaxy Watch AFib tracking. That means that, in the future, your recent Samsung Galaxy Watch will be able to keep an eye on your cardiovascular health passively in the background, adding an extra layer of health safety.