Apple released iOS 14.4 with minor new features such as support for scanning small QR codes, Bluetooth device categorization, and other fixes. watchOS 7.3 adds a new Unity watch face.
Samsung has announced that its Galaxy Watch3 and Galaxy Watch Active2 have been certified for blood pressure monitoring and ECG in more countries, where the feature will be available soon.
Samsung has announced that the electrocardiogram feature for the Galaxy Watch3 and Galaxy Watch Active2 is now available in the U.S. following approval from the Food and Drug Administration.
Fitbit is set to roll out the ECG app on its Sense smartwatch next month to select countries after securing approval from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration and the EU's regulators.
Samsung has delayed the release of the ECG feature on the Galaxy Watch Active2 as it needs more time to optimize the technology. It has not provided any new timeframe for the rollout.
iOS 14 code snippets hint at the possible addition of a blood oxygen saturation feature for the Apple Watch, along with notifications for anomalies. The ECG feature's accuracy might also be updated.
Samsung seems to be taking some ideas from Apple's playbook for its next smartwatch. The Galaxy Watch Active 2 will reportedly be able to perform an ECG and detect when the user falls.
Alphabet's Verily has received FDA approval for its health watch for use as an ECG. The study watch is being created to gain insight into conditions such as Parkinson's disease and PTSD.
The most distinctive feature of the Apple Watch Series 4 is finally rolling out to owners of the smartwatch, allowing them to perform an ECG from their wrist. A heart rhythm monitor is also on board.