How to enable ECG on the Samsung Galaxy Watch 3, Watch Active 2 paired with non-Samsung phones

Samsung’s Galaxy Watch 3 and Galaxy Watch Active 2 include an electrocardiogram (ECG) monitor. The ECG monitor allows users to keep a check on their heart rhythm for irregularities such as Atrial Fibrillation (AFib). But in order to use this feature, you need access to Samsung’s ECG monitoring app. Samsung recently received FDA clearance for the app and started rolling it out to users in the US. However, the app currently doesn’t work with non-Samsung devices. This means that Galaxy Watch 3 and Galaxy Watch Active 2 users who don’t have a Samsung device, still can’t make use of the ECG monitoring feature. Thanks to XDA Member xxstd though, you can now enable ECG monitoring on non-Samsung devices by following this simple tutorial.

Samsung Galaxy Watch 3 Forums || Samsung Galaxy Watch Active 2 Forums

Before we get to the process, there are a couple of requirements you need to meet for this tutorial to work. Firstly, you’ll need access to an Android phone, a Windows PC, a Galaxy Watch 3 or Galaxy Watch Active 2, and a wireless network to get started. Then, you’ll need to download and install the following software from the given links:

How to enable ECG on Galaxy Watch 3 and Galaxy Watch Active 2 on non-Samsung phones

After you’ve downloaded all the software mentioned above, install Samsung Health Monitor v.v.1..1.0.167.Caravana on your phone. Then follow the instructions given below:

On your Galaxy Watch 3/Galaxy Watch Active 2:

On your Windows PC:

Do note that since the feature is only available in the US and South Korea, this installation process won’t work in other regions. You should be able to enable the blood pressure monitoring feature in a similar fashion, once it’s released in the US.

If you’d like to enable ECG and blood pressure monitoring on the Samsung Galaxy Watch 4 and Galaxy Watch 4 Classic when paired with non-Samsung Galaxy devices, follow this tutorial with updated instructions.

Source: XDA Forums

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A Literature and Linguistics graduate with a keen interest in everything Android. When not writing about tech, Pranob spends most of his time either playing League of Legends or lurking on Reddit.

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