Galaxy watch 3 ECG and BP monitor

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etheon84

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I think that when you try to sideload app the watch is already paired with your oneplus and therefore "marked" as not compatible. Maybe it has something to do with the fact, that officialy there is no way to install health monitor on non-samsung phones - and you need it for those features.
 

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wepa

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How come my samsung monitor app says no compatible device when it is a compatible device
 

skygear

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The latest update, today for the watch, mentioned the ECG working finally. I updated, clicked the Samsung health/ monitor app on the watch. It said to install the Samsung health app on the phone. So I did. Latest version.

Now the Phone app (Note 20 Ultra) Samsung health Monitor says "No compatible Watch Found"

The watch says "ECG Record an ECG to Monitor your heart health. TO Enable this feature, install Samsung Health Monitor on your phone. Download the App"

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So, did yours work? My Phone app on my Note doesn't like it.

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Everything is samsung but I got it to work after a reset
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Reset what? The Watch or phone?



reset the damn watch. they should have that in the release notes,.....
 
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Lazyboy8134

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So the OTA update is only for Samsung Smartphones?

Is it possible to get it on a non-samsung smartphone (oneplus 7t) and does it function as well as with a samsung smartphone? Is there any risk to the warranty of the watch due to sideloading? Can't decide between the new Ticwatch 3 and this. Only differentiating factor is that GW3 has the ecg and blood pressure.

Thank you! :)
 

prubin

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Can't get BP to work

u need 2 app , not only 1 app and yes that work in my galaxy watch 3

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My watch (and Phone App) updated last evening (Tizen 5.5.0.1) and, as noted in earlier postings, I lost BP.
I downloaded APK 1.1.0.175 Caravana, and though it now shows both Blood Pressure and ECG on phone App, but only shows ECG on Watch. For BP, on phone, I get error message "No Compatible watch found". The ECG works properly. Has anyone found a "solution" ?
 

kodiak799

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Only differentiating factor is that GW3 has the ecg and blood pressure.

TL;DR.....don't buy the GW3 for ECG or BPM (or SPo2, which is garbage right now). The heart rate monitor and GPS are very good.

It's not really a differentiating feature. You're more of a "beta tester", and it's unlikely to bring any revolutionary health benefits in this generation of watch. Both ECG and BPM are on-demand. The BPM requires you to calibrate with an accurate cuff-based monitor every month. So you're not saving any money. There is a convenience factor if you need to take several readings a day, and on average probably accurate enough though individual readings can vary up to 5-7 points.

ECG may not work over a heart rate of 120, and so won't detect exercise induced a-fib. You can spend an extra $50-$80 on the blood pressure monitor you'd need to get the same feature. It's not something you're going to use frequently, even if you have a-fib. And I wouldn't rely on any of these features for whether or not I need to see a doctor.
 

Lazyboy8134

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TL;DR.....don't buy the GW3 for ECG or BPM (or SPo2, which is garbage right now). The heart rate monitor and GPS are very good.

It's not really a differentiating feature. You're more of a "beta tester", and it's unlikely to bring any revolutionary health benefits in this generation of watch. Both ECG and BPM are on-demand. The BPM requires you to calibrate with an accurate cuff-based monitor every month. So you're not saving any money. There is a convenience factor if you need to take several readings a day, and on average probably accurate enough though individual readings can vary up to 5-7 points.

ECG may not work over a heart rate of 120, and so won't detect exercise induced a-fib. You can spend an extra $50-$80 on the blood pressure monitor you'd need to get the same feature. It's not something you're going to use frequently, even if you have a-fib. And I wouldn't rely on any of these features for whether or not I need to see a doctor.

Makes sense, guess was drifting away too much on what I actually need from a smart watch and since I already own separate medical equipment for both blood oxygen level and a BP machine, I guess won't be using it too much.

My main use case will just be notification handling (looking at who messaged on whatspp, etc), emails, receiving calls and good fitness tracking (basic HIIT or jogging). Will a GW3 be good for that or any comparison with the Ticwatch Pro 3? The price is the same for both, in fact GW3 is cheaper! Only worry is that I am using a non-samsung smartphone, don't know how much of a difference it makes. Also how is the notification handling in it? Is it easy to use and quickly visible?

Thank you! :)
 

kodiak799

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...and good fitness tracking (basic HIIT or jogging). Will a GW3 be good for that or any comparison with the Ticwatch Pro 3?

I'm not a runner, but have found the heart rate to be very consistent and accurate on brisk walks or riding an exercise bike.

The GPS seems to lock quickly, very accurate, and appears to interpolate dropped signals based on steps. I think it's accurate to within +/-2% on distance, and doesn't seem to be biased so it's quite accurate on longer jaunts.

Improved sleep tracking is something else Samsung has promoted, but it's very subpar compared to the Oura ring or Sleep as Android (which will pair with the GW3 to monitor heart rate and motion while sleeping). The other killer feature is SPo2 and sleep apnea monitoring, except the SPo2 sensor has been pretty inconsistent (when it actually works, which is about 1/3 of the time). It currently doesn't track SPo2 while sleeping. It also doesn't track heart rate variability. And I think they dropped the ball not throwing in a temperature sensor - the search for the ultimate wearable continues.

I upgraded from the Huaweii Watch 2 because I was finding it wasn't tracking heart rate very well, GPS was slow to lock and not nearly as accurate. And the GW3 1.4" screen is fantastic. Beyond that, the "killer" health features are pretty much worthless in their present state. The extra storage (which works out to about 2GB extra) was a nice pick-up, and you can download Spotify offline to your watch.
 

Lazyboy8134

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I'm not a runner, but have found the heart rate to be very consistent and accurate on brisk walks or riding an exercise bike.

The GPS seems to lock quickly, very accurate, and appears to interpolate dropped signals based on steps. I think it's accurate to within +/-2% on distance, and doesn't seem to be biased so it's quite accurate on longer jaunts.

Improved sleep tracking is something else Samsung has promoted, but it's very subpar compared to the Oura ring or Sleep as Android (which will pair with the GW3 to monitor heart rate and motion while sleeping). The other killer feature is SPo2 and sleep apnea monitoring, except the SPo2 sensor has been pretty inconsistent (when it actually works, which is about 1/3 of the time). It currently doesn't track SPo2 while sleeping. It also doesn't track heart rate variability. And I think they dropped the ball not throwing in a temperature sensor - the search for the ultimate wearable continues.

I upgraded from the Huaweii Watch 2 because I was finding it wasn't tracking heart rate very well, GPS was slow to lock and not nearly as accurate. And the GW3 1.4" screen is fantastic. Beyond that, the "killer" health features are pretty much worthless in their present state. The extra storage (which works out to about 2GB extra) was a nice pick-up, and you can download Spotify offline to your watch.

How are the notifications? Is it easy to interact?

Would you recommend it over wearos?
 

marctronixx

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the latest tizen update installs the health monitor so this hack trick we've all used prior will no longer work.
 

danchitu86

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So, do we have any procedure to have back Blood Monitor? US CSC has SPay also, I know that Koreean CSC still has BM, but no SPay. Thanks!
 

bassman418

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I have US model 45mm LTE variant. I had sideloaded the 1.1.0.159 health software and had everything working. O², EKG, and Blood pressure. Only issue I had was the app keep asking to be updated. Now I mistakenly took the firmware update on my watch which enabled O² and EKG here in US and now I lost the BP feature, and won't allow me to reinstall the one I originally sideloaded. Is there a solution to get around this or am I stuck without the BP now till it gets approved here?
 

808phoneaddict

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Check this forum - there's another one for ecg on non samsung phones. Sorry I don't know how to copy and share the link on my phone....

Bp - if you've updated your watches firmware, then it's gone for now