Samsung announced an interesting innovation for its Galaxy Watch models in a press release. Specifically, it is about a function to detect sleep apnea. In early 2024, users in Korea can look forward to this feature, which is intended to help better inform them about their sleep health.
Sleep apnea is a common health problem worldwide that occurs in people who stop breathing during sleep. This can reduce oxygen supply to the body and cause other health complications such as high blood pressure, cardiovascular disease, stroke or cognitive impairment.
Samsung says Galaxy Watch users will be able to detect the symptoms of obstructive sleep apnea at an early stage. You will then receive a message asking for medical assistance. Galaxy Watches mit BioActive-Sensoren You can monitor blood oxygen levels while you sleep. You analyze how the recorded oxygen values change with apnea/hypopnea and get an estimated apnea-hypopnea index (AHI). Be for function Two sleep monitoring sessions More than four hours of data is needed to determine if a user has symptoms of sleep apnea.
A first for South Korea in early 2024
With the new Sleep Apnea feature in the Galaxy Watch series, we offer users a simple, proactive tool to detect this disorder at a potential early stage before their condition worsens.
Honorable Pak, VP and Head of Digital Health Team at Samsung Mobile
This new feature has now received approval from the Korean Ministry of Food and Drug Safety (MFDS) and will be available early this year. Next year for South Korean users Available in the Samsung Health Monitor app for the Galaxy Watch 6 and Watch 5 series. It is not yet known when exactly European users will get this function.
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