The Samsung Galaxy Watch Active2 was released back in September of 2019 with the needed sensors to deliver electrocardiograms, but with the promise that the ECG feature itself would be activated sometime by the end of the first quarter of 2020.
Now that the timeframe has almost passed, the person in charge of the ECG feature on the Galaxy Watch Active2 confirmed that the feature is still in development and will arrive at some point.
No new update date was provided.
An ECG is a test that measures the electrical activity of the heartbeat. It can tell doctors if the heartbeat is irregular or if any part of the heart is overgrown or overworked.
The Apple Watch Series 4 and 5 were the first mainstream smartwatches to feature an ECG and later on smart watches from other makers included the tech to perform an ECG – Samsung’s Watch Active2, the Xiaomi Smart Watch 2 ECG Edition, the Oppo Watch and the Withings ScanWatch among others.