Samsung Teases Outdoor-Ready Smartwatch With Health Advancements

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Samsung‘s next Galaxy Unpacked is just a week away and the company is building the hype around it. Well, tons of leaks have already revealed what the firm has in store. But the Korean behemoth is doing its part too. Recently, a Samsung executive teased what health advancements the upcoming Galaxy Watch 5 series would bring to the table. In a press release, the head of Samsung’s health R&D team TaeJong Jay Yang mentioned three key pillars that the company has established to set new standards for smartwatch health experiences: sensor innovation, connected wellness, and industry collaboration.

Samsung talks about health advancements

Samsung last year introduced a BioActive Sensor on the Galaxy Watch 4. It combines Optical Heart Rate (PPG), Electrical Heart Signal (ECG), and Bioelectrical Impedance Analysis (BIA) to deliver accurate and comprehensive health data. Yang says this groundbreaking sensor has revolutionized health monitoring in two key areas: sleep and body composition. These advancements give users detailed insights into various health metrics so they can make informed decisions.

“For holistic wellness and healthy habits, it’s important to understand themselves better. And it starts from Samsung’s groundbreaking BioActive Sensor,” said Yang. However, the work doesn’t end there. The Samsung executive also talked about the importance of a connected wellness platform. The Samsung Health app is at the center of the company’s health experience and it is available on various device types, including smartwatches, smartphones, tablets, and TVs. Whether you’re at home, in the gym, or on the road, the Korean firm has got you covered.


Industry collaboration is another key area Samsung has focused on lately. The company states that collaborations often serve as an “incubator for exciting new applications, services, and features”. After all, the interconnectivity of devices and health platforms is crucial for extensive health monitoring.

The Galaxy Watch 5 series will excite users with a passion for the outdoors

Samsung is now looking to build on these innovations with the Galaxy Watch 5 this year. The company says the upcoming smartwatches will cater to many unique needs of consumers. But health monitoring will remain one of the biggest focuses. Yang stated that the devices will excite “especially those with a passion for the outdoors”. The Galaxy Watch 5 series will pack bigger batteries and will also charge faster, ensuring that the wearables run for longer on a single charger.

The new Samsung smartwatches arrive on August 10, alongside the Galaxy Z Fold 4 and Galaxy Z Flip 4 foldables. It remains to be seen what new health features the company will introduce this time.