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More wearables shift from fitness to clinical use with new Samsung and AT&T smart watches

February 25, 2019 / Heather Landi

Active promising a feature the Apple Watch doesn’t yet have—blood pressure monitoring. Apple’s latest version of its smartwatch, the Apple Watch Series 4, features a built-in electrocardiogram feature and fall detection. Samsung’s newest smartwatch for the consumer market features exercise, sleep, stress and health tracking features as well as an upcoming blood pressure tracking feature. According to a Samsung release, starting March 15, users can download MY BP Lab, the research app jointly developed with the University of California, San Francisco, directly to the Galaxy Watch Active to monitor blood pressure.