You might not be aware of this, but Samsung has made it possible to track your blood pressure from your wrist. In this blog post, we\’ll show you how to set up or enable the feature and monitor your blood pressure with the Galaxy Watch 4.
It\’s been proven in research that measuring blood pressure is a good way to keep your health in check. But what if you need to measure your blood pressure on the go? Your bulky home blood pressure monitor might not be so practical for all those trips to the grocery store and coffee shop. However, if you\’ve got a Galaxy Watch, you\’re in luck!
Samsung\’s newest smartwatch, the Galaxy Watch 4, is a perfect way to track your fitness and health. But, sometimes it\’s useful to have information about your blood pressure as well.
This smartwatch is nothing if not a versatile device. One of the best functionalities you can enjoy on it is its support for blood pressure monitoring. Although, if you don\’t know how to activate this feature, then this article will tell you everything that you need.
Have you just purchased the Samsung Galaxy Watch 4 and are wondering how to enable the blood pressure monitoring feature on it? In this blog, we\’re going to show you how to set up your new gadget. Plus, we will also be discussing how to get it properly calibrated to measure blood pressure. Just stay with us for the next couple of minutes!
Samsung Galaxy Watch 4
The Samsung Galaxy Watch 4 is a new smartwatch from Samsung that was released in August of 2021. It is the successor to the Galaxy Watch 3 and features a number of new functionalities and improvements.
One of the most notable new features is the ability to monitor your blood pressure. This is a great feature for those who want to stay on top of their health or for those who have hypertension.
Moreover, this is a great smartwatch for those who are looking for a way to stay on top of their health. If you are blood pressure or blood sugar patient, then this watch can be a valuable tool for monitoring your health.
Step-By-Step Guide to Enable Blood Pressure Monitoring on the Galaxy Watch 4
The Samsung Galaxy Watch 4 is a great smartwatch for those who want to stay fit and in good shape. One of the attributes that make it outshine other smartwatches is its ability to monitor your blood pressure.
If you have just bought the Samsung Galaxy Watch 4, we need to inform you that you can enable the blood pressure monitoring feature on it. Here is how to do it step-by-step.
- First, based on your operating system i.e., whether Windows/Linux/MAC, download the appropriate ADB files. The links are provided next for your convenience. (Windows, Linux, MAC)
- Next, use a tool like WinRAR or 7-Zip for extracting the downloaded \’.rar\’ or \’.zip\’ file to your desired location.
- After that, if you are using a Windows PC, hold the Shift key on your keyboard and right-click on the extracted file, followed by clicking on the Open command window here. On the other hand, if you are a MAC/Linux user, then launch the Terminal by pressing Command + Space Bar on your MAC keyboard and then typing in Terminal. Then, type in cd and press the Enter key to change the active directory.
- Now, in order to get the path of the unzipped folder, drag it into the Terminal window with the help of a mouse. Then, hit the Enter key on your keyboard.
- Next, to successfully turn on the ADB debugging on the Galaxy Watch 4, launch the Settings application.
- After that, keep scrolling until you find the option labeled System. Once found, tap on it.
- Now, scroll down and tap on the option named About.
- Next, keep scrolling until you reach the Build Number option. Then, tap on it around 6-7 times repeatedly until you see the notification on the screen reading \’You are now a developer\’. With this, you have successfully unlocked the Developer Options on your Samsung Galaxy Watch.
- After that, navigate back to the Settings app home screen and scroll to the bottom. There you will find the option labeled Developer Options just below the System option. Tap on it.
- Now, tap on the toggle button on the left side of the ADB debugging option to turn it on. A prompt will appear on your smartwatch screen asking for your confirmation. Tap on the circular green tick to validate your decision.
- Next, scroll down a little bit and tap on the toggle button on the left side of the Debug over Wi-Fi option to turn it on. A prompt will appear on your smartwatch screen asking for your confirmation. Tap on the circular green tick to validate your decision.
- After that, for some time the smartwatch may display a message reading Unavailable. But don\’t worry, this message will be replaced by a string of characters including the IP address, ensuring that ADB over Wi-Fi has been enabled.
Note: You need to save the IP address displayed. It’s going to be something like 192.168.1.325:5555.
Downloading the Applications Required
Follow the next mentioned steps in sequential order. Don\’t hurry, as this process will take time. You just need to be patient and wait for each step to finish completely.
The Blood Pressure Monitoring is done by an application provided by the Galaxy Store named Samsung Health Monitor. If it is available in your area, then all you need to do is:
- Open the following link on your smartphone.
- Next, tap on the button labeled Install.
- After that, wait for the installation process to be completed successfully. It will take some time.
- Once the application is installed, it will start appearing on your smartphone\’s home screen. You can easily access it.
But, if you are unlucky and are not able to access the above-mentioned link, then don\’t worry since we have come up with a solution for such readers as well. All you need is to click on this link. Here you will find the APK files of the Samsung Health Monitor App.
Download the APK file and then proceed to your smartphone Settings. Here, enable the option labeled Install Apps from Unknown Sources. It is not recommended to use third-party applications, but as far as your health is at the stake go on and do it. Now, install the application and you are ready to go.
Note: Move the APK for the watch to the folder where ADB is installed on your PC. In our case, it’s the platform-tools folder.
Installing the Samsung Health Monitor App via Android Debug Bridge (ADB)
If you are looking to install the app using ADB, here is how to do it.
- First, you need to reopen the Terminal window which was used earlier.
- Next, enter the following command inside it ./adb connect <IP Address>. The IP address here will be the one that you have noted before in the above section. The complete final command would look something like this: ./adb connect 192.168.1.325:5555.
- After that, a prompt will appear on your Galaxy Watch 4, with the label Allow Debugging? Tap on OK.
- Now, the Terminal window on your PC will display that you are successfully connected to the smartwatch.
- Next, type the following command in the terminal window – adb -s <IP> install Watch4.SHM.MOD.X.X.X.XXX.apk – In this command, write the APK file name after the word install. Then, press the Enter key on your keyboard.
- After that, be patient and wait for the installation process to complete successfully. It will take some time.
- Now, open Settings on your Samsung Galaxy Watch 4.
- Next, tap on the option named Developer Options.
- Finally, turn off the ADB debugging option by tapping on the toggle button present on the left on it. A prompt will appear on your smartwatch screen asking for your confirmation. Tap on the circular green tick to validate your decision.
Measuring Blood Pressure on Samsung Galaxy Watch 4 via Samsung Health Monitor App
Since all the necessary prerequisites are now installed on the smartwatch and smartphone, you can now peacefully use the Blood Pressure Monitoring feature on your Samsung Galaxy Watch 4.
- First, launch the Samsung Health Monitor app on your smartphone.
- Next, Log In to your Samsung account, by entering the correct credentials i.e., Username/Email and Password.
- After that, open the Samsung Health Monitor app on your Galaxy Watch 4 and walk through the initial setup.
- Finally, tap the Blood Pressure option and go along with the on-screen instructions/commands to gauge the smartwatch.
Why It’s Important
High blood pressure is a serious condition that can lead to heart disease, stroke, and other health problems. It is important to monitor your blood pressure so that you can make lifestyle changes or take medication if necessary to keep your blood pressure under control.
Samsung\’s Galaxy Watch 4 is a smartwatch that can track your heart rate and blood pressure with accuracy and precision. To enable blood pressure monitoring on the Galaxy Watch, you\’ll need to download the Samsung Health Monitor app from the Galaxy App Store. Once you\’ve done that, open the app and go to the Heart section. Then, select Blood Pressure and follow the instructions on the screen to set up monitoring.
Once you\’ve enabled blood pressure monitoring on your Galaxy Watch, you can view your current blood pressure at any time by just opening the app. You can also set up alerts so that you\’ll be notified if your blood pressure goes above or below a certain level. By monitoring your blood pressure with the Galaxy Watch 4, you can help keep yourself healthy and catch any potential problems early.
Alternatives to Blood Pressure Monitoring on Samsung Galaxy Watch 4
If you\’re looking for an alternative to blood pressure monitoring on your Samsung Galaxy Watch, there are a few different options available to you.
One option is to use a heart rate monitor. This can be done with either a dedicated heart rate monitor or by using the built-in heart rate sensor on your watch. Another option is to use a fitness tracker. Many fitness trackers have the ability to track heart rate and some also have the ability to track blood pressure precisely.
No matter which option you choose, make sure that you consult with your doctor before starting any new fitness or health tracking regime.
Now that you know how to enable blood pressure monitoring on your Samsung Galaxy Watch 4, you can keep track of your blood pressure easily and conveniently. This feature can be helpful in managing hypertension or other cardiovascular conditions.
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