Heart rate monitoring tool now in 60% smartwatches globally.

The smartwatch space remains a popular consumer device segment for tracking health and the heart rate monitoring feature is now available in 60% smartwatches globally. According to a research report, fall detection and blood oxygen (SPO2) are the features that should see mass- adoption in future smartwatch models.

Jeff Fieldhack, research director said in a recent report, the massive leaps in battery life and processing power are helping to better track overall health as continual heart rate, sleep and other monitoring can be done instead of the device sitting on a charger.’’

Samsung has activated the ECG functionally on the newly launched Galaxy Watch3 in the United States. The most popular and wearable in market has to be Apple Watch, the Samsung watch offers blood oxygen and fall detection tools and would include blood pressure monitoring and ECG readings in market where these features have been authorized.

Google WearOS continues to account for 10% of the total smartwatch market, behind Apple Watch OS. Square form-factor accounts for almost two-thirds of the smartwatches globally as the form factor is helping to better fit additional sensors and needed battery footprint.

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