A week ago, Samsung officially unveiled its latest smartwatches: Samsung Galaxy Watch 5 and Samsung Galaxy Watch 5 Pro. Now let’s talk to you about these smartwatches again.
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We notice this flattening of appeal for some product categories in the market today, particularly with smartphones but also with smartwatches: the devices of the various brands are now very similar, and the functions are almost always the same (and have been for some time), and the design is the only very slight point of differentiation.
During a press conference held in New York, the head of health research and development in Samsung’s mobile unit, Yang Tae-Jong, wanted to highlight the company’s efforts to improve a software feature of the new smartwatches.
Advanced Sleep Monitoring In Galaxy Watch 5
Yang Tae-Jong brought up the fact that the new Galaxy Watch5 series comes with a special bioactive sensor that, when combined with other sensors, enables not only the monitoring of various sleep phases but also the detection of snoring, the measurement of blood oxygen levels, and the conversion of all the gathered data into a score.
The company also reveals that it is working with the U.S. National Sleep Foundation and the universities of San Diego and San Francisco not only to improve research on sleep technologies, but also to use data that is collected for clinical trials; in the future, Samsung says smartwatches could be more focused on the medical setting, allowing patients to be monitored and acting as a support in digital treatments. In this regard, Watch5 also boasts a new infrared sensor that allows for more accurate temperature reading, however it is currently not being exploited as the company is waiting for approval from the Korea Food & Drugs Administration.
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In short, the Korean giant increasingly aims, with its wearables, to enter the healthcare business; innovation, connectivity and cooperation are the cornerstones of the company to succeed, without prejudice to the commitment to the end user with all the features to which we are already accustomed.