Samsung has added several new features to its Galaxy devices with its One UI skin. This also applies to Galaxy watches, as the company has introduced several additional features for the watches with every new major update. Running on the same strategy, Samsung has introduced two additional features with One UI 4.1: VO2 Max estimation and sweat tracking. Now the company has decided to improve the functions by partnering with researchers at the University of Michigan Exercise and Sport Science Initiative.
Before going into detail, let’s learn about these features. – Sweat loss tracking: With this feature, the Galaxy Watch analyzes the exercise and estimates the sweat loss during the session and after analysis. It recommends how much water you should drink to recover. While the VO2 estimation function tells about the amount of oxygen used during any exercise.
“Samsung is committed to providing more meaningful health insights via our collaborations with industry leaders and academic institutions. We are excited to partner with the University of Michigan’s Exercise & Sport Science Initiative—experts in the fields of fitness and sports health—in an effort to bring even more meaningful insights to those runners who rely on the Galaxy Watch series for accuracy and personalized motivation,” said Hon. Pak, Vice President and Head of the Digital Health Team, MX Business at Samsung Electronics.
Now, with the help of the Michigan Performance Research Laboratory team, Samsung is all set to make these features more accurate. The research will be run for a complete eight months.
The testing of these functions will be done both outdoors and indoors, with a running session of 2.5 km to 20 km. All the data collected will be used for cardiopulmonary exercise testing and also for tracking weight change.
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