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Asteroid

ECG not working on Galaxy Watch Active2

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I got the Tizen 5.5 update today here in the US, and along with it the long awaited ECG app (Samsung Health Monitor). Unfortunately, ECG won't work for me. Nothing happens when I put my finger on the back button. I have ensured that the back of the watch is clean, and that the band is nice and snug, but it still won't work. I looked around Reddit and found that a few other people having the same problem as me. 

I did some more research and came across an XDA discussion stating that the ECG sensor on some Active2 watches may be damaged due to the long inactivity period.

I talked to Samsung Support on Twitter and they agreed that this is a hardware issue, and that a replacement of components (the back button and maybe the entire sensor) will be needed. 

How does Samsung plan to address this? The hardware damage is clearly not our (the users') fault. Had they delivered on their Active2 ECG promise on time, we wouldn't be facing this issue. 
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Community Manager
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Re: ECG not working on Galaxy Watch Active2

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Hello, We definitely understand how important this feature is to everyone. We have actually put together a specialized team for all ECG related products. If you're unable to get the application to work properly, and all other features of the watch seem to be working correctly. We'd like for you to contact our specialized team to check this out, and go into some further details about your experience and what you're seeing. 

 

This team is avaliable for calls Monday Thru Friday 9AM-6PM EST. 

1-855-795-0509 option #6

 

Alternatively you can also reach this team by email:

support@samsungecg.zendesk.com 

 

If you reach out, please make sure to provide your Community Username to the ECG Team! 

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Sun

Re: ECG not working on Galaxy Watch Active2

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Man thats a bummer after waiting so long. I read those issues and was worried I would have same problem on Galaxy Watch 3 but it functions. Keep trying and clean button with some alcohol maybe that will help sensor.
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Asteroid

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Thanks for the tip. I just wiped both the back button and the back cover, but unfortunately it didn't help Smiley Sad
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Galaxy

Re: ECG not working on Galaxy Watch Active2

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Oh my god… I got the same issue… So sad! We are waiting for these function for a long time. But now We have to say we got damage button! So sad! Can Samsung fix It?Really Neef Samsung gey a replace fix!
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Cosmic Ray

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ya I don't thi k samsung will give replacement devices
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Cosmic Ray

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no way to prove that we are having these issues in order for samsung to give replacement units. just like a company like samsung to have issues like this on an old device. what a way for samsung to get there users to buy the new galaxy 3 watch because if active 2 watch worked as expected for everyone then there would be no reason to upgrade really
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Constellation

Re: ECG not working on Galaxy Watch Active2

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I got mine to work, I had to tighten the watch band more and very gently touch the back button and it worked.
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Constellation

Re: ECG not working on Galaxy Watch Active2

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Same thing here. We bought 2 Active 2 watches. One works and one does not. 

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Asteroid

Re: ECG not working on Galaxy Watch Active2

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Same issue. reset my watch. the sensor worked for 5 seconds, errors out, and then quit. now it won't register my touch at all 🤷🏽‍♂️
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Re: ECG not working on Galaxy Watch Active2

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If all other functions and features of the watch are working except for the ECG feature, you will need to contact 1-855-795-0509 option 6 for additional assistance. 



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