Me too JayF, I'm very excited about the EKG! My aunt has all the Apple gear and kept wanting me to get their watch. I'm SO glad Samsung really stepped up with the Active 2. I have a Note and almost all my home electronics are Samsung also. I think they are the best! The HR alerts is awesome,... with a slight adjustment. Btw, yes, Apple alerts after 10 min also. I checked. I was surprised when I first went looking and many were asking exactly what we are... so I'd like to see Samsung be the first to act. I think they are by far a superior product and certainly don't mind a delay in release to maintain such a reputation. 🍀
Also interested in this option for my Galaxy Watch 46mm.
As everyone here is saying it is too long to wait 10 minutes for the set threshold to be reached, in order to get a notification.
Thanks to my watch i just found out that my HR is going over 200bpm a couple of times every week, at very odd hours in the morning,without doing any excercise or other stuff that could explain this.
I also tested my Galaxy Watch's HR monitor with various medical approved HR Monitoring devices and it gave the same 1 to 1 result every time.
Thanks for taking the time BRazvy!
The watch is impressive! *lol* I'll never be able to go without one again! I'm sorry you noticed you were having problems too. Although, knowing is half the battle and I'm glad you able to figure out something was off before you had substantial problems. I hope the early detection serves you well!
I am also hoping that Samsung can just add an option for "immediate alert," perhaps in the HR settings menu where we set the threshold for the alerts..? Then those of us who want that first notice can select such an option. *fingers crossed* I think there are a lot more of us than people realize, people that use the watch for a means to know when to make our doctors order an official test, that is. You are probably a perfect example of the benefits of having access to this info even if you are not already monitoring a diagnosis!
Thanks again for commenting!
Christina, aka CCSiva959
Main reason I quit Fitbit was only HR report I could get was an average resting HR. Samsung at least gives me high/low & average resting HR for a day.
I am on meds for an irregular HR. 10 minutes is way too long to wait before alerting me, in fact the reason for the meds is that when my heart races at night it eventually wakes me up.
Each day I check my high & cross check against my sleep/step cycle. If I see *any* spikes over 100 during the night I double check to see if I got up at that time or was asleep. Frequent spikes, I need to see my cardiologist.
We need ability to set IMMEDIATE alerts! For highs, lows & irregular - those of us monitoring HR take it as seriously as monitoring glucose levels.
Yes this should absolutely be a thing. Why ever would they wait ten minutes? Most people are exercising and want to know if they go too high. I'd like adjusts on both directions to clue me in when it happens. Once I know, I can watch for the next ten minutes!