Ever since the launch of the Samsung Galaxy S5, Samsung has spent millions of dollars in R&D to in order to include an optical heart rate sensor at the back side of all of it’s flagship Smartphones. After the initial launch of the optical heart rate sensor at the back of the Samsung galaxy S6, Samsung has refined this revolutionary technology to even include the features to measure the oxygen saturation levels and stress levels of the human body. But this time, Samsung has literally changed the entire game by including a Blood Monitoring Feature in the newly launched Samsung Galaxy S9 and S9+.
The downside of this feature is that this feature is not available on the Samsung Galaxy S9 and S9+ straight out of the box. In order to use this feature, you need to download a My BP Lab App from the play store or App store, but this app is only officially available for the US users, currently. So all the users of the Samsung Galaxy S9 and S9+ living outside the US, you will probably have to wait for some time until this app is available to download from your country. With the help of this app, you can very easily monitor your blood pressure and Stress levels, with access to individualised insights to improve the overall health of your body. This blood monitoring Feature was actually introduced in partnership between Samsung and UC San Francisco.
While setting the app for the first time, the app would recommend that you have an actual blood pressure cuff in order to set a basic baseline reading. If you don’t actually have an actual blood pressure cuff, you can still proceed in order to set up the app but then they will only record the differences of your blood pressure without even giving its actual Systolic and Diastolic BP readings, so in reality all you will actually get is just the differences in percentage which is not at all useful in order to maintain your health.
However, according to PhoneArena’s testing, the readings for this blood monitoring Feature are not totally accurate. When they actually used the blood monitoring Feature and compared it to an actual blood pressure cuff, it wasn’t a surprise at all to see that the Samsung Galaxy S9 showed about 5 points in dissimilarity by this feature.
It is pretty obvious to see that this Blood Monitoring Feature has many loopholes, considering the feature is still in it’s early stages, but we hope that Samsung would make this feature 100% accurate in the coming future.
In order to participate in this blood monitoring Feature and actually monitor your blood pressure, you would need to answer questions 3 times a day for 3 weeks. For interested participants who wants to use this Blood Monitoring Feature, they can download the unofficial My BP Lab App Via APK Mirror For Free.