After Apple, Samsung is considered the second-largest wearable brand in the market. In an effort to improve the health features of the Galaxy Watch, the South Korean conglomerate Samsung has collaborated with the University of Michigan. UMich and its Exercise & Sport Science Initiative (ESSI) department will examine the Galaxy Watch over the course of an eight-month research period.
Health monitoring features are considered an essential part of wearables. Several reports indicate how the health tracking features saved users’ lives through regular monitoring of heart rate or other health parameters. Several companies have partnered with third parties to improve the health features of wearables.
Samsung intends to improve Galaxy Watch’s health monitoring features
Notably, the researchers at the University of Michigan will improve the Galaxy Watch features by conducting an experiment. Scientists are trying to gather data in both outdoor and indoor setups. The participants in the research must run between 1.5 and 12.5 miles. The data will then be analyzed by the Michigan Performance Research Laboratory (MiPR). In this way, the researchers will compare the collected data with the reference data. Notably, the data collected by VO2 max and sweat loss measurements on the Galaxy Watch will be compared.
The co-director of ESSI, Ken Kozloff, states that the experiment has already begun in Ann Arbor. The research is supported by the participation of local runners. The chance to collaborate with Samsung and use one of the most well-liked smartwatches’ cutting-edge sensors and health and wellness trackers has increased the legitimacy of the Michigan Performance Research Laboratory’s research, Kozloff said.
Samsung has debuted the Galaxy Watch 6 and Galaxy Watch 6 Classic with several health tracking features. The smartwatches include the Personalized Heart Rate Zone feature, which provides five optimal running intensity levels in accordance with the physical capacity of the user.
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