Samsung bets heavily on the health sector with its latest two smartwatches

Samsung has made Paris a showcase for its products of the year: two foldable smartphones, two headphones, a ring and two smart watches. All gadgets with artificial intelligence in their DNA. Let’s talk about the latter with name and surname: Samsung Galaxy Watch Ultra and Galaxy Watch7.

It is clear that the Korean manufacturer is betting on two very specific sections. On the one hand, the aforementioned AI and on the other, health. And the combination of both is the final objective. Without having tested them yet, we will focus on the most important specifications and features. Both watches provide personalized information, although the Ultra (from its name it is obvious), has a battery almost 50% larger and resists a pressure of up to 10 ATM (500 meters submerged and above Everest, at 9000 meters highwill still work), while its younger brother “only” reaches 5 ATM. The last difference is their size: the Ultra accepts its name and sports a 47 mm wrist, the Watch7 ranges from 40 to 44 mm. Beyond this, they have the same sensors, the AMOLED sapphire crystal display, and the same memory (2 GB RAM and 32 GB storage) and wireless charging.

Obviously, the Ultra (available for €699) has a few more secrets on its wrist: for example, it distinguishes between swimming in the sea or cycling in extreme environments. And at first glance, it is clear that it is prepared for athletes and demanding environments. It allows you to track a triathlon with training on several courses, thanks to the new multisport mosaic. In addition, the new Functional Threshold Power (FTP) for cycling Accurately measures peak power in just 4 minutes by using AIGalaxy Watch Ultra also offers an advanced personalized heart rate zone for users to tailor intensity levels to individual physical capabilities.

It features a quick access button to start workouts directly or assign it to other functions. Another interesting setting is an Emergency Siren, for added safety. After training, you can check your statistics with the special dials for Galaxy Watch Ultra, which automatically switch to Night Mode for better reading. Its brightness reaches 3,000 nits and the battery lasts up to 100 hours.. The Galaxy Watch Ultra will be available in a 47mm size in Titanium Grey, Titanium White, Titanium Silver.

Now, what both watches share. Advanced AI algorithm for sleep analysis (among the options to detect the Sleep Apnea function, authorized by the US Food and Drug Administration or FDA). It sends real-time readings and alerts of abnormal heart rates (both high and low) and detects irregular heart rhythms suggestive of atrial fibrillation (AFib). In addition, it monitors the Electrocardiogram (ECG) and Blood Pressure (BP). Clearly, the commitment to health is strong.

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To record this data, the smartwatch uses the BioActive sensor, which is also capable of monitoring advanced glycation end products (AGEs, a data linked to the metabolism of sugar) directly from the wrist. Thanks to this, it is possible to see the user’s general biological aging process and provide an indication of metabolic health.

They feature a dual-frequency GPS system (more precision) and a microchip that is 30% more powerful than the previous generation. In terms of everyday functions, it allows you to respond to messages almost automatically with suggested Smart Replies, which propose the right message by analyzing previous conversations through Galaxy AI. In addition, with the double-pinch gesture, you can easily control a connected Galaxy Watch and Galaxy smartphone, even when your hands are full. The Galaxy Watch7 will be available in Green, Cream and Gray starting at €319.

In short and without having tried them: These are two watches with one of the clearest commitments to health at the moment. The fact that they feature innovations approved by the FDA makes them even more important, and we will report on whether they keep their promises.