Samsung‘s Galaxy Watch Active boasts all the standard features customers would expect like sleep monitoring and heart rate tracking. What makes the company’s newest wearable tech stand out from the competition is its ability to record its wearer’s blood pressure.
Even though blood pressure monitoring is only currently available in five countries—including the U.S.— the development of this technology could lead to many more customers seeing a more comprehensive view of their health.
The Apple Watch is capable of measuring a wearer’s blood pressure as well, but it requires the use of a third-party device. If proven successful, Samsung’s integrated tech will outdo Apple’s current offerings in this space.
The watch features a 40-mm-diameter face with a 28-mm color display. The timepiece is easily customized with interchangeable straps available in sea green, rose gold, silver, and black. A 230 mAh battery and 4 GB of internal memory are top-end smartwatch features.
Samsung’s new Galaxy Watch Active is available starting at $130. A set of matching Galaxy Buds is also available for an additional $200.