- The FDA has approved a Samsung Galaxy Watch sleep apnea detection feature.
- This is an industry first — no other consumer smartwatch has this ability.
- You’ll need a Galaxy Watch and Galaxy phone for the feature, which will roll out in the third quarter of this year.
Our smartwatches and wearables are capable of a lot when it comes to tracking our health. However, in many cases, companies will need approval from regulatory bodies before they can roll out or promote certain features. Here in the United States, that regulatory body is usually the Food and Drug Administration (FDA), and today, it issued a big win for Samsung.
Today, Samsung announced it has obtained De Novo authorization from the FDA for a sleep apnea detection feature on the Samsung Galaxy Watch. This is notable because it’s an industry first — no other consumer smartwatch has this ability, including the Apple Watch, Samsung’s main competitor in this space.