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GonnaNeedMoreSpit t1_j99wa9z wrote

I bet it comes with disclaimer saying its not meant to be used as a medical device and readings are not to be considered accurate. But it might help some people realise they need to seek medical advice so better than not having the feature.


TalkativeVoyeur t1_j9a8m85 wrote

And after watch 4 I would not be surprised if it only works in the US and south Korea with no intention of ever expanding... I'm still waiting for Samsung to activate BP on my watch 4


Draevon t1_j9abhuj wrote

Garmin released a stand-alone blood pressure monitor for the USA and the option in some countries to add manual readings too from regular devices, it's been months and for some reason even that hasn't been rolled out globally, must be a hassle


KN_Knoxxius t1_j9aw8xa wrote

BP works fine for me in Denmark (Europe), where are you located since you think only US and Korea gets it?


TalkativeVoyeur t1_j9b3qx6 wrote

BP works in other regions now, but initially it was those two and it took like a year to expand and only to a few countries.


Tambani t1_j9d4g0y wrote

BP works great on Watch5 in Australia. I calibrate it every two weeks and it's reliable enough my cardiologist has asked me to send my reading trends.


EntMe t1_j9akpko wrote

Absolutely. Diagnostic measurements require regulatory approval. Without accuracy and reliability, the 'benenfit' you mention could just as well swing the other way.


Bodhgaya t1_j9cpf4u wrote

It's good enough for most people to just know the direction and magnitude of blood sugar response.


watduhdamhell t1_j9e4087 wrote

Sure. But all that matters is does it actually do the job? If the general reviews/consensus is yes, then that's good enough imo.