Samsung barely unveiled its hot new Android and iOS-compatible smartwatch a couple of days ago, putting it up for sale nearly immediately, and a very important software update is already rolling out to the Galaxy Watch 3 in select regions around the world. This over-the-air release was in reality even referenced at the current week's Galaxy Unpacked 2020 where Samsung authoritatively declared the Galaxy Watch 3. Unlike the first update for the Galaxy Note 20 series, which doesn't add any new features, the Galaxy Watch 3 update brings a bunch of features, including support for blood oxygen monitoring (via SamMobile).More news: World No 1 Dustin Johnson seizes command at PGA Tour Championship
Since Samsung hasn't started shipping its Galaxy Note20 series, it's likely that the update will be available out of the box.More news: Helicopters rescue 200 people stranded by California's Creek Fire
Seeing how the federal governments throughout the world are hectic fighting the COVID-19 pandemic today, it might be a while prior to ECG and blood pressure monitoring is activated on the Galaxy Watch 3.More news: Luis Suarez agrees deal to join Juventus
The Samsung Galaxy Watch Active2 was announced last August with the hardware to measure electrocardiogram (ECG) readings, but the feature wasn't enabled due to pending approvals from regulatory agencies in different countries, and it was only in May this year that Galaxy Watch Active2 got ECG certification in South Korea. In a alphabetical order: Algeria, Angola, Canada, France, Iran, Japan, Libya, South Africa, and Thailand won't gain admittance to this feature. For instance, Samsung is as yet resolving ECG support for the Galaxy Watch 3.