South Korean tech giant Samsung’s upcoming watch will be equipped with many advanced health features. In fact, a recent report has revealed that Samsung is likely to add a body composition monitor to the Galaxy Watch 4, which can give users a better understanding of their overall health. The sensor measures the user’s body composition, including the body’s fat-to-muscle ratio.
Watch will include BIA sensor
As per a Max Weinbach report, the Samsung Galaxy Watch 4 will include a Bioelectrical Impedance Analysis (BIA) sensor, a feature commonly found on smart scales.
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This is how BIA sensor works
- The Android Authority explained that BIA is a way to measure the composition of the human body, or the percentage of fat in muscles and other tissues. The sensor reads the impedance or interference of the low voltage current sent through the body.
- The BIA uses this data to predict whether a user is too lean or obese because bone, muscle, fat and other tissues have different electrical resistance properties. As Doylestown Health reports, current BIA sensors typically place two electrodes on a patient’s opposite arm and leg.
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- Samsung can get around this by asking the user to touch a part of the watch with their other hand, completing the circuit. A patent filed in 2019 (h/t Patently Apple) suggests that Samsung could use this solution.
- The BIA readings on the wearable can be a valuable addition to those who want to build muscle, monitor their general health, or burn fat. It will also effectively sync with other performance metrics like VO2 max.
Two Galaxy Watches may be revealed on June 28
While the Galaxy Watch 3 wearable didn’t have the most effective fitness tracking, it looks like Samsung wants to improve this aspect of its wearables. Samsung is expected to unveil the Galaxy Watch 4 and Galaxy Watch 4 Active on June 28.