Smart watches from Samsung will begin to measure the percentage of body fat (3 photos)

A few years ago wearable electronics inThe face of smart watches and fitness bracelets was a wonder. Ordinary users did not always see utility in these gadgets, but now the situation has changed. Fans of these devices closely monitor the release of new products from Apple, Samsung, Huawei, Xiaomi, Garmin and other well-known manufacturers.

But sometimes it seems that wearable gadgets alreadyexhausted their capabilities to be updated by adding new functions (only Apple Watch managed to add such a new function as an ECG). But the pessimism of many on the market with these gadgets does not support Samsung. The United States Patent and Trademark Office issued a patent on July 7 that talks about a new feature built into the strap of a smart watch. It allows you to differentiate body composition, including calculating the percentage of subcutaneous fat in the human body.

The algorithm of this function is identical to the algorithm of operation.modern smart scales: low-power alternating current is passed through adipose and non-fatty tissues, and the device’s electrical resistance between these tissues reads and calculates what percentage of body fat is in the gadget user.

Presumably, the company will be able to introduce thisfunction in a new generation of their smart watches Galaxy Watch and Watch Active. The date of the announcement of the devices has not yet been determined, but it is possible that they will be shown at a major technology exhibition - IFA 2019, which is expected from September 6 to September 11 in Berlin.