samsung and researchers working to improve the galaxy watch vo2 max and sweat loss tracking

With the One UI 4.1 Watch Samsung introduced two helpful features for runners – sweat loss tracking and VO2 Max estimation. Now the company has set out to improve the accuracy of these functions by partnering with researchers at the University of Michigan Exercise & Sport Science Initiative (ESSI).

The research will be lead by the Michigan Performance Research Laboratory (MiPR), ESSI’s core research lab. It has already started recruiting participants and collecting data. This study will go on for eight months.

Testing will be done both indoors (on a treadmill) and outdoors with running…