No compatible watch found when using ECG on Samsung Galaxy Watch? Fix it now

Samsung Health Monitor no compatible watch

Are you trying to get an ECG reading with your Samsung Galaxy Watch but keep getting the error ‘No compatible watch found’ via the Samsung Health monitor app?

You are not alone. Several folks have reported encountering this issue on their Samsung Galaxy Watch 3 and Galaxy Watch 2 when setting it up for an ECG / EKG reading.

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Check that your country and region support ECG

Before we attempt to fix this common ECG-related issue, ensure that the Samsung ECG app is available in your country.

If you see the message “Samsung Health Monitor is not available in your current location,” it means that you cannot use your watch to perform an ECG reading at this time.

Samsung is always adding new regions and countries while rolling out its health functions.

The no compatible watch found message is meant for those Samsung wearable devices that do not support the ECG functionality.

The ECG feature requires:

  • A Samsung Galaxy smartphone with Android 7 or later.
  • Samsung Health Monitor app (available only at the Samsung Galaxy app store)
  • A supported watch. At this time, only the Galaxy Watch Active2 and the Galaxy Watch3 and above offer this feature

Once you install the Samsung Health Monitor app and your Galaxy Watch is paired and updated, you should access the ECG app.

Samsung Health Monitor No Compatible watch found, fix

If you have met the prerequisites and are still seeing this error, here are some steps that you can try to fix this error and get a successful ECG reading:

    1. Turn off your Galaxy Watch and turn it back on – As simple as this sounds, you will be surprised by how many errors this can fix, particularly following a software update to your watch.
    2. If you tried the simple switch off and switch on steps and it didn’t work, the next step is to reset the watch and re-pair it with your phone.
      1. Press and hold both buttons on your watch until you see “Rebooting.Fix no compatible watch found samsung health monitor
      2. Repeatedly press the watch’s Home button (bottom button) a couple of times until you see the boot options screen.

        Recovery Mode on Samsung Galaxy Watch
        Select the ‘Recovery’ mode
      3. You should see the “Recovery” option highlighted.
      4. Hold down the button until the screen clears out of Recovery.
      5. This starts up the Galaxy Watch again.
    3. Delete the Galaxy Watch from the Galaxy Wearable app.
    4. Shut down your Phone.
    5. Once your Phone starts up, re-pair your Galaxy Watch with your Phone.
    6. Now you can launch the Samsung Health monitor app and check if you can take an ECG reading.

For most users in regions where the ECG feature is available, restarting the phone followed by restarting the Galaxy Watch takes care of this annoying problem.

If you are still having issues getting the ECG app to work on your Samsung Galaxy Watch, feel free to reach out to the excellent support folks at Samsung.

You can also check out the detailed Samsung Galaxy ECG support page for additional information. 

For other related issues, you can reach out to the ECG feature support team via1-855-795-0509 (option 6) for additional assistance or email [email protected] and obtain assistance for dealing with any ECG related issues on your Samsung Galaxy Watch.

We hope you found this article helpful and were able to tackle the No compatible watch found error and take an ECG reading.

I am a technologist with years of experience with Apple and wearOS products and have a Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science. In my day job, I advise fortune 500 companies with their digital transformation strategies and also consult with numerous digital health startups in an advisory capacity. I'm VERY interested in exploring the digital health&fitness-tech evolution and keep a close eye on patents, FDA approvals, strategic partnerships and developments happening in the wearables and digital health sector. When I'm not writing or presenting, I run with my Apple Watch or Fossil Gen 5 LTE and keep a close eye on my HRV and other recovery metrics.

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