Samsung’s smartwatches remind you to wash your hands

Samsung’s smartwatches are able to remind you to wash your hands’ thanks to a new app called ‘Hand Wash’. According to Samsung India, the app “helps users maintain hand hygiene by periodically reminding them about it and ensuring each wash is thorough for the duration of 20 seconds in line with WHO recommended best practices. The app comes with preset reminders which users can customize further based on their needs and schedule.”

Each time you begin washing your hands, the app tracks the time and provides you with haptic feedback after 25 seconds of wash cycle. Five seconds are for turning on the tap and applying soap, while 20 seconds are for actual hand wash. The app also notifies you if you miss any of scheduled hand washing pit stops.

The app lets you track your daily hand washing trends by also showing how long it’s been since you last washed your hands, all in the name of building healthy habits.

The app is currently available for users in India and the United States. Galaxy Watch users can download the ‘Hand Wash’ app from the Galaxy Store.