Nov 28, 2018

Apple Confirms ECG App Will Be Enabled In The Upcoming watchOS 5.1.2 Release

Apple introduced Apple Watch Series 4 with ECG function in September, however, users can't use the functionality since the app wasn't enabled. And now, according to an internal Apple Store training document obtained by MacRumors, Apple will enable it in the next watchOS release, which is the watchOS 5.1.2 that we bet will be released within next week.



Because of the government regulations, the ECG app is currently only available to the users in the United States, since it got the FDA clearance, yet, we do expect Apple Watch Series 4 models sold worldwide include the electrical heart sensor will get the feature rather sooner than later. In the meantime, change your Region Settings to the US if you can't wait to give it a shot. Here is how it works:
An ECG measures electrical activity of the heart over a period of time, detecting tiny electrical changes on the skin created by the heart’s electrophysiologic pattern of depolarizing and repolarizing during each heartbeat. An ECG can help detect a variety of cardiac problems.
Once the app is activated, it will generating an ECG similar to a single-lead electrocardiogram after a user place a finger on the Digital Crown while wearing the watch for 30 seconds. Nevertheless, Apple reminds consumers that it's not intended to be a diagnostic device or to replace traditional methods of diagnosis, and should ask your doctor first then to monitor or track diseases.

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