Apple Launches ECG Feature for the Apple Watch Series 4
Apple has finally launched the highly-anticipated watchOS update that enables the ECG feature on the Apple Watch Series 4.
Available right now on devices updated to watchOS 5.1.2, the electrocardiogram functionality is limited to the United States, as Apple needs regulatory approval before rolling it in other markets.
The FDA reportedly offered the go-ahead of the ECG feature on the Apple Watch Series 4 only a few hours before the September 12 press event. Apple is now working with other relevant watchdogs in large markets to expand the feature to more countries.
The ECG can help diagnose a heart disease, but Apple says it loud and clear that it should by no means be used as a diagnostic device. Taking an electrocardiogram can instead help analyze the heart rhythm and detect possible signs of atrial fibrillation, but Ap… (read more)