Apple Watch Series 4 will be able to identify ECG since watchOS 5.1.2

A function of reading an electrocardiogram, which was mentioned in the presentation, Apple Watch Series 4, will appear in the final version of watchOS 5.1.2. This is stated in an internal document from Apple, which received MacRumors.

WatchOS 5.1.2 will be able to measure an electrocardiogram using the Apple Watch Series 4. Data buut to enroll in the Health app. The watch will be able to identify the signs of atrial fibrillation bad heart rhythm. Through the application, ECG data can be sent to the attending physician.

The application requires an iPhone 5s or newer and iOS 12.1.1, which is the same as watchOS 5.1.2, is in beta testing.

The document said that the function of measuring an ECG will only work in those countries where hours have passed additional certification. While this list one country — the USA.

Apple Store employees instructed to advise clients on the new feature. Apple employees will have to notify the owners of hours that the function read an ECG for the Apple Watch Series 4 “is not intended to diagnose or replace traditional methods of diagnosis”. Also, these data “should not be used to track the status of the disease or replace drugs without a prior conversation with the doctor.”

Apple promises that the feature will work until the end of 2018, but exactly when is unknown. The first beta version of iOS 12.1.1 and watchOS 5.1.2 was released on October 31.

Clifton Nichols

Clifton Nichols

Hi! I’m Clifton and I am a full-stack engineer with a passion for building performant and scalable applications that are beautiful and easy to use.

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