Apple Watch ECGs Become a Reality


New software update includes App promised in September

Late last week, Apple finally released software update watchOS 5.1.2, including the much-anticipated Apple Watch App for electrocardiograms (ECGs). This YouTube video demonstrates some of the Watch’s new features, including:

  • New ECG app (US-only) for watchOS Series 4
  • Take a single-lead-style electrocardiogram
  • Indicates atrial fibrillation irregular heartbeat or regular sinus rhythm
  • Save ECG waveform to the health app and share with PDF
  • Apple Watch can now alert you if it detect a heart rhythm that appears to be afib
  • Enables direct access to supported movie tickets, coupons and reward card in wallet when tapped to a contactless reader
  • Receive notifications and animated celebrations when you achieve daily maximum points in a day during an Activity competition
  • New Infograph watch face complications for Mail, Maps, Messages, Find My Friends, Home, News, Phone, and Remote
  • Manage your Walkie-Talkie availability via Control Center

With the newly release software, Apple Watches figure to be popular Christmas gifts for the health-conscious U.S. consumers.


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