Apple Watch ECG Feature Likely Coming Soon to South Korea

Apple has included an ECG function in new Apple Watch models since 2018, providing users in select territories with the ability to measure the electrical activity of their heart. Apple now appears to be ready to extend the ECG feature to South Korea, based on recent government filings.

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According to etnews, Apple has obtained an approval from the Ministry of Food and Drug Safety (MFDS) in South Korea for its ECG app. Apple will likely issue an update to ‌Apple Watch‌ users in the country to enable the electrocardiogram feature and irregular heart notifications on their devices, since the company has now completed every prerequisite for a Korean version.

Apple routinely has to gain approval from government health agencies before marketing the ‌Apple Watch‌'s ECG feature in different countries. Apple won U.S. FDA clearance to promote the function when the ‌Apple Watch‌ Series 4 launched in 2018.

In May, Japan and Brazil gained approval for ECG functionality and irregular heart rhythm notifications on Apple Watch, but it appears as though users in those countries are still waiting for the features to be enabled.

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Top Rated Comments

Karl90 Avatar
16 weeks ago


Apple routinely has to gain approval from government health agencies before marketing the ‌Apple Watch‌'s ECG feature in different countries.

And yet here in Australia they market this feature in TV ads and that feature is not available ?
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locksmack Avatar
16 weeks ago
*Cries in Australian*
Score: 7 Votes (Like | Disagree)
Cleartz Avatar
16 weeks ago
It's cool that another country gets the feature. Apple pls... file for Australians.
Score: 5 Votes (Like | Disagree)
MrMaxwell Avatar
16 weeks ago
As an Australian the fact that NZ already has this hurts even more...
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Shirasaki Avatar
16 weeks ago


*Cries in Australian*


? *Cries in Australian* x2 ?

?? *Cries in Australian* x3 ??
Score: 3 Votes (Like | Disagree)
alien3dx Avatar
16 weeks ago


It's cool that another country gets the feature. Apple pls... file for Australians.

it's not perfect tool for diagnose and i always get "cannot read/ understand". Mine also don't have but some colig have paid xxx something to enable it.. It may be ilegal way but i need to test it because i have heart issue pretty small but still data for me.
Score: 3 Votes (Like | Disagree)

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