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Apple Watch ECG Feature Coming to Australia and Vietnam Next Week

Wednesday April 21, 2021 4:12 am PDT by
Apple on Tuesday seeded the release candidate of an upcoming watchOS 7.4 update to developers for testing purposes, and in the process revealed that the Apple Watch ECG feature is coming to additional countries very soon. Along with iOS 14.5 and iPadOS 14.5, the official public version of watchOS 7.4 is set to be released next week, and Apple Watch users who install it in Australia and...
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Apple Watch ECG Feature Gets Approved in Australia

Wednesday March 3, 2021 1:07 am PST by
The Australian government has approved ECG functionality on the Apple Watch, giving Apple the all-clear to launch the feature for Apple Watch users in the country, according to a regulatory document first spotted by The 8-Bit. Earlier last month, the Apple Watch's irregular heart rhythm notification received approval in Australia, although ECG did not. Irregular heart rhythm is a feature...
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Apple Watch Irregular Heart Rhythm Notifications Approved in Australia as ECG Approval Edges Closer

Monday February 8, 2021 5:16 am PST by
The Apple Watch's irregular heart rhythm notifications have been approved in Australia, indicating that approval for the ECG feature may be soon to follow after years of waiting, according to EFTM. Documents seen by EFTM from Australia's Therapeutic Goods Administration show that the Apple Watch's irregular rhythm notifications feature has now been approved and added to the Australian...
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Apple Touts Next Week's Launch of Apple Watch ECG Feature in Taiwan

Thursday December 10, 2020 1:39 am PST by
Apple is touting next week's launch of its Apple Watch electrocardiogram (ECG) feature in Taiwan, following the upcoming release of watchOS 7.2 and iOS 14.3. In a newsroom update on its regional Taiwanese website, Apple says the ECG app on Apple Watch Series 4 and subsequent models will be launched in Taiwan via iOS 14.3 and watchOS 7.2 from Tuesday, December 15, Taiwan time. The ECG...
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Apple Watch ECG Coming to South Korea With Imminent iOS 14.2 and watchOS 7.1 Updates [Update: Russia Also]

Sunday November 1, 2020 6:35 pm PST by
Apple today announced [Google Translate] that electrocardiogram (ECG) and irregular heart rhythm notification features will be coming to the Apple Watch in South Korea as part of the upcoming iOS 14.2 and watchOS 7.1 releases. While Apple hasn't confirmed a release date for the updates, it appears to be imminent based on today's press release and the fact that a "Release Candidate" version...
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Apple Watch ECG Feature Receives Final Medical Approval in Japan

Monday September 7, 2020 2:10 am PDT by
Apple's ECG app and irregular heart rhythm notifications on the Apple Watch Series 4 and 5 have received domestic approval and certification from Japan's medical authorities, indicating that both features should go live in the country very soon. The approval was confirmed by the Japanese Association for the Advancement of Medical Equipment (JAAME) on Friday, September 4, and subsequently...
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Apple Releases watchOS 5.3 With Walkie-Talkie Bug Fix, ECG Support for Canada and Singapore

Monday July 22, 2019 10:18 am PDT by
Apple today released watchOS 5.3, the seventh update to the watchOS 5 operating system that runs on modern Apple Watch models. watchOS 5.3 comes more than a month after the launch of watchOS 5.2.1, a minor update that expanded ECG availability. watchOS 5.3 can be downloaded for free through the dedicated Apple Watch app on the iPhone by going to General -> Software Update. To install the new...
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Apple Confirms ECG Functionality is Coming to Canada 'as Quickly as Possible'

Friday May 24, 2019 4:34 pm PDT by
Apple today told The Canadian Press that it is aiming to bring ECG functionality to Apple Watch Series 4 devices in Canada "as quickly as possible." The news comes after Health Canada this month approved the ECG app and irregular heart rhythm notifications on the Apple Watch Series 4, clearing the way for the features to be released in the country. Health Canada classified the Apple Watch ...
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Health Canada Gives Green Light to ECG App on Apple Watch

Tuesday May 21, 2019 5:32 am PDT by
Health Canada has cleared the ECG app and irregular heart rhythm notifications on the Apple Watch Series 4, suggesting that both features will make their much-anticipated debut in Canada in the near future. As spotted by the blog iPhone in Canada and confirmed by MacRumors, Health Canada issued active licenses for both features on May 16. The regulatory agency classifies the Apple Watch...
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iOS 12.2 Suggests ECG App May Be Coming to UK and Other European Countries With watchOS 5.2

Monday March 25, 2019 3:02 pm PDT by
After installing iOS 12.2, some Apple Watch Series 4 owners in the UK are seeing new ECG screens that suggest ECG functionality will expand to the Apple Watch in the country when watchOS 5.2 is released. MacRumors readers Sam and Chris have seen ECG setup screens in the Apple Watch and Health apps on the iPhone after installing iOS 12.2. The app is not, however, available on the Apple Watch in ...
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Tim Cook Tweets Story of User's Apple Watch Detecting Atrial Fibrillation

Wednesday January 16, 2019 3:03 am PST by
Apple CEO Tim Cook today shared a story on Twitter of an Apple Watch that alerted its user to atrial fibrillation, potentially saving their life in the process. Elissa Lombardo tweeted Cook with her husband's experience with Apple Watch that occurred just two days after he started wearing the device. The smartwatch's ECG feature detected the case of A-Fib during an elevated heart rate,...
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Changing Your Apple Watch or iPhone's Region Won't Enable ECG App Outside of United States

Thursday December 6, 2018 11:00 am PST by
Apple today released watchOS 5.1.2, which enables the ECG app on Apple Watch Series 4 models. However, as Apple made clear, the ECG app is currently only available in the United States and its territories of Puerto Rico, Guam, and the U.S. Virgin Islands, preventing it from being used internationally at this time. Many software features on Apple devices are initially limited to the United...
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Apple Releases watchOS 5.1.2 With ECG, New Infograph Complications and Walkie-Talkie Control Center Toggle

Thursday December 6, 2018 9:02 am PST by
Apple today released watchOS 5.1.2, the third update to the watchOS 5 operating system that runs on modern Apple Watch models. watchOS 5.1.2 comes one month after the release of watchOS 5.1.1, an update that introduced new emoji and color watch faces and addressed a bricking bug that had been introduced with watchOS 5.1. watchOS 5.1.2 can be downloaded for free through the dedicated Apple...
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Apple Watch Chief Jeff Williams Says ECG App is 'Huge Opportunity' to Empower People About Their Health

Thursday December 6, 2018 6:14 am PST by
Apple today announced that its ECG app will be available on the Apple Watch Series 4 today as part of watchOS 5.1.2. Alongside that news, TIME has published a new interview with Apple's CEO Tim Cook and COO Jeff Williams. The article begins with a story about 46-year-old Texas resident Kevin Foley, who was having trouble breathing normally during a movie. Fortunately, since he was wearing an ...
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Apple Says watchOS 5.1.2 Coming Today With ECG App Enabled on Apple Watch Series 4

Thursday December 6, 2018 3:55 am PST by
Apple has announced that watchOS 5.1.2 will be publicly released today and will enable the long-awaited ECG app on Apple Watch Series 4 models in the United States. The update will also enable irregular heart rhythm notifications on Apple Watch Series 1, Series 2, Series 3, and Series 4 models. watchOS 5.1.2 should be available through the Apple Watch app on a paired iPhone around 10:00 a.m. ...
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Apple Watch Will Have Extended 45-Day Refund Period Tied to Heart Health Features

Friday November 30, 2018 6:33 am PST by
While the Apple Watch typically has a 14-day return policy, Apple will honor refund requests related to upcoming heart health features for up to 45 days after purchase, according to an internal document distributed to Apple Stores and Apple Authorized Service Providers in the United States. The document, obtained by MacRumors, states that Apple Stores will refer these requests to Apple...
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watchOS 5.1.2 Will Enable ECG App on Apple Watch Series 4

Wednesday November 28, 2018 7:17 am PST by
ECG functionality will be enabled on the Apple Watch Series 4 in the publicly released version of watchOS 5.1.2, which is currently in beta testing, according to an internal Apple Store training document obtained by MacRumors. watchOS 5.1.2 will feature an Apple-designed ECG app that can indicate whether your heart rhythm shows signs of atrial fibrillation, a serious form of irregular heart...
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Apple Working With Health Canada to Bring Apple Watch Series 4's ECG Functionality to Canadian Market

Thursday September 20, 2018 6:21 am PDT by
Apple says it is working with Health Canada to bring the Apple Watch Series 4's all-new ECG functionality to the Canadian market, according to MobileSyrup's Patrick O'Rourke. No timeframe was specified. This likely means that Apple has submitted an application with Health Canada for clearance to sell the Apple Watch Series 4 with the ECG functionality enabled. Health Canada has similar...