Electrocardiogram App and Irregular Heart Rhythm Notifications Available Today

watchOS 5.1.2 is Available Today, Brings ECG and Irregular Heartbeat Detection

watchOS 5.1.2 is Available Today, Brings ECG and Irregular Heartbeat Detection

Not anymore. Apple just released its watchOS 5.1.2 update, which adds the highly anticipated ECG app. The company also claimed that Apple Watch is the first device to get FDA clearance for OTC ECG features.

The health monitoring feature has now only been approved by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) in the USA, but it appears there is a way to access the ECG feature outside of the U.S., too.

As helpful as these features are, Apple has made it clear that they are in no way, replacements for actual medical personnel.

Wear your Watch 4 with a snug fit on the wrist you've specified in the Apple Watch app (you can find or change this in the Apple Watch app; tap the My Watch tab, then head to General Watch Orientation). We won't be getting it in Australia.

"The ECG app on Apple Watch Series 4 captures heart rhythm in a moment when customers experience symptoms like a rapid or skipped heartbeat and helping to provide critical data to physicians", the Apple announcement notes.

Apple on Thursday released its ECG app for the Apple Watch Series 4 via a software update.

watchOS 5.1.2 is Available Today, Brings ECG and Irregular Heartbeat Detection

Allows you to take an electrocardiogram similar to a single-lead electrocardiogram.

Just take your results with a mild dose of healthy scepticism. Even if the watch does detect a problem with the heart rhythm, the final call have to be taken by a doctor after regular tests have been carried.

Apple Watch Series 4 radically advanced the product line by reducing bezels, delivering a display that is over 30 percent larger than its predecessor.

The ECG app's ability to accurately classify an ECG recording into AFib and sinus rhythm was validated in a clinical trial of around 600 participants.

With that out of the way, you can download the latest update for all compatible watches over the air. If you don't see the update right away, it might take a hot second for the rollout to reach you-I haven't gotten it yet despite multiple refreshes.

The Apple Watch Series 4 stood out among previous models and competing smartwatches, thanks to the new ECG features and the new fall-detection feature.

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