Apple enables electrocardiogram on Watch Series 4 with watchOS 5.1.2

06 December 2018
The Apple Watch Series 1 through 4 are also getting an irregular heart rate feature.

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BiyoBiyo JunJun, 10 Dec 2018u should buy android watch ... their battery will last long... more10 days is also weak.
Regular watches does most of the tricks and works perfectly.
No need to be a David Hasselhoff from Knightrider series :-)

CptPower, 08 Dec 2018Does they have 1 or more year battery liufe like regular wa... moreu should buy android watch ... their battery will last long ... u need to charge it every 10 years ... full charge only takes 30 miniutes only ... try it ...

Does they have 1 or more year battery liufe like regular watches??
No then i am not interested,

  • Anonymous

Nothing can be as useless as an electrocardiogram on a watch. Heart health is never monitored using an EKG/ECG alone more so one that is incomplete with minimal electrodes on a watch. Apple is somehow feeding on the fear of the medically ignorant population making them wrongly think that having a watered down EKG on a watch is somehow like a cardiologist monitoring your heart health and therefore minimizing the risks by an 'early warning' of an impending heart problem / heart attack.

It won't be long before Apple sponsored testimonials like 'How the Apple Watch saved my life' become Apple's sales marketing pitch for the Apple watch series 4. Now that seriously does more harm than good to MAJORITY of the population who will use it as an early warning device for heart problems as substitute for a regular annual physical exam or a visit to their cardiologist. The only people who actually benefit from the EKG on the Apple watch are those already diagnosed by their cardiologist to have atrial fibrillation and an EKG on a watch in those cases are more of SUPPLEMENTAL to the regular cardiologist visit rather than a SUBSTITUTE to a cardiologist visit which is what people are likely to be using it for. Long story short: it's seriously more harm than good to MAJORITY of the population who use it as a preventive/false assurance for hetter heart health.

  • 123

Anonymous, 07 Dec 2018Don't blame the US or it's people. Blame your government fo... moreNoting to do with the ECG functionality. It is locked by Apple. The ECG infornation from the watch sholud be approved the government to be analysed by doctors. This is something different from having the ECG for your information and using is officially by hospitals

  • Anonymous

It's a Farce, ECG reading can never be accurate nor reliable on this watch! Why not rest of population in world not vulnerable to heart attack than Americans! We have paid and contributed to billion dollar company Apple Too!

  • Anonymous

123, 07 Dec 2018The ECG is optional only for USA because only there peaople... moreDon't blame the US or it's people. Blame your government for making the approval process slow.

"Meanwhile it could be years before the ECG functionality of the Apple Watch makes it outside of the US."
Good I read this! I was considering buying the watch because of the ECG feature. Now I will hold off the purchase for years.

  • 123

The ECG is optional only for USA because only there peaople are living. The rest of the world we are animals :) If Apple is so concerned about the human’s health why it is enabled only in US? Are they Gods or what ?

Heart rate.. Yes
ECG no way..

Anonymous, 06 Dec 2018Why isn't this already on a Andriod watch..First of all android watches are straggling for a long time same as OS.
Other thing is that even for apple this feature took a long time just for US market. Who knows how many years it could take to get approvals in other countries.

  • DK_ICEMAN

Anonymous, 06 Dec 2018Why isn't this already on a Andriod watch..Because android watches are crap....

  • Anonymous

Anonymous, 06 Dec 2018Why isn't this already on a Andriod watch..Because an electrocardiogram alone on a watch doesn't make sense! It gives the user FALSE hopes and false assurances and could seriously do more harm than good!

Visiting your doctor annually for a comprehensive annual physical exam with complete blood tests including fasting blood sugar, lipid panel (HDL, LDL, triglycerides, etc.), a 2D echo, treadmill stress test, REAL EKG/ECG, a blood pressure and stethoscope exam will do more for heart health and will cost a lot less than an obscenely priced Apple Watch series 4 that gets replaced annually.

  • Anonymous

Why isn't this already on a Andriod watch..

  • artkicz

so, if I change my localization to US will I be able to use electrocardiogram on Watch Series 4?

This thing would be firing non-stop for me. My heart skips beats at certain times