Apple Watch Series 4 ECG feature to be enabled in WatchOS 5.1.2 update

Apple Watch Series 4 ECG feature to be enabled in WatchOS 5.1.2 update

When the Apple Watch Series 4 was announced back in September, its electrocardiogram feature was touted as a central part of the new wearable. It was confirmed at the time that it would arrive at a later date through a future software feature. And from the look of things, this date could be near.

According to documents obtained by MacRumors, the Apple Watch Series 4’s ECG feature will be activated in the upcoming WatchOS 5.1.2 update. As previously announced, though, only US consumers will be able to take advantage of it. This is due to the strict regulations in place throughout international markets. Nevertheless, it’s worth noting that the iPhone giant is currently working with Canadian authorities in a bit to bring the feature to the market.

The WatchOS 5.1.2 update is currently in beta testing for developers. But at the moment, Apple is yet to confirm when the final version will roll out to users, so it’s unclear when exactly the ECG feature will be enabled. What is known, though, is that the wearable update will be accompanied by the iOS 12.1.1 update. This introduces FaceTime Live Photos, which allow you to take a photo of what is on your screen during a FaceTime video chat.

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9 Comments

1. RevolutionA

Posts: 397; Member since: Sep 30, 2017

Finally it's coming. Droids will be sad as no other watch can do this.

3. cmdacos

Posts: 4219; Member since: Nov 01, 2016

Granted it hasn't been released yet and was intended to come out this summer, the Cronovo android wear watch has been in Kickstarter for 2 years and demonstrated a working ecg monitor on the watch quite some time ago.

4. RevolutionA

Posts: 397; Member since: Sep 30, 2017

Random stuff always comes and goes. Apple is concrete on its ground and will be for thousands of centuries

8. cmdacos

Posts: 4219; Member since: Nov 01, 2016

Lmao...

5. rouyal

Posts: 1583; Member since: Jan 05, 2018

99% of kickstarter tech is A: vaporware, or B: a fly by night company that vanishes soon after release.

9. cmdacos

Posts: 4219; Member since: Nov 01, 2016

Not sure what your point is but this thing exists in pre-release form.

2. apple-rulz

Posts: 2122; Member since: Dec 27, 2016

The Apple Watch is really shaping up to be a great health and exercise smart watch.

6. rouyal

Posts: 1583; Member since: Jan 05, 2018

After Apples other products outshine the competition, the Apple Watch is like a spit to the face to other mobile companies when they are already down. Makes them look like complete amateurs.

7. fakenewzz

Posts: 133; Member since: Nov 15, 2018

Love the Apple Watch 4. Phones r meh.

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