Apple has made the reading feature available.electrocardiograms (ECG) for Apple Watch Series 4 owners in 19 European countries and Hong Kong. Since December, only residents of the United States have had this opportunity. The ECG option outside the United States becomes available after updating the device to watchOS 5.2.
Owners of Apple Watch Series 4 will be able to enableECG reading function through the Health app on the iPhone. To remove a cardiogram, open the application on the clock and hold your index finger on the Digital Crown button for 30 seconds. Apple Watch records the user's readings and heart rate. The data is stored on the iPhone in the Health app. In the future, the creation of a report in PDF format is available for remote consultation with a doctor. The presence of such a function allows you to quickly respond and detect deviations. Apple, meanwhile, warns that such a function is not suitable for professional diagnostics and only signals health problems.
After installing the update watchOS 5.2 ECG function will be available in the following countries: Austria, Belgium, Denmark, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Guam, Hong Kong, Hungary, Ireland, Italy, Luxembourg, the Netherlands, Norway, Portugal, Puerto Rico, Romania, Spain, Sweden , Switzerland, UK and the Virgin Islands. Next in line are Russia and Ukraine, there is not much time to wait for innovation.
In addition to the ECG, in watchOS 5.2 added the function of tracking the pulse with a message with its sudden change, as well as Apple News + service, support for the latest version of AirPods and new dials for the Hermes smart watch version.