An ECG test can often help in early detection of a variety of heart-related issues. Apple Watch Series 4 considered this need and introduced the possibility to allow users to conduct the test directly from their wrists. It’s the first wearable with a built-in ECG monitor which can be used as a medical device.
The latest Apple Watch Series 4 with this important feature will be soon available in the United States as it was approved by FDA. MacRumors has obtained an internal Apple Store training document and it is said that the ECG functionality will be enabled on the Apple Watch Series 4 in the update watchOS 5.1.2, which is currently in beta testing. That puts the release in line with Apple’s own schedule during the September Keynote. Now, to conduct the ECG test, users should place a finger on the digital crown while wearing the smartwatch. The reading will be completed in 30 seconds, allowing the users to check their heart rate patterns. It will also provide a PDF which can be taken to your doctor. Heart diseases like Atrial fibrillation or A-frib are hard to detect as people do not experience any kind of dreadful symptoms. In such cases, the Apple Watch Series 4 provides perfect guidance.
Another document received by MacRumors claims that the 5.1.2 watchOS update will also bring the heart arrhythmia feature to all Apple Watches excluding the original. In this particular case, the latest feature will let you know if your heart beats are too slow or too fast i.e., irregular. We will bring you more news once the release is official!