watchOS 5.1.2 will have an appointment tailor ECG can & # 39; indicates if your heart rhythm show signs of & # 39; Atrial fibrillation, a serious form of & # 39; irregular heart rhythm, or rhythm of normal sinus. Apple Watch Series 4 is capable of generating an electrocardiogram ECG similar to a & # 39; one lead, according to the FDA.
ECG and other cardiac data collected in applying Health on paired iPhone. The document & # 39; Apple sets a minimum requirement & # 39; iPhone 5s iOS 12.1.1 or later, which is currently in beta testing, or later.
To take a reading & # 39; ECG from the Apple Watch, users want to put your finger & # 39; Digital Crown on while wearing the watch. Reading completed in & # 39; 30 seconds, allowing users to determine if their hearts are occur b & # 39; regularly or if there are signs of & # 39; atrial fibrillation.
The document & # 39; & # 39 training; Apple states that the ECG application is regulated and available only in the regions approved for use. The application initially be limited to the US, where Apple has received FDA approval, but models & # 39; Apple Watch Series 4 sold worldwide include electric heart sensor for future expansion.
Employees & # 39; Apple Store are instructed to advise customers that ECG application is not intended to be a diagnostic device or to replace traditional methods & # 39; diagnosis, and "m & # 39; should be used to monitor or follow up of the disease state or change medication without first talking with & # 39; doctor," according to the document & # 39; Apple.
Apple promised that the ECG application will be available later this year, but it remains unclear when watchOS iOS 5.1.2 and 12.1.1 released. 5.1.2 watchOS been in beta testing since November 7, while iOS 12.1.1 has been in beta test by 31 & # 39; in October, as both software updates will be released relatively soon.
A separate document & # 39; & # 39 training; MacRumors suggests that Apple obtained from notifications of irregular heart rhythm will also be allowed in & # 39; settos 5.1.2 on Apple Watch Series 1 through & # 39; Apple Watch Series 4 models.
The ECG application will not be available on model & # 39; previous generation Apple Watch, including the originals of the 3 Series.