Apple Watch Series 4 ECG Feature Could Be Used Outside The U.S.

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At the last keynote, the ECG feature of the new Apple Watch was presented in detail, and there was widespread approval for the fact that the Apple Watch Series 4 complies with the FDA’s Food and Drug Administration (FDA) goes. However, the corresponding app and function is not yet active but should appear later this year.

And the ECG app and arrhythmia messages can only be used by US users. However, 9to5Mac has now found out that you can also use the ECG function also in the US – with a little trick.


That the Apple Watch ECG limitation is software-based is already a good sign, since software limitations are inherently easier to bypass when compared to hardware ones. By being based on the region, users will be able to get access to the feature by changing the region on their iPhone and Apple Watch, similar to how other features such as Apple News can be enabled on unsupported countries.

In Settings> General> Language & Region you can also select the “United States” under Region. The same goes for the Apple Watch itself. After the conversion, you should be able to use the ECG function.

The iPhone language is set separately, but it sets the time, the date and other units. It should be noted, however, that this trick was tried with a pre-release version – Apple could still make changes to prevent this software trick.

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