Apple has everything ready to launch the electrocardiogram function (ECG) in the new Apple Watch Series 4, according to the MacRumors. In this case, it is something that was officially announced by Apple, but we did not have a clear idea of the moment or the version that would add the function and apparently it will come in watchOS 5.1.2.
The good thing about this is that the watchOS 5.1.2 version already has fairly advanced beta versions and it seems that finally the ECG launch deadlines will be met before the end of the year as announced in the keynote of the Apple Watch presentation.
This feature is restricted for the users of the new Apple Watch Series 4 and for now it will only be launched in the United States officially, but it would not take too long to reach the rest of the countries. On the other hand some rumors and news that we have seen a few days ago explaining that simply with the change of region in the clock we could use it anywhere since it is a hardware component and this cannot be physically limited.
The lack of certifications is what limits the launch of this functionality globally, in the case of the United States Cupertino boys have received approval from the FDA, and therefore simply had to update the software and go. This is what seems to be about to happen and is that the new functionality will be available with the next version of the Apple Watch. On the other hand, the same document to which MacRumors has had access warns of the arrival of irregular heart rate notifications in watchOS 5.1.2 for the Series 1 models.
Hopefully, the new version 5.1.2 release does not take long since it’s been in beta since November 7, with the official version will see if this ECG measurement really works in all countries with the simple change of region in the clock.