A few months ago, we were telling you about the Apple Watch Series 4’s ability to perform electrocardiograms (ECG), with Apple promising to deliver the feature by the end of the year.
The company kept true to its promise because the newly released watchOS 5.1.2 update brings the much-talked about ECG app.
Now, in order to perform an ECG all you have to do is open the app on the Series 4 and hold your finger pressed to the digital crown for about 30 seconds. Every reading will be classified in three ways: atrial fibrillation, sinus rhythm or inconclusive and the results will be uploaded to the Health app and they can be exported to PDF format so the users can share it with their doctors.
While Apple did receive FDA approval for the Series 4 app, you will still have to take the results with a grain of salt – after all, we cannot put the watch against medical devices specifically built for ECG. Nonetheless, there’s almost no chance the app will cause any harm – on the contrary.
If you want to get a hold of the update, you’ll have to go to the Watch app on your phone and then to General. From there, you should be able to see it in the Software Update menu.
Don’t worry if you don’t find it, the update is still rolling out, so be a little patient.