Apple Watch ECG receives approval in China: Report. China has authorized the electrocardiogram (ECG) function on the Apple Watch, which debuted with the Series 4 wearable.
The regulatory approval implies that Apple may begin rolling out the feature to customers in the nation through a software update at any moment now.
Meanwhile, 9To5Google stated that users using the second watchOS 8 developer beta in China may now test it.
Apple introduced the ECG function with the Apple Watch Series 4 in the autumn of 2018, with the capability being available in the United States in December 2018.
So, Apple Watch ECG has gradually expanded to new nations over the past several years. Australia and Vietnam receiving it with watchOS 7.4, according to the article.
Apple Watch Series 4 and subsequent ECGs may detect atrial fibrillation (Afib). And have been credit with saving lives in many instances in recent years.
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According to MacRumors, China’s National Medical Products Administration authorized the Apple Watch ECG this week.
Moreover, According to the report, this gives Apple the green light to deploy the functionality at any moment.
Notably, ECGs are functioning correctly for Apple Watch customers in China (via ITHome) who are using watchOS 8 beta 2.
So, It is unknown if Apple will deliver the feature to China this autumn or sooner.
Electrocardiograms are supported in watchOS through the Apple Watch’s dedicated ECG app.