Apple Watch’s ECG Feature Comes to Europe and Hong Kong

Apple is expanding the Apple Watch Series 4’s ECG feature to more countries today. The company just released watchOS 5.2 to Apple Watch owners, expanding support for ECG to more countries.

Apple Watch Series 4’s electrocardiogram reading feature is coming to Europe and Hong Kong with the latest update, making the feature available in a total of 24 regions. With today’s update, the ECG feature is available to Watch Series 4 owners in Austria, Belgium, Denmark, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Guam, Hong Kong, Hungary, Ireland, Italy, Luxembourg, Netherlands, Norway, Portugal, Puerto Rico, Romania, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, UK, US and US Virgin Islands.

Apple says the ECG feature on Watch Series 4 is now CE marked and cleared in the European Economic Area. “We’ve seen the ECG App and irregular rhythm notifications on Apple Watch have meaningful impact on our customers across the United States” said Jeff Williams, Apple’s chief operating officer. “We are excited to bring these features to customers in Europe and Hong Kong, giving them access to empowering information about their heart health.”

The new feature can be enabled through the Health app on your iPhone and you can take an EKG through the EKG app on your Watch, but do keep in mind that you will need an iPhone running the latest iOS 12.2 update as well.

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  • provision l-3

    27 March, 2019 - 10:13 pm

    <p>I like the irregular heartbeat function. There is a very specific circumstance in which I was pretty sure my heart was racing momentarily but the problem is that in that situation I am slow to notice, it races and then quickly stops and it is a situation where people can be prone to errrr. paranoia. Anyway, when the feature was added I was able to actually confirm it was happening vs. just being paranoid. </p>

  • m_p_w_84

    29 March, 2019 - 7:37 am

    <p>Just tried it in the UK. For the first, and probably last time.</p>

  • hoomgar

    29 March, 2019 - 12:50 pm

    <p>I cannot imagine a real life scenario under which I could ever make any use at all of a smart watch.&nbsp; That coupled with the fact that I do not like rings on my fingers or bands on my wrists makes this a skip-it product for me.&nbsp; Not just Apple, anyone's band.&nbsp; I'm glad to see that some like it I guess?</p><p><br></p>


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