A day after the release of iOS 12.1.1, the Apple Watch received its last major software update of 2018 with watchOS 5.1.2. The anticipated update includes the ECG app that Apple demonstrated on stage in September for performing single-lead-style Electrocardiograms. In this hands-on video walkthrough, we take the ECG app for a test drive, and briefly discuss the other new changes and features that arrive alongside watchOS 5.1.2.

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watchOS 5.1.2 changes and features

  • New ECG app (US-only) for watchOS Series 4
  • Take a single-lead-style electrocardiogram
  • Indicates atrial fibrillation irregular heart beat or regular sinus rhythm
  • Save ECG waveform to the health app and share with PDF
  • Apple Watch can now alert you if it detect a heart rhythm that appears to be afib
  • Enables direct access to supported movie tickets, coupons and reward card in wallet when tapped to a contactless reader
  • Receive notifications and animated celebrations when you achieve daily maximum points in a day during an Activity competition
  • New Infograph watch face complications for Mail, Maps, Messages, Find My Friends, Home, News, Phone, and Remote
  • Manage your Walkie-Talkie availability via Control Center

Video walkthrough

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Have you updated your Apple Watch to watchOS 5.1.2? If so, and you own a series 4, what are your thoughts on the new ECG features?

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