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How to share ECG results with your doctor
watchOS 5.1.2 includes the much-anticipated ECG app for Apple Watch. With it, you’re able to take an electrocardiogram and send it to your doctor. This is especially crucial if the ECG results show that you may potentially have atrial fibrillation. Follow along to learn how to share ECG results with your doctor.
PSA: ECG and irregular heart rate notifications not available for users under 22
watchOS 5.1.2 for the Apple Watch is rolling out today, some younger users may be in for a rude awakening. We have confirmed that there is indeed an age restriction when setting up both ECG and irregular heart rate notifications.
watchOS 5.1.2 for Apple Watch is now available. For Apple Watch Series 4 customers, the update unlocks the promised ECG app that captures a live electrocardiogram using the Apple Watch heart rate sensor and Digital Crown. The new watchOS update also includes new Apple app complication options on the new Infograph and Infograph Modular watch faces and more.
Apple Watch Series 4 is getting the hotly anticipated ECG feature today. The ECG app will appear for customers using Apple Watch in the United States, after updating to watchOS 5.1.2 (releasing later today). The 5.1.2 update will also include irregular heart rate notifications for Apple Watch Series 1 through Series 4.
To take an ECG, users simply place their finger on the digital crown and wait for 30 seconds whilst the Watch scans the electrical impulses in your finger.
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