In the new software update Apple has released ECG app on new Apple Watch Series 4 smartwatch. The ECG app will monitor electrical patterns of your heart beat and inform you if there is issue, using sensors & digital crown on the watch. Apple has released new Health app with its WatchOS 5.1.2 so to get the app you have to download latest version and also make sure you are running on iOS 12.1.1 firmware version on your iPhone. It is very easy to setup ECG on the Apple Watch, you just have to follow some steps to use it.
To begin open the Health app on your iPhone. After the new software update you will see Health app on your iPhone. Open it and then first it will ask your permission to setup the ECG feature. Here, provide your birth date and read all its benefits and agree to install it. Once you complete all the steps in Health app, you will see ECG app on your Apple Watch Series 4. The ECG app icon will present in app grid so you can open it. To get the perfect results you have to first allow it to read your pulse.
For the accurate results, put your arm on your lap or on the desk and don’t move it for a while and give digital crown time to collect all the information. It is 30 seconds test and make sure watch is fit to your wrist so it collects all the data. Once the 30 second test completes, you will receive three results: inconclusive, Sinus Rhythm and Atrial fibrillation. After the test ECG app will notify you about all the results on your Apple Watch.
You can send your records to your doctor in the PDF format or save it for the later. You can see the chart of your heart rhythm from the app & also show it to your doctors. Note that don’t depend too much on this app, if you are not feeling better or need a checkup for health issue then directly visit your doctor. You can use ECG app in the US only. The other countries may get it soon in the next updates. If you have any questions then ask in the comments box below.