Apple is coming with an update for its Apple Watch that will be rolling out next week. The company is known for its smart features and best in the market performance. They are now making sure that they can take care of their user’s health in a better way. The update will come for Apple Watch Series 4 and bring in a new health improvement feature. The update is bringing in the electrocardiogram (ECG) monitor that will check the user’s heart rhythm regularly and look out for any abnormal beat.
Any abnormal beat could be taken as a sign of Atrial fibrillation (A Fib) which has a possibility of causing blood clots, stroke, heart failure, and other heart-related complications. Atrial fibrillation is not usually life-threatening, but it can become uncomfortable and will often require treatment to aid the discomfort caused. The user can easily track their heart rhythm and see changes is any. It even comes with a fall detector to alert emergency services when the user has fallen and can’t get up.
This update comes with the latest beta version of WatchOS 7.2 by Apple that is the latest version of the algorithm created for the timepiece’s ECG monitoring. It’s not the first time the company has been updating its ECG monitor since the launch of its Apple Watch Series 4 The version is named “HKAppleECGAlgorithmVersion.version2” where the HK stands for Health Kit. This is available on both iOS 14.3 and Mac Catalyst 14.3
WatchOS 7.2 and iOS 14.3 are hopefully moving from the beta version and launching hopefully on December 14th. The update is termed necessary for users that will use the Fitness+ workout service( soon to be launched) and their new AirPods Max over-ear headphone. The company has surely taken a step to save the lives of people and also give users an early warning of any heart-related abnormality. Other smartwatches that have EGC features in them are Samsung Galaxy Watch 3 Fitbit Sense, Withings Scan, Watch Withings Move ECG, Amazfit Smartwatch 2 to name a few.