Apple Watch’s ECG feature could soon launch for customers in South Korea.
Heart rate sensor
Recent government filings indicate that the useful ECG feature found on the Apple Watch Series 4 and newer could launch in Japan and Brazil next.
Apple today brought ECG functionality and irregular heart rate notifications to additional markets after debuting these health-focused capabilities in the United States last October.
If you own an Apple Watch Series 1 or later, the enhanced heart rate features and corresponding notifications can help keep you abreast of possible issues. Once such feature is the Irregular Rhythm Notification which can help detect patterns possibly associated with atrial fibrillation (AFib).
Wondering what exactly this feature is and what it can do? Here’s how to use the Irregular Rhythm Notifications on Apple Watch.
All Apple Watch models feature an optical heart sensor but Series 4 adds an additional electrical sensor for taking electrocardiograms on the go with Apple's ECG app. Did you know you can use this sensor to improve your regular heart rate readings, no matter where you live?
Apple today released the watchOS 5.1.2 software for all Apple Watch models, sans Series 0. As we indicated earlier, the update has brought a new on-demand ECG feature to Series 4 models.
Apple's ECG app that will permit Series 4 watch wearers to take an electrocardiograph reading on the go will release publicly as part of the watchOS 5.1.2 software update.
Your Apple Watch helps you look after your heart. The wearable can ping you when your heart frequency has exceeded or fallen below a specified threshold. An earlier tutorial explained how enabling alerts for when your heart rate is above a chosen beats per minute (BPM) threshold can potentially save lives. In this step-by-step tutorial, you're going to learn how to toggle on low heart rate notifications that can help protect the health of your cardiovascular system.
Sleep Cycle is bringing snore prevention and haptic wake up features to your wrist.
Apple could redefine how we track health on our watches by building an advanced electrocardiogram (EKG) sensor into future versions of Apple Watch, potentially bringing clinical-grade tech to the wrist that would help monitor users' heart rates for irregularities.
Following the announcement earlier this year, Apple on Thursday released the new Heart Study app on App Store. This joint medical research study between Apple and Stanford Medicine aims to detect irregular heart rhythms in participants, said to the company.
In a collaboration between the University of California San Fransisco and the developers of health startup Cardiogram, a new study was presented Monday detailing the ways Apple Watch is capable of detecting sleep apnea, as well as hypertension.