As of today, the benefits that the Apple Watch Series 4 electrocardiogram has brought to users in the United States will also be available to users in a large part of Europe. Apple today announced the release of the new watchOS 5.2 update that includes, among other features, compatibility with the new AirPods, and an update of the ECG app. Thanks to it, the users of Hong Kong and of 19 European countries, among which Spain is included, will be able to use it.
Recently, the Californian company has achieved the CE or European Conformity certification for this novel function of the latest model of its smartwatch, which allows the use of the ECG in many countries of the European Economic Area. So, finally, we can take full advantage of the features of our watch. In addition, Movistar users are also in luck, because from next Friday 29 will be enabled the activation of the eSIM for the Apple Watch.
Returning to the electrocardiogram, and after having explained in the past the functioning of this characteristic of the watch, it is important that you remember some additional requirements for its use. To begin with, the user must be over 22 years old, otherwise, the ECG will not be available. In addition, both the linked phone and the watch must be updated to the latest software version, which in this case are iOS 12.2 and watchOS 5.2, respectively.
Along with this new function, the detection of irregular heart rate is also enabled, so that the Apple Watch will recommend the use of the ECG app in case of detection of possible atrial fibrillation. Of course, it is important that you always keep in mind that your watch can not provide a diagnosis, only recommendations. In case of doubt, always consult a doctor, since only they can help you correctly.