Apple a couple of days ago introduced the fourth generation of its smart hours. The main innovation in the Apple Watch Series 4 was the function of removing the electrocardiogram. Moreover, according to the manufacturer, the whole process takes no more than 30 seconds, after which the result can be shown to your doctor. The measurement uses a heart rate sensor, electrodes that are built into the Digital Crown wheel and a special application.
The main hitch is that the claimed function, which caused public interest, will not work at the start of sales of the device. The reason is that an important application is played by a special application that simply does not have time to complete the sales of the watch, although the hardware is ready. So, the possibility of doing an ECG will be added later this year, and so far only speech about the US. Information on the availability of such a function in the novelty is not present on any of the sites of Apple outside the States. The thing is that the device requires special permission from the health authorities of each country. In the United States, such a certificate has been obtained from the FDA (Food and Drug Administration).
Will the ECG removal function work outside the US?
There is no information on whether the function of ECG removal will appear in other countries and when this may occur. But it is reported that in Cupertino are working to ensure that Apple Watch Series 4 could fully function in other markets, although the process of obtaining certificates is quite a time consuming and long.