Apple Watch’s ECG app likely to arrive in Canada very soon


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Apple Watch's ECG has been a real life-saver.
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The revolutionary ECG app for the Apple Watch Series 4 looks like it could arrive in Canada in the near future. According to the Health Canada database, Apple licenses for ECG and irregular heart rate rhythm notifications were approved on May 16.

That suggests that it won’t be too much longer before Apple rolls out this feature in the country.

At present, the ECG heart rate reading tech is available in the U.S., Hong Kong, and 19 European countries. These include France, Germany, Italy, Spain, the United Kingdom, and more. The feature has proven to be a massive game changer and has already been credited with saving lives.

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The latest filing.
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Apple Watch’s ECG tech

ECG functionality is made possible using electrodes in the Apple Watch’s back and Digital Crown. To use it, all a user needs to do is to place their fingertip on the Digital Crown. This then completes a circuit, allowing the Apple Watch to read their heart’s rhythm in just 30 seconds.

The iPhoneinCanada blog, which first reported this latest news, suggests that ECG functionality will roll out in Canada when the next watchOS update is released. That probably means some time in June or July.

Have you gotten a chance to check out this Apple Watch feature for yourself? What do you think of it? Let us know in the comments below.