Apple pushed out a big software update to Apple Watch wearers today that expands ECG functionality on the Series 4 and Series 5 to users in Chile, Turkey and New Zealand.
watchOS 6.2 was released to the public today alongside iOS 13.4, iPadOS 13.4 and macOS Catalina 10.15.4. The new watchOS update also adds a couple of new features, including the ability to make in-app purchases for Apple Watch apps.
Apple Watch owners can download watchOS 6.2 via the Apple Watch app on iPhone. To install it, go to General >> Software Update and tap update. Your watch must have 50% battery and be placed on a charger during the installation process.
watchOS 6.2 is a fairly minor update compared to iOS 13.4. Along with the new in-app purchases option and ECG support, watchOS 6.2 brings a number of bug fixes to Apple Watch.
Beta builds of watchOS 6.2 had references to an upcoming feature called “CarKey” that wasn’t included in the final build. CarKey will supposedly let Apple Watch and iPhone users unlock vehicles with NFC. This will likely be Apple’s last major update for watchOS until the company unveils watchOS 7 during its Worldwide Developers Conference in June.
Here are Apple’s full release notes for watchOS 6.2:
watchOS 6.2 includes new features, improvements, and bug fixes:
– Introduces in-app purchases for Apple Watch apps
– Fixes an issue where music playback could pause when switching from Wi-Fi to Bluetooth connectivity
– ECG app on Apple Watch Series 4 or later now available in Chile, New Zealand, and Turkey
– Irregular heart rhythm notifications now available in Chile, New Zealand, and Turkey
Some features may not be available for all countries or all areas, for more information visit: https://www.apple.com/watchos/feature-availability/