You can finally use the Apple Watch Series 4 ECG tracker in the UK :
The ECG App has been available in the US since December 2018, and today Apple have pushed out the App to the UK and Europe – woop woop!
Now, as a result of Apple gaining a CE mark for the ECG app and irregular rhythm notifications, a certificate applied to products intended for sale in the European Economic Area, UK users should be able to do the same. It also marks the latest move in the technology company’s increasing interest in health apps and data. As you can now find quality heart rate sensors in a vast array of wearables, the inclusion of a proper ECG is a key differentiator for Apple’s smartwatch, though even here others are offering now similar tech (most recently Withings’s Move entered the ECG space, for example).
This really is amazing news for UK Apple Watch wearers and leaves me in a horrible position! I was just about to pull the plug on a pair of AirPods – but now I totally want to upgrade from my Series 2 Apple Watch.
It’ll probably have to be the latter! Cue a trip to the Apple Store tomorrow!
The good news for early adopters of the wearable is that the watchOS update will also allow those with older generation Apple Watches not sporting the new sensors to identify signs of atrial fibrillation (AFib), a condition identified by a rapid or irregular heartbeat that can lead to heart complications. The feature is available in 19 European countries, including France, Germany, Italy and Spain, as well as here in the UK.
Go to the Watch App on your iPhone to get the update now. Like right now!
Check out the Apple Watch Series 4 here : https://www.apple.com/uk/apple-watch-series-4/health/