The latest update of the watchOS 5.1.2 allows the Apple smart clock to perform an electrocardiogram analysis. It should be noted that this functionality does not replace a doctor, but it does allow to detect or diagnose a potential disadvantage of health.
A proof of this is watchOS 5.1.2, a software update that is available from Thursday and that activates in the Apple Watch Series 4 the electrocardiogram (ECG) function.
The update, recently published comes to all watches compatible with watchOS 5, but the ECG only works on the latest watch from Apple, as it is the only one with the Digital Crown that serves as a sensor for the electrocardiogram.
The Apple watch Series 4 with watches 5.1.2 can do two types of analysis: the first is through the ECG app that will constantly analyze the user’s pulse; If you have more than five abnormal results, the app will suggest visiting a cardiologist. The electrocardiogram, integrated into the digital crown, allows the user to place his finger on the digital crown for an analysis that locates regular or irregular heartbeats.
Apple says the electrocardiogram in the Apple Watch can detect atrial fibrillation, one of the most common types of cardiac arrhythmia.
The MacRumors site obtained an Apple document that was distributed to employees of the company’s stores to inform users to purchase an Apple Watch S4 or to have doubts about the electrocardiogram functions that the new clock tool should not be used as a monitor to predict a disease or change medications before consulting a doctor.
Watches 5.1.2 can now be downloaded from the IPhone to which it is linked and previously updated to IOS 12.1.1. The Apple Watch to be updated must have the 50 percent battery and must be placed on its charging base to perform the upgrade.