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    Apple Watch EKG feature is coming to more countries

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    Apple teases the Apple Watch electrocardiogram (EKG) feature in last year Apple Event. Apple promises this feature will be really helpful for the consumers and doctors. This feature was officially launched in the US in December last year. This feature was part of the Apple Watch Series 4. Now, Apple is rolling out the EKG feature to the region outside of the US. This feature will be part of the watchOS 5.2 update. At the moment, Apple is rolling out this feature to 19 countries which include European countries and Hong Kong.

    If you want to enable this feature you have to own the Apple Watch Series 4 first before enabling the EKG reading feature. To enable this feature you can use your Health app on your iPhone. Taking the EKF reading is very simple. You just have to open the EKG app on your Apple Watch Series 4 and then place your index finger on the crown of the watch. What it does is, it records the EKG and your heart beat stores inside the Health app. Then you can send the PDF report to your doctor for further details on your health.

    watchOS 5.2 Update

    As part of the 5.2 watchOS update, Apple includes the new Hermès watch faces. Apple team also fixes a few bugs and patch the security update. This update is available to worldwide. However to make use of the EKG feature you have to be in the following countries only.

    • Austria
    • Belgium
    • Denmark
    • Finland
    • France
    • Germany
    • Greece
    • Guam
    • Hong Kong
    • Hungary
    • Ireland
    • Italy
    • Luxembourg
    • Netherlands
    • Norway
    • Norway
    • Portugal
    • Puerto Rico
    • Romania
    • Spain
    • Sweden
    • Switzerland
    • UK
    • US
    • US Virgin Islands

    In conclusion, in order to use the EKG feature you have to be in the following countries above. However you can update your Apple Watch right away by heading to your Apple Watch app in you iPhone. At this moment, Malaysia is not part of the list to use the EKG feature. We might have to wait longer for Apple to roll out this feature to Malaysia.

    Raaj Lokanathan
    Raaj Lokanathan
    A software engineer as a profession. A tech blogger as a passion.

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