The Apple Watch ECG well being characteristic shall be made accessible to customers in South Korea, as Apple prepares to launch an up to date iOS 14.2 and watchOS 7.1
Following its regulatory approval in August 2020, the ECG or electrocardiogram characteristic of Apple Watch will now be launched in South Korea. It requires Apple Watch Sequence 4, or later, and in addition iOS 14.2 and watchOS 7.1, each of that are anticipated imminently.
“Apple Watch has helped numerous individuals around the globe, and we really feel humbled that Apple Watch has change into such an vital a part of our prospects’ lives,” stated Jeff Williams, Apple’s Chief Working Officer, in an Apple assertion. “With the launch of [this] characteristic, Apple Watch is taking the leap to the subsequent degree, permitting individuals to have extra data and extra energy about their well being.”
Because the Apple Watch’s ECG perform is a medical one, many nations require Apple to realize authorities approval earlier than it may be launched. In South Korea, the approval was granted by the Ministry of Meals and Drug Security, for instance, whereas within the US it got here from the Meals and Drug Administration.
Most not too long ago, Apple acquired regulatory approval for the characteristic in Japan.
Though the ECG characteristic requires up to date variations of iOS and watchOS, neither has but been launched, nor has Apple formally introduced them. Nonetheless, Apple has launched beta variations of iOS 14.2 to builders and the general public in the previous couple of days.