Apple releases watchOS 5.1.2 with ECG app support


watchOS 5.1.2 comes 1 month after the release of watchOS 5.1.1 which included 70+ new emoji and colour watch faces. It also addressed a bricking bug that had been introduced with watchOS 5.1. 

The new update includes support for the ECG app which uses electrodes on the back and the digital crown to take an electrocardiogram. The feature is limited to the Apple Watch 4 and is currently only available in the US.

This update includes new features, improvements and bug fixes: 

– New ECG app on Apple Watch Series 4 (US and US territories only) 
* Allows you to take an electrocardiogram similar to a single-lead electrocardiogram 
* Can indicate whether your heart rhythm shows signs of atrial fibrillation—a serious form of irregular heart rhythm—or sinus rhythm, which means your heart is beating in a normal pattern 
* Saves ECG waveform, classification and any noted symptoms in a PDF on the Health app on iPhone to share with your doctor 

– Adds the ability to receive an alert if an irregular heart rhythm that appears to be atrial fibrillation is detected (US and US territories only) 

– Enables direct access to supported movie tickets, coupons, and rewards cards in Wallet when tapped to a contactless reader 

– Receive notifications and animated celebrations when you achieve daily maximum points in a day during an Activity competition 

– New Infograph complications for Mail, Maps, Messages, Find My Friends, Home, News, Phone, Remote 

– Manage your availability for Walkie-Talkie from Control Center

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