Any news on ECG app outside USA?


Rod1949

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I’ve heard nothing, changing regions doesn’t work. Apple has now setup 2 or more versions of the latest update, my Canadian 5.1.3 doesn’t enable the ECG feature. Tim Cook really sold us on the idea but then didn’t follow through, very disappointing
 

tl01

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I’ve heard nothing, changing regions doesn’t work. Apple has now setup 2 or more versions of the latest update, my Canadian 5.1.3 doesn’t enable the ECG feature. Tim Cook really sold us on the idea but then didn’t follow through, very disappointing
I thought it was pretty clear it would be only in the US. I get the feeling that getting ECG approved in each country is not an easy or quick process. What made you think or would be in Canada by now?
 
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oeagleo

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I think it's a simple "They have one, now I want one, why can't I have it" syndrome. If having an ECG is so important to these people, why don't they simply buy an AliveCor from Amazon for $100, and sell the Apple Watch? Easy solution if that's so important.

https://www.amazon.com/Alivecor®-KardiaMobile-Wireless-Detection-Smartphones/dp/B01A4W8AUK/ref=sr_1_1_a_it?ie=UTF8&qid=1549215589&sr=8-1-spons&keywords=ekg+monitor&psc=1

Yes, I do have the ECG function on my US watch, and aside from the "Hey, look what my watch can do", factor, after about 3 times, it was simply boring, and not really something that I would say I "need". Just my opinion, and of course, everyone else's mileage may vary
 

jaybar

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Also keep in mind that the diagnostic value of the ECG is very limited. It is equivalent to a single lead. According to my cardiologist it is mainly of value for those who have Afib.