Apple Releases watchOS 5.1.2 With ECG, New Infograph Complications and Walkie-Talkie Control Center Toggle

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    Apple today released watchOS 5.1.2, the third update to the watchOS 5 operating system that runs on modern Apple Watch models. watchOS 5.1.2 comes one month after the release of watchOS 5.1.1, an update that introduced new emoji and color watch faces and addressed a bricking bug that had been introduced with watchOS 5.1.

    watchOS 5.1.2 can be downloaded for free through the dedicated Apple Watch app on the iPhone by going to General --> Software Update. To install the new software, the Apple Watch needs to have at least 50 percent battery, it needs to be placed on a charger, and it needs to be in range of the iPhone.

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    watchOS 5.1.2 introduces the long-awaited ECG feature for Apple Watch Series 4 models in the United States. The ECG functionality works through electrodes built into the back of the Apple Watch Series 4 and the Digital Crown, allowing users to take a single-lead electrocardiogram with the wrist-worn device. An ECG measures the electrical activity of the heart and is often used to diagnose heart conditions.

    Alongside ECG functionality, watchOS 5.1.2 introduces a new feature that will let you know if the Apple Watch is detecting an abnormal heart rhythm that's indicative of atrial fibrillation, which can be a sign of a serious health problem. The ECG feature is limited to the Series 4, but the irregular heart rhythm notifications will be available on all Apple Watch models able to run watchOS 5 - that's Series 1 or newer.

    The watchOS 5.1.2 update also brings new complications for the Infograph watch faces on the Apple Watch Series 4. Complications that have been added include Mail, Messages, Home, Maps, Apple News, Find My Friends, Phone, and Remote, all of which can now be assigned to the available complication slots on the Infograph watch face.

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    With most of these complications, the icon is designed to provide quick access to opening up an app rather than relaying information like unread messages or emails.

    watchOS 5.1.2 also includes a new toggle in Control Center for turning the Walkie-Talkie feature on and off, which makes it a lot easier to disable Walkie-Talkie when it's not in use and turn it back on when it's needed.

    Apple's release notes:
    More details on the features introduced with the watchOS 5 update that came out in September can be found in our watchOS 5 roundup.

    Article Link: Apple Releases watchOS 5.1.2 With ECG, New Infograph Complications and Walkie-Talkie Control Center Toggle
     
  2. Braderunner, Dec 6, 2018
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    Downloading now! I'm first!
    Done, and, No bricking!
     
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    I guess we're finally gonna find out how many times this kid has had his heart broken. ;-)
     
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    I really want to download right now but am gunshy after 5.1.0.

    Edit:
    1. Successfully installed 5.1.2 on a Series 4. No bricking. The ECG was normal too. lol
    2. There is a new app on the Apple Watch that looks like a heart trace and you use that to do take the ECG. BUT you have to set it up on your iPhone first in the Health app.
    3. All kinds of warnings/disclaimers that it can't detect a heart attack, talk to your dr etc. on the setup screens.
    4. Voting out controlling, authoritarian politicians is one step to take to be able to use this outside the US. lol.
     
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    Returning my Series 4 because the update has not shown up yet... it is already 10:04 AM here... / s
     
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    Alright, we might as well go through the inevitable comments.

    *weary sigh*

    It’s not available for me yet either.

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    Nothing for me either.
     
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    Waiting to see if we have another watch OS upgrade debacle.

    That, and I have to wait until I get home because it still requires the watch to be charging at the time. So annoying.
     
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    Same here!
     
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    Can someone post the build number?
    Been running the 5.1.2 beta (16S5046a)
     
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    Too right!
     
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    Tag! You're it!

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  20. dmccombs macrumors regular

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    +1 I hate that you need that odd and expensive charger cable to do an update. But, if the update starts bricking watches, we will be happy we waited...
     
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    Rebooted. That took care of it.
     
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    US and US territories only
    Disappointed with you Apple.
     
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    Does it still not show the amount of messages you have in the new faces? I would check my self but I don’t have my charger at work to update my watch. :(
     

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