Apple Releases watchOS 5.3 With Walkie-Talkie Bug Fix, ECG Support for Canada and Singapore

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  1. amssullivan28 macrumors newbie

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    Happy to see Singapore get approval for the ECG app-here’s hoping more Asian countries medical regulators will approve the ECG functions on the Apple Watch.

    Not much happening in Australia in regards to approval with our TGA authority.
     
  2. Pockets81 macrumors newbie

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    Anybody able to get walkie talkie to work? I’ve tried both watches updated we can both send invites to each other but neither of us actually get the invite from the other...
     
  3. GregJohn macrumors regular

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    Much like most years, there’s always a feature, or major security fix that releases and those of us on beta just have to wait until Apple releases the next one, which is highly unlikely to be this week
     
  4. Mactendo macrumors 68000

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    Is there any way to enable ECG outside of supported regions?
     
  5. insomniac86 macrumors regular

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    Australia is so slow with this kinda thing.
     
  6. vipey macrumors newbie

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    Could you share what changed that enabled you to 'find it'?
     
  7. jeflam macrumors newbie

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    Its a question of the nanny state and a strong GP lobby.
     
  8. SoGood macrumors 6502

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    Can't believe they still haven't brought the ECG feature up for Australia despite having the functionality in the advertising.
     
  9. amssullivan28 macrumors newbie

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    Yeah, and even Apple customer support could not disclose if Apple Australia has applied to the Therapeutic Goods Administration for ECG app approval or are in discussions with them when I called Apple support via phone.
     
  10. paulyras macrumors 6502

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    I’m thrilled to see it in Singapore too (though I can’t seem to get the new version to DL on ios13 beta.

    As for Australian TGA, it’s not that different than HSA in Singapore. Having been peripherally involved in filings in the past, it’s generally very streamlined process once FDA, Health Canada and CE-IVD are all approved. I’d expect within a month or two most likely...
     
  11. BustaPasha macrumors newbie

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    Just as an FYI, your iPhone must be running 12.4 or later for the ECG app to working. 12.3 will work for previous countries, but for Canada, not sure about Singapore, your phone must be running 12.4

    I was on 12.3.1, my health app never prompted me to setup the ECG, until I updated to 12.4
     
  12. Arthur Czokalski macrumors newbie

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    Not in Australia. Seems like we’re treated like the ugly sister by Apple at the moment. Would really like Apple to submit an application to the TGA going by this reply from the licensing authority:

    Heart monitoring functions such as those in an Apple Watch meets the definition of a medical device, therefore needs to be included in the Australian Register of Therapeutic Goods (ARTG) before it can be legally supplied in Australia. The Apple Watch is not currently included in the ARTG.

    It is the responsibility of Apple to submit an application to the TGA to include its watch in the ARTG. The TGA undertakes assessment of a device on receipt of an application.

    The TGA will review an application for marketing authorisation (inclusion in the Australia Register of Therapeutic Goods) and possibly approve such an application once one has been made in relation to the product."
     
  13. paulyras macrumors 6502

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    And even with b5 of iOS 13, no joy. Beta4 didn’t recognise Sg as a place where the ecg is allowed. B5 does, but won’t actually install the app on the watch. It tells you to install, but when you hit the button the update ends instantly with no update.
     
  14. ken604 macrumors newbie

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    Not working for me either on iOS 13 Beta 5, Watch latest 5.3 Beta. I"m in Canada
    Health app asks me if to "Set up ECG app" on watch but then when i launch health on watch tells me to open Health app on phone haha
     
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  16. cdarlington1 macrumors regular

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    My issue is I have Apple Watch 5.3 with the ecg app. Updated to new iOS 13 pub beta. Launch health app, hit ECG and it says “you need to install ecg app on watch” but it’s already installed. I hit install and nothing happens.
     
  17. Raymond Blinn macrumors newbie

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    I showed some of my ECG data to my cardiologist. He was impressed. Said it was very close to the EKG I had just had done in his office.
     

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