Does a Canadian purchased Apple Watch 4 have ECG circuitry??

Discussion in 'Apple Watch' started by TimJohn, Dec 9, 2018.

  1. TimJohn macrumors newbie

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    Hello All,

    With all this hype of the ECG, I was wondering if the ECG for my Canadian Apple Watch will ever work. Did Apple hardwire each watch with this feature but not release their software to us? I guess if this is the case (no circuitry for ECG function), then this is really nasty since it was hyped with this feature so that would once approval was given by Health Canada then they would release the functioning apps.

    I read that only US models work and this was because of the hardware.

    Timothy
     
  2. Knight3 macrumors regular

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    The hardware is the same regardless of where it’s purchased. The feature is limited by software. The serial numbers of the watches sold in the U.S. are used to activate the ECG.
    It’ll be activated as they get the government approvals in other countries.
     
  3. TimJohn thread starter macrumors newbie

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