ECG time line?

Discussion in 'Apple Watch' started by chiefs1968, Oct 2, 2018.

  1. chiefs1968 macrumors regular

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    I had the series 3 SS for a year and now got the series 4 SS several days after launch and what sold me to the series 4 was the implementation of ECG on the the series 4. My question is if anyone has any inclination as to when we can see this software on to our watches. Just getting a little impatient.
     
  2. Mabus51 macrumors 65816

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    Will be live in the .1 release. Really no different than the music streaming service for the S3. With going by the S3 release I’d guess mid to late Oct.
     
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  4. Scott G. macrumors regular

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    Going by the AirPower Mat they announced a year ago, it probably won't come for another year..
     
  5. chiefs1968 thread starter macrumors regular

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    If that is the case I can safely say Apple will be in big trouble because like myself along with many others that was the big selling point for the series 4. Other than a slightly bigger screen and faster processor and $100.00 more ($649 to $749.00).....I smell law suits coming.....
     
  6. edhchoe macrumors 6502a

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    Nevertheless, the conductive metallic crown face looks cool. Wouldn't you agree?
     

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  7. Foxboxes macrumors newbie

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    To be fair, Apple stated it’ll be available sometime later in the year, since the initial announcement. Just about any review or deeper look into the Series 4 watches relays the same info.

    IMO, a month or two is worth the wait if it means the final product is as intuitive and accurate as they can make it for the end user.
     
  8. edhchoe macrumors 6502a

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    FDA may not approve it if it deems Apple Watch's ECG not accurate enough.
     
  9. Foxboxes macrumors newbie

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    According to Apple, the ECG functionality has already been granted clearance by the FDA, at least since the event. The actual reason for the delayed rollout? No clue - though it could be possible apple had finally gotten clearance close enough to the announcement to ship the S4 watches with the feature, but did not yet have the software end completely ready for consumer use. That is purely speculation, and I may be wrong.
     
  10. KarimLeVallois macrumors 68010

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    Here in the U.K. looks like we'll be waiting a while... lol
     
  11. macduke macrumors G4

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    Back in college I was the in-house designer for a biomedical imaging and analysis software company and was doing the branding, marketing materials and website for a new startup from that company. From what I remember sitting in on some of the meetings with the CEO (it was a smaller company) is that there can be multiple parts to FDA approvals and it can take a long time. Likely what happened is they got the initial clearance they needed based on the actual hardware they have produced alongside the papers which validate their findings. The FDA probably needed additional time to sign off on the software interface implementation and make sure all of their wording was accurate so that no claims are made that could lead one to make an improper medical decision or not seek out a doctor for help. They've likely gone back and forth with Apple several times on the UI and labels and each time it has to be vetted again and approved or sent back for changes. There is also probably a final step to ensure that the hardware is fully working in every conceivable scenario with the final shipping software. I really doubt they would have said it was coming soon if they weren't pretty far down the road in the process because it's pretty easy to get stuck in FDA approval hell. But then again Apple can be pretty arrogant sometimes.
     
  12. Scott G. macrumors regular

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    I'm sure Apple wouldn't care too much. They've already gotten our money, and they just don't lose lawsuits to the general public. They have enough money to bankrupt anyone who isn't another major company by filing ridiculous appeals.

    Stuff like this wouldn't happen when Jobs was in charge. If a product wasn't ready, it wasn't released. More and more, Apple is announcing stuff they can't deliver (Group FaceTime, AirPower, Airplay 2 with multi HomePod support, ECG, etc.).
     
  13. Mercenary macrumors 65816

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    Jobs launched the iPhone and they didn't have a working one. If you went off script for the iPhone demo it wouldn't work. The signal bars were fake as the cellular radio kept rebooting.
     
  14. upnorth85 macrumors 6502a

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    Apple still says on its web site, coming later this year. They are using this to sell watches and I see very little possibility that they would not have this going before the end of the year. Releasing this soon, will allow a huge opportunity for Apple during the holiday gifting period.
     
  15. porkrind macrumors regular

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    I haven't seen this reported anywhere else and don't actually expect this to be the case.
     
  16. Newtons Apple macrumors Core

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    Try to remain calm. Apple will deliver.

    I could care less about Apples big charging mat. My Morphie and apple charger have worked well for my wireless charging needs. My X still showed 100% on battery health after a year and hoping my MAX likes it, too.
     
  17. Scott G. macrumors regular

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    It came out on launch day though.
     
  18. Mabus51 macrumors 65816

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    Same was said about music streaming and the S3. Both features weren’t available in .1 betas either.
     
  19. newellj macrumors 604

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    I have joked about this before. Here's hoping that this is NOT what happens - but AirPower makes me wonder. >:-[
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    Nice graphic. We want to know: is that plotted in milliseconds, or millennia? :D
     

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