ECG UK

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  1. beerglass007 macrumors 6502

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    So does anyone know if running a ECG will be possible on a UK phone

    Can we change it to US and make it work
     
  2. MrGimper macrumors 603

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    It's not a phone feature, it's a watch feature. You will need to install an app anyway and it's not out in the US yet.
     
  3. sputnikBA macrumors 6502

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    No one will know this until Apple release the ECG app later.

    We don’t know yet if it will be a stand-alone app that needs to be downloaded (and will be region locked to certain stores), or if it will be part of an OS update, but “concealed” depending on what region you are in like the News & TV apps we’re on iOS.
     
  4. Broken Hope macrumors 6502a

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    The hardware is there as the ifixit tear down is the UK model, just depends if the UK will approve the feature then Apple can activate it.
     
  5. Davelfc macrumors member

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    If the ECG app is likely to increase the number of people wanting to seek medical attention then there's a decent chance it will never be accepted in the UK. The NHS is overworked, underfunded and too management/admin staff heavy to code with increases.
     
  6. tromboneaholic Suspended

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    It's actually listed as an "ECG app coming later this year" on the Apple website, but I agree we don't know what that means exactly.
     
  7. Ad13 macrumors regular

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    I don’t think that the UK/EU will withhold features because of resourcing restrictions. There are already ECG devices in these regions that have passed the regulatory testing. Apple just need European clearance and under that umbrella can launch the feature in the UK.
     
  8. Mercenary macrumors 65816

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    Not on the UK site. No mention of ECG on there.
     
  9. tromboneaholic Suspended

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    Good point. "ECG app coming some day" doesn't have as nice a ring to it.
     
  10. srshaw macrumors 6502

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    Assuming it arrives before brexit. My money is on never seeing the ECG feature, but I'll be happy if I'm wrong.
     
  11. danmart macrumors 6502a

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