What are you thoughts on the ECG features for those that have it?

Discussion in 'Apple Watch' started by richard371, Dec 6, 2018 at 12:26 PM.

  1. richard371 macrumors 68020

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    Seems to work as advertised. Only caveat is that you should be sitting perfectly still or it goes all over the place which is normal since we use electrical impulses to move our muscles and that could interfere.
     
  2. Newtons Apple, Dec 6, 2018 at 12:31 PM
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    Mine is all set up with the notifications and hope I NEVER hear from it!

    This will be a life saver for some who did not even know they had a problem. So many go for years or have never had a ECK or EKG. Will should be reading some great stories here.
     
  3. tl01 macrumors 68020

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    Seems neat so far. As far as I can
    tell I would guess I’m in sinus rhythm and it sees it so far. Hopefully I won’t ever have a situation where it reads differently.

    How many ECGs have you taken so far?
     
  4. BryanLyle macrumors 6502a

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    I have an issue that shows up in normal ECGs... shows up from my Apple Watch too. Bravo Apple.
     
  5. Newtons Apple macrumors Core

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    Only one. Maybe another later today.
     
  6. Rukpad macrumors newbie

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    Having issue woth the app. Won’t change from “to set up ecg app open health on iPhone”. I have restarted both devices a few times no luck. Anyone else have this problem?
     
  7. richard371 thread starter macrumors 68020

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    I've taken a few. You really have to sit and be still. No standing or moving or you will get inconclusive due to poor reading. I guess this is normal for EKG readings. Not something to use while on the treadmill lol.
     
  8. tl01 macrumors 68020

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    Yes. Even in a doc office...if you move at all it messes up the reading.
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    I didn’t have that issue. Maybe unpair and repair?
     
  9. Azathoth123 macrumors 6502

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    Only one for me too, all’s quiet on the Western front. It is very cool, especially the notifications thing.
     
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    No readings on first two attempts: pulse rate was below 50 (not unexpected). Stood up and walked around and the third time worked: Sinus. Can't wait to show off to my MD.
     
  11. Mansu944 macrumors 6502

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    Are you on the Beta?
     
  12. Rukpad macrumors newbie

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    I figured it out, needed to update phone to 12.1.1
     
  13. CaptMarvel macrumors 65816

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    Well I saw that I have a sinus rhythm but my t-waves are inverted. Will inquire with my pcp, but I don’t think there’s any cause for alarm...yet. :eek:

    Overall a great medical/tech savvy feature to have at your dispense. Conducting a session was seamless and setup was a breeze.
     
  14. richard371 thread starter macrumors 68020

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    Mine seems fine but I don’t really have the S valley looking wave.
     
  15. hull22 macrumors member

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    Great, getting ready for more healthcare dollars wasted on perfect healthy people.
     
  16. iMas70 macrumors 65816

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    I'm having a problem getting it set up. AW4. Just updated the watch to 5.1.2 and the phone is 12.1.1. I go into the Watch app then scroll down to Heart. The only things I see are high heart rate, low heart rate and notification grouping. I don't see anything about setting up the ECG app.
     
  17. hull22 macrumors member

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    It's set up on the Health phone app. The watch app has nothing.
     
  18. iMas70 macrumors 65816

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    I've looked all of the Health phone app. I don't see anything.
     
  19. Rogifan macrumors Core

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    Are you running beta software? If so you have to delete the profile and re-download 12.1.1 for it to work.
     
  20. Cryates macrumors 68020

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    Are you going to the ‘EKG’ app on your watch? That should trigger the set up under the Health app on the phone. The ‘EKG’ app is a specific app separate from the normal ‘Heart’ app.
     
  21. Starship67 macrumors 6502a

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    According to google

    relating to or denoting the sinoatrial node of the heart or its function as a pacemaker.
    "sinus rhythm"
     
  22. Cryates macrumors 68020

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    I think one thing most folks will want to set up, but isn’t initially user-facing to set up, is AFib alerts. That way it looks for such a thing periodically in the background and alerts you if it ever detects signs of AFib. Otherwise you’ll never get an alert if it doesn’t detect any signs. Let the watch serve it’s purpose and monitor your heart health for you.

    I had to set this up manually myself under ‘Heart’ in the iPhone’s Watch app.
     
  23. iMas70 macrumors 65816

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    Yes I am! Just deleted the profile. Downloading 12.1.1 now.
     
  24. Knight3 macrumors regular

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    Make sure you have the Watch orientation (General->Watch Orientation) right depending on what hand you're wearing it on.
     

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