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

richard371

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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.
 
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tl01

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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?
 

Rukpad

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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?
 

richard371

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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.
 

tl01

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

JPGR_Fan

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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.
 

CaptMarvel

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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.
 
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hull22

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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.
Great, getting ready for more healthcare dollars wasted on perfect healthy people.
 

iMas70

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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.
 

hull22

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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.
It's set up on the Health phone app. The watch app has nothing.
 

Cryates

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I've looked all of the Health phone app. I don't see anything.
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.
 

Cryates

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