Apple released the watchOS 5.1.2 update to the public, and the update implements a much-anticipated ECG feature for all Apple Watch Series 4 users in the United States. Following the launch of the new update, MacRumors installed the software and went hands-on with the ECG function to see just how it works. Read full story […]
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Apple has confirmed it will be shipping the update to watchOS 5.1.2 on Thursday complete with support for the Apple Watch Series 4’s electrocardiogram (ECG) measuring function, a feature that was notably absent at the device’s launch. Read the article
Apple is holding talks with the Department of Veterans Affairs about offering electronic health records to military veterans, reports The Wall Street Journal. Apple already provides access to electronic medical records through the Health app on iOS devices for patients of participating hospitals and medical groups. Read full MacRumors.com story here.
Gaston D’Aquino says the Apple Watch saved his life. By sharing his story, he hopes it can help save the lives of others too. According to the South China Morning Post, the 76-year-old was sitting at church when his Apple Watch alerted him to his elevated heart rate. Having read similar stories before, he went […]
A large-scale study involving more than 14,000 Apple Watch and Android Wear users has shown that heart-rate data from the wearables can detect early signs of diabetes. The study – a collaboration between UC San Francisco and digital health startup Cardiogram – was able to determine that 463 participants had previously undiagnosed diabetes … Cardiogram […]
Bloomberg has published a new report that details Apple’s plans to ship a built-in EKG heart monitor in a future version of the Apple Watch. The watch already features an all-day heart rate monitor that tracks beats per minute while wearing, but third-party accessories are needed to add EKG functionality. Read more…