Apple releases watchOS 5.2 bringing of ECG to the uk

Apple released iOS 12.2 and tvOS 12.2 just after their “show time” event and last night Apple finally issued watchOS 5.2 to the public. watchOS 5.2 was in beta to developers and went through six cycles.

In this update ECG has finally come to uk users.

ECG has been confirmed appearing for UK users

It has been rumoured that the ECG app was coming to the UK for the past few days and now it has been confirmed that UK users running the latest beta of watchOS 5.2 have had the ECG app appear.

watchOS 5.2 didn’t get it’s public debut on Monday when 11.2 was released so it’s interesting to see this feature appear randomly in the beta.

Apple releases iOS 12.2, TVOS 12.2 and new WatchOS 5.2 beta 4 to Developers

Apple has released the fourth iOS 12.2 developer beta, so far the previous beta’s have been under the hood fixes software updates largely focus on supporting smart TVs that work with Apple’s Home app. Other changes include new Animoji characters includuing the new shark, owl, giraffe, and warthog options .

Apple has also released the third beta of WatchOS 5.2 beta 4. We will update this article with any changes found.

Apple releases iOS 12.2 beta 3, TVOS 12.2 beta and new WatchOS beta

Apple has released the third iOS 12.2 developer beta 3, so far the previous beta’s have been under the hood fixes software updates largely focus on supporting smart TVs that work with Apple’s Home app. Other changes include new Animoji characters includuing the new shark, owl, giraffe, and warthog options .

Apple has also released the third beta of WatchOS 5.2 beta 3. We will update this article with any changes found.

Apple releases watchOS 5.1.2 to the Public with the long awaited ECG

Apple has released watchOS 5.1.2 to the Public just one day after releasing iOS 12.1.1, this update includes seven new Infograph complications for key Apple apps, and a Control Center toggle for Walkie-Talkie. The 5.1.2 update will also include irregular heart rate notifications for Apple Watch Series 1 through Series 4 and the all new ECG app for Apple Watch series 4 users in the US.

To take an ECG, users simply place their finger on the digital crown and wait for 30 seconds whilst the Watch scans the electrical impulses in your finger. You must be dry, sitting or standing still, and able to hold your hands in place for 30 seconds

The US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention estimates that as many as 6.1 million Americans are living with a-fib, and that number is only expected to increase as the population grows older. Apple’s hope is that with the single-lead ECG available anytime you are wearing your watch, you have a better chance at screening for atrial fibrillation at the time it is happening.

watchOS 5.1.2 With ECG App May Be Coming Today

The verge has released an article stating that watchOS 5.1.2 will be publicly released today and enable the ECG app on Apple Watch Series 4 models, however the article has since been removed from their website which is possibly because it was embargoed information.

Yesterday we saw iOS 12.1.1 release to the public and so all eyes are now on the latest watchOS 5.1.2. The update will also include irregular heart rate notifications for the Apple Watch Series 1 – Series 4.

ECG App rumoured to come in watchOS 5.1.2

Since Apple debuted their ECG app exclusively for the Series 4 watch, users have been eagerly awaiting it’s release. Users originally thought it would come in watchOS 5.1 after seeing a note in a slide apple used at their event however according to reports from Macrumors wearers will be able to use electrocardiograph reading as part of the watchOS 5.1.2 software update.

The app will initially be limited to the United States, where Apple has received FDA clearance however it is unclear if users will be able to get this app by changing the region settings a trick which has been used in the past.

Apple releases WatchOS 5.1.1

Apple released WatchOS 5.1 on October 31st and shortly after pulled the release after several users reported it was bricking their Apple Watch. Today Apple has released WatchOS 5.1.1 to the public.

watchOS 5.1.1 includes the same maintenance points as the original watchOS 5.1 software update released last week. Apple highlights an improvement to fall detection alerts, fixes for Walkie-Talkie issues, and a fix for Activity award issues.

“Apple Watch Series 4 automatically contacts emergency services if you are immobile for about a minute after detecting a hard fall. The watch will now also play a message that informs the responder that Apple Watch has detected a fall and shares your location coordinates when possible.”

“Fixes an issue that could cause an incomplete installation of the Walkie-Talkie app for some users”

“Resolves an issue that prevented some users from being able to send or receive invitations on Walkie-Talkie”

“Addresses an issue where some previously earned Activity awards were not showing in the Awards tab of the Activity app for some users”

Apple Releases iOS 12.1 and WatchOS 5.1

Apple has just released iOS 12.1 to the public following 5 beta’s, this update brings Dual Sim support for the iPhone XR, XS and XS MAX, real time depth control for these three model phones, Group FaceTime, New Emoji’s.

Apple has also released WatchOS 5.1 to the public which includes support for the New Emoji’s, Group FaceTime however, the long awaited ECG feature for US customers appears to be missing.

That the Apple Watch ECG limitation is software-based which means users should be able to change their region setting to access this feature.

Apple releases WatchOS 5.0.1

apple has released watchOS 5.0.1. The update, fixes the activities tracking error that has been affecting some users and includes other bug fixes.

According to the watchOS 5.0.1 release notes, this update contains improvements and bug fixes, including:

Fixes an issue that caused a small number of users to see an increase in exercise minutes

Addresses an issue that caused some users to not receive Stand credit in the afternoon

Fixes an issue that could prevent Apple Watch from charging

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