Health Canada has once again published an update on the Apple Watch Electrocardiogram features in the latest manufacturer’s latest series 4.
The latest tweet from Health Canada this morning told us “Apple still indicates they are working to bring the Apple Watch heart functions to Canada soon, so far, Health Canada has not yet received an application. “
The latest answer does not say much about what was mentioned in March. Last month, Health Canada said, “Apple has communicated that they are working to bring the Apple Watch heart features to Canada soon. So far, Health Canada has not received an application.”
About and when Health Canada receives an Apple Watch application Series 4 and its ECG, I feel that the government Twitter account may not update until after ECG makes its way to Canada.
The government organization has said since December in December that it has not received the “application” from Apple about the ECG function.
Apple’s ECG app works as follows on Apple Watch Series 4:
Electrodes built into Digital Crown and back crystal work together with the ECG app to read your heart electrical signals. Just hold the Digital Crown to generate an ECG waveform in just 30 seconds. These data may indicate if your heart rhythm shows signs of atrial fibrillation – a serious form of irregular heart rhythm – or sinus rhythm, which means your heart beats in a normal pattern.
Currently, the ECG function of the Apple Watch Series 4 is only available to devices purchased in the US, but saw the expansion to parts of Europe and Hong Kong at the end of March. Canadians expect ECG support to be announced hopefully at WWDC 2019 or in the fall when Apple is expected to launch new iPhone models.
Apple Watch Series 4 was launched last fall and starts at $ 519 in Canada. Are you still waiting for the ECG feature to start in Canada?