After being launched in US, Apple EKG watchOS 5.2 has been released in the Europe. Apple is allowing its electrocardiogram (EKG) reading feature for Apple Watch Series 4 owners in Europe and Hong Kong. Apple is delivering the EKG functionality to regions outside of the US with its latest watchOS 5.2 update, including 19 countries in Europe and Hong Kong.
Not only have that, all recordings, their connected classifications and any noted symptoms are stored securely in the Health app on iPhone. And from there, user can share a PDF of the results with physicians.
Apple EKG watchOS 5.2
Apple EKG watchOS 5.2 with the ECG app used by the device is able to capture the rhythm of the heart. And if a rapid beat, missed beats, or other irregularities are detected, such as an irregular heart rhythm that appears to be atrial fibrillation (AFib) or arrhythmia. so with the help of Apple EKG watchOS 5.2, this vital can prove to be invaluable to doctors. And with the first hand readings medical professionals can monitor and diagnose heart diseases and conditions.
Coming to to it working, the Electrodes have been embedded in the back crystal and Digital Crown on the Apple Watch Series 4. These electrodes connect to the ECG app to take readings similar to a traditional single-lead electrocardiogram. After 30 seconds of recording electrical signals across a wearer’s heart. And the app can differentiate between healthy pulses, AFib, or sinus rhythms, and will notify users if anything unusual warrants investigation.
Besides that, Apple says that in the new update, all the recordings, any associated classifications and any noted symptoms are stored in the iPhone’s Health app. This information can then be saved in a .PDF format and sent to doctors for analysis.
According to Apple, a clinical trial conducted with roughly 600 participants using the Apple Watch ECG app concluded that the app has a 98.3 percent sensitivity in classifying AFib and 99.6 percent accuracy in detecting sinus rhythms in comparison to a 12-lead ECG system commonly used by physicians.