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Apple rolls out watchOS 5.2 with ECG feature in Hong Kong and Europe


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Apple has started rolling out watch OS 5.2 which includes the ECG app bundled with irregular heartbeat detection features in regions other than the US.
The update is available for users in Hong Kong, Austria, Belgium, Denmark, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Ireland, Italy, Luxembourg, Netherlands, Norway, Portugal, Romania, Spain, Sweden, the UK, and Switzerland.
The ECG app made its debut last year in the US. The app is exclusive to the newer watches, however, the irregular rhythm notification feature is being rolled out to all Series 1 smartwatches and later. The feature can monitor and alert about irregular heartbeats called atrial fibrillation (AFib), Engadget reports.
To prevent false alarms, it will only issue a warning if it detects abnormal rhythms on five checks over a duration of 65 minutes.

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First Published: Mar 28 2019 | 10:43 PM IST

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