Apple Watch ECG comes to 30 more countries as part of update

Apple has released a new update to watchOS, bringing its electrocardiogram (ECG) to 30 more countries.

watchOS 7.6 expands the territories where Apple’s ECG functionality works, alongside irregular rhythm notifications. The update was announced quietly on Apple’s watchOS Feature Availability page and confirms that countries such as Cyprus, the Norfolk Islands, and Andorra now support the feature.

New countries that support ECG on Apple Watch

Andorra
Anguilla
Antigua & Barbuda
Brunei
Bulgaria
Cook Islands
Cyprus
Dominica
Estonia
Fiji
French Southern Territories
Gibraltar
Guadeloupe
Guernsey
Haiti
Isle of Man
Jersey
Monaco
Montserrat
Nauru
Norfolk Islands
Seychelles
Slovenia
St. Barthelemy
St. Helena
St. Kitts & Nevis
St. Martin
St. Vincent & Grenadines
Ukraine
Vatican City

Previously, Apple had added ECG capabilities on a country-by-country basis, as it had to seek medical approval from local governments and health boards. This is the largest update to the ECG feature since it launched on Apple Watch with the Series 4, and could help to save many more hundreds of lives.

Apple released new versions of all of its major operating systems yesterday, including iOS 14.7, watchOS 7.6, iPadOS 14.7, and tvOS 14.7. The company also issued a security update to Safari on macOS Catalina and Mojave.

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