Following the release of iOS 12.1.1 yesterday, Apple will be releasing watchOS 5.1.2 for the Apple Watch later today. The update will enable ECG functionality on the Apple Watch Series 4 which was heavily publicized by Apple during the unveiling of the wearable.
While the original report from The Verge has been pulled, the chances of Apple not releasing watchOS 5.1.2 later today are pretty slim. The ECG feature will launch alongside a new ECG app to manage the readings.
Apple heavily teased ECG feature of the Apple Watch Series 4 during its September unveiling so it would not look good on the company’s part to make this feature available to users for months after the initial release. Plus, once enabled, the feature will definitely make for a cool piece of tech to show off for nerds during the holiday season to their family and friends which in turn might just tempt them to buy it as well.
Officially, the ECG feature of the Apple Watch Series 4 will only be available in the United States. However, if the code found in the previous beta builds of watchOS is anything to go by, the feature can simply be enabled outside of the US by simply changing the region.
Update: Apple has confirmed that watchOS will be released later today with the new ECG app.