Apple Watch Series 4 is the first big update to the Apple Watch since the original one. It comes with a new design, much bigger screen, new watch faces and impressive features like ECG and irregular heart rate tracking.
Apple Watch 4
Earlier in the week, Apple release watchOS 5.1.2, which enabled the much awaited ECG feature in Apple Watch Series 4. Apple had claimed that the ECG app can indicate whether your heart rhythm shows signs of atrial fibrillation — a serious form of irregular heart rhythm — or sinus rhythm, which means your heart is beating in a normal pattern.
With the release of watchOS 5.1.2, Apple enabled the ECG and irregular heart rate feature on Apple Watch Series 4. If you are a Series 4 owner or are just curious as to how the feature works, check out our guide below.
Earlier this week, Apple released updates for iOS, macOS, and tvOS. Now, Apple is swooping in with the latest update for the Apple Watch.
The Apple Watch is one of Apple’s most popular products, and while it’s not the first to have some health features baked in or promoted, it’s definitely leaning even more heavily on its wearer’s health than any other of Apple’s branded devices.
Apple Watch Series 4 Likely Getting watchOS 5.1.2 Update with ECG App Later Today [Update: Confirmed by Apple]
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.
IDC predicts that the global wearable shipments reached 32 million units in Q3, 2018, up by a staggering 21.7 percent from last year. The growth was fueled by heavy demand in Asia Pacific countries which made up for more than half of the total shipments. Xiaomi was the market leader in the wearable market thanks to its relatively cheap fitness tracker, the Mi Band 3.
Apple is currently in the process of beta testing watchOS 5.1.2, the next update to the smartwatch lineup.
There’s no denying the fact that the Apple Watch is the best wearable in the market right now. And it is also equally expensive which is why Black Friday is the best time to pick the wearable up as many retailers are offering some good discounts on it.
Following reports of watchOS 5.1 bricking certain Apple Watch units, Apple has gone ahead and pulled the update. Many Apple Watch owners reported that their Apple Watch ended up getting bricked while trying to install the watchOS 5.1 update.