Apple with the release of the smartwatch Apple Watch Series 4 introduced the function of reading an electrocardiogram. Initially, it was available only in the United States and now comes in Europe.
What is known
ECG support was added with the watchOS 5.2 update for 15 European countries: Austria, Belgium, Denmark, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Ireland, Italy, Luxembourg, the Netherlands, Norway, Portugal, Romania, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, and the UK. In the near future, the function should also available in other parts of the globe.
In addition to the ECG, the new firmware has the opportunity to receive notifications about a sudden change in heart rate (works on all generations of Apple Watch), support for updated AirPods, Apple News + service and several new dials for owners of a special version of Hermes watches.