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watchOS 5.2.1 makes ECG available to more European countries

Apple has just released version watchOS 5.2.1. Along with the usual performance improvements and bug fixes, the minor operating system upgrade makes Apple Watch’s ECG functionality available in more European countries.

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To update the device on your wrist open up the iPhone Apple Watch app and tap on the My Watch tab. Choose General/Software update and download the software. Make sure the battery level on your watch is above 50%, plug it into the charger and wait until the progress wheel indicates the update has finished.

Apple has recently expanded its ECG features to countries outside the US. With this update it is continuing to make the functionality available to more territories. Those living in Croatia, Czech Republic, Iceland, Poland and Slovakia will be happy to know their countries are the next to receive access.

Furthermore irregular heart rhythm notifications are now available in Croatia, Czech Republic, Iceland, Poland and Slovakia. Finally, the update also fixes an issue where the numbers on the Explorer face would not appear for some users.

Apple’s WWDC 2019 event is scheduled for June 3-7, at which point we should get a peak at watchOS 6. A recent leak reveals a standalone app store and new health software will come as part of the new operating system.

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Marko Maslakovic

Marko founded Gadgets & Wearables in 2014, having worked for more than 15 years in the City of London’s financial district. Since then, he has led the company’s charge to become a leading information source on health and fitness gadgets and wearables.

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