Date: August 19, 2019
Finally, the Apple Watch ECG is approved to be used in Singapore.
- You got to have the correct version of the Apple Watch, the latest model.
- You have to update the IOS on iPhone and AppleOS on Apple Watch to the latest version.
- Launch the ECG app on the Apple Watch.
- Launch the Health app on the iPhone.
- Configure (first time only) the date of birth.
- And place your hand on the table lying flat.
- place your index finger on the Apple Watch crown.
- Watch the Apple Watch measuring your ECG for 30 seconds.
You can see the ECG animation running. (See video below)
Wow, immediately, it says I do not have atrial fibrillation. I am fine with it. hahaha
The Health app will keep a copy of your ECG.
Export a copy to a PDF file.
Now, let’s take a look at the ECG graph. What does that mean? I am no doctor. So, I got to ask Dr Google.
OK. This is a normal ECG should look like. I guess I am normal.
Oh… So, if I have a fast heartbeat or slow heartbeat or irregular heartbeat it should looks like one of the below.
If I have heart attack, the ECG should look like the below.
WOW. Heart attack graph. UGLY. You don’t want to go there.
ECG looks like this… not a good sign ya.
Another Acute Heart Attack diagram.
Dr. Google is really good. Can tell you so many different time of heart attack conditions.
More diagram and shapes of the ECG.
You get the idea. So, if you have Apple Watch, you can use it to detect your heart conditions. However, there are some that Apple Watch ECG cannot do.
Lastly, Don’t because you have a NORMAL ECG, then, you go and stop taking your prescribed medication. Apple Watch is not a doctor. So, don’t do that.
I must say, this feature is useful. And I think the doctor start to realised that.