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  #2142597 10-Dec-2018 15:05
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Has anyone got the ekg ? or ecg thingy working on their series 4?

 

I did both upgrades on the watch and the iphone

 

but cannot see the app anywhere





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  #2142602 10-Dec-2018 15:13
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gnfb:

 

Has anyone got the ekg ? or ecg thingy working on their series 4?

 

I did both upgrades on the watch and the iphone

 

but cannot see the app anywhere

 

 

It's only available in the US (for regulatory/legal/approval reasons I believe), and I'm not sure how much "faking" you need to do in order to get it working in NZ.

 

I read somewhere that it's not a simple matter of changing your region to US, but I don't have one to test that.


 
 
 
 


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  #2142605 10-Dec-2018 15:18
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Benjip:

 

gnfb:

 

Has anyone got the ekg ? or ecg thingy working on their series 4?

 

I did both upgrades on the watch and the iphone

 

but cannot see the app anywhere

 

 

It's only available in the US (for regulatory/legal/approval reasons I believe), and I'm not sure how much "faking" you need to do in order to get it working in NZ.

 

I read somewhere that it's not a simple matter of changing your region to US, but I don't have one to test that.

 

 

I've read that there's no way of spoofing the watch outside of the US, because the service is available on US-sold units only...





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  #2142650 10-Dec-2018 16:14
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Handsomedan:

 

Benjip:

 

gnfb:

 

Has anyone got the ekg ? or ecg thingy working on their series 4?

 

I did both upgrades on the watch and the iphone

 

but cannot see the app anywhere

 

 

It's only available in the US (for regulatory/legal/approval reasons I believe), and I'm not sure how much "faking" you need to do in order to get it working in NZ.

 

I read somewhere that it's not a simple matter of changing your region to US, but I don't have one to test that.

 

 

I've read that there's no way of spoofing the watch outside of the US, because the service is available on US-sold units only...

 

 

Although not the only one but one of the main reasons I updated from 3 to 4! humph!





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  #2142665 10-Dec-2018 17:05
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Handsomedan:

 

I've read that there's no way of spoofing the watch outside of the US, because the service is available on US-sold units only...

 

 

I'm intrigued now. Currently working in the US, and I was thinking to buy one and send (or bring) to NZ for my father. For him the EKG feature would be particularly useful given his current condition.

 

I had no idea this was a region-locked feature. Now I'm wondering what happens if I buy one and wear it on my next trip home. Will it stop working when I land at Auckland? Perhaps it is based upon the home country of the iCloud user/owner of the device?

 

On a somewhat (un)related matter; I can confirm that my T-Mobile wifi calling on iPhone works perfectly when I'm in NZ; no roaming charges and it's just like being at my temporary home in the US.


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  #2142668 10-Dec-2018 17:08
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gnfb:

 

Although not the only one but one of the main reasons I updated from 3 to 4! humph!

 

 

Not exactly hidden info if you do a quick scan of a product website before buying something.

 

https://www.apple.com/lae/watchos/feature-availability/#apps-ecg

 

 

 

 


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  #2142671 10-Dec-2018 17:14
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Guess it will be available here eventually

 

This time around, Apple has tied the availability of ECG to purchase location (presumably via serial number) instead of region or apple id settings like for other features before.





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  #2142676 10-Dec-2018 17:20
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Mspec:

 

Guess it will be available here eventually

 

This time around, Apple has tied the availability of ECG to purchase location (presumably via serial number) instead of region or apple id settings like for other features before.

 

 

That's promising. I would put one in the Christmas box I'm about to courier, but my dad is such a technophobe I think I'll need to be there to set it up for him.


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Finally got round to updating my watch and phone. Successfully did an ecg, of course I purchased my watch in Boston. Glad to see it was a regular heartbeat!

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JarrodM: Finally got round to updating my watch and phone. Successfully did an ecg, of course I purchased my watch in Boston. Glad to see it was a regular heartbeat!

 

Just to be clear watch purchased in Boston but the ecg works here in nz? 

 

is your apple membership set for usa or NZ? 





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  #2142858 11-Dec-2018 00:32
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gehenna:

 

gnfb:

 

Although not the only one but one of the main reasons I updated from 3 to 4! humph!

 

 

Not exactly hidden info if you do a quick scan of a product website before buying something.

 

https://www.apple.com/lae/watchos/feature-availability/#apps-ecg

 

 

 

 

 

 

Thanks





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  #2143263 11-Dec-2018 13:14
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gnfb:

JarrodM: Finally got round to updating my watch and phone. Successfully did an ecg, of course I purchased my watch in Boston. Glad to see it was a regular heartbeat!


Just to be clear watch purchased in Boston but the ecg works here in nz? 


is your apple membership set for usa or NZ? 



Yes purchased in Boston, and ecg performed in Napier, NZ. My Apple account is a NZ account. I do have a US account but it is not on my phone or watch. Region on my phone is set to NZ.

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I bought a S4 watch in LA last week - ECG is working fine now that I'm home. NZ iPhone, Apple ID, and region settings. Seems to only matter where the watch was originally purchased.


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  #2144465 12-Dec-2018 20:06
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With the NZ AW 4 iOS 5.1.2 if you open the Heart App on the watch and hold your finger tip on the Digital Crown it measures the heart rate every 1 sec, without touching it measures about every 5 sec. This data is recorded in the Health app on the iPhone.
Health Data tab >> info button >> Show All Data.

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https://www.macrumors.com/2018/12/13/commonwealth-bank-australia-apple-pay/

 

 

 

Is it safe to assume it will come to ASB next year as well?


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