Apple Watch is now fulfilling its promise to let people take EKGs of their heart and being informed of any erratic heartbeat.
Apple announced the heart features in September, but didn’t move them accessible until Thursday. The brand-new features “ve been given” authorization by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration and are for U.S. purchasers only.
The watch can intermittently check the wearer’s soul tempo in the background and send a notification if it sees erratic feeling pattern. That can point to atrial fibrillation, a condition that can increase the dangers of apoplexy and other complications. Apple says the watch will notify users if it identifies an erratic rhythm on five checks over at the least 65 minutes.