Want to Use the ECG Feature on Apple Watch in Canada and Outside the US? It’s Hardware Limited

Apple has simply launched watchOS 5.1.2 ^(https://www.rootraw.ca/watch/watchos-5-1-2-download/), which brings the ECG app for Apple Watch Series 4 customers in the United States ^(https://www.rootraw.ca/news/apple-watch-ecg/).

For Canadians, we don’t have the app in the neighborhood but, however many had been questioning if it used to be conceivable to get admission to the ECG characteristic with the ‘Apple News’ area workaround ^(https://www.rootraw.ca/how-to/how-to-get-apple-news-canada-ios-12/). Well it seems you’ll’t, as the ECG app is restricted primarily based on .

ECG will best be to be had if each iPhone and Apple Watch had been bought in the US. Changing the area doesn’t paintings.

— Guilherme Rambo (@_inside) December 6, 2018

According to developer Guilherme Rambo, Apple restricted the ECG app characteristic to Apple Watch Series 4 fashions bought in the United States. Even in case you take a look at the area trick workaround or take a look at the use of a VPN, it gained’t paintings, as Apple is proscribing the ECG app by means of instrument identifier.

Rambo says the limitation additionally comes down to iPhone fashions as neatly, as they want to had been bought in the USA as neatly.

In a nutshell, three necessities are wanted to use the ECG app on Apple Watch Series 4:

  • iPhone working the public unencumber of iOS 12.1.1 (no longer developer or public beta builds)
  • Apple Watch Series 4 working public unencumber of watchOS 5.1.2
  • Apple Watch Series 4 bought in the USA

So in case you had been pondering of the use of the ECG app characteristic in Canada, you’re out of good fortune (for now).