The Apple Watch Series 4 went on sale today, but one of its best new features will not be available Ė the ECG. It received FDA clearance just in time (at very last moment, actually), but it will be enabled later on via a software update. But thatís for the USA.
Apparently, Apple is also in talks with Health Canada to enable the ECG feature in the future. The Canadian authority is seen as more cautious than the FDA, so itís not certain that the feature will be approved.
But thatís how itís going to be. The Apple Watch Series 4 is the first over the counter device to offer ECG and itís going to require a certification from the local authorities in each country.