Apple Watch 4 ECG activation for SA

3Gee

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Two of the main features of the Apple Watch 4 is ECG and Fibrillation detection.

Both of them are disabled by Apple pending approval by Apple and the Medicines Council.


The only way for us to have the ECG feature activated is to send a request / complaint to Apple. This according to Apple.

Link below. Forward to everyone you know that owns a watch 4

 
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Two of the main features of the Apple Watch 4 is ECG and Fibrillation detection.

Both of them are disabled by Apple pending approval by Apple and the Medicines Council.


The only way for us to have the ECG feature activated is to send a request / complaint to Apple. This according to Apple.

Link below. Forward to everyone you know that owns a watch 4

Has the said method resulted in anyone having these features activated?
 

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Serious? The only reason I was going to buy a series 4 was for that feature. If it's disabled, I'm not going to bother.
 

krycor

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Serious? The only reason I was going to buy a series 4 was for that feature. If it's disabled, I'm not going to bother.
This plus eSim is why I still wear an original Apple Watch.

Just no massive reason for me to get one from a purely functional point of view. Newer screen, complications, better applications on device & battery life would be nice but not a major pull factor when my primary use case is not dependent on those things.. my Apple Watch still typically is ok for 16-20hrs on a avg day (audio control, time, alarms, torch, heart rate tracking, step tracking) without workout. I always charge prior to a workout or while in shower & breakfast.
 

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Serious? The only reason I was going to buy a series 4 was for that feature. If it's disabled, I'm not going to bother.
Get one from the States or supported countries


 

y2468

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Hey guys, for anyone wanting the ECG app to be activated on their watch, here is a working hack...takes some time depending on the amount of data on your device (check the link regarding backing up and restoring), but works 100%. Worked on my Series 4 Nike edition and iPhone X.

 

3Gee

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Hey guys, for anyone wanting the ECG app to be activated on their watch, here is a working hack...takes some time depending on the amount of data on your device (check the link regarding backing up and restoring), but works 100%. Worked on my Series 4 Nike edition and iPhone X.

The Catch is......

Your watch must have been sourced from one of the supported ECG countries
 

y2468

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The Catch is......

Your watch must have been sourced from one of the supported ECG countries
Which works in SA as long as it was purchased from a local store (purchased mine from iStore)
 

123z

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Which works in SA as long as it was purchased from a local store (purchased mine from iStore)
I can confirm it is working on Apple Watch bought in South Africa iStore. The real catch is only paid version of
iMazing can restore backup to iphone, which will cost you R699.99.
 

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I can confirm it is working on Apple Watch bought in South Africa iStore. The real catch is only paid version of
iMazing can restore backup to iphone, which will cost you R699.99.
just export the edited backup to the iTunes backup dir and restore... iMazing uses the same driver API as iTunes lol
 
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