Hands on with the new features in watchOS 5.1.2

“Apple just released watchOS 5.1.2 to Apple Watch owners with a litany of features despite numbering suggesting is is only a minor update,” Andrew O’Hara reports for AppleInsider.

“The new ECG app is far and away the most headline-worthy feature baked into watchOS 5.1.2,” O’Hara reports, “but there are a number of improvements and features that came along for the ride.

“Relating to that ECG functionality, the Apple Watch is now able to monitor for atrial fibrillation throughout the day, and not just while running an electrocardiogram,” O’Hara reports. “Apple Watch already monitored for high and low heart rates, so this just adds additional background functionality.”

Read more in the full article here.

MacDailyNews Take: Those new complication additions makes the Infograph watch face so much more useful that we’re going to try using it as our primary watch faces now.

Apple releases watchOS 5.1.2 for Apple Watch – December 6, 2018


  1. Can anyone explain, why is this ECG activates only in USA? FDA approval can’t be a good reason.
    There are lots of Health App only for reference or pre reference. So why not this ECG ?

    1. FDA approval is the reason. There aren’t any other health apps that do this level of ECG other than Kardia. All the rest just analyze pulse rates. Completely different.

  2. In the U.S. the FDA had to approve it as a wearable medical device, I read somewhere else that Apple was working with the other countries equivalent organizations to get similar approvals.

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