The wait is finally over. ECG and irregular heart rhythm notifications are officially arriving on Apple Watch in Australia. Allowing wearers to take an electrocardiogram right from their wrist. Or be alerted to irregular heart rhythms which are identified to be potential as atrial fibrillation (AFib).
These features have been highly requested in Australia after being available for some time in other countries around the world. Even New Zealand has had it since March 2020. But recently, medical approval for these features got given to Apple by the TGA (Therapeutic Goods Administration). These approvals paved the way for a release.
Apple will make ECG and Irregular heart rhythm notifications available for Australians next week. By releasing iOS 14.5 and watchOS 7.4, free software updates for eligible devices. But they are available now for developers and public beta testers via the Apple Beta Software Program.