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Does anyone know why you need to be over the age of 22 to access the ECG Feature on the Series 4

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That article says that the the FDA letters say that the features "are not intended to be used by people under the age of 22." It doesn't say they are turned off.


Edit: But, if the FDA told Apple it isn't cleared for use by people under 22, then Apple needs to abide by that.

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Dec 8, 2018 12:14 PM in response to McGrawDev In response to McGrawDev

Thanks for asking about the new ECG feature. 


Check here for availability in your region: ECG


ECG will not work on beta versions of watchOS or iOS and requires the current version of iOS and watchOS.


For additional help with the ECG feature on your Apple Watch, take a look at these articles.


Heart rate notifications on your Apple Watch - Apple Support


Taking an ECG with the ECG app on Apple Watch Series 4 - Apple Support


If you have any other questions please reach out to our team here: https://apple.co/HeartFeatures. If you believe that you are experiencing a medical emergency, please dial your local emergency services.


Take care

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Dec 6, 2018 5:30 PM in response to McGrawDev In response to McGrawDev

https://www.theverge.com/2018/9/13/17855006/apple-watch-series-4-ekg-fda-approved-vs-cleared-meaning-safe there is a link to the verge beginning of paragraph 2 and after doing more research it turns out apple disables the ECG feature unless you are over the age of 22

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Dec 6, 2018 6:36 PM in response to McGrawDev In response to McGrawDev

That article says that the the FDA letters say that the features "are not intended to be used by people under the age of 22." It doesn't say they are turned off.


Edit: But, if the FDA told Apple it isn't cleared for use by people under 22, then Apple needs to abide by that.

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Dec 8, 2018 12:14 PM in response to McGrawDev In response to McGrawDev

Thanks for asking about the new ECG feature. 


Check here for availability in your region: ECG


ECG will not work on beta versions of watchOS or iOS and requires the current version of iOS and watchOS.


For additional help with the ECG feature on your Apple Watch, take a look at these articles.


Heart rate notifications on your Apple Watch - Apple Support


Taking an ECG with the ECG app on Apple Watch Series 4 - Apple Support


If you have any other questions please reach out to our team here: https://apple.co/HeartFeatures. If you believe that you are experiencing a medical emergency, please dial your local emergency services.


Take care

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Question: Apple Watch ECG Under age 22