Last Thursday dawn, Apple sent updates to its operating systems, on top of them iOS 12.1.1. Among the updates was watchOS 5.1.2, which came with a feature that was expected to the millions, which is an ECG application to activate the electrical pulse measurement of the heart in the fourth generation of the watch. Unfortunately, there was bad news for watch lovers and collectors around the world, and it was related to "electrical pulse measurement" (ECG).
Of course, the new generation Apple Watch includes many features, but the ability to measure electrical pulse (ECG) is the main feature. After Apple unveiled the watch, it said that this feature will only work in “America” because it has obtained the accreditation of the medical authorities there (because the rumor in this case is a medical device) and promised to seek to provide it in more countries.
But unfortunately, for an unknown reason, Apple has officially decided to prevent anyone who owns an Apple Watch around the world from activating the feature that is already in his watch gear and making this matter exclusive to the American user who bought a watch from the American store.
To clarify what happened, all the fourth generation clocks come with hardware that supports the feature, and accordingly anyone who makes the "America" region settings the feature works for him; But Apple decided more cruelty as it made the activation of the feature linked to the "model" version of the watch, and for those who do not know, Apple offers two versions of the "model number" of the same watch, there is a version dedicated to North America and another for Europe, Asia and China, "the rest of the world."
What happens now is that if you buy your watch from any country other than America, the feature will not work for you in any way, even if you move to life in America itself, the feature will not work. The only solution for the feature to work for you is to buy an "American model" watch, otherwise the feature will not work for you. Here is a list of the number of US versions of the watch:
Model A1975, which is for the 40mm watch, the network and GPS version, as well as the "Hermes" and Nike Plus version.
Model A1976, which is for the 44mm watch, the network and GPS version, as well as the "Hermes" and Nike Plus version.
◉ Model A1977, which is for the 40mm watch, GPS version only.
◉ Model A1978, which is for the 44mm watch, GPS version only.
Of course, Apple's procedure is incomprehensible and the first mode was normal; Apple markets the watch as a medical accessory, and accordingly, medical approvals must be obtained in the countries to work. So it makes sense to stop it around the world and do it in America; But it also leaves the door open to the global user, and if he chooses to claim that he is in America, then the feature works with him, and he thus bears the responsibility for his decision; But if Apple decided to prevent him from activating a feature in his device, but at the same time it would make him pay its price, this is an incomprehensible procedure; Either you give me the advantage, reduce its price for me, or issue a device that does not include un-enabled hardware and save us our money.
Are you considering acquiring a fourth generation Apple Watch for ECG measurement? And what do you think of Apple's strange behavior to turn it off globally? Share your opinion in the comments.
Free information The work of the ECG is related to the destination. The clock is recognized by the two letters model number.
Before A / For example, I have the two letters AE, which means that it is directed to the United Arab Emirates, which is not M within the countries
It is supported by Apple website so my layout still doesn't work even though the A1987 is what you said
He's supposed to work on it
Peace be upon you. I have a fourth generation Apple watch, an American model A1977. When I bought it, the ECG application was working, but when I installed the ios13 and watchOS 6 trial system it crashed and when I try to start it, a message appears to me that the service is not available in my region even though I changed the region to a lot of countries ???? To benefit me dear brothers
Thank you for this nice topic
Is the model number A1976 the same as mtxd2ll / a, I bought a watch from the US store but noticed that it was shipped from China, please advise
I have the A1978 version
I mean, an American version, however, the ECG application did not appear
What is the solution. with many thanks
Yes and I'm talking about the ECG measuring system
A comment should be issued on all these comments, in addition to a solution to how to buy a watch from America. Unfortunately, the article is incomplete
Thank you for this nice topic
Unfortunately, information is inaccurate! I bought the watch from one of the Asian countries and the pulse measurement system works very smoothly!