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Now that iOS 5.1.2 is out, some users want to know how to set up and use the new ECG Feature on the device.

Here’s how:

  • Update to the newest version of WatchOS.
  • Press the Digital Crown until you see all the available apps on the watch.
  • You’ll see a new icon that looks like an ECG readout.  (White icon with red lines).
  • Go into it.
  • You’ll see a welcome message describing what the app does, and to open the Health app on the iPhone.
  • When opening the iPhone app, a message will pop-up describing the new ECG feature.
  • Within the set up process, it’ll ask for your birthdate.  Enter that in (press see the note Note below).
  • Then it’ll tell you what an ECG is and show you some possible readings from the app.
  • After some more informational screens, it’s time to take your first ECG.
  • Go into the app on the watch, a heart animation will come up.
  • Hold your finger on the Digital Crown for 30 seconds (watch the countdown on the screen).
  • After that, it’ll show you your results.  The results will be sent to the iPhone’s Health app.
  • That’s it.

Note: The ECG feature will not work for persons under the age of 22.