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Apple Watch 4 Gets More Colourful Customisations: Report

Titled “More Powerful, More Colourful”, the 15-second long YouTube video quickly runs through various Apple Watch bands and casing options

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"New electrodes in Apple Watch Series 4 now enable customers to take an ECG directly from the wrist," Apple said in a statement on Thursday. Flickr

Adding more colourful customisation controls for Apple Watches, the iPhone-maker has released a video on YouTube, this time focusing on easy switch between bands on its Watch Series 4.

“Apple Watch Series 4 is completely redesigned. And now you can give it a fresh look with new bands in a variety of styles and colors,” 9to5Mac quoted Apple as saying on Tuesday.

Apple released its spring collection of Apple Watch bands and iPhone cases last month with “Sport Loop” bands in Papaya, Cerulean, Spearmint and Lilac colours and the Nike bands in Spruce Fog, Teal Tint and Hyper Grape shades.

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Titled “More Powerful, More Colourful”, the 15-second long YouTube video quickly runs through various Apple Watch bands and casing options.

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Earlier in March, the iPhone-maker shared five new Apple Watch “how-to videos” on YouTube, covering functionalities like changing Apple Watch videos, adjusting Move goals, using Siri, setting Run goals, viewing past activities and changing watch bands. (IANS)

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Apple Watch Series 4 with ECG App Now Available in Europe, Hong Kong

The ECG app and irregular rhythm notification feature can alert users to signs of AFib

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Comparisons between irregular pulse-detection on Apple Watch and simultaneous electrocardiography patch recordings showed the pulse detection algorithm has 71 per cent positive predictive value. Pixabay

Apple Watch Series 4 with industry-first features like ECG reading app and irregular rhythm notification will now be available in Europe and Hong Kong.

With watchOS 5.2, customers in 19 European countries including Germany can take an ECG reading with Apple Watch Series 4 at any time.

“All recordings, their associated classifications and any noted symptoms are stored securely in the Health app on iPhone,” Apple said in a statement late Wednesday.

The ECG app enables customers to take an electrocardiogram right from their wrist.

It can capture heart rhythm on demand in a moment when users experience symptoms such as a rapid or skipped heart beat and help provide clinically important data to physicians.

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“New electrodes in Apple Watch Series 4 now enable customers to take an ECG directly from the wrist,” Apple said in a statement on Thursday. Flickr

The irregular rhythm notification feature on Apple Watch occasionally checks heart rhythm in the background and sends a notification if an irregular heart rhythm that appears to be atrial fibrillation (AFib) is identified.

The ECG app and irregular rhythm notification feature can alert users to signs of AFib.

“We’ve seen the ECG app and irregular rhythm notifications on Apple Watch have meaningful impact on our customers across the US,” said Jeff Williams, Apple’s Chief Operating Officer.

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A recent clinical trial of around 600 participants found that the ECG app on Apple Watch demonstrated 98.3 per cent sensitivity in classifying AFib and 99.6 per cent specificity in classifying sinus rhythm in classifiable recordings, when compared to an ECG administered by a cardiologist.

The irregular rhythm notification feature was recently studied in the Apple Heart Study which found “only 0.5 per cent of participants received irregular pulse notifications, an important finding given concerns about potential over-notification.” (IANS)