This is a great advance not only for the watch, but also for modern medicine, which can take a lot of mechanical work out of it.
However, all that glitters is not gold: for the time being, electrocardiograms will be a very localized feature in the United States , and its inhabitants will still take a few weeks to see it. For the time being, Apple has promised that it will arrive before the end of the year.
The reasons why this function will take a little longer to be launched is the collaboration with medical institutions: being able to send the electrocardiograms to hospitals and health centres implies getting along well with those centres . In addition, it is necessary to train all the staff and to adapt all the computer systems to offer the maximum possible compatibility.
So for the moment we’re going to have to wait. First we need the electrocardiograms to reach the hospitals in the United States, and we deduce that during 2019 the function will reach other countries, as long as the regulations and laws that allow it also give the green light soon.
Expansion will go faster if the medical industry embraces this well, so we will keep our fingers crossed and be patient.