Canadian Release of Apple Watch ECG Feature Unknown
A recent tweet from the official Health Canada twitter account shows Canadian Apple Watch users may have a long time to wait before the ECG feature to roll out in the country.
Hi Gary. To date, Health Canada has not received an application for the Apple Watch Series 4 with the EKG feature. The decision to submit a medical device licence application rests with the manufacturer.— GovCanHealth (@GovCanHealth) December 7, 2018
As the tweet states, Health Canada has not received an application from Apple to licence the Apple Watch Series 4 as a medical device in Canada. Without this license, Apple is not legally allowed to activate the ECG feature for Canadians.
Apple released the ECG feature for Apple Watch Series 4 devices in the US last week, though the feature is region-locked. Unless the Apple Watch was purchased in the USA its not currently possible to activate the ECG feature.
Hopefully, in the near future, Apple will submit an application to license the Apple Watch in Canada. Until then Canadian users will have to wait for possibly the most significant feature of this year's Apple Watch to be activated.
Source: Mobile Syrup