Apple Confirms ECG for Apple Watch Coming to Canada ‘as Quickly as Possible’

Earlier this week, iPhone in Canada first told you Health Canada had approved the electrocardiogram (ECG) app for Apple Watch, paving the way for more heart features for the wearable.

Now, in a statement to the Canadian Press, Apple has confirmed the ECG app is coming to Canada for Apple Watch Series 4 users, but did not specify the timing of the launch:

The company says in a statement to The Canadian Press that it will bring the heart health features of Apple Watch Series 4 to Canada “as quickly as possible” but a spokeswoman declined to provide an estimated time of arrival.

Health Canada also told the Press it had approved two Apple licenses within its medical device section, confirming what we told you earlier this week.

The Press also writes, “A person with knowledge of Apple’s procedures said on background that the heart features will be enabled in Canada when the company updates the watch’s operating system software but the timing of the update wasn’t known.”

Apple is expected to announce a preview of the next version of its software at its annual developer conference, known as WWDC, set to kick off on June 3, 2019.

When the Apple previews the next version of watchOS for Apple Watch on stage at WWDC, keep an eye for announcements of the ECG app’s release date for Canada, which could come in developer betas at the conference, with a public release later this fall.