watchOS 9.2 brings significant improvements to this feature
One of the new features introduced with watchOS 9 this year is AFib History, which allows users diagnosed with atrial fibrillation to keep records of their heart rhythm data in order to gain deeper insights into their condition.
Apple has now expanded the availability of AFib History worldwide with the watchOS 9.2 update. When AFib History was announced back at WWDC 2022, it was only expected to launch in the US as the feature requires approval from local health regulators.
With the official launch of watchOS 9 in September, Apple confirmed that the feature has already been approved in more than 100 countries, including Canada, Hong Kong, Mexico, South Africa, the United Kingdom, and several other countries in Europe.
watchOS 9.2 brings significant improvements
AFib History is coming to more regions now with watchOS 9.2, which was released to Apple Watch users earlier this week, and the company has quietly enabled AFib History in another country.
As noted by MacMagazine and also confirmed by MacMagazine.com 9to5Mac, and the feature is now working for Apple Watch users in Brazil. At the moment, Apple has not yet confirmed the feature’s expansion to Brazil, as the country has not yet been added to the official list of supported regions on the company’s website.
However, Brazilian users can now enable AFib History through the Health app on iPhone. According to Apple, these are the requirements to enable AFib History on the Apple Watch:
- You must have a medical diagnosis of AFib
- Update your iPhone to the latest version of iOS and your Apple Watch to the latest version of watchOS
- You must wear your Apple Watch at least 12 hours a day, 5 days a week, to receive continuous estimates
- Heart rate and wrist detection must be enabled on your Apple Watch. AFib History is not intended for use by persons under the age of 22
Back in September, Apple also confirmed that AFib History will become available to Apple Watch users in Australia later this fall.
However, it is still not clear if the feature is also enabled with watchOS 9.2.
Have you noticed that AFib History is available in another new country????