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Health Canada has not received device application for Apple Watch Series 4

As of September 14, Apple had yet to apply for medical device clearance for the Apple Watch Series 4 with Health Canada.

Health Canada says it can take as few as 15 calendar days to review and decide on medical device status.

It’s one of the many health organizations that Apple will need to work with worldwide to allow its electrocardiogram to function. Electrocardiograms, which can record a person’s heart rate, are performed on the Apple Watch Series 4 with electrodes placed at the wrist-facing surface of the watch case and on the digital crown. Market analysts are banking on this feature to drive sales.

There has been concern from part of the medical community about the accuracy of the ECG function. Apple apparently had received FDA approval of the Series 4 just a day before it held its hardware launch event on September 12.

Our Jaime Rivera has just received his Apple Watch Series 4 and, during the latest episode of the Pocketnow Weekly, found that the ECG function is disallowed for the moment being.

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Jules Wang
Jules Wang is News Editor for Pocketnow and one of the hosts of the Pocketnow Weekly Podcast. He came onto the team in 2014 as an intern editing and producing videos and the podcast while he was studying journalism at Emerson College. He graduated the year after and entered into his current position at Pocketnow, full-time.