While Canadians patiently (or impatiently) wait for Apple to bring the Apple Watch Series 4 ECG app here, the iPhone manufacturer must first get approval from Health Canada. The ECG app launched yesterday with the release of watchOS 5.1.2 in the United States.
According to Health Canada's latest update, the federal government responded to our request to say: "Health Canada has not yet received an application for Apple Watch Series 4 with the ECG feature. The decision to submit an application for medical devices, rests with the manufacturer. "
Hello Gary. So far, Health Canada has not received an application for Apple Watch Series 4 with the ECG feature. The decision to submit an application for medical equipment rests with the manufacturer.
– GovCanHealth (@GovCanHealth) December 7, 2018
The only way Canadians can use the ECG app, is purchased with the Apple Watch Series 4 in the United States. Some Canadians who happened to have bought their Series 4 in the United States have been able to use it outside the country.