You bought one Apple Watch Series 4 or Series 5 at the Brazil and looking forward to using the feature ECG (electrocardiogram) his? So it is better to sit …
At the end of December 2019, we said that Apple was talking to National Health Surveillance Agency on the regularization of the resource in the country – as we know, this type of functionality needs to be duly approved by Organs regulatory agencies of each country.
At the time, the MacMagazine it was informed that, on November 6, the then CEO of Anvisa – William Dib – and his technical team participated in a meeting with representatives of Apple. At this meeting, the company was informed about the necessary requirements for the regularization of the ECG in Brazil – there are a series of state and / or municipal authorizations needed before national regularization.
We also inform that, once the ECG regularization request is filed, the analysis takes on average 60 days (if all safety and effectiveness requirements have been met by the company).
The problem is that Apple hasn’t done yet the regularization request. In contact with the agency, we were informed that there was no change in the scenario. Thus, it is possible to state that the Apple Watch ECG will not arrive in Brazil at the beginning of 2020.
We know that Apple is not an example of efficiency when it comes to this type of bureaucracy. Still, the Apple Watch ECG was launched alongside the Series 4 in September 2018. Since then, 17 months have passed and nothing for us Brazilians.
ECG is currently available in the following countries / regions: Austria, Belgium, Germany, Canada, Croatia, Denmark, Slovakia, Spain, United States, Finland, France, Greece, Guam, Hong Kong, Hungary, US Virgin Islands, India, Ireland, Iceland, Italy, Luxembourg, Norway, Netherlands, Poland, Puerto Rico, Portugal, United Kingdom, Czech Republic, Romania, Singapore, Sweden and Switzerland.
Apple Watch Series 5
Cash price: from R $ 3,599.10Installed price: up to 12x R $ 333.25Sizes: 40mm or 44mmMaterials: aluminum, stainless steel, titanium or ceramicFeatures: GPS or GPS + CellularColors: diverseLaunch: September 2019