Apple’s Afib History Feature in WatchOS 9 Is Now Made Accessible

 AFib History is one of the latest features that watchOS 9 launched this year. It enables users who’ve been diagnosed with atrial fibrillation to record their cardiac rhythm data to have a better understanding of their condition. With watchOS 9.2, Apple’s AFib History is more widely accessible worldwide.

It was anticipated that AFib History would only be available in America when it was first revealed in 2022 since the functionality needs to be approved by regional health authorities. When watchOS 9 was formally released in September, Apple announced that the functionality had already received approval in more than 100 nations, including the UK, Canada, Hong Kong, Mexico, South Africa, and various other European nations.

AFib History Being Made Available In More Regions? 

Brazil has not yet been added to Apple’s official list of approved regions on the firm’s website. Thus the company has not yet confirmed the feature’s extension there. Nevertheless, Brazilian iPhone owners can now activate AFib History via the Health app. Apple previously stated in September that AFib History would be made accessible to Australian customers later this fall. It’s currently unknown if watchOS 9.2 in that country has enabled the feature as well.

The AFib History function has now been covertly made available in another region with watchOS 9.2, which was surreptitiously deployed earlier this week for Apple Watch users. According to MacMagazine and 9to5Mac, the feature is currently functional for Apple Watch users in Brazil.

The criteria for enabling AFib date on the Apple Watch are that: One must have an AFib diagnosis by a physician. Apple Watch should receive the watchOS update, and the iPhone must receive the most recent iOS update. For the watch to reliably receive estimates, it must be worn for a minimum of 12 hours per day, five days a week. The Apple Watch must be set to Wrist Detection and Heart Rate. The use of AFib History isn’t recommended for anyone under the age of 22.