This article is based on an article from the Japanese edition of Engadget and was created using the translation tool Deepl.
On April 16, Apple released its latest system software for the Apple Watch, watchOS 6.2.8.
If you have received the notification, you can install it from the notification or manually by going to General > Software Update in the Watch app on your iPhone.
The highlight of this version is that CarKey, which was introduced in iOS 13.6, is now available at Apple Watch. You can use your Apple Watch as a digital key in place of a physical key in an NFC-enabled car. Compatible models are Apple Watch Series 5 or later.
However, this feature also needs to be supported by the car, and for now, it's only available for certain models manufactured by BMW after July 1.
For more details, please refer to the description of iOS 13.6.
And the ECG (electrocardiogram) app, which has saved lives around the world, is now available in three new countries. However, only Bahrain, Brazil and South Africa were selected and Japan was not selected again.
This May, however, the Apple Watch was confirmed as a medical device in Japan at the same time as in Brazil, so it's worth keeping an eye out for.
The official release notes for watchOS 6.2.8 are as follows
watchOS 6.2.8 includes new features and improvements:
Adds support for digital car keys for Apple Watch Series 5
ECG app on Apple Watch Series 4 or later now available in Bahrain, Brazil, and South Africa
Irregular heart rhythm notifications now available in Bahrain, Brazil, and South Africa
Some features may not be available for all regions or on all Apple devices. For information on the security content of Apple software updates, please visit this website: https://support.apple.com/HT201222
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