Garmin adds ECG to Venu 3, Fenix 7 Pro and Epix Pro

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Garmin has rolled out ECG to a host of its flagship smartwatches and sports watches.

The company had already released the feature for Venu 2 Plus, but it was curiously omitted from its most recent devices, including the new Venu 3.

But that’s now changed (and not before we’ve written scores of references to the Venu 3’s lack of ECG) and it’s rolling out across Venu 3, Fenix 7 Pro and Epix Pro.

All of these watches have Elevate 5, the latest heart rate sensor, and it was pretty clear that Garmin was waiting for FDA approval before releasing the feature. Why it couldn’t be clearer about that to people looking to buy a Garmin watch, we have no idea.

It works much the same as the Venu 2 Plus, and like most rival ECG apps.

You place your finger on the button, and take a 30-second test. Your Garmin watch will then look for signs of Afib, which will be shown on the watch itself, and within Garmin Connect.

However, in terms of regions, it seems that for now, Garmin ECG will still only be available in the US, Hong Kong, and Vietnam. We’ve reached out to  Garmin for confirmation of the regional support.


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James Stables


James is the co-founder of Wareable, and he has been a technology journalist for 15 years.

He started his career at Future Publishing, James became the features editor of T3 Magazine and and was a regular contributor to TechRadar – before leaving Future Publishing to found Wareable in 2014.

James has been at the helm of Wareable since 2014 and has become one of the leading experts in wearable technologies globally. He has reviewed, tested, and covered pretty much every wearable on the market, and is passionate about the evolving industry, and wearables helping people achieve healthier and happier lives.

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