An electrocardiogram (ECG) is a graphical recording of the heart's electrical activity. ECGs provide an insight into your heart rhythm, and can help to identify irregular heart beats, and detect potential health risks early.
Currently, this feature is only supported in certain countries and regions. For details, please refer to Countries where the ECG function of Huawei wearable devices is available.
Before you start
- This feature should not be used by those under 18 years of age.
- Those with pacemakers or other implanted devices are advised not to use this feature.
- Being in an environment with a strong electromagnetic field will severely affect the quality of the ECG waveforms. Do not start a measurement when you are in such an environment.
Preparing for measurement
To use this feature, download the latest version of the Huawei Health app from HUAWEI AppGallery and install it, or update the Huawei Health app to the latest version.
Activating the app: If you are using ECG for the first time, go to in the Huawei Health app, and follow the onscreen instructions to activate the ECG app.
Measuring your ECG
- Wear the device properly on your wrist, and select ECG from the app list. If you are using the feature for the first time, select which hand you are wearing the device on.
- Place your arm flat on the table or your lap and relax your arm and fingers.
- Keep a finger from your free hand on the electrode (Down button) of your watch to initiate a measurement.
- During the measurement, keep still and breathe evenly and steadily. Do not speak and do not release the electrode with your fingers. Ensure that the contact with the electrode is proper to avoid excessive pressing or insufficient contact.
- Dry skin can affect the quality of the measurement. If you notice that your finger is dry, wet it with a little bit of water to improve conductivity.
- After the measurement is complete, the measurement result is displayed on the device screen. You can touch to view the measurement result description. For details, open the Huawei Health app, and go to Health > Heart > ECG.
- Please consult with a medical professional about the measurement result. Do not interpret the result or take clinical measures by yourself.
- If the sinus rhythm icon is displayed, this may indicate that arrhythmia or other health problems were not detected. If you notice any changes in your health, promptly consult a medical professional.
- If the measurement result is --, it may be because that your finger has moved, skin is too dry, or the number of heartbeats per minute is greater than 110 or less than 50. In this case, it is recommended that you take a measurement again. If you are feeling uncomfortable, please seek medical assistance in a timely manner.
- The feature isn't capable of detecting blood clots, strokes, heart failure, or other types of arrhythmia.
- This feature isn't capable of detecting heart attacks and related complications. Please seek timely medical assistance if you feel pain, tightness, or pressure in your chest, or experience any other symptoms.