Apple Watch could detect oxygen saturation in the blood

The next Apple Watch could have a feature capable of detecting blood oxygen levels, this would be one of the first features of iOS 14. Thus, when the smartwatch detects oxygen levels below the predetermined threshold, (the appropriate percentage being between 95% and 100%). It will send an alert to the user, much like it already does with heart health notifications.

Having said the above, we must remember that currently Apple Watches Series 1 and later, can notify users when detecting irregular heart rhythms, which allow detecting the risk of atrial fibrillation.

In addition, if the person’s heart rate is above or below the normal beats per minute, the next Apple Watch will warn of the risk of respiratory or cardiac arrest.

What’s known about the upcoming Apple Watch and other devices with these features.

For now, it is not very clear whether this feature will be a unique component of the Apple Watch Series or will be part of watchOS7. This being something that would allow the tool to be implemented on older devices.

What is certain is that for this new version, the company is working on correcting a bug in the electrocardiogram function. Something that caused the Apple Watches 4 and 5 to take certain inconclusive readings on heart rates between 10 and 120 BPM.

Moreover, it is said that it could have an unpublished “sleep” application incorporated with which users could set their bedtime and wake-up time, in addition to being able to keep track of their sleep.

Apple, however, has not been the first to implement this feature in its devices. Well, Fitbit launched blood oxygen monitoring with its Versa line. And, also in its Charge 3 Ionic fitness trackers early this 2020.

But, the data is only available in the section that talks about sleep tracking. In addition to doing so in a very generalized way, for example, it does not show graphs or hourly notifications. Therefore, it is expected that the next Apple Watch will be able to offer its users more advanced features in this regard.

Finally, it is well known that Fitbit does not use its data for medical diagnostics, but, for its part Apple has marketed its latest Apple Watches as devices that can keep doctors informed about user data.

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