A Blood Oxygen Sensor Is Coming to the Apple Watch Series 6

Apple Watch Series 6

Blood Oxygen monitoring estimates the amount of oxygen in your blood.

We began hearing rumours earlier this year that Apple was exploring the idea of adding blood oxygen monitoring capabilities to the Apple Watch, either as a new feature in the upcoming Apple Watch Series 6, or perhaps even enabling it within a watchOS 7 update.

Although it is not confirmed, different rumors had ensured that on September 8 Apple will celebrate an online event in which they will not only announce the new family of the iPhone 12 but also the expected Apple Watch Series 6.

Unlike some sleep apps as well as some Apple Watch competitors that give a breakdown of the quality and stages of sleep, the Apple Watch mainly focuses on the time you spend asleep.

In case you are not aware, Blood Oxygen monitoring estimates the amount of oxygen in your blood.

Leaked code found in iOS 14 has previously suggested Apple is working on an ‌Apple Watch‌ that can detect blood oxygen levels.

We've heard whispers before about blood oxygen monitoring coming to the Apple Watch 6, plus watchOS 7 hinted it's in the pipeline, but this is the most credible report about the metric we've seen yet. It also detects what percentage of your blood is saturated, better known as SpO2 level The feature can be really useful for COVID-19 patients who have alarmingly low oxygen levels.

Other wearables companies such as Fitbit have added blood oxygen sensing which measures peripheral capillary oxygen saturation, the percentage of oxygenated hemoglobin compared to the total amount of hemoglobin in blood. Garmin watches too have pulse oxygen sensors.

This year's launch cycle may have been thrown for a loop, but the next Apple Watch is still on track for a fall debut. Like the Series 5, it is said to use the design of a previous generation Apple Watch but will get upgraded internal components.

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