Very soon, your Apple Watch will detect more health issues than an irregular heartbeat. Tipsters revealed to 9to5Mac claim that Apple is working on its watch ability to detect blood oxygen levels.
When using the Apple watch, if your blood’s oxygen saturation fell below a certain threshold, you’d receive a notification much like you do now for unusual heart rates.
We aren’t sure if this will need new hardware or a software update, but our money’s on the former at the moment when Fitbit’s approach uses a mix of red and infrared sensors to detect oxygen variation.
Apple is also working on an improved ECG function that could properly deliver results in between 100 and 120 beats per minute.
There’s no assurance that the new features will come with the next generation of Apple hardware, let alone through a software update.
Apple has been so sure that it want the Watch to serve as a vital health tool, and this could be more important than usual, meanwhile, low blood oxygen levels can increase the risk of heart and lung attacks.
According to rumors of further features, like sleep tracking, it may be more of a question when Apple adds more health functions than.