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A new leak lends further support to blood-oxygen tracking in the Apple Watch 6

The next Apple Watch may offer a sought-after new feature. (Source: Apple)
The next Apple Watch may offer a sought-after new feature. (Source: Apple)
Earlier reports have pointed to a new health-tracking spec for the Apple Watch 5's successor: blood oxygen tracking. A new tip may give this idea further weight. It also backs up other claims of sleep-tracking and even more advanced cardiovascular monitoring in the upcoming wearable.
Deirdre O'Donnell,

The next-gen Apple Watch has been linked to health-tracking features that outshadow those of the current generation in the past. Now, a new report from DigiTimes may corroborate them. It asserts that the 6th series of these wearables will indeed support blood-oxygen measurements, the latest word in wearable-assisted well-being management.

The report also reiterates an earlier leak pointing to the addition of sleep tracking to the Apple Watch 6. It is also said to support advanced heart-related metrics, which may go beyond the ability to read and record electrocardiograms and blood-pressure data to detecting the specific condition of atrial fibrillation (AF).

DigiTimes also asserts that the Series 6 will come with a new "MEMS-based accelerometer and gyroscope". This may or may not hint at improved workout tracking in the upcoming smartwatch.

The outlet also now claims that the company ASE Technology is the one that has secured a contract for the system-in-packages (SiPs) that might help deliver all these putative new functions. The wearable to contain them is not expected to be here in order to confirm or deny these rumors until the autumn of 2020, however.

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Deirdre O'Donnell, 2020-08- 1 (Update: 2020-08- 1)
Deirdre O'Donnell
I became a professional writer and editor shortly after graduation. My degrees are in biomedical sciences; however, they led to some experience in the biotech area, which convinced me of its potential to revolutionize our health, environment and lives in general. This developed into an all-consuming interest in more aspects of tech over time: I can never write enough on the latest electronics, gadgets and innovations. My other interests include imaging, astronomy, and streaming all the things. Oh, and coffee.