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Oxygen level sensing coming to future Apple Watch say tipsters

A future Apple Watch might monitor blood oxygen levels. (Source: Apple)
A future Apple Watch might monitor blood oxygen levels. (Source: Apple)
Early on in the product life cycle of the Apple Watch, Apple realized that it was on to a winner with its health tracking features. This is an aspect of the device that it has continued to refine with each iteration. It looks set to continue to this push by offering blood oxygen level sensing in a future model.
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Although the Apple Watch has turned into a hit for the Cupertino giant, in its early days, Apple was still trying to figure out its value proposition. It wasn’t long, however, before Apple realized it was getting traction with the health and fitness conscious segment among its users and looked to capitalize on that with a Nike co-branded variant. Each model since has continued to evolve its health tracking functionality and it looks like the next iteration could feature blood oxygen level sensing according to tipsters speaking with 9to5Mac.

It seems like a logical next step in Apple Watch health sensing technology, particularly as Apple is also said to be working on advanced sleep tracking features for a future Watch as well. In fact, in combination, blood oxygen level sensing and sleep tracking could help to uncover sleep disorders like sleep apnoea. Given the ability of the Apple Watch to detect heart rhythm abnormalities through its heart rate and ECG/EKG functions, the Watch could shape up as being an indispensable health monitoring tool.

Apple CEO Tim Cook is on record as saying that, ultimately, Apple’s greatest contribution to society will be in the field of health. Its augmented reality development is also thought to have a health dimension to it in terms of its practical applications in the health industry and the company has a whole team of physicians and other health experts beavering away behind the scenes. Other functions they could bring to future Watches include blood sugar level monitoring and hydration monitoring which will be exciting should Apple’s plans come to fruition.

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Sanjiv Sathiah
Sanjiv Sathiah - Senior Tech Writer - 1263 articles published on Notebookcheck since 2017
I have been writing about consumer technology over the past ten years, previously with the former MacNN and Electronista, and now Notebookcheck since 2017. My first computer was an Apple ][c and this sparked a passion for Apple, but also technology in general. In the past decade, I’ve become increasingly platform agnostic and love to get my hands on and explore as much technology as I can get my hand on. Whether it is Windows, Mac, iOS, Android, Linux, Nintendo, Xbox, or PlayStation, each has plenty to offer and has given me great joy exploring them all. I was drawn to writing about tech because I love learning about the latest devices and also sharing whatever insights my experience can bring to the site and its readership.
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Sanjiv Sathiah, 2020-03- 9 (Update: 2020-03- 9)