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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.
Sanjiv Sathiah,

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, 2020-03- 9 (Update: 2020-03- 9)
Sanjiv Sathiah
I have been tech-obsessed from the time my father introduced me to my first computer, an Apple ][. Since then, I have grown to enjoy exploring and experimenting with any computing platform that I can get my hands on – I am the definitive early adopter! I have always been interested in how we can use technology to shape and improve our lives, most recently using it to record, mix and master my debut record, Acuity – Nature | Nurture out now on Spotify.