Apple Watch Series 6 to Feature Blood Oxygen Monitoring

Joanna Estrada
August 2, 2020

If blood oxygen levels are too low, your body may not work correctly.

When the original ‌‌‌Apple Watch‌‌‌ was released back in 2015, iFixit actually discovered that Apple's heart sensors have the capability to monitor blood oxygen levels, but Apple has never activated it.

According to a new report from DigiTimes, the Apple Watch Series 6 will not only gain the ability to detect blood oxygen, but may also include improved sensors across the board, although the details remain a bit unclear, since of the biosensors mentioned by sources, only blood oxygen seems to be particularly new.

The report says that Taiwan's ASE has got major SiP orders for the forthcoming Apple Watch.

In case you are not aware, Blood Oxygen monitoring estimates the amount of oxygen in your blood. This will allow the wearable to track the blood oxygen levels of the wearer. Perhaps the reason why there is a heavy demand for standalone clip-on-style Pulse oximeters in the market.

While the Apple Watch leaks have been far and few this year, we have heard from multiple sources now that the upcoming wearable from Apple will feature blood oxygen monitoring along with other mental-health focused improvements. However, the Apple Watch Series 6 is likely going to trump them with better user experience and what Apple will be able to achieve with that data. Fitbit already offers blood oxygen monitoring on its Versa line as well as its Charge 3 trackers.

‌Apple Watch‌ Series 6 models, which are in development for a fall launch, are rumored to feature faster performance, better water resistance and improved wireless transmission for faster Wi-Fi and cellular speeds.

Apple watches series 5 battery with a 296 mAh capacity, gives 18 hours of battery life. However, when WWDC 2020 came and went with nary a word about it in the watchOS 7 announcement, many believed that maybe it wasn't in the cards for this year.

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