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With new health sensor, Apple Watch Series 6 evaluates blood oxygen level in 15 secs

By Tanisha Jindal


Apple's new Watch Series 6 has some latest fascinating health features. The company disclosed that due to a new health sensor, the Apple Watch Series 6 is eligible to figure blood oxygen levels in 15 seconds.

The sensor utilizes green, red, and infrared LEDs, along with four photodiodes on the Apple Watch’s back crystal, in order to evaluate the light reflected back from your blood. With the help of an algorithm built into the Blood Oxygen app, the watch afterwards assesses the blood oxygen level of a person between 70% to 100%. The watch is also capable to compute background measurements while you sleep.

One's blood oxygen level indicates how much oxygen are his/her red blood cells carrying. The measurements are extremely crucial for people with chronic diseases like asthma, heart disease, and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, etc. Apple, in partnership with healthcare providers, schedules to perform health studies concerning asthma, heart disease, and COVID-19 operating this new blood oxygen measurement potential.

Further, Watch OS 7 will be proficient to measure your full range of VO2 max, perceives if you’re washing your hands, and monitors your sleep.


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