The Apple Watch Series 6 will add blood oxygen monitoring to its list of features when it launches later this year, according to a new report from DigiTimes.
LeApple Watch 6 will have biosensors that can monitor sleeping conditions, detect oxygen in the blood and measures pulse rates, heart rate and atrial fibrillation, and will also incorporate a MEMS-based accelerometer and gyroscope, all of which will allow the new device to continue to deliver in the accuracy of -measurement among wearable devices, sources said.
Taiwan-based website sources say the next-generation Apple Watch has undergone “smooth development” thanks to close collaboration between Apple and Taiwanese company ASE Technology, which has secured major backend orders for -apparat.
A leaked code found in iOS 14 had previously suggested that Apple be working on an Apple Watch that could detect blood oxygen levels.
Based on the code discovered, Apple will provide notifications when blood oxygen levels fall below a health threshold, which is right around 95 to 100 percent saturation. A decrease in the level of oxygen in the blood may suggest a serious respiratory or cardiac problem.
It was unclear from the code whether the feature would be limited to new Apple Watch Series 6 devices or whether it would come as a software update in watchOS 7, but today’s report suggests that it may be exclusive to the Series 6.
When the original Apple Watch was released back in 2015, iFixit actually discovered that Apple’s heart rate sensors have the ability to monitor blood oxygen levels, but Apple never activated it. .
Smartwatch and other fitness schedule makers including Google-owned Fitbit already offer blood oxygen monitoring features in some of their wearable devices, so Apple is playing in the area, but this may mean that the company has a more advanced implementation of the feature in the works.
The Apple Watch Series 6 models, which are developing for a fall launch, are believed to have faster performance, better water resistance and improved wireless transmission for faster Wi-Fi and cellular speeds.
These improvements will be made in part through a swap designed for liquid crystal polymer or LCP material for flexible circuit boards that are expected to be included in the “Apple Watch” Series 6, according to Apple analyst Ming-Chi Kuo.