Apple Watch Series 6 will support the monitoring of oxygen in the blood | Rumor
According to a new report from DigiTimes, theApple Watch Series 6 will be equipped with a new sensor for the monitoring of oxygen in the blood.
The report reveals that Apple has signed a manufacturing agreement with a supplier ASE Technology, while preparing the production lines for the Series 6.
A few months ago, have been found traces of the monitoring of oxygen in the blood in the code of iOS 14, and at the time it was thought that the new feature could arrive even on older models of Apple Watch. The report today from Digitimes, indicates that the next clock will be equipped with a specific sensor to detect the levels of oxygen in the blood, then the models of the Apple Watch without this the sensor will not support the new feature of health.
The levels of oxygen in the blood is between 95 and 100% are considered healthy; in blood oxygen levels below 80% may lead to impairment of cardiac function and cerebral. The risk of respiratory arrest or cardiac is common after a continuous low saturation of oxygen in the blood.
To this end, Apple is developing a new notification on health based on the measurement of life. When the Apple Watch detects a low oxygen saturation in the blood below a certain threshold, it will trigger a notification warning the user in a similar way to the current notifications on the heart rate.
Other manufacturers smartwatch and fitness tracker, including Fitbit is the property of Google, who already offer monitoring capabilities of oxygen in the blood in some of their devices, while Apple could potentially offer a more sophisticated version using the same method of approval by the FDA of the function of the ECG.
Apple typically announces the new Apple Watch during its fall event. However, this year, the company announced that the launch of the iPhone 12 will be delayed by a few weeks, then it is likely that the launch of the Apple Watch Series 6 may be subject to delays.