The Apple Watch Series 6 has a pulse oximeter on board to measure the oxygen level in your blood. As soon as it makes a remarkable measurement, you will be notified that there may be something empty.
Rumor: Apple Watch Series 6 gets pulse oximeter
That claims Digitimes. The Taiwanese publication sometimes shares correct predictions about unannounced Apple devices, but it is often wrong. So take a turn for the arm with this post.
However, the claim that the Apple Watch Series 6 will receive a pulse oximeter does not come out of the blue. In earlier versions of watchOS 7 and iOS 14, there were several references to the existence of a sensor to measure the oxygen level in your blood.
“The Apple Watch Series 6 will have multiple sensors to record your sleep, heart rate and oxygen saturation,” said Digitimes. In healthy people, this value is between 95 and 99 percent.
As soon as the content dips below a certain value, the carrier gets a signal according to the Taiwanese website. It explains that there may be something (serious) going on, and that it is wise to visit your doctor.
Possibly also to previous Watches
It’s unclear whether the pulse oximeter is reserved exclusively for the Apple Watch Series 6 – which is expected to hit stores this fall – or if the feature also comes to previously released watches, such as the Apple Watch 5.
In theory, the function could be activated after a software update. Repair website iFixit discovered in 2015 that Apple Watches already have the necessary technology onboard to carry out a scan of the oxygen content in your blood. Apple simply would never have activated the feature, although it is not clear why.
On to September
This autumn, the big Apple show is on the calendar. The company is expected to announce a new Apple Watch in September in addition to new phones – the iPhone 12, 12 Pro, 12 Pro Max and 12 mini. We have now arrived at Series 6. All the rumors leaked so far indicate that this watch will have more health functions. Sign up for the tech largest newsletter to stay informed about the new Watch.