The Apple Watch may soon be able to measure blood oxygen levels. Based on snippets of code inside iOS 14 acquired exclusively by 9to5Mac, Apple is developing two new health features for the next version of its smartwatch, likely to be called Apple Watch 6. At the moment it’s unclear whether these will be limited to the next-generation Apple Watch or also roll out to existing models through a software update.
Apple is said to be designing a new health notification that will go out whenever the watch detects the user’s blood oxygen levels have fallen below an alarming threshold. This will function similarly to the Apple Watch’s existing irregular heart rate alerts and nudge the user to consult a doctor instead of revealing anything conclusive.
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