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SpO2 is more than just a buzzword when it comes to smartwatches, it’s an important metric for insight into your overall health. Find out how to measure your blood oxygen levels using your Apple Watch. Mobile Watch 4g Waterproof
To measure blood oxygen on your Apple Watch, open the Blood Oxygen app and tap start.
Blood oxygen measurements, or SpO2 levels, represent what percentage of oxygen you have in your blood. Since we depend on oxygen to function, this measurement can be an important indicator of our overall health. Higher SpO2 levels are a good thing. A normal reading is anything between 95% and 99%. Low levels of blood oxygen, meanwhile, can lead to dangerous symptoms known as hypoxemia.
Blood oxygen monitoring is available on the Apple Watch Series 6, Series 7, Series 8, and Ultra. Make sure your device is running the latest watchOS to take advantage of this useful feature. According to Apple, this tool is designed for users aged 18 and older.
When you set up your device for the first time, the Blood Oxygen app should be installed in the Health app. If needed, you can reinstall the app from the App Store on your Apple Watch.
Your Apple Watch will occasionally measure your blood oxygen levels when you are not moving if background measurements are on. The device will only take blood oxygen measurements overnight if you are tracking sleep with your Apple Watch. You can disable these measurements if the sensor’s light disrupts your sleep.
Compatible Apple Watches also allow you to take blood oxygen measurements on demand. For an accurate reading, make sure your band is snug and that the back of your Apple Watch is touching your skin. Your watch should rest an inch or two above your wrist bone.
You can find all your blood oxygen data in the Health app on your paired iPhone.
If you would like your blood oxygen data to appear in the Summary tab, scroll down and tap Add to Favorites.
No, the Apple Watch SE 2 cannot measure blood oxygen. The device drops advanced health sensors in favor of a lower price tag.
While Apple’s SpO2 monitoring is considered to be largely accurate, the Apple Watch is not intended to be used as a medical device.
Smart Watch 4g Sim Support Apple’s Blood Oxygen app is only available in certain regions and countries. Click here for a complete list of locations.