Fitbit Update Brings Oxygen Monitoring to Specific Smartwatches

A blood oxygen monitoring feature was added on the Fitbit, and customers can now try it and see how it works. The new feature can be used on the Fitbit mobile app as well because it was added at the software level. Handclaps for the update!

What is Fitbit?

Fitbit is the world’s leading app for tracking all-day activity, workouts, sleep, and more. In a few words, it helps us to live a healthier, more active life. Fitbit is tracking your exercise, and then you can check the app to see your stats, their impact on your day, and how your performance is improving. On top of all useful features Fitbit is providing its users, they now have a wearables built-in heart rate monitor, checking the blood oxygen.

Smartphones have pretty advanced technology; therefore, most of the consumer devices have a blood oxygen monitoring feature. When it comes to wearables, the function has, most of the time, remained unobserved; however, with these devices instead of focusing on heart rate monitoring. The update was released for certain Fitbit fitness wearables.

What does oxygen monitoring mean?

Well, for starters, it means that users can get an idea about whether their blood oxygen level has decreased or increased, and when that change takes place. The feature will keep track of the blood oxygen level, which can be of great help in finding if the user is suffering from conditions such as sleep apnea, for example. Sleep apnea is a condition in which one regularly stops breathing during the night.

You might think that this feature is a new idea; however, we had first heard about it back in 2017. It was Fitbit’s ambition and now voila! This feature is at the disposition of all users located in the United States. It rolled out on the Versa, Versa 2, Versa Lite, Charge 3, and Ionic wearables.
The sensor located on the backside of the watches helps to monitor the oxygen. It will provide the user with an estimated blood oxygen levels. More details are explained on the Fitbit app.

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