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Discussion in 'Apple Watch' started by Aargh, Sep 8, 2020.
Looks like we’ll be seeing new Apple watches today.
Is the SpO2 measurement region locked like the ECG? It looks like it isn’t but i’m not certain.
mm....same question but pulse oxymeters (the point of care devices) are widely available so I do not think it needs regulatory approval from the FDA or similar.
No information on Apple support page yet, but I hope it doesn't need FDA approval.
I’m not sure how necessary to me the measurement of blood oxygen levels, but one thing’s for sure - that Product Red is necessary in my life
mm..it is a just in case feature. If it is accurate, it replaces the pulse oximeter for when it is needed, say a convalescent patient at home. This new sensor further cements the Apple Watch as a capable health monitoring device. I m sure Apple is hard at work and more sensors will be added in the future.
is SpO2 have relationship with VO2Max?
Mm...spo2 is level of oxygen in a person's blood. The normal range for an adult is 95% or higher. Anything lower and you may need to be checked by a physician.
Vo2 max, as i understand it, measures cardiorespiratory fitness and this is used primarily by athletes in training. The higher the better specially for endurance sports.
Yes, VO2max is a measure of cardiorespiratory capacity. It is important for diagnosing problems with circulatory system problems under stress (exercise). The higher values indicate a stronger and more efficient heart.
As for sp02 readings. It is important for knowing your blood oxygen levels, especially during sleep. Dips in sp02 during sleep may indicate the presence of sleep apnea.
They are different. Sp02 or blood oxygen levels tell you the percentage of oxygen carrying red blood cells relative to the total red blood cell count. It is a critical prognosticator of respiratory function which can be reduced by normal occurrences like exercise or diseases like covid-19. VO2 is a measure of the maximum amount of oxygen the body can consume during an activity such as a workout. These values can vary depending on age and activity levels.
Both metrics are very useful for measuring your body's respiratory efficiency during exercise which is why they were integrated into the Apple Watch Series 6. The readings from the blood oxygen measurement are also useful for early detection of respiratory distress but should still be correlated with a medical grade pulse oximeter for accurate results.
In short, if it shows persistent readings below 90% in the absence of strenuous activities, consult your doctor.
Still no local availability for Apple Watch cellular!
Mm...stupid duopoly! Lol!
Just bring back the stainless steel Apple Watches. I've been lusting after the gold stainless steel for years.
Yeah! I can live without the cellular but can we at least get the stainless steel and titanium models!
Philippines made the cut for blood oxygen.
Branded Services: Blood Oxygen app
Antigua and Barbuda
British Virgin Islands
Isle of Man
Republic of Korea
St. Kitts and Nevis
Trinidad and Tobago
Turks and Caicos
United Arab Emirates
US Virgin Islands
what agency is supposed to be in charge of approving ECG?
Mm...PH FDA. Regulation of medical devices is part of their mandate.
From Series 3 or older = must upgrade to series 6.
From series 4 or 5 = optional upgrade to Series 6.