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Apple Watch Series 6 may have a vital resource for the coronavirus era

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The coming months will be fruitful when it comes to Apple news. The latest news, in addition to the revenue record in the second quarter, tell us that there will be delays in the delivery of the iPhone 12. However, in the pipeline are other devices that will also be presented by the end of the year. The Apple Watch, series 6, is one of them and, it seems, can bring a vital resource to the era of coronaviruses.

Apple is supposed to include a blood oxygen monitoring sensor in its smartwatch.

Oximeter on Apple Watch 6

Apple wants its Apple Watch 6 to be even more critical in monitoring users’ health and well-being. As such, and at a time when COVID-19 has been causing such varied and arbitrary symptoms in patients, there are indications that are important to watch out for. As noted, pulse oximeters started to come off store shelves in the early days of the pandemic. This is because low levels of oxygen in the blood can be a sign of the disease.

Probably the Cupertino company would not even have, last year, the idea of ​​using this resource to help in the pandemic, but it can be a very important resource.

According to a report by the DigiTimes, Apple entered into a production deal with ASE Technology for the launch of the Apple Watch Series 6, which is expected to be later this year. As noted, the new Apple Watch model will be the first with a blood oxygen monitoring sensor. So, people instead of having to buy a separate device to check their blood oxygen levels, just check the Apple Watch Series 6.

Apple Watch Series 6 may have a vital resource for the coronavirus era

Supposedly, the Apple Watch heart rate sensor has built-in hardware to detect oxygen saturation in the blood. But until today this feature has never been activated.

This is not the first time that the existence of an oxygen sensor in the blood on the Apple Watch has surfaced. As you may remember, earlier in the year code was found on iOS 14 beta that suggested that the ability to read oxygen levels in the blood was on the plan of the technological giant.

However, no mention of the feature was made at WWDC 2020, where watchOS 7 was announced. However, there are sources claiming that the Cupertino company was waiting to be sure of the hardware that supports the feature before advertising it.

This feature has been around for some time on other smartwatches, such as the Huawei Watch GT2 or Galaxy Watch Active 2.

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