Fitbit launches blood oxygen tracking silently on its devices


If you have a Fitbit device on your wrist, it can help you take care of the breathing issues. Yes, you heard that right. Fitbit has enabled blood oxygen tracking on its wearable devices silently.

The feature has been made available even before Apple could launch the feature and that makes it one of the excellent options. The Versa, Ionic, and Charge 3 devices have been found to be providing the blood oxygen tracking. A host of users of these devices reported on Reddit and other communities that they found their Fitbit devices providing access to the new measurements. 

This new tracking can be effectively helpful in letting you track and assist in health disorders like asthma, heart disease, and sleep apnea. The devices, presumably are making use of the red and infrared sensors for analysing and tracking the oxygen levels. 

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This new feature seems to be in tune with the adoption rate of the technology. ScanWatch from Withing has been observed to have blood oxygen tracking as the major feature on their watches. It would be an exciting option and you would find that as a better option in the direction to a healthy lifestyle. 

In fact, Google has recently acquired Fitbit and it should ideally be the best option ever. Of course, the Apple smartwatches have been endowed with the necessary hardware and software options, but then they have not yet launched the feature on their smartwatches. We guess it has something to do with the approval from FDA authorities. We would expect the launch of the blood oxygen level tracking on Apple smartwatches by the end 2020. 

Now that Fitbit has launched the feature – though it may not be available for all users as yet, we expect it to be made available by all the smartwatch manufacturers.