Fitbit models can measure oxygen in the blood

We toldyou last November that Googlebought Fitbit for $2.1 billion. Fitbit,which comes with smartwatches and wristbands, has quietly launched a new feature. According to shared information, fitbit wearable devices have the ability to measure and monitor oxygen in the blood.

The hardware components used to measure oxygen in the blood were already available in Fitbit devices, but until now they were not software-active. According to information shared by a user on Reddit, Fitbit’s ability to measure oxygen in the blood in versa, Ionic and Charge 3 models has spontaneously activated.

In short, Versa, Ionic and Charge 3 devices will be able to measure the amount of oxygen in your blood thanks to sensors in the rear. For the moment, let’s add that this feature is only activated for devices located in the United States. The data obtained by this feature can also be used to monitor diseases such as asthma, heart disease and sleep apnea.

Let’s say that other companies are working on measuring the amount of oxygen in the blood. Apple, one of the most important players in the world of wearable devices, also has a patent for measuring oxygen in the blood, but let’s add that this feature has not yet been activated for any Apple Watch model. Below is our Fitbit Versa reviewin July 2018.

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