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Fitbit Activates Blood Oxygen Monitor Feature, Racing Ahead of Apple Watch

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Apple might hold the patent for blood oxygen monitoring in wearables but the company hasn’t actually made this feature available in any device so far.

That allowed Fitbit to race ahead of Apple Watch – the company quietly turned on this feature, SpO2, in most of their popular products.

Fitbit Versa and Fitbit Ionic owners from the US started noticing blood oxygen saturation data appear in their app, which is very helpful information for detecting sleep variation during sleep and sleep apnea issues.

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The Versa series, the Ionic and the Charge 3 were shipped with the Sp02 sensor but it took until now for Fitbit to actually enable the function.

If you own any of these devices, don’t snooze on the latest update – it’s in the Fitbit App as the Estimated Oxygen Variation.

In case you missed it back in November, Google agreed to buy Fitbit and the acquisition deal is expected to finalize in 2020. 

Your Fitbit insights might live on some new platforms soon!

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