“iFixit’s teardown of the Apple Watch has revealed that the sophisticated heart-rate monitor used is actually capable of acting as a pulse oximeter, allowing it to calculate the oxygen content of your blood by measuring how much infrared light is absorbed,” Ben Lovejoy reports for 9to5Mac. “This data would be useful for health and fitness monitoring, but the functionality is not currently enabled in the watch.”
Read more in the full article here.
“Apple’s heart rate monitor is actually a plethysmograph — it looks and acts like a pulse oximeter, but Apple isn’t claiming it can measure your blood oxygen level,” iFixit reports. “Why? Beats us. Our best guesses involve FDA regulations.”
Much more in the entire teardown here.
MacDailyNews Take: Wonder how far along Google, Samsung, Xiaomi, etc. are with their Apple Watch teardowns?