Alongside a sensor that measures heart rate, the Ionic has Fitbit’s first relative SpO2 sensor, consisting of two lights and receivers that analyze the color of blood to determine its oxygen content. Despite this engineering investment, the SpO2 sensor will be useless when the Ionic debuts in October. Fitbit’s data science team has theorized several things it can do with the data in later software upgrades, such as diagnosing sleep apnea, in which people briefly stop breathing during sleep. “It’s one of the most common causes of sleep disruption,” says director of research algorithms Conor Heneghan, who lead the development of the sleep stages feature. When people miss a breath, the blood oxygen level drops, as does the heart rate. Heneghan thinks Fitbit can use the Ionic’s sensors to pick up the changes and clue in users that they may have apnea. … [Read more...] about Can This Smartwatch Save Fitbit?
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