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SPO2/Pulse : Apple Watch, Fitbit, etc
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SPO2/Pulse : Apple Watch, Fitbit, etc
Seemed reasonable to start thread (searched and found nothing).


Excited by the potential. Realize Apple is not the only one doing SPO2 with wearables (see note below).  

We might be close to the time to have a forum area for WEARABLES that monitor body functions.

Then there is software/OSCAR, I am looking forward to hearing about data formats and ability to import/exchange/analyze data . . . 

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SpO2 and pulse ox wearables: Why blood oxygen is the big new health metric
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[Commercial Link Removed] Fitbit Charge 4,
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But even more people will be talking about SpO2 after it was added to the 
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And we've seen cheaper brands jump in too, with Huawei busy adding an SpO2 sensor to most of its smartwatches. "

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RE: SPO2/Pulse : Apple Watch, Fitbit, etc
Seems reasonable. Wearables do everything else. Though I doubt you will find Apple to accommodating when trying to get data off of one of their devices unless someone writes an app that would store your data somewhere and provide an api for you to download it. Anything is possible.

Using FlashAir W-03 SD card in machine. Access through wifi with FlashPAP or Sleep Master utilities.

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RE: SPO2/Pulse : Apple Watch, Fitbit, etc
It shouldn't be too bad to get the data.  The SPO2 results from the watch is stored in Apple Health on the phone.  Other apps can request access to health data, and the health app has an option to export all health data.  I wouldn't want to have to export all data every time I want to import it to OSCAR, but at least it's an option. 

From what I've read though, both the apple watch and fitbit have some accuracy issues, from a wider margin of error on readings to readings failing all together if you aren't completely still for the 15-30 second duration of the measurement.  Unless that changes, I'd look at them more as a novelty than a medical device.  Watch the data and treat any downward trends or reproducable unexplained low readings as warning signs to see a doctor, but don't get too worked up about occasional odd results.

On a related note, it would be great if OSCAR could import the sleep tracking data from apple health as well.  I can think of at least one use for that info - If it knew when I was asleep or awake, it could calculate AHI based on the actual time I was asleep, rather than including the time I lay awake in bed with my mask on trying to get to sleep.
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