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RE: Smart Watches/devices - jaswilliams - 11-26-2020

I have a whoop its interesting data but I don't use it for sleep and it does not track SPO2

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RE: Smart Watches/devices - boss - 11-26-2020

Samsung Galaxy Watch 3 and Active 2 can measure sleep, heart rate, ECG, and blood pressure. The last 2 are not approved in Canada but there are ways around it (have them all on my Active2 -- there are Youtube videos showing you how to sideload the apps).


RE: Smart Watches/devices - Benzi - 11-27-2020

Thank you all for the interesting information on these devices! 
I see that they can provide lots of data.
My question: assuming I get one of them - what do I do with the data? 

If I've had a crappy night, I don't need the device to tell me. Ditto if I (occasionally) wake up refreshed.
Usually, if I manage to get through the night without waking up more than once, I feel more or less rested in the morning - and the AHI is low. (A low AHI does not necessarily mean that I've had a good night. On the other hand, if I have a high AHI, I always feel exhausted in the morning.)

How will the data from the watch help me improve my sleep quality?

(Thank you all for your patience!)


RE: Smart Watches/devices - DaveL - 11-27-2020

(11-27-2020, 05:00 AM)Benzi Wrote: Thank you all for the interesting information on these devices! 
I see that they can provide lots of data.
My question: assuming I get one of them - what do I do with the data? 

If I've had a crappy night, I don't need the device to tell me. Ditto if I (occasionally) wake up refreshed.
Usually, if I manage to get through the night without waking up more than once, I feel more or less rested in the morning - and the AHI is low. (A low AHI does not necessarily mean that I've had a good night. On the other hand, if I have a high AHI, I always feel exhausted in the morning.)

How will the data from the watch help me improve my sleep quality?

(Thank you all for your patience!)

Best use for my Garmin watch is it helps me manage my sleep time.  It clearly shows when I went to sleep, when I woke up, and if I woke up in between.  Last night I went to bed later than usual. I didn't get enough sleep.  AND I woke up during  the night, without a mask-off. I had no idea. Tonight I'll do better. I'll even go to bed early.
For me the Garmin Vivoactive HR helps me improve sleep quality. I like that.


RE: Smart Watches/devices - Fourkidletts - 11-27-2020

Thanks for the responses! My head is spinning at looking at all the choices. Hubby got a great Black Friday deal on a Whoop strap which is supposedly really good for sleep stats and worth looking into. (doesn't have spo2 but I think I'm just going to get a dedicated finger one since the watches seem to, generally, fall short in this department.)


RE: Smart Watches/devices - Big Guy - 11-27-2020

Dang.....all my watch does is tell me the time and the date.  Dont-know


RE: Smart Watches/devices - Sleeprider - 11-27-2020

(11-27-2020, 05:51 PM)Big Guy Wrote: Dang.....all my watch does is tell me the time and the date.  Dont-know

Well, that's really old school.  I gave up on watches altogether after busting my Apple watch in the swimming pool, and now I sound like an old recording of Chicago, "Does Anyone Really know What Time It Is"?


RE: Smart Watches/devices - Big Guy - 11-27-2020

I have a Wenger (Swiss Army) watch. It's been a great watch. Accurate as can be and can take a beating. Paid about $75.00 for it several years ago.

Saw an ad recently (can't recall from where) and they had a Rolex on "sale". It was only $13,500.00. It looked a lot like my Wenger watch. 

Betcha ya that Rolex doesn't keep time any better than mine.  Big Grin


RE: Smart Watches/devices - Mercergirl - 11-28-2020

I love the Apple Watch. A year or so ago my watch warned me of a very low heart rate (30 BPM) while sleeping and my doctor lowered my blood pressure medicine dosage. I would never have known otherwise.

My Apple Watch series 6 seems fairly accurate in measuring blood oxygen. I wear it at night to keep a check on my O2 levels and it takes readings periodically I assume when my arm is flat and still. During the day I have to make a concentrated effort to place my arm on a flat surface and keep it perfectly still to get a measurement. I am following up with my sleep doctor due to low O2 measurements during sleep.


RE: Smart Watches/devices - Glen e - 11-28-2020

(11-28-2020, 12:31 PM)Mercergirl Wrote: I love the Apple Watch. A year or so ago my watch warned me of a very low heart rate (30 BPM) while sleeping and my doctor lowered my blood pressure medicine dosage. I would never have known otherwise.

My Apple Watch series 6 seems fairly accurate in measuring blood oxygen. I wear it at night to keep a check on my O2 levels and it takes readings periodically I assume when my arm is flat and still. During the day I have to make a concentrated effort to place my arm on a flat surface and keep it perfectly still to get a measurement. I am following up with my sleep doctor due to low O2 measurements during sleep.

I feel the same. In fact my watch recently saved me from a much more serious event. After I had a traumatic surgery, the day afterwards my body went into minor afib, which I could not feel at all, but my watch immediately gave me an alert through the EKG function. My cardiologist immediately asked me to come in, which I did , and found it was truly afib and I needed a electroshock to put my heart back in sync. He told me that if I would’ve waited another day or two I could’ve developed clots which would’ve been extremely serious. The Apple Watch saved me from a major problem.

I’ve read on many forums where the medical profession is down on Feedback instruments like any of the watches, but I have not found that to be the case at all. My major hospital in Fort Lauderdale is all for these devices, and my cardiologist recommends them to everyone over the age of 60.