Blood Oxygen Saturation (SpO2) Explained: Why Should You Care?

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Mon, 27 Jul 2020 - 10:34 GMT

Huawei’s latest WATCH GT 2e helps you to monitor SpO2 level and stay safe from COVID-19

Huawei’s latest WATCH GT 2e helps you to monitor SpO2 level and stay safe from COVID-19

 

Huawei Issued their newest smart watch edition, the HUAWEI WATCH GT 2e, which monitorsblood oxygen saturation (SpO2). This feature is an important health indicator currently, as low oxygen saturation is an indicator of coronavirus. Traditionally, we may have required separate health equipment to check this, but as technology has advanced, there is now a smarter way to check if we have a normal SpO2 level, with a single tap.

 

How to measure the SpO2 level?

 

The most efficientmethod to measure SpO2 level is by arterial blood gas (ABG) test. It measures oxygen and carbon dioxide level from the blood sample.

 

The second method, which is the most common method is using a pulse oximeter. This meter has a small clip to put on a finger to measure blood oxygen indirectly by light absorption through a person’s pulse.

 

Huawei recently launched the HUAWEI WATCH GT 2e that comes with SpO2 monitoring. The company has always focused on health and fitness features on their smartwatches, for their latest smartwatch, they have included the feature to monitor user’s SpO2 level with a dedicated SpO2 IR sensor.To run the test, all you need to do is choose this feature from the menu and the test will automatically begin.

 

The biggest advantage of the HUAWEI WATCH GT 2e over the traditional methods is that users can run the test anytime and anywhere without bringing an extra medical equipment with them. For example, if you are going to a hike or working in the office, it would be troublesome to bring a pulse oximeter. Also, the HUAWEI WATCH GT 2e is 50m water resistant and has a two-week battery life, so it can accompany you for a long camping trip or a swim in the pool, helping you to perform health management actively and comprehensively.

 

Besides, SpO2 is not the onlything you should be checkingregularly. To ensure your body is functioning well, heart rate and stress level play an important part to keep our body and mind to be healthy. HUAWEI WATCH GT 2e features the all-new self-developed TruSeen™ 3.5 heart rate monitoring technology that can accurately monitor the heart rates and the. HUAWEI TruRalex technology provides 24/7 pressure monitoring for users, keeping an eye on users’ mental health status.

 

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