Fitbit remains to be the most popular company when it comes to wearables as the company continues to bring new features to its products on a regular basis. If you currently own a Fitbit device, you might want to check for a software update. That’s because according to reports, Fitbit has enabled blood oxygen tracking on some of its wearables. While the new update is still rolling out, users of devices like Fitbit Versa, Ionic, and Charge 3 have reported seeing the latest features.
In case you are unaware, tracking oxygen level in blood can be extremely helpful to detect and monitor certain health problems such as asthma, heart disease, and even sleep apnea. Although Fitbit’s devices over last couple of years have shipped with the required hardware to track oxygen levels in blood, the feature wasn’t available for the devices.
However, Fitbit has finally decided to bring the feature to its customers. Although we don’t know for sure how long it will take the update to reach all of the users, the company has confirmed that majority of the users should see the update in the coming days. However, Fitbit has warned that the reports won’t be relative numbers. Moreover, you won’t see a lot of variations in case you are healthy.
This claim isn’t surprising considering other similar device manufacturers including Apple have stated that the built-in heart rate tracking and ECG monitoring tools should not be used as a diagnostic tool. These devices should instead be used to track drastic changes in a short period of time.