Those who are interested in detecting their blood oxygen saturation from the wrist may want to think about contributing to a new project now being offered on Kickstarter.
A group of software engineers located in New York is responsible for developing the FitOn blood oxygen measurement gadget. This wearable device combines a smartwatch with a fitness tracker and a personal health advisor all in one convenient package.
The fact that this apparatus offers automatic periodic measurements of blood oxygen saturation (SpO2), the accuracy of which the manufacturer claims to be 99.99 percent, is what makes it such an intriguing piece of technology. This is helpful for early avoidance of a variety of health problems, including suffocation, choking, infections, sleep apnea, and others.
In addition, you will receive data on your heart rate variability, which may be used to evaluate your levels of stress. Additionally, you will receive data on your respiration rate, which can help you determine your degree of exhaustion and includes a breathing index. Utilize the guided breathing sessions so that you can maintain your level of calm.
You may also get common fitness data such as steps, distance, calories, and extensive information on sleep thanks to the optical heart rate sensor, accelerometer, and gyroscope that are included in the device. The watch will analyze your movements and determine the type of activity you are engaged in automatically. This includes submersion in water, as it has an IP68 classification for resistance to water. Along the same lines as certain Fitbit devices, it is able to connect to the GPS on your smartphone in order to provide route suggestions, maps, and more accurate statistics.
Integrating third-party fitness apps is also possible, and this includes the iOS HealthKit. Text messages, in-call hang-ups, remote photos, find my phone, and timer/stopwatch are some of the more standard wrist watch capabilities.
The best part is that the price tag of $49 demonstrates that comprehensive fitness does not have to automatically come with a large cost. As a result, it should not come as a surprise that the initiative has already reached five times its financial goal with 36 days left to go in the campaign. If everything goes according to plan, delivery should take place before the end of this year. The same caveats regarding crowdfunded projects apply here.
The price ranges from $49 and above.