Smartwatches can help detect COVID-19

Sinbad

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Interesting they don't consider spo2 measurements? I would have thought that was also an indicator?
 

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Seen this on the r/garmin as well. People using the stress scales as indicators, been quite accurate from what I've seen there.
 

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Interesting they don't consider spo2 measurements? I would have thought that was also an indicator?
AFAIK the SPO2 indicators in the watches still leaves a lot to be desired - I recall a Dcrainmaker article showing him at sea level with an o2 of 84% or something. So that's probably why.
 

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AFAIK the SPO2 indicators in the watches still leaves a lot to be desired - I recall a Dcrainmaker article showing him at sea level with an o2 of 84% or something. So that's probably why.
Mine seems pretty decent. If I lie on my arm (and cut off blood flow) it starts alarming at 75 percent. It reaches 100 as well
 

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HRV is nothing new and being infected by SARS-CoV-2 is not the only cause for a fluctuation HR.
 

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AFAIK the SPO2 indicators in the watches still leaves a lot to be desired - I recall a Dcrainmaker article showing him at sea level with an o2 of 84% or something. So that's probably why.
I don't think the number matters. Use it as a reference point and if it drops drastically from the normal baseline, there's an issue.
 

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...or a multitude of other health or stress related issues.

Just fixing the heading.

I can already see MyBBer's queueing at the local EMS - "But my watch said I have Covid"...
 

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Mine seems pretty decent. If I lie on my arm (and cut off blood flow) it starts alarming at 75 percent. It reaches 100 as well

I don't think the number matters. Use it as a reference point and if it drops drastically from the normal baseline, there's an issue.

Maybe I have it wrong, but there must a reason they don't use it, and inaccuracy sounds like a good reason :)
 

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Interesting they don't consider spo2 measurements? I would have thought that was also an indicator?
Agreed, O2 is an indicator and whilst O2 saturation measurement is available, it is only on the latest Watch 6 Version - watches ver 3 to 5 will measure heart rate and report and alert a rate over your set maximum.

Just be sure to take it off before going to "hospital" as it will likely be nicked if you go to a state facility! :-(
 

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Mine seems pretty decent. If I lie on my arm (and cut off blood flow) it starts alarming at 75 percent. It reaches 100 as well
It's not that accurate and highly dependent where on your wrist/arm it's placed. There's a reason O2 measurements are done on your fingertip.
 

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Agreed, O2 is an indicator and whilst O2 saturation measurement is available, it is only on the latest Watch 6 Version - watches ver 3 to 5 will measure heart rate and report and alert a rate over your set maximum.

Just be sure to take it off before going to "hospital" as it will likely be nicked if you go to a state facility! :-(
Happens quite often at private facilities as well.
 
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