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How to use Blood Oxygen feature on Watch Series 6

With Watch Series 6 Apple introduced a new Blood Oxygen monitoring feature. Your blood oxygen level represents the percentage of oxygen your red blood cells carry from your lungs to the rest of your body.

Knowing how well your blood performs this vital task can help you understand your overall wellness. Here’s a complete guide on how you can use this feature in your Apple Watch Series 6.

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Here’s what you need

  • Make sure that the Blood Oxygen app is available in your country or region. You will be able to see this during the setup process.
  • Update your iPhone 6s or later to the latest version of iOS.
  • Update your Apple Watch Series 6 to the latest version of watchOS.
  • The Blood Oxygen app is not available for use by people under 18 years old.

How to Set up the Blood Oxygen app and background readings

  • On your iPhone, open the Health app.
  • Follow the onscreen steps. If you don’t see a prompt to set up, tap the Browse tab
  • Then tap Respiratory Blood Oxygen
  • Set up Blood Oxygen.
  • After you complete setup, open the Blood Oxygen app on your Apple Watch to measure your blood oxygen levels.

If you still don’t see the Blood Oxygen app on your Apple Watch, you can search the App Store on your Apple Watch for Blood Oxygen and download it.

The Blood Oxygen app is installed during the setup in the Health app. If you deleted the Blood Oxygen app, you can install it again from the App Store on your Apple Watch if you’ve completed the Blood Oxygen app setup.

How to Take a blood oxygen measurement

You can take a blood oxygen measurement at any time with the Blood Oxygen app.

  • Make sure that your Apple Watch is snug but comfortable on your wrist.
  • Open the Blood Oxygen app on your Apple Watch.
  • Stay still, and make sure your wrist is flat with the Apple Watch facing up.
  • Tap Start, then keep your arm steady for 15 seconds.
  • Now, wait. The measurement takes 15 seconds.
  • At the end of the measurement, you will receive the results.
  • Tap Done.

Related Article: Apple Watch Series 6 blood oxygen monitoring feature availability


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