Expand Wyze Watch O2 Reading Capabilities

While Apple might be limiting what it allows Wyze to integrate to HealthKit a great feature improvement would include:
Allow o2 readings to HealthKit
Allow frequent o2 readings as heartbeat can be set to 5 minutes
Allow frequent o2 readings during sleep. This is important for apnea folks like me.
Show o2 results from sleep sessions and high low average.
After only one day with the watch I love it. $20 is unbelievable for this product. Love all my other Wyze products, too.
Thanks for considering this request.

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Not only O2 integration but also all other stuff including hours stand readings. I became use to “closing my circles” and it would be neat to have the Wyze watch integrate all these readings as well.

I had to switch back to Apple Watch while the Wyze app gets a few updates on software. Wyze watch is a great device from a value perspective, hope to see some refinement in software coming soon!

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If you think it’s a good idea vote for it :slight_smile:

Agree with the enhanced SpO2 reading. A drop in your SpO2 is actually a Covid indicator (among other things) and it would be helpful to have regular checks with a low level alarm/notification. Many users may happily sacrifice battery life for this. Hourly checks or multiples of hours should work and allow a compromise to battery life. Every 6 or 12 hours might work for many.

It would be helpful if the Wyze team published the number of hours of battery life equivalent to each pO2 reading; that might explain the lack of continuous pO2 monitoring. I’m 100% sure the devs have this data.

Yes - I find it odd that you can do a heart rate reading every 5-minutes, but can’t do the same for SpO2. That feature should also be for SpO2.

Additionally, there should be an option for how frequently you would like this to happen. Some might only want this info every hour, others every 5.

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My bet is that this measurement, using two long-wavelength (near-IR?) LEDs, requires far more power than the light intensity-based HR reading.

In general, such decisions by the developers are based on factual data and component specs and capabilities, not made randomly as some seem to imply…

I personally was curious to check my O2 levels when asleep. We need to be able to set a schedule for the O2 level checks, not just a manual check when buttons are pushed.

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…then I, or whomever uses that functionality, would need to charge our watches more. I’m fine with that.

Ditto, that’s one reason I would like to have it auto… to see what it’s like through the day.

up vote on this plan for sure

Every hour, 6 hours, 12 hours or even just once a day. For anyone old enough to remember tracking mpg on a vehicle, that was a great long term indicator that something was up. A chart with timed stats is huge when trying to diagnose anything.

I like your idea, with a min. period of, let’s say, 4 or 6 hours between the measurements (it’s 5 min for the auto HR measurement.)

Or, for only $20, one could sacrifice a watch by opening it, sticking a double tape with two metal foil strips in series with a microammeter and record the current drawn by various watch functions. We know the capacity spec, so is it would be trivial to get the number of SpO2 measurements possible to make using a fully charged battery.

Maybe then we’d have fewer complaints about the lack of continuous oxygen tracking… :wink:

How about a frequency setting,and even an alarm if it drops. What are the power demands of checking oxygen saturation? This indeed is good monitor for apnea and covid.

The more I read about SpO2 reading in watches, the less I see the need to change anything. From what I can tell, readings on the wrist are not reliable. It’s available on the internet if you just look. The fingertip has many small capillaries that are much better at reflecting the needed light to measure SpO2. Not the wrist. On mornings I’ve had a low SpO2 reading on my pulse/Ox fingertip reader, my watch still says 97-99%. Giving me the option of a bad reading every hour isn’t going to help that. If I take the watch off and manage to get a reading on my fingertip with the watch, it is much closer to my pulse/Ox reader. This is impractical overnight, but may prove useful when I’m out and about. If there is a way to get a better reading at the wrist, then great, but Fitbit and others have pages informing the users of the difficulties reading SpO2 at the wrist. I’m disappointed, but feel better knowing why.