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Mewix

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Hello!
I'm currently using AW 8 (completely satisfied, by the way) and wondering whether AW Ultra 2 brings any new "health features" worth mentioning. I am a cardiac patient who suffers from tachycardia, atrial fibrillation, extrasystoles and others :D I'm wondering whether the ultra model would make ANY difference in terms of identifying these symptoms etc. (I, personally, didn't find a thing, so you wondering)
Thanks
 

jz0309

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Sep 25, 2018
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Hello!
I'm currently using AW 8 (completely satisfied, by the way) and wondering whether AW Ultra 2 brings any new "health features" worth mentioning. I am a cardiac patient who suffers from tachycardia, atrial fibrillation, extrasystoles and others :D I'm wondering whether the ultra model would make ANY difference in terms of identifying these symptoms etc. (I, personally, didn't find a thing, so you wondering)
Thanks
no, new SiP and gestures, nothing health-wise
 
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M33-1

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Jun 15, 2010
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Apple Watch Ultra 2 and series 9 are the only watches that allow you to tell Siri your blood pressure readings and other health data and have it logged. I purchased the Ultra 2 for that feature and the double tap. I was using a third party health app, but now it’s very covenient.
 

BenGoren

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Jun 10, 2021
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It’s worth mentioning that no Apple Watch being sold right now supports blood oxygen measurement (SPO2), even though the ones sold a few weeks ago did. The hardware is the same,. but legal issues have forced Apple to disable the feature on everything being sold right now.

It’s anybody’s guess as to whether or not the feature will ever be enabled again on new watches.

It’s also very much worth noting that Apple has not and almost certainly never will disable the feature on watches sold before the ban went into effect.

So … if blood oxygen is important to you, hold tight to whatever you have right now.

b&

P.S. The relevant official word: "The ability to measure Blood Oxygen is no longer available on Apple Watch units sold by Apple in the United States on or after January 18, 2024.” https://support.apple.com/en-us/HT211027 b&
 

cardfan

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Mar 23, 2012
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It’s worth mentioning that no Apple Watch being sold right now supports blood oxygen measurement (SPO2), even though the ones sold a few weeks ago did. The hardware is the same,. but legal issues have forced Apple to disable the feature on everything being sold right now.

It’s anybody’s guess as to whether or not the feature will ever be enabled again on new watches.

It’s also very much worth noting that Apple has not and almost certainly never will disable the feature on watches sold before the ban went into effect.

So … if blood oxygen is important to you, hold tight to whatever you have right now.

b&

P.S. The relevant official word: "The ability to measure Blood Oxygen is no longer available on Apple Watch units sold by Apple in the United States on or after January 18, 2024.” https://support.apple.com/en-us/HT211027 b&

Also worth noting that it’s more a gimmick and not reliable.
 

MisterSavage

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Nov 10, 2018
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Apple Watch Ultra 2 and series 9 are the only watches that allow you to tell Siri your blood pressure readings and other health data and have it logged. I purchased the Ultra 2 for that feature and the double tap. I was using a third party health app, but now it’s very covenient.
I had no idea that logging health data with Siri required the newest watches. Yet another reason I'm glad I upgraded to an S9.
 

Jake123456789

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Aug 7, 2023
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It’s worth mentioning that no Apple Watch being sold right now supports blood oxygen measurement (SPO2), even though the ones sold a few weeks ago did. The hardware is the same,. but legal issues have forced Apple to disable the feature on everything being sold right now.
I believe the ones being sold outside the USA still have the feature enabled.

Apple's Dutch and French websites, for instance, still say it's there.
 

calliex

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Aug 16, 2018
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Apple Watch Ultra 2 and series 9 are the only watches that allow you to tell Siri your blood pressure readings and other health data and have it logged. I purchased the Ultra 2 for that feature and the double tap. I was using a third party health app, but now it’s very covenient.
What do you have to say to Siri to get it to log blood pressure?
 

Thomas Davie

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Jan 20, 2004
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Also worth noting that it’s more a gimmick and not reliable.
I find it almost 100% identical to the readings I obtain when in dialysis. Usually thry only take 1 O2 reading. I get them to leave the oximeter in me do I can take a anumber of readings - I find it very valuable (as I take a synthetic hormone designed to stimulate Haemoglobin production) to find how my readings drift downwards after said injections and are higher shortly after said injection.

Tom
 

arkitect

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Sep 5, 2005
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Apple Watch Ultra 2 and series 9 are the only watches that allow you to tell Siri your blood pressure readings and other health data and have it logged. I purchased the Ultra 2 for that feature and the double tap. I was using a third party health app, but now it’s very covenient.
Just a word of warning for those of us outside the USA, this has not been implemented in any Apple watch sold outside the USA.
 
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