Finally, Fitbit has activated blood oxygen monitoring or SpO2 feature on its Versa family, Ionic & charge 3 wearables. Today, many Fitbit users are reporting first-time blood oxygen saturation data with a graph inside the Fitbit app. Fitbit included a SpO2 sensor on Versa series & Ionic to improve the health tracking powers. The recent fitness tracker, Charge 3, had also come with it but the company postponed to activate the function. It is impactful to track the stop breathing during sleep and monitoring blood oxygen levels so most of the fitness-centric users were waiting for it.
Earlier this year, Fitbit CEO, Jack Park, promised users to enable the function for all users in the coming fall. He said the SpO2 graph would be available for all the devices that have a SpO2 sensor. Now, almost a year after the launch of Charge 3, the company has opened the feature for all the users. The function is helpful in the sleep score metric to measure sleep quantity and quality. Also, it best in the detection of sleep apnea.
You will notice the Estimated Oxygen Variation option enabled in the Fitbit app when you receive the new update. As per the report we received while writing this article, the update is available in the USA. It is now rolling out on first-generation Fitbit Versa, Versa Lite, Versa 2, Ionic and Fitbit Charge 3 devices. The SpO2 is already available on Honor Band 5, 5i, Huawei Band 4 Pro and some Huami Amazfit smartwatches.
I also purchased a Charge 3 based on this article for the EOV tracking- but the information provided by Madhav Biradar is unfortunately not accurate. Fitbit has only made this feature available to a small % of users and they do NOT know when others will be able to see the EOV. I just spoke to Trena- a Fitbit customer service supervisor and she is providing customers with the latest information from their engineering department- which is the release of capability “possibly sometime in 2020”. Since this feature appears as already available in Fitbit ads- it is FALSE advertising. Trena would not let me speak to anyone in engineering for more information. Therefore, I will be returning my Fitbit Charge 3 for a refund.
My app showed it for 3 days and now it’s gone. Looks like they removed it.
I just got a versa 2 and I don’t see this oxygen this how do I down load or find it
I’m on the very latest version of Fitbit app on iOS for my charge 3 device but I’ve never seen the sp02 graph (which was the reason why I purchased it)
I purchased the Charge 3 as a direct result of this article and have only worn it for one night but I don’t see blood oxygen estimation yet. My iOS app is version 3.12.1 too.
The update is rolling out slowly, and region by region. You will receive the feature in the coming days.
Will the SPO2 be coming to Australia ?
I’m not seeing this in the iOS app version 3.12.1 which is the latest as of 16-Jan-2020. 🙁 Still waiting after all these years.