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In article<p2e2ek01ira@news6.newsguy.com>, PeterN
<"peter,newdelete"@deleteverizon.net> wrote:

> >> If I was the target market, my iPhone would have a built in, or
> >> available oximeter.
> > 
> > and it does. here's one (there may be others):
> > <http://lgtmedical.com/kenek/edge.html>
> > 
> > there are also apps that claim to do it. they're not as accurate, but
> > they're also *much* cheaper than a medical device. here's one such app
> > (there may be others):
> > <https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/pulse-oximeter-heart-rate-and-oxygen...
> > nitor-app/id775632066?mt=8>
> > 
> > the apple watch monitors resting heart rate and during workouts, but it
> > currently does not have a pulse oximeter even though the hardware can
> > do it. perhaps it's a certification issue. it's coming.
> > 
> I know. For me the pulse oximeter is an important medical issue. I have 
> been using on for almost a year. Total cost $50. I don't know if it as 
> accurate as the Apple,

apple doesn't make a pulse oximeter.

third parties do that.

> but I will look into it, when it plugs directly 
> into the watch.

a pulse oximeter won't plug directly into the watch. 

that functionality will be part of the watch itself, checking your
oxygen level as often as you deem necessary, as well as other vitals.

there could also be a bluetooth version that talks to the watch.