Samsung seeks to remain at the forefront in the world of telephony, but also of electronics and gadgets. The Samsung Galaxy S24 will feature elements that were not expected until the iPhone 16, its foldable phones come stomping and increasingly its smartwatches are incorporating highly desired or useful functions in day to day, of which one of the most demanded by users is the sleep apnea function. No, this function does not cause sleep apnea to the Galaxy Watch, but will take advantage of the bioactive sensors of these watches to monitor the level of oxygen in the blood of sleeping people, so that the severity of this condition can be identified in those who suffer from it.
An interesting and peculiar operation
Sleep apnea is a difficult ailment to detect since diagnostic tests mainly require studying the person’s sleep habits. Thus the Samsung Galaxy Watch enters the field under the premise of serving as a diagnostic tool, detecting the change in blood oxygen flow levels during the night. Thus, the number of apneas or hypopneas (extreme slowing of breathing) that the person suffers during the night are taken in comparison to the AASM (American Academy of Sleep Medicine) guidelines to know the condition and severity of the problem.
Samsung has clarified that this measurement is simple: anyone suspected of suffering from this ailment only needs to activate the double tracking option for ten days to be able to approximate the severity of the symptoms. The company has also warned that in order to track this sleep, it must last more than four hours.
Unfortunately, at this stage of development, it will only be available in South Korea once the South Korean government has given its approval for the monitoring plan to be implemented. In any case, this may be an attempt to test the function before making the international leap.