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Huawei Watch bug enables blood oxygen measurement of non-human objects

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Huawei smartwatches are one of the best in the smart wearable market but a bug recently reported on Weibo, enabled Huawei Watch to measure the blood oxygen of non-human objects.

A Weibo blogger has done a number of experiments on the Huawei Watch GT and found that it is measuring blood oxygen levels on non-human objects such as sausages, paper towels, dolls, and more. This experiment led a massive attention on the Chinese micro blogging platform.

Afterward, Huawei Watch users tried to repeat the scenario and were successful.

What is Blood oxygen measurement:

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Huawei is the first company to bring Blood oxygen measurement AKA SpO2 feature to smartwatches and smart band devices. The feature helps users to measure the blood oxygen levels in their blood cells and show up the results directly on the smartwatch.

How?

The SpO2 and most of the health monitoring feature on the smartwatch relies on inbuilt light sensors to spot blood vessels under the skin.

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If you try to measure the SpO2 of an object that matches the least similar condition to the skin of the Human body, the watch may show a result. Notably, the result will be for reference only and won’t be accurate.

Editor’s pick – How to measure blood oxygen levels (SpO2) on Huawei Watch 3 and Watch 3 Pro

Huawei Watch blood oxygen non-human

What are the terms to use blood oxygen measurement feature?

  • It is suggested to measure SpO2 after three to five minutes of wearing the smartwatch.
  • The watch should be tight on the wrist.
  • There should be no object between the skin and the smartwatch
  • Low ambient temperatures, arm movement, or tattoos could affect the process
  • These results are reference only and not for medical purposes.
  • You can’t use the watch during the measurement

My take:

I’ve tried to measure the smartwatch on a bottle, leather and rubberized bottle with a perfect fit but it refused to do so.

What Huawei is doing:

Huawei noticed the issue and responded that smartwatches and other wearables rely on optical sensors to measure blood oxygen. The feature may have misjudged the human body and provided the result. But the company will improve the feature for better accuracy.

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If it is fixed, Huawei may rollout the improvements via OTA update packages and we’ll keep you posted on the matter.

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Huawei FreeBuds SE gets new Bluetooth improvements

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Huawei is rolling out a new software update for the FreeBuds SE earbuds in the global market, as this new firmware comes with Bluetooth improvements for a better connectivity experience.

According to the information, Huawei FreeBuds SE is getting a new firmware version 1.0.0.212, and an update package size of 0.99 megabytes. Huawei seeds this software to improve the connectivity experience between the phone and the earbuds, so you get interrupted from music listening.

Improved Bluetooth connection stability.

It was August 2022, when this pair of Huawei FreeBuds SE received its last software update including system stability and Bluetooth connectivity improvements.

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It’s recommended for Huawei FreeBuds SE earbuds users download the latest firmware with important Bluetooth optimizations. To do so, visit the AI Life app and then select FreeBuds SE and check for the latest firmware. Note that the update package transfer may take some time.

Huawei FreeBuds SE:

This set of earbuds comes with a lightweight and semi-in-ear design that fits perfectly in your ear and reduces pressure on the ear canal. It has three different sizes of silicon ear tips.

FreeBuds SE provides a long-lasting battery that could stand up to 6 hours on a single charge and up to 24 hours with the charging box.

Huawei FreeBuds Se comes with smart features and gesture support such as double tap, and swipe for easy interaction.

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Huawei FreeBuds 5i brings RM60 off on first purchase in Malaysia

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Huawei FreeBuds 5i is expanding throughout the globe and this new earbuds pair has entered Malaysia with an RM60 off offer on early purchases.

According to the information, Huawei FreeBuds 5i in Malaysia brings an early bird voucher of RM10 off. The pair will officially be on sale on February 2 and paired with an RM50 sale launch offer.

The combination of an early bird voucher and launch offer makes total savings of RM60, which makes the final price of the FreeBuds 5i at RM339, while the original retail price is RM399. However, the launch offer is only available from February 2 to Feb. 15, 2023.

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Huawei FreeBuds 5i:

Huawei FreeBuds 5i comes in three colors – Ceramic white, Isle Blue and Black. It offers hi-res certified wireless audio and 10mm dynamic drive units that produces powerful sound and beautiful music.

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It has 42dB multi-mode active noise cancellation that helps you maintain the noise cancellation in ultra, general and cozy modes.

Huawei FreeBuds 5i gets you 4 hours of carefree listening on a 15 minutes change, which can reach up to 7.5 hours with ANC off. However, the overall battery life could stand up to 28 hours with the charging case.

This pair of earbuds lets you enjoy a smart connection with AI life and you can connect it with two devices simultaneously.

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Huawei Watch Buds launching soon in the global market

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Last year, Huawei launched Watch Buds in China and soon this smartwatch will make a debut in the global market. The inputs reveal that Huawei is preparing to bring this 2-in-1 smartwatch to global consumers but a date is yet to be confirmed.

However, we’ll keep you posted on further updates about the Huawei Watch Buds, until then, let’s look into its specifications.

Huawei Watch Buds comes looks like a regular smartwatch with a dial and a rotating crown on the right. However, you can flip open the watch face and there are two wireless earphones inside.

These are simple earplugs that fit inside your ear, however, they are not similar to the FreeBuds series. Each of these earphones weighs only 4 grams, which is light to wear. According to Huawei, the company has tested Huawei Watch Buds opening and closing mechanism over 100000 times.

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Inside the box, there’s a magnetic maneuver that helps you to place the earphones safely without worries.

Speaking of which, the watch also has technology that lets you charge the earphones internally. The earphones also have noise cancellation and calling support, which is essential for a new generation of wireless earbuds.

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Coming to the front, Huawei Watch Buds comes with 1.43 inches AMOLED color screen that supports various gestures and touch control. On the side, there’s a rotating crown that helps you to navigate through the interface.

The Watch has a frame made of stainless steel with drill-cut buttons. Other than its interesting mechanism, Huawei Watch Buds brings you all of the health monitoring capabilities along with a variety of exercises.

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Talking about its battery life, Huawei Watch Buds has a 410mAh battery and a 30mAh battery on each earphone. The earphones could provide up to 4 hours of music listening and 2.5 hours of talk on a single charge.

Price:

Huawei Watch Buds global price is yet to be announced but the smartwatch is sold for 2988 yuan (429 USD, 406 Euro) in China.

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