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Huawei Watch Tip: How to measure SpO2 Blood Oxygen Level

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With the evolution in smart wearables, Huawei is continuing to bring new technologies in its smartwatches as well as new features including the SpO2 Blood oxygen level measurement.

The SpO2 feature allows users to detect the blood oxygen levels in their blood and understand how their body is adapting and adjusting to their workouts, sleep cycle, and environmental changes.

In the past, Huawei rolled out SpO2 feature OTA updates for the Huawei Watch series and launched new devices pre-installed with this feature.

What is SpO2:

SpO2 is the percentage of hemoglobin (HbO2) in your blood that contains oxygen and indicates how much oxygen is present in the blood.

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Blood Oxygen, which increases during workouts or other activities, is necessary to supply the energy your muscles need to perform the task. The higher the oxygen content in the blood, the better metabolism that humans will have.

Generally, the reading of blood oxygen saturation level in any individual should be anywhere between 90 percent – 100 percent. If the SpO2 reading persists below 90%, it is advisable to review and seek fitness/ medical advice.

So how you can use the SpO2 feature on your own Huawei Watch? Well, it’s very simple, below you can check how to measure the SpO2 via the instructions below.

Things to know:

  • To use the feature, update your wearable device and Huawei Health to the latest version.
  • To ensure the accuracy of the SpO2 measurement, wear the watch properly and ensure the strap is fastened. Ensure that the watch body is in direct contact with your skin.
  • If you are not wearing your watch or wearing it incorrectly, an error message will be displayed. Please read the onscreen instructions for how to wear it correctly and touch Retry to perform the measurement again.

How to measure SpO2:

  • Wear your watch correctly and keep your arm still.
  • From the home screen, press the Up button, swipe on the screen, and touch SpO2.
  • Keep your body still during the SpO2 measurement.

Automatic SpO2 measurement:

  • Automatic SpO2 measurement is only supported on the Huawei Watch GT 2 Pro, Huawei Watch GT 2 Pro ECG, and Huawei Watch GT 2 PORSCHE DESIGN.
  • Open Huawei Heath, touch Devices, and then your device name, go to Health monitoring > Automatic SpO2 measurement and enable Automatic
  • SpO2 measurement. The device automatically measures and records your SpO2 when it detects that you are still.
  • Touch Low SpO2 alert to set the bottom limit of your SpO2 for you to receive an alert when you are not asleep.

Some more things to know:

  • The measurement will be interrupted if you swipe right on the watch screen, start a workout with the Huawei Health app, or receive a notification for an incoming call or alarm.
  • A SpO2 measurement will take around 1 minute. Data provided is for reference only and not for medical use. If you feel uncomfortable, consult a doctor for assistance.
  • During the measurement, the watch will also sync your heart rate data.
  • Your watch will measure your SpO2 on its own during the workout session after you have enabled a Mountain hike. Swipe on the screen to view your SpO2 data during the workout.
  • Huawei Watch GT 2 Pro, Huawei Watch GT 2 Pro ECG, Huawei Watch GT 2 PORSCHE DESIGN: Your watch will measure your SpO2 on its own during the workout session after you have enabled Skiing, Snowboarding, or Cross-country skiing. Swipe on the screen to view your SpO2 data.
  • This feature is not supported for users in Japan, Korea, and Taiwan (China).
  • This measurement may also be affected by some external factors such as low ambient temperatures, arm movements, or tattoos on your arm.

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How to test your stress level with Huawei Watch 3 and Watch 3 Pro

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We are living in an uncertain and stressful time that that’s why we need constant monitoring of our stress levels and entire lifestyle. Stress is something we all encounter, whether it’s particular situations in our lives or just a hectic day at work.

But, it can leave an impact on our health and lives, which is why stress detection, guided breathing, and mindfulness are all becoming key features.

With the advancement of technology, now the big wearable manufacture brands like Huawei, Apple, Fitbit, and more offering stress monitoring features with them.

Tracking your stress level gives you a better understanding of the strain and stress you’re putting on your body that could impact future workout sessions.

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Here’s are the steps that you can follow on your Huawei smartwatch to test the stress level and view the stress data:

How to measure  your stress level:

Stress level on a one-off basis:

  • Open Huawei Health App
  • Tap on the Stress card
  • Tap on Stress Test to start
  • Follow the on-screen functions to calibrate your stress level

Stress level on a periodic basis:

  • Open Huawei Health App
  • Tap on the Health monitoring
  • Enable Automatic Stress Test
  • Follow the on-screen functions to calibrate your stress level

Note:

  • Wearable your watch correctly and keep it still to enable Huawei Watch 3 stress level feature.
  • The Watch will not test your stress level while you are doing a workout or moving your writs too frequently.
  • The accuracy of the stress test may be affected if the user has just taken caffeine, nicotine, alcohol, and other drugs.
  • It may also be affected when the user suffers from heart disease or asthma is exercising or wears the watch incorrectly.

How to use Huawei Watch 3 stress level feature

Using Huawei Watch:

  • Open the In-app list on your watch by pressing up-button
  • Tap on the Stress option
  • Touch it to view the graph indicating changes to your stress level and including
    the stress bar chart, your stress level, and your stress interval.

Using Huawei Health App:

  • Open Huawei Health App
  • Tap on the Stress card to view your latest stress level and your daily, weekly, monthly, and yearly stress curve and corresponding advice.
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Huawei Watch 3 Tip: How to enable Ultra Long Battery Life feature

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This month, Huawei has debuted the brand new smartwatch series – Huawei Watch 3, which is mainly designed to provide the whole new user’s experience over its predecessor. Additionally, to make user’s everyday life more convenient.

The Watch 3 series consisted of two models, Watch 3 and Watch 3 Pro. Also, these were the first model that comes pre-installed with HarmonyOS 2.0 operating system.

The pandemic makes the users more health-conscious, so Huawei added more advanced health monitoring features that can surely attract the users towards them. The features are skin temperature detection with the new high-precision temperature sensor, handwashing, fall detection, and more.

Now, users are surely thinking that these smartwatches definitely consume more battery because of the amout of consumption these features do with continuous health monitoring.

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But Huawei doesn’t want the battey capacity to become a hurdle in the user experience. Therefore, the Watch 3 lineup equips the ultra-long battery life mode along with smart mode in the Watch 3 series for long-duration battery support.

Huawei Watch 3 can stay up to 3 days on smart mode, while 14 days in the ultra-long battery-saving model. On the other hand, Watch 3 Pro runs up to five days on smart mode and provides up to 21 days of long life in ultra-long battery life mode.

What happened after enabling Ultra-long Battery Life:

After enabling this feature, only some features will actively work but the mobile network, WLAN, and Assistant will be disabled because they take more power to run in the background.

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below you can check the instructions on how to you can enable the Ultra long battery life mode on Huawei Watch 3 lineup.

How to enable Ultra-long Battery Life mode:

  • Press the up button of the watch to open app-list
  • Go to Settings
  • Tap on Battery
  • Swipe up the screen
  • Enable Ultra-long Battery Life mode

How to disable Ultra-long Battery Life mode:

  • Swipe down the watch home screen
  • Tap Exit Ultra Power
  • Follow the instructions that appeared on the screen to exit the ultra battery mode
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Huawei Watch 3 and Watch 3 Pro: Fall Detection Feature

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Huawei Watch 3 series comes in two variants – Huawei Watch 3 and Watch 3 Pro. These new smartwatches come with a powerful HarmonyOS 2 operating system as well as a new user interface.

The Watch 3 Series doesn’t rely too much on smartphones and provides most of the features natively. The Watch 3 comes with various new additions including the e-SIM services, pre-installed AppGallery, data privacy, and more.

Nowadays smartwatches are mainly becoming popular because of health monitoring and fitness features. In terms of health and fitness, the Watch 3 series equips with systems such as fall detection, SOS alert, heart rate, SpO2, skin temperature detection, 100 workout modes, and more.

In this article, we are talking specifically about the Fall Detection Emergency SOS alert, its use case, its importance, and how to enable them.

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Emergency SOS:

With Emergency SOS, you can quickly and easily call for help and alert your emergency contacts. But the watch will start functioning for emergency service only when the Fall detection feature is enabled.

To stay away from false alarms, emergency contacts are given priority for SOS emergency calls. Users of this feature are required to add a contact manually, if not added.

Note:

  • The Watch owner can only request help by sending a help message only when the watch is connected to the Health app.
  • These help messages are not supported on iOS phones.

How to enable automatical SOS requests:

  • Open the Watch menu
  • Go to Settings
  • Click on Security and Privacy
  • Tap on SOS
  • Enable Fall detection

What happens after the watch detects a fall:

  • If the emergency is available, then the system will automatically call the first emergency contact and send an SMS message containing your current location to all emergency contacts.
  • If no emergency contact has been set, then you have to select one from the public emergency call numbers displayed on the screen.

How to enable SOS requests manually:

  • Press the Up button five times consecutively to send an SOS request.

More information:

  • If the fall detection is disabled, your watch will not make emergency calls after it detects a serious fall. Then, users can request SOS emergency requests by pressing the up button five times.
  • If the watch is connected to the phone via Bluetooth, you can make calls on the phone.
  • If the phone is not connected, you can only make calls and send SMS messages after enabling the eSIM service on your watch.
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