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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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Huawei Tip: How to enable/disable navigation gestures

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With the bundles of settings and features, we generally forget to manage the system navigation gesture in our Huawei phone. Not only with the purpose of the design but it gives us easy commands on your phone.

Huawei provides special touch screen events including pinch, double-tap, scroll, long press, and flinch. By applying them you will easily return to the previous screen, back-to-home screen recent tasks, and more with a simple touch respectively. The aim of these gestures is to maximize on-screen reachability.

What are Huawei system navigation gestures:

The system navigation let you operate the phone with gestures rather than buttons, this builds an immersive experience to handle your smartphone. The gesture navigation patterns proliferate on handheld devices.

If you are unaware of such a feature in your Huawei phone, then here can check some easy guides to use system navigation gestures.

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Below you can check the guide to navigate system gestures:

  • Step 1: Open the Settings app on your phone

Huawei system navigation gestures

  • Step 2: Click on System & updates

  • Step 3: Search for System navigation
  • Step 4: Make sure that Gestures is selected

After applying the System navigation gesture on your phone, here the question arises that how it works:

  • For the return to the previous screen: Swipe in from the left or right edges to return to the previous screen
  • For back to the home screen: Swipe up from the bottom to go to the home screen
  • Recent tasks: Swipe up from the bottom of the screen and hold to view recent task
  • Close an app: When viewing recent tasks, swipe on an app preview to close the app
  • Switch between apps: Alide across the bottom edge of the screen to switch between apps.
    • Before using this gesture, touch Settings on the System navigation screen, and ensure that Slide across the bottom to switch app is enables
    • Swipe across the bottom of the screen in an arc to switch between apps
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How to check Google Play Protect certificate on Android devices

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Google delivers Android updates with security against unwanted bugs and viruses that may cause your device and compromise data. Moreover, the built-in Play service gives you access to entertain yourself with the third-party app.

On the flip side, Google boasts you access to check whether your Android device is Play Protect certified, to ensure the security and device compatibility to run apps, and also to maintain your device consistency and security Google.

In other words, if your device has a Google Play Protect certificate, then it shows only the licensed apps for Google with passed Android compatibility testing. Notably, the certified smartphone is compatible with Google apps like the Google Play Store, Gmail and more.

If you’re using an unauthenticated device, Google will not verify that your device’s app is fair. In addition, devices are vulnerable to security risks because they cannot receive system or app updates. This also means that your data will not be backed up and synced with Google services.

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On the other hand, if you are using the latest Huawei smartphone then you will not find the Google Play Services. This is due to the partnership breakup between Huawei and Google, which prohibits Huawei from using GMS. For Huawei users, the Chinese tech giant launches its own Mobile Services HMS in replacement of GMS but it’s still under development.

Here you can check the guide to see if your Android device is Play Protect Certified or not:

  • Launch the Google Play Store app

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  • Now click on the profile icon

  • Go to settings
  • Under About scroll down to find Play Protect certification

If you find ‘Device is Uncertified’ then contact your device manufacturer immediately and ask for a fully tested and Play Protect certified device. Google Play Protect certificate helps your device secure it from all threats.

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Here’s how to check battery consumption of your Huawei phone 

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Our Huawei smartphone is playing an important role in managing day-to-day life, over which it’s our responsibility to manage its battery consumption usage manually for the last long battery life. Meanwhile, battery consumption management becomes more important as it refreshed and boots up the battery function, and optimizes device performance. If your using a Huawei smartphone then must follow the below-mentioned guide to managing your battery consumption.

  • Open the Setting app
  • Then Battey or Optimiser
  • Now you can view
    • View power consumption details and learn about power consumption and usage ranking of apps
    • Touch the time slot on the battery level chart to learn about the power consumption of the battery level chart.
    • Touch the app to see battery usage details, or touch Kill to close the app.
      Some pre-installed apps cannot be closed

How to enable Power Saving Mode:

Alongside checking the battery consumption Huawei is also offers you a power-saving mode, it generally used when you then low battery life it helps to run your phone on low battery for more and more.

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You can enable the power-saving mode when the battery level of your phone is low but using the following mentioned steps:

  • Go to settings
  • Then Battery or Optimiser
  • Now enable power-saving mode

How to enable performance Mode:

Performance mode changes the power settings to provide ultimate performance. In particular, using a graphics-intensive app will drain your battery faster. You can try this mode to try something new with your Huawei phone via below mentioned steps:

  • Go to settings
  • Then the Battery or optimizer
  • Now enable the performance mode

A meter time icon will appear in your display of the status bar, notably this feature is limited to some Huawei devices. Do check and if available then must try to operate this on your Huawei phone.

How to enable Smart Charge:

Smart Charge learns charging habits intelligently and manages the charging process. This feature reduces the time the device is fully charged, reduces battery wear levels, and extends battery life. You can apply this feature to manage the activity.

Especially if you charge your phone overnight, this feature will stop charging when the battery capacity reaches a particular level over time. Your smartphone will continue to charge until your device is fully charged before you wake up in the morning.

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  • Open the setting app
  • Battery option
  • Then more battery setting
  • Now enable the Smart Battery Capacity feature
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