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5 Apps To Turn Your Phone Into A Pulse Oximeter

5 Apps To Turn Your Phone Into A Pulse Oximeter

Oximeter Overview

All the people on earth are waiting for the end of global pandemic COVID-19. Many people have oxygen sensor or pulse oximeter at their home also other medical equipment which is very essential for them. But some of the people don’t have the oxygen sensor and pulse oximeter at their home due to various reason. Or some people have some equipment but doesn’t work properly. If you don’t have the availability of such devices then good news to you “You can use your phone as a Oxygen sensor and pulse oximeter”.

There are large numbers of apps to check the oxygen saturation percentage in your body on the android or iOS devices. COVID-19 infected might get the result as drop in the spO2 level. You must have heard about VO2 Max on the Apple watches and in other devices Which is used to measured cardio fitness level.

The are several blood oxygen apps that you can download on your Android or iOS device to know the oxygen saturation percentage in your body. A drop in the SpO2 levels one of the indications that the COVID-19 virus might have infected a person. You can also read about VO2 Max, which is used to measure cardio fitness levels on Apple Watch and other devices.

How do smartphone blood oxygen apps (Oximeter) work on your device?

You don’t need any other wearable accessories to use blood oxygen apps on your mobile devices. The apps use your camera hardware to check the SpO2 level in your body with the use of a special technique known as photoplethysmography (PPG). In this process you have to cover the flashlight of your camera lens with your finger. The mechanism of the app is, it firstly on the flashlight and then according to the scan it will calculate the oxygen reflected by the light on your finger.

In the past time, we have seen that some apps have measured the heardbeats accurately of humans with the help of camera. Some of the phones by Samsung were also preloaded with this features. In this article we are going to mentions some of the best app to measure oxygen level on blood.

Best Pulse Oximeter App For Your Phone (Android/iOS)

Blood Oxygen App

This is the free app available for Android, iPhone, and Apple Watch. This app measures and gives you information about your oxygen saturation and your heart rate. It has received 4.6 star ratings from apple store. This app has started to working on android just few months ago. This app doesn’t have any ads.

CarePlix Vitals

This is the free app available for Android and iOS, but now it has been pulled from Google Play. CarePlix Vitals didn’t work without creating a free account. This app measures SpO2 levels in the blood, heartbeats, and respiration rate and gives you information about your oxygen saturation. The developers of the app has claimed that they have used an advanced AI algorithm to make the result and testing more accurate.

Pulse Monitor – Beat & Oxygen

Pulse Monitor – Beat & Oxygen is another most popular blood oxygen monitoring app. It can gives accurate result on Galaxy Note4/Edge/5/7/8/9, Galaxy S6/7/8/9/10, and their plus variants but it doesn’tmeant that it cannot give the result on other devices. This app only works on Android 5.0 or above. It can automatically saves your previous data and records of blood oxygn level in a digital diary which helps you to track your oxygen level over time.

Apple Health app

This app is only available for iOS devices. This app can be used to track the saturation of blood oxygen. You can use this app with the help of your browser. First of all go the browser then respiratory then blood oxygen then tap to add data where you can you can add various data like oximeter reading, date, and time. You can then analyse your own health with the help of the graph.

Pulse Oximeter Tracker

You can access this app with Android devices having the version 4.3 to larger. It is only used to keep records of your SpO2 levels and heart rate after measuring them using an oximeter. Over time you can see the trends about your heartbeat fluctuation and the oxygen level.

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