Smartwatch with SpO2: Best SpO2 monitor wearables you can buy in India right now

Fitness freaks should invest in a smart wearable and here are some of the options you should check out.

Highlights
  • SpO2 monitor wearables can measure blood oxygen saturation levels in real-time
  • The wearables are on par with clinical standards but should give you a fair idea of your oxygen level
  • The SpO2 monitor wearables in India come from popular brands such as Apple, Amazfit, Noise, GOQii, and Honor

Smartwatches/ fitness bands with SpO2 have been around for years, but it’s only now that they are gaining everyone’s attention. As COVID-19 infection affects the respiratory system, which results in a drop in oxygen levels, experts recommend using a pulse oximeter. The pulse oximeter measures oxygen saturation in the body. It is said to be the fifth vital sign to check for, in medical terms. As a result, several smartwatch and fitness band makers have started incorporating SpO2 sensors into their products. While the SpO2 monitor wearables blood oxygen level measurement is not on par with clinical standards, they can help gauge how your body is absorbing oxygen and alert you to potential issues. Here are some of the best SpO2 monitor wearables you can buy in India right now. In addition to keeping your oxygen level in check, smartwatches and fitness bands can mirror your smartphone notifications and track the number of steps you walked, calories burned, among other parameters.

While a smartwatch/ fitness band with SpO2 gives you the convenience to measure blood oxygen level on your wrist on the go, it’s can’t be used as a medical device yet. It should be used for wellness purpose only. For accurate blood oxygen saturation results, invest in a conventional medical pulse oximeter. Here are some of the best medical pulse oximeter available in India under Rs 2,000 right now:

Whether you are using a pulse oximeter or a fitness band/ smartwatch with SpO2, try to stay as still as possible for the best chance of getting a good result.

Best SpO2 monitor wearables

1. Honor Band 5

The Band 5 from Honor features a 0.95-inch AMOLED screen with touch support and it also has a home button for feature control. It gets a belt clip design that firmly sits on the wrist. You can pair it with any Android or iOS phone. The fitness-centric options available with the Band 5 are sleep monitoring, multiple sports modes like indoor run, walking and cycling. And you can also track blood oxygen levels with the built-in SpO2 monitor. It supports Bluetooth 4.2 for pairing with devices. You also get smart playback controls, allowing you to change the music on the wrist itself. It gets 5 ATM resistance against water. This allows you to dip into the pool while wearing the band. Honor Band 5 offers up to 14 days of battery life.

2. NoiseFit Endure

Noise is another brand that has caught our eye in the fitness segment. The NoiseFit Endure is a reliable option that also comes equipped with a SpO2 monitor to measure blood oxygen level. It features a 1.28-inch TFT display with support for 100+ watch faces. The bezel of the watch is made of stainless steel making it durable for usage in all conditions. The watch gets an IP68 rating that makes dust and water-resistant. You get a call and message notifications on the wrist, as well as control music and camera through it. Pair this with your phone using the NoiseFit app on Android and DaFit for iOS devices. In addition to this, it also tracks your sleep, counts steps, and tracks the calories you have lost. NoiseFit Endure will last you for around 20 days on a single charge.

3. Huawei Watch GT 2e

If you are willing to spend extra, the Watch GT 2e is a worthy choice with its wide array of features. Yes, it has the SpO2 monitor to track the blood oxygen level. But in addition to this, you get other fitness-centric features and the ability to control music from your wrist. The built-in GPS means you can head over to outdoor hikes without losing track. The 1.39-inch AMOLED screen gives you call and message notifications so that you don’t have to pick up the phone all the time. Other sensors include heart rate and even after all this in tow, you can battery life up to 2 weeks on a single charge.

5. Amazfit Bip U Pro

Amazfit Bip U Pro is among the cheapest smartwatches with a SpO2 sensor for blood oxygen saturation. The wearable specs also include a 1.43-inch transflective colour TFT squarish display with 2.5D Corning Gorilla Glass 3 atop, 5 ATM water-resistant build, and up to 9 days of battery life with “typical usage”. The Amazfit smartwatch also employs 60+ sports modes and Amazon Alexa for AI voice commands. The watch is water-resistant up to 50 meters. So you can easily swim with your watch on, it will also track your activities underwater. The watch comes with a 24×7 heart rate monitoring sensor, SpO2 monitor, sleep quality analyzer, and more. For women, there are menstrual cycles and ovulation trackers as well.

6. Honow Watch ES

The Honor Watch ES is another affordable smartwatch with SpO2 you can buy in India right now. The wearable touts a squarish form factor sensor and up to 10 days of battery life on a single charge. The smartwatch is also 5ATM certified and packs a 24/7 TruSeen heart rate monitor, sleep and stress tracking, a 1.64-inch AMOLED rectangular display, and 200+ watch faces. As for fitness, the Honor Watch ES has 12 animated workout classes and 44 animated exercise moves, 95 workout modes, and an automatic workout detection feature. Honor claims that one can quickly charge the device up to 70 percent in 30 minutes.

7. Samsung Galaxy Watch 3

Samsung Galaxy Watch 3 is a premium smartwatch with a SpO2 sensor. Additionally, the smartwatch supports blood pressure (BP) monitoring and electrocardiogram (ECG) readings with the Samsung Health Monitor app. The Samsung Galaxy Watch 3 watch comes in two dial sizes – 41mm and 45mm, and runs Tizen-based Wearable OS 5.5. It’s IP68 water resistance and touts a MIL-STD-810G compliant design. There is also a speaker and a mic allowing for calls directly on the smartwatch. The Samsung Galaxy Watch 3 has both Wi-Fi and LTE variants.

8. Apple Watch Series 6

A little expensive, but the Apple Watch Series 6 is loaded to the brim with features such as SpO2 sensor, ECG, sleep tracking, and workout modes. It can detect panic attacks and high levels of stress as well. The wearable also gives you the freedom to stay connected at all times with the help of its optional built-in cellular connectivity. The Apple Watch Series 6 can also run apps, answer calls, and respond to messages. You can listen to music and podcasts with this smartwatch. The wearable comes in two sizes: 44mm and 40mm, and sports an Always-on Retina display that has a refresh rate of up to 60Hz. Apple claims that the Apple Watch Series 6 provides up to 18 hours of battery life.

Other options to consider

1. GOQii Vital 3.0

2. Amazfit GTS 2e

3. HONOR Magic Watch 2