Your next Apple watch could monitor your blood oxygen levels

Your Apple smartwatches might soon be able to detect your blood oxygen levels.

The technology giant is currently working on new features that will send blood oxygen readings to existing versions of its Apple Watch.

When Apple Watch detects low blood oxygen saturation below a certain threshold, a notification will be sent to the wearer similar to the current heart rate notification capability.

The new feature will be enabled by a built-in ‘pulse oximeter’. This is a small device that estimates the amount of oxygen carried by red blood cells.

The new model is expected to be released in September.