Apple Watch 7

This device is brilliantly designed. I’ve set my watch face to show analog time on top of my “move rings” (calories burned by moving, exercise minutes, and standing hours). I’m a standout at standing, marvy at moving, and so-so at exercise. And here I thought I was a recliner potato :wink: I am behind yesterday’s step pace. Maybe because I didn’t dust or vacuum today. (I did clean up a pee, but my watch was recharging at the time…I’m trying to get it to run down in the evening so it recharges overnight–just takes ~45 mins).

I’ve set 3 “complications” to display: outdoor tenprature, UV level, and a heart symbol I can tap to get my pulse. It matches what I get on my pulsoximeter. I think there might be a way to get blood O2, but haven’t figured that out yet.

Despite my weak vision, it’s easy to read. And if I sit “too long,” it prompts me to stand up (happened once, during breakfast this morning, blessedly uninterrupted by DH needing to pee).


“I think there might be a way to get blood O2, but haven’t figured that out yet.”

I don’t know if I believe the watch oxygen levels - the Garmin measures the level sometimes - when
requested or during sleep when it wants to - or so it seems.

Here are a few links that indicate the measurement works - and a “how to set up” for Apple:……

" Open the Settings app on your Apple Watch. Tap Blood Oxygen, then turn on Blood Oxygen Measurements."……

Sometimes things do not keep working - sometimes they do. But sometimes the real question is what
you do about the readings. What might cause a high or a low during the night. I tend to use the
measure as a trending indication - a low reading (my lowest was around 85% as I recall) did not
seem to have an impact - a high reading (high tends to be 95 to 100%) does not cause a “better” sleep. The sleep stages measured by the watch are interesting and do seem to indicate the “quality”
of a night sleep. Nights where there is no “deep” sleep are indicators of bad days after. If I
take medication during the evening, there tends to be less REM sleep. I also check the “movement”
measurement during sleep. Course, I am easily entertained by watching the watch watched trends.


I’m used to checking my blood O2 often because I have asthma and bronchiectasis. When I’m sick with bronchitis/pneumonia, my O2 level often goes down to the upper 80s. It’s normally in the 94-97 range (should be in the 97-99 range, like my husband’s). With covid it was in the low 90s the first few days, then back to my normal even though I still have more than my baseline lung congestion.

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I’ve learned how to do a lot more w/my watch by viewing Youtube videos.

I changed to one analog face for now that includes 8 “complications.” I’ve set them for Workout (tap to access list of possible workouts which I scroll to select type of workout–eg, exercise bike, yoga, strength training–it’s just a timer), “move rings” (which aren’t all that–the standing ring just indicates that you stood for at least a minute within every hour–need to learn if I could change that to 5 or 10 minutes every hour!), heart rate (shows current as well as average resting, average workout, average for moving around…), day/date with one-tap access to today’s calendar details, current temp in my town, current conditions (sunny, rainy, cloudy–it’s pretty!), battery life, and timer. There are dozens of other options.

I get a kick out of talking on the phone in the watch :wink: