FitOn: track your blood oxygenation and more with this affordable smartwatch

crowdfunding-picThose interested in measuring their blood oxygen saturation from the wrist may want to consider investing in a new Kickstarter project.

The FitOn blood oxygen measuring device comes from a team of developers based in New York. The gadget is a combination of a smartwatch, a fitness tracker and a personal health advisor.

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What makes this device particularly interesting is that it provides automatic periodic measurement of blood oxygen (SpO2), which the company claims are 99.99% accurate. This is useful as early prevention of suffocation, choking, infections, sleep apnea and more.

Furthermore, you get heart rate variability data (for assessing stress levels) along with respiratory rate (including breathing index/fatigue) for 3 in 1 comprehensive fitness analysis and guidance. To help keep you chilled, tap into the guided breathing sessions.

Thanks to the optical heart rate sensor, accelerometer and gyroscope you also get standard fitness metrics such as steps, distance, calories and detailed info on sleep. The watch automatically detects your activity type based on movements. This includes swimming thanks to its IP68 water resistance rating. Similar to some Fitbit devices, it can also tap into your smartphone’s GPS for route suggestion, maps and more precise stats.

You can integrate third-party fitness apps too, including iOS HealthKit. The more standard smartwatch features include text messages, in-call hang-up, remote photo, find my phone and timer/stop-watch.

Best of all, the $49 price-tag shows that comprehensive fitness does not necessarily have to come with a high cost. Its not surprising therefore that with 36 days remaining, the project is already five times above its funding goal. If all goes well, delivery is set for the end of this year. Usual warnings about crowdfunded projects apply.


Price: $49 and up

Funding open: 

$56,854 total funds raised out of $10,000 goal
36 days to go

Estimated delivery: December 2017

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