Corona virus: Use oximeter and respiration rate to measure status of COVID-19 illness ?

Hi,

Does anyone have reliable information (e.g. being a doctor), if the status of the COVID-19 disease can be measured by the oximeter or respiration rate on Garmin watches ?

When the illness is getting really dangerous, the level of oxygen in the blood goes down and the breathing rate goes up.

But the question is: Are the measurements on a smartwatch accurate and early enough to be used by COVID-19 patients ?

This could be really useful to monitor patients, who are sick, but still at home.

When the level of oxygen goes down and/or respiration goes up, those patients should go to the hospital.

Regards,

Willi

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  • The question is not how good is the measurement compared to medical measuring. The question is can it be used as an indicator. I'm very als curieus about feedback. The decrement of saturation is a very good indicator especially because medical staff is shocked by what they see in the hospitals : People who have very low saturation and don't notice it all.

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  • The question is not how good is the measurement compared to medical measuring. The question is can it be used as an indicator. I'm very als curieus about feedback. The decrement of saturation is a very good indicator especially because medical staff is shocked by what they see in the hospitals : People who have very low saturation and don't notice it all.

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