Worried About COVID-19? New $399 Apple Watch Tests Blood-Oxygen Levels. Other Products do This for $17 — But What Does the FDA Say?

Updated September 18, 2020

Thomas A. Russo, MD, professor of medicine and chief of the Division of Infectious Diseases, is quoted in a story about phones and other products that test blood-oxygen levels for COVID-19. “What’s been intriguing about COVID is people who have no symptoms show up in the emergency room with oxygen stats in the 80s,” said Russo. Russo said if people use the new technology and it’s accurate, it could prompt more people to get proper tests for coronavirus or “trigger a call to their doctor.”