Just next month, we’ll be experiencing the 2020 WWDC and one unusual thing we might get to see includes the WatchOS 7 even though nothing much about the device is yet known but YouTuber Jon Prosser has a few insider tips to share about the system and that is the mental health monitoring capacity.
During a Geared Up Podcast section, Prosser said that there;s a chance that the WatchOS 7 will be able to detect if someone is having panic attack based on their blood oxygen levels.
While this is of course just a leak/rumor/tip, there is every chance that Apple will upgrade the health system of the next WatchOS 7 as the company always do every year. The company had been initially reported to be planning on including blood oxygen level monitor on its smartwatch, Apple Watch 6 as well as heart rate monitor to determine if the user is hyperventilating.
They can identify a panic attack before it happens and warn you on your watch. Especially if you’re driving, they’ll ask you to pull over and they’ll offer breathing exercises once you get pulled over. Although the ting we wouldn’t know is if the new feature would require a newer Apple watch or the update can work well with older Apple Watches already out to customers.
If Apple doesn’t mention it during WWDC it would stand to reason that new hardware is indeed required. In that case, Apple would likely announce it in September or October alongside a new Apple Watch release.