Check if Your Apple Watch Series 9 or Ultra 2 Houses The Blood Oxygen Feature After Being Removed From Latest Models

Veloz Lamma

Check if Your Apple Watch Series 9 or Ultra 2 Houses The Blood Oxygen Feature After Being Removed From Latest Models

It was previously reported that Apple halted the sale of its latest Apple Watch Series 9 and Apple Watch Ultra 2 in the United States. The company’s decision was enacted after a dispute with Masimo over patent infringements surrounding the Blood Oxygen feature. The company has now decided to resume the sale of the two models in the United States, but it will not house the Blood Oxygen feature. However, if you are in the market to get a new Apple Watch Series 9 or Apple Watch Ultra 2, you can check the device’s model number to see if it has the Blood Oxygen feature.

This is how you can check if your Apple Watch Series 9 or Apple Watch Ultra 2 houses the Blood Oxygen feature in the United States

If you plan to order the Apple Watch Series 9 or the Apple Watch Ultra 2 from Apple’s online store, chances are the wearable will not house the Blood Oxygen feature. However, getting a new Apple Watch from a third-party seller like eBay or Amazon could house the feature. This is because the wearable could have been stocked before Apple’s decision came to light. Do not be alarmed if you see a bit of a price hike for those models.

Nonetheless, if you want to get your hands on the Apple Watch Series 9 or the Ultra 2, there is a way to let you know if the wearable has the Blood Oxygen feature. All you have to do is check the part number of your Apple Watch. The company says the new Apple Watch models that do not house the Blood Oxygen feature ends with the string “LW/A.” While you can view the model number within the Settings of the Apple Watch app on your iPhone, the model number is also visible on the wearable’s box. This will allow you to check the feature’s availability before buying it.

The model number combines eight letters and numbers with a slash before the last character. If you have already bought the Apple Watch Series 9 or the Ultra 2, head to the dedicated Apple Watch app on your iPhone and navigate to General > About > Model Number. If the model number appears as A2978, tap on it to view the part number.

This is all you must do to check if your Apple Watch Series 9 or Ultra 2 houses the Blood Oxygen feature. The process is pretty simple and does not require a third-party app. Apple’s decision not to include the Blood Oxygen feature will only impact the sales of new devices. This means that if you have an existing model, the company’s decision will not impact your Apple Watch’s functionality.

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