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Your Smart Watch May Help Detect Coronavirus

Self-care in the wake of the coronavirus outbreak is a must and one of the more unique but effective ways you can do this is by monitoring your health on your smartwatch. At a time when we are having to a take responsibility for our health and more importantly the health of the vulnerable around us, these high tech smartwatches might just be the thing that helps you detect the virus and stop it spreading to loved ones.


 So how exactly can your smartwatch help detect coronavirus? The technology within today’s smartwatches and wearables is remarkable and they are full of high-tech functions and apps that can all be monitored right from your wrist and through your smartphone. Some of these features include heart rate monitors, temperature trackers and blood oxygen monitors that may just help you predict infections and viruses in your body before you even notice any symptoms.


For example, some Garmin smartwatches have the ability to monitor and measure your skin or body temperature. Although this is usually employed by athletes to ensure they don’t overexert themselves during exercise, it can be an essential feature in warning us of changes in our body temperature that we are not expecting including high temperatures that may be bought on by a fever.



Another essential feature found in almost all modern-day fitness smartwatches is a heart rate monitor. Our heart rate can say a lot about our body, and although most people use it to track heart activity during exercise, the feature may also be able to detect when our bodies are under the weather. A study done by Stanford University in California revealed that smartwatches can be used to detect the first signs of illness. More than 40 volunteers wore smartwatches for up to two years, which constantly monitored their pulse and skin temperature. They found that even before the participant felt symptoms, the smartwatch picked up on an increased heart rate and higher body temperature. 


Smartwatches with Pulse Ox functions, otherwise known as blood oxygen monitors, can also be essential in detecting viruses. This incredible feature is used for displaying your blood oxygen saturation (SpO2) levels and is usually used by athletes to assess their physical condition and formulate their own fitness goals. However, the function can also be used in detecting illnesses in the body and could be essential in identifying the coronavirus since one of the key symptoms is shortness of breath.


We offer an incredible range of smartwatches with heart rate monitors, Pulse Ox detectors and more including Garmin smartwatches, Garmin Fenix 6 smartwatches and Garmin MARQ smartwatches available with free next day delivery and interest free finance.


If you would like to find out more about smartwatches and discover some of the beneficial functions and apps they offer, check out the Jura Watches website here. You can also get in touch with the team on 01335 453453 or at

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