Sep 16, 2020
The new Apple Watch blood oxygen monitoring feature explained
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One of the new features coming to the Apple Watch this year is a tool for measuring your blood oxygen level. The Apple Watch Series 6 features a new sensor on the underside of the wearable’s casing that uses both red and infrared light to measure the oxygen in your red blood cells in about 15 seconds.It can also do background readings while you sleep.
Apple said it’s partnering with health networks across North America, including researchers at UC Irvine and the University of Toronto, to leverage the new feature to study the effects of COVID-19 on a person’s respiratory system.
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Features aim to improve safety for pedestrians, cyclists at Memorial Circle
Improvements are coming to Memorial Circle, and they’re aimed at improving safety for pedestrians and cyclists who frequently use the area near the D.C.-Virginia border.
The National Park Service said it is taking action to make the roads and trails safer starting on Monday.
These include higher-visibility crosswalks, new signs and rapid flashing beacons, clearer lane markings and a repaved road surface.
“The changes will make it easier for drivers to navigate the area, while prioritizing safety for pedestrians and cyclists,” George Washington Parkway Superintendent Charles Cuvelier said in a news release.
One of two ramps from South Arlington to South Washington boulevards will be permanently closed during the work. Drivers should follow the signed route to the other ramp.
The work is scheduled to be finished at the end of October. Read more about the work and see diagrams on the National Park Service’s website.
Below is the area where the work will be done.(Courtesy National Park Service)