This feature works for the household that has an iPhone to use as an administrator. Once you set it up your Apple Watch has a phone number and becomes an enabled phone. No connected iPhone is required!
In Apple’s announcement, COO Jeff Williams described the feature as a way to “make Apple Watch available to even more people.” Family Setup gives new buyers a less expensive first Apple device to lead them into the Apple ecosystem.
Family Setup is a great feature. Plus family members without an iPhone can now enjoy sleep tracking, automatic handwashing detection, and new workouts on their brand new Apple Watch.
During a pandemic that hits the lungs, Apple has developed an interesting new feature. The Blood Oxygen feature is a sensor that works through an app that can give you a reading in 15 seconds. If you are having COVID-19 symptoms this enables you to check your oxygen levels.
Apple explains that the Oxygen saturation measurement is the percentage of oxygen being carried by red blood cells from the lungs to the rest of the body and indicates how well this oxygenated blood is being delivered throughout the body.