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Manage your blood oxygen level and other HealthKit features


A new release (2.09) is now available on the AppStore. The most interesting new feature is the access to you blood oxygen level as an imported tracker. If you are the happy owner of a Apple Watch serie 6, you will benefit from automatic tracking on Knomee.

Knomee uses a complex HealthKit query to return the sliding average over a 24 hours period. Some of our users have found that the instantaneous measure was too variable to be significant. The blood oxygen quest shown on the previous illustration helps you see if your sleep patterns, your activity level or your asthma medication have an impact on your O2 level (for most of us, they do). You can design your own quests to handle O2 level as a goal (if you have a respiratory condition), to simply monitor your O2 level (it is a good indicator of many ailments) or to see if your O2 level is a driver to something else (like how well you feel). As always, because Knomee lets you build your own quests, the possibilities are endless.

This new release fixes minor bugs and is now fully compatible with iOS14. It also makes using HealthKit more explicit and easier. The Knomee team here acknowledges the help from Apple AppStore support who helped us craft new message and improve our user guide.

HealthKit integration is a key feature for Knomee, under the designation of imported trackers. Imported trackers are trackers where you have nothing the do, the values are imported from HealthKit, on your phone. You can import your sleep hours, your number of steps, your heart rate, your blood O2 level, etc. Some of these values require a connected device, like an Apple Watch, or a connected scale like Withing for your weight.
The new in-App user guide has now a section about HealthKit. To help users learn about imported trackers, we have added an HealthKit Demo quest in the library. If you have not seen the power of automated tracking in action, give it a try. The following illustration is a screenshot of the quest library, which you find (in the menu tab) when you select a quest from the home page.


Our next release (2.10) will be focused on simplification. If you have stopped using Knomee because it was too complex, or if you are still struggling with the user interface, drop us a note at knomyself@gmail.com.

Our current focus is on intermittent fasting. There are many great apps, such as fastic, to help you commit to your own intermittent fasting practice. On the other hand, it may not be easy to see if your efforts have an impact on your goal (such as maintaining your target weight) or to see if some other practises such as drinking water regularly would help. This is exactly what Knomee does well. This last illustration shows a "fasting" quest as defined on Knomee, which is a perfect companion to your favorite fasting app.