The Apple Watch may be banned in the US. Here’s why

Apple Watch Series 6 and later models are known for monitoring the oxygen level in the blood, thanks to the pulse oximeter feature. However, Masimo, a brand that produces medical products, claimed that Apple was using its own patents. It turned out that the two companies had a legal dispute for Watch Series 6 and later.

TWO COMPANIES HAVE LEGAL DISPUTES

Masimo accused Apple of stealing patents related to the pulse oximeter and sued the tech giant. In the case before the US International Trade Commission (ITC), it was decided that Apple infringed one of Masimo’s patents.

The ITC has yet to decide whether to ban the import of Apple Watch models that track blood oxygen levels. However, Masimo CEO Joe Kiani said that this decision will help restore justice in the market.

NOT BANNED AT THE TIME

In addition to all this, Kiani described Apple as a company that steals the innovations of other companies and generates income from these innovations. Although Apple has not made an official statement on the matter, it has announced that it plans to appeal the lawsuit. However, the device has not been banned so far.

CANNOT MEASURE THE OXYGEN LEVEL IN THE BLOOD

Another claim that emerged a while ago was that the Apple Watch sensor, which measures the blood oxygen level, does not work effectively in people with dark skin tones. Allegedly, such devices have long been described as having trouble measuring blood oxygen levels based on skin color.

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