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245 of 250 people found the following review helpful
on May 15, 2008
I'm a RRT(respiratory therapist) and I purchased this pulse ox several months ago. I use it daily and have found it to be very accurate. It is lightweight, easy to read in dark or bright rooms, and works well on pts with poor circulation. The only complaints I have is that it is slower and more sensitive to motion than $400 handheld models. I have also noticed the lettering for SPO2 an HR has already started to wear off. I would recommend this product to RTs, PTs, and RNs who want an affordable pulse ox.
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88 of 89 people found the following review helpful
on April 4, 2008
My mom was in the hospital for 40 days about 4 weeks ago. Her oxygen level and pulse was something that has to be watched closely. When she got home I was worried about her oxygen and pulse so I went onto Amazon and found this oximeter. The next day I was talking to a family member who is a physical therapist for a home health nursing facility. She was telling me how she has been wanting one of these but could not afford to pay what most places were asking for them. I told her about finding one for 70.00 and she said when you order one order me one too. I ordered them the next day and they were sent within a few days to our door. We use them everyday and it has given me and my family peace of mind. My family member that I ordered one for said that she tested her agaist the machines at work and that they were dead on accurate. We are very pleased and would like to say thank you for making them affordable.
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128 of 135 people found the following review helpful
Recently, my mother was put on oxygen. She was told to keep a close eye on her oxygen level, and to keep track of what it ran so sh could inform her doctor. We called several medical supply places locally, but all of them wanted over $300 for an Oximeter. My mother is on a fixed income, so we were beginning to loose hope when I decided to look here on Amazon. I was worried because a lot of the Oximeters were still so expensive. Then I found this one. It was less expensive then the rest, but seemed to still have all the bells and whistles as the more expensive ones.

Since getting This meter, my mother and I have beenoverjoyed. Now she can be more independant, and is able to see when her oxygen is too low. It's really a wonderful product. I'm glad I ordred it. The oeration is simple, and the screen is large enough that even I can read it, despite my vision problems.

Overall, it's a wonderful product. I couldn't ask for more!
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49 of 53 people found the following review helpful
on April 8, 2008
I had considered purchasing a Pulse ox for several years for home use. But all of our doctors said that "if you are wondering about your oxygen saturation, come to the office or call 911." Well, we had a family member come home from the hospital on oxygen. We knew the need for oxygen would last only a few days. The medical supply company came to deliver the oxygen right away, but they don't rent out pulse oximeters! They would sell me one for $300, but it would take 2 weeks to arrive. Very frustrating. So I purchased the Octive Tech 300C from Amazon. It works well and gives readings that matched the readings taken in the doctor's office. It clearly will NOT take a lot of abuse, but it get's the job done. When I admited the purchase to the doctor, I told him that it would probably just increase my phone calls to his office. He laughed.

Then we discussed the signs and symptoms of respiratory distress, which are really more important than the reading on the meter. But I have much more peace of mind knowing I have my own meter now.

Update 05-07-2009: Oximeter is still working just fine after one year.
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20 of 21 people found the following review helpful
A pulse oximeter is used to measure the oxygen saturation of arterial blood (Sp02). The acceptable range in Sp02 is from 95-100%. Some people will be short of breath with an SpO2 of less than 90%. Anything less than 70% is considered to be life-threatening. As you can see, oxygen saturation can show you if a person is in distress. As a result, you want a pulse oximeter that is reliable and accurate, because lives might depend on its ability to monitor status adequately.

This pulse oximeter does just that. It is the best $67.95 you could invest. Other oximeters as accurate as this one can be well over $400. The accuracy of this oximeter is unmatched. I have taken this particular pulse oximeter to the hospital, and compared the results to the expensive units used in hospitals. The pulse and SpO2 measurements of this oximeter and the one at the hospital matched 100 PERCENT. There was absolutely no discrepancy.

Other advantages is that this little unit is as accurate as can be, and it is way smaller than the hospital units. It is portable, comes with a protective hard case, a lanyard, and it only requires 2 AAA batteries.

The pulse and SP02 are shown in bright red numbering.

Cons:

This pulse oximeter does not beep to alert you when a person's SP02 is very low. Another bad thing is that if you leave the batteries in the pulse ox, the next time you try to use the device, it will have drained the batteries and you will need fresh ones. This is of course solved by taking the batteries out before storing the pulse ox. Other than these minor blemishes, the pulse oximeter is PERFECT!

I highly recommend it, like I mentioned before: it is of the same quality as those used in the hospitals. As a nursing student, I tested this myself because I couldn't believe it was so in-expensive, and yet so reliable. This is not something that's "too good to be true," it's your once in a lifetime to get a perfect deal.
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29 of 33 people found the following review helpful
on August 7, 2008
Recently, my husband was hospitalized for a "breathtaking" upper respiratory infection which conflicted his breathing capabilities. He was in a rehab unit for a month for pulmonary rehab. Each day while he was working out, they used a pulse oximeter to determine his oxygen levels and heart rate. (In addition to COPD - he also has congestive heart failure.) We purchased one of these units to monitor his levels after he was released. Actually, I had misgivings about the unit due to its low cost relative to other units available - thinking that the low price would mean it was ineffective. Because it was shown as being approved by the FDA, I did purchase it and have to say that we are very satisfied with it and have tested its accuracy with units in the pulmonary physician's office. My husband would like to wean himself off the oxygen he now requires and we use this unit as he does his exercises at home to determine if his breathing or heart function become compromised. Our experience with the unit has been very positive.
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25 of 28 people found the following review helpful
on May 8, 2008
Couldn't believe the price but decided to try it.

Took it to my Doctors office and it read exactly the same as their big $$$$ unit!
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17 of 18 people found the following review helpful
on April 24, 2008
I am so happy to finally be able to have a pulse oximeter costing less than $100.00. I don't see any different in quality or performance between this model and other more costly machines available in my hospital.
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22 of 25 people found the following review helpful
I have been having some major health problems. One Saturday I was forced to call for a Home Health Nurse (versus the paramedics). I was having trouble breathing and was concerned I was having a heart attack, yet had no pain, etc. All I needed was to have my blood oxygen level checked, and had to go through an hour of blather from the nurse, when 30 seconds with the oximeter told me what I needed to know. My short breath was caused by a light asthma attack due to a change in my meds. Nurse told me I could not buy a reliable oximeter under $300. I read the reviews and decided to try this unit. It has worked perfectly every time, and is simple to use, you just stick your finger into it! Now if I have any concern I can check my oxygen level myself, without suffering through the verbal assault of a "know it all nurse," or wasting the EMT's valuable time.
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14 of 15 people found the following review helpful
on July 26, 2012
This meter looks great. It come with a silicone cover as well as a case; However, in comparison to professional meters it does not agree with the readings for %O2, It measures 6-4 units high. It does not meet specifications of +/- 2% accuracy.
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