At patientMpower, we’ve evaluated a lot of fingertip pulse oximeters to measure your Oxygen Saturation (SpO2) – an important objective measure for Pulmonary Fibrosis, IPF, and people with any lung disease. Here are our top 3 devices that we’ve tested.
1. The Nonin 3230 Pulse Oximeter
The Nonin 3230 Finger Pulse oximeter is our top pick of the oximeters we’ve tested.
Nonin invented the finger pulse oximeter and has 25 years of experience.
The 3230 is a small, lightweight portable device for measuring and displaying functional oxygen saturation of arterial hemoglobin (%SpO2) and pulse rate of people
who are well or poorly perfused. It is intended for spot checking of
adult and pediatric patients on digits between 0.3 – 1.0 inch (0.8 – 2.5
cm) thick. It also connects via bluetooth to the patientMpower app on Android and iOS devices. At $199 it is at the higher end of the market, but it’s highly regarded by healthcare workers, approved by the FDA, is CE marked and is made in the USA.
While there are significantly less expensive devices on the market – the accuracy of many of these is questionable, and you can have confidence with the readings from the Nonin 3230.
2. The Masimo MightySat
At $299 This one is very much at the high end – but is used by top professionals and comes recommended by Pulmonary Wellness expert Dr Noah Greenspan. It is also a clinical grade in terms of accuracy. It will not connect automatically to the patientMpower app on Android – you’d need to enter the numbers manually, but will connect on iOS (iPhone and iPad) through the Apple Health App when you use the Massimo Personal Health App.
3. The Masimo MightySat
At $79 the Nonin GO2 is the lowest cost oximeter. But you still have the confidence from the Nonin Brand and it’s also made in the USA. This device doesn’t have bluetooth, so you’ll need to manually record these readings in the patientMpower app.
If you have any recommendations of any other oximeters you use – we’d love to hear from you.