I read a bunch of posts from last year and I am guess they have updated their system/software. Mine arrived today and the manual is about worthless. I assumed when you turned it on, it was recording data but I think I may have been wrong. After wearing it a few hours I decided to try looking at the data, installed the software (which is also a newer version- red heart not green and no hour glass) and there was no data. Then I located the "record" on the menu and selected that to on. But while it is recording the screen goes black. The manual says nothing about this happening (or about the record for that matter) and in troubleshooting under screen turning off meaning bad unit. So should my screen be going to sleep during recording, my alarms still work when I drop to low but I have to press the on button to get the screen back up?
Also when connecting my unit to the software it is screaming at me because my finger is out (through both the computer software and the watch), which makes no sense since both the cable and probe use the same port! What the heck is up with that? The software is SpO2 assistant 2.5.0. I am hoping I can retrieve the data this time around. It sucks you have to turn the recording on and off in order to keep/save the data. Have to turn it off to download the data or shut it off which seems like a lot of wasted steps.
Anyways any help would be greatly appreciated. Maybe I am doing something wrong? Oh and mine is the blue one 3.7 version.
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I use the "green heart" icon (I have two, one green, one red - red is real time, green is labeled 'review'). I show I am using version "SPO2 Review v1.2 rel".
Yes, the screen goes blank while recording, but you can press the button (on my white model) to light the screen for like 10-20 seconds. My Oximeter states it is version '3.5' during start-up.
On mine, what I do is this...
Strap it on
Turn it on
Wait until I am in bed and mask is on
Go into the menu and start 'record'
When I wake up, before taking mask off, or getting out of bed:
I go into menu and turn 'record' to 'off'
I then leave the device on, and in menu mode
I unmask, etc
I take Oximeter off (it's still on)
I go into my computer room and plug the Oximeter into the USB cable (other end of the cable is plugged into the computer) Oximeter is *still* left on.
Double-click on the green heart icon
Hit the little "new session" icon on the bottom of the window (won't work if Oximeter is not both on, and plugged into the computer)
Type my first name in the new screen, then click "OK"
Main screen now says "waiting for data"
at this point I go into the menu on the Oximeter and choose "upload" - the main screen now states "getting data"
In a minute or 2 you will see your data on the main screen
At this point you can do many different things; I like to look at and either save/print etc different available reports. I get the most value out of the "OxMetery Report".
Hope this helps - I have no idea what may be different for you, but I have one plug-in for the probe, and, a USB port on mine. I do not turn OFF the Oximeter until I am done saving/printing everything. Then I turn it off, leaving it plugged in and it'll be fully recharged by the evening (even if you forget to turn it off, it will still be fully charged by that night).
*I* am not a DOCTOR or any type of Health Care Professional. My thoughts/suggestions/ideas are strictly only my opinions.
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