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[Equipment] Z1 vs Z1 Auto
#1
Anyone have comparative experience between the HDM Z1 with fixed pressure, versus the Z1Auto? Is the auto accurate and responsive enough to meet pressure needs? The advertisement stating the unit maintains the lowest possible treatment pressure concerns me somewhat. I like control over the pressure and hate to surrender it which appears to be the case with the Z1 Auto. Any thoughts? Experience? Thank you.
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#2
Perhaps I should add to narrow down the info I'm really looking for. Not to berate any unit but is anyone using the HDM Z1 Auto? My fear is that possibly the Z1 Auto came into being to lower pressures to conserve and extend battery life which may result in inadequate pressure when needed. Perhaps they have the algorithms correct and it works perfectly.

I hate to lose control over adjusting pressures if the Z1 Auto has presented pressure problems for any user. Please let me know if you have had experience.

I just purchased a Z1 Traveler and thought I had ordered the Z1 Auto when I began perhaps overthinking the two units, and maybe should keep the Z1 Traveler as I do have the ability to change pressure on it and can make sure it remains adequate. The Z1 Auto modulates b between 5 and 10.5 CM H20 and I'm looking for reassurances that conservation of battery life doesn't adversely impact the perfect pressure needed being sent to the user.
Thanks in advance. AKBob
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#3
I don't know. But these are medical devices subject to testing and regulatory approval. I doubt one that compromised patient therapy to extend battery life would get approved. The auto function of these machines is to respond to differing therapy needs, not save power.
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#4
Hi AKBob,
WELCOME! to the forum.!
Hang in there for more answers to your questions and much success to you as you continue your CPAP therapy.
trish6hundred
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#5
Chill, that makes sense. Thanks for the response.

I'm still interested in finding out from anyone who either has experience with both models, or at least has the Z1 Auto and can share the effectiveness of the auto sensing algorithms.

Trish6hundred, thank you as well for your response and encouragement. I have an opportunity to move from the Z1 Travel to the Z1 Auto, but being a skeptic, want to make sure the move will offer benefit.
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#6
I have them both. The Z1 is a CPAP and the Z1 Auto is an APAP. I've measured the pressures on both units and they are accurate.
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#7
Dear Member


How is the Travel CPAPs Z1 auto performance . Do you recommend to buy it ?

thanks and regards
Subbu
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