04-04-2016, 03:53 PM
(This post was last modified: 04-04-2016, 03:54 PM by TyroneShoes.)
Hi all. Been away for some time. But Amazon has a Concord Emerald PO for $19.95 right now, which is well below the prices I remember from last year.
Forgive me if this has been discussed...I've been off the board for months.
This thing seems to be pretty high quality. Worked immediately. Got a 98 (Whew!)
Not sure how it stacks up, but at <20 clams, it seems to be a bargain.
The reason I was even interested is because when I am lying down sometimes I feel like I can't get enough O2, like maybe the air went thin on me. Or I just am starting to feel my age.
That's a little alarming. Just clear thinking alone needs plenty of O2.
It almost makes me wonder if my APAP hasn't made me develop a dependency. That seems crazy, but is it? I never had the problem until a year after I started.
At any rate, if you are mulling a PO, this seems like a nice deal.
It looks very good for spot checks, it does not provide any storage or connectivity for monitoring while asleep.
I am not a Medical professional and I don't play one on the internet.
Started CPAP Therapy April 5, 2016
I'd Rather Be Sleeping
04-04-2016, 05:23 PM
(This post was last modified: 04-04-2016, 05:24 PM by TyroneShoes.)
:roll eyes:Thank you, Captain Obvious. Of course it doesn't. It says right on the box, "CHECK your blood oxygen saturation and pulse rate." It does not say "MONITOR..."
If someone is in the market for one and does not quickly pick up on what the features are or aren't, they probably do not have enough O2 in the blood in their brain to make an informed decision in the first place.
For those who don't, this is a spot check device. No alarms, no USB, no Bluetooth, no recording, no bells and/or whistles. It will not interface with your $1300 APAP or your ridiculously-large Samsung phone. 20 bucks, ferchrissake.
For me, who just wanted a simple question answered regarding what my O2 sat is in a particular waking moment, it's perfect. Pay more if you need more. I was only trying to set a starting point for those who might have the same question regarding their health.