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PR Respironics SPO2 monitor?
Anyone know what supplier has them? I looked at a good chunk of the ones in the supplier list and don't see it.

Just curious as to what they cost vs a CMS-60D.
07-01-2015 10:56 AM
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RE: PR Respironics SPO2 monitor?
Supplier #17 has it for $415. Ouch. It also requires a prescription. Medicare (and many insurance) only cover these if prescription written by pulmonologist or cardiologist because you have to meet certain criteria.

CMS50 series of Oximeters is compatible with Sleepyhead. Roughly $50-150 depending on what you want. No prescription required. Lots of people are happy with these. I was going to get one, but my doc didn't recommend it as it won't actually change my treatment unless other symptoms occur. I have to maintain a certain minimum pressure because of low oxygen already.
(This post was last modified: 07-01-2015 02:21 PM by Mosquitobait.)
07-01-2015 02:19 PM
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lmoretti Offline

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RE: PR Respironics SPO2 monitor?
Ouch indeed.

Not really sure why it requires a prescription for out of pocket purchase as it's a non-invasive diagnostic tool.

If it was <$200 I was thinking I might go with it over the CMS50F. I'm not really interested in the display functionality as I want to sync it with my sleepyhead data. It seems like a lot of the bulk of the 50F is in the display. I like the idea of a smaller, classic SPO2 finger probe vs the finger clip style of the CMS50E though.
07-01-2015 04:57 PM
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RE: PR Respironics SPO2 monitor?
They seem more geared toward the hospital market. I wonder if these are intended as rental units rather than purchaseable units?
07-01-2015 06:44 PM
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RE: PR Respironics SPO2 monitor?
(07-01-2015 04:57 PM)lmoretti Wrote:  Ouch indeed.

Not really sure why it requires a prescription for out of pocket purchase as it's a non-invasive diagnostic tool.

If it was <$200 I was thinking I might go with it over the CMS50F. I'm not really interested in the display functionality as I want to sync it with my sleepyhead data. It seems like a lot of the bulk of the 50F is in the display. I like the idea of a smaller, classic SPO2 finger probe vs the finger clip style of the CMS50E though.

Hi,

I tried the finger one and the wrist one.
Although the wrist one has a bigger display, the part that attaches to your finger is lighter and more comfortable.
The self contained finger unit is heavier and moves more on the finger. You probably need adhesive tape to keep it there.
The wrist based unit has a sensor that is very light and made of rubberised plastic that opens up and keeps gentle pressure on your finger.
The other good thing about the wrist unit is that it has a real time clock, thus synchronising with sleepy head software.
Sleepy head software can not download data directly from the unit. Have to use the SpO2 assistant to save data, then use SH to import it.
I have the Contec CMS50FW ( Bluetooth ). The Bluetooth is not really needed , unless you want to monitor remotely or record / view data directly to a PC in real time.
07-02-2015 06:31 PM
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