Pulse Oximeter CMS 50H
Well this little jewel came in the mail today. Now I have never bought one of these before so I have no comparison so please forgive me if I go over the obvious or whatever.
First, it arrived on time. Always a plus. Oh, I guess I should say I ordered this from #19.
Second, it came in a cardboard box, lots of packing material to protect it, and then when I got down to the actual equipment, it was in a metal box that is pretty darned rigid so no way this puppy got damaged!
This contained the oximeter a USB cable, a lanyard, a charging connecter so you can plug the USB cable straight into the AC outlet (in the US)..ohh! I just realized I got a free gift! I had to open the instructions to be sure and yep, it is a pedometer, but it is apparently one of those fancy ones that tells how many calories you burned...anyway, I digress (I just love free stuff!)
About the USB cable. I noticed earlier someone complaining about the USB cable on another product being non-standard. This USB cable has the standard USB connector on one end and the standard mini USB adapter on the other end. I didn't even use the one they sent because I wanted to make sure for this review and sure enough I used a standard cable I already had plugged in and it worked like a champ!
On their website is some software that is version 2.1, but the package included a mini CD that included version 2.2 so I upgraded without trying out version 2.1 first. Sorry guys!
The device arrived fully charged apparently, because I looked at the display after only a couple of minutes and it was full so...
It is the standard finger size, there is a "rubber" plug on the side concealing the USB port. There is a button on the face to "force" an "On" condition, as this model has a VERY fast finger removed function that shuts it down very quickly when you take it off. I'm not sure how that is going to work out long range.
I noticed a lag time of several seconds. I held my breath to see and it took quite qwhile to start the SPO2 going down, but then it took a long time for it to come back up, so I believe the time frame is correct, it just lags. That is okay with me.
The "Cool Feature"! The display on this model transitions! Depending on the orientation of your finger it display right side up, up side down or sideways. Sounds cool, but frankly it is not a smooth transition so I found it irritating rather than cool. But I'm picky.
Software. Hmm. A bit cumbersome. Sorry but that is my opinion. I know, but I am too lazy to write it myself! I hate coding! LOL! Oh..yeah...I'm in computers, but don't tell anyone!
Functionality, I will be using it over the next few nights and see what I think. I may even get brave and take a bit of a nap without my machine to compare (the things I will do for a review!). I will update this probably early next week or maybe late this weekend for the functionality.
Overall. So far, I like. It's gonna take some tape to keep this thing on my finger overnight I suspect, but.... Upside, love the new technology, like the readability of the display. Downside, I think it turns off a little too quickly and I would like it more configurable. I would also like to win the lottery. Overall, I'm happy at this point.
PRS1 - Auto - A-Flex x2 - 11.50 - 15.50 - Humid x2 - Swift FX