I've been on CPAP over twenty years. The AirCurve 10 VAuto is the first BiPAP/Auto BiPAP machine that I have every used. I have been using Resmed products for the past 10 years, and personally think they are leaders in the industry.
I got my AirCurve 10 VAuto through my DME provider Americare Respiratory Service. Having met my deductible I paid $200 Insurance Copay for the machine that came with heated hose, water chamber, and case. This is a new product line for Resmed and this model costs around $1,726.00 via internet CPAP providers. Not cheap.
I used the machine two nights, and I got to say I love it! I have it set to auto start, so I just put on my mask, and the machine kicks into gear. I have to say that the VAuto mode is very nice. During the BiPAP sleep study on a different machine, I did notice the pressure switch between inhale and exhale. It took a couple minutes to get used to. Not the AirCurve 10 VAuto. The pressure change is barely noticeable, approaching invisible.
My AHI for the first night was .66, and last night .33. I am guess this is good with only 3 events logged for 34 seconds last night?
The case is great is well organized. It has a separate compartment for the hose, the air generator, the water reservoir, power supply and cord, and mask. Very well thought out. I travel for business and I really appreciate the thought they put into this new design.
The size reduction over the S9 is nice, I get a little more real estate on the night table/dresser. The unit is lighter. The water reservoir slides into the machine with only about 2 inches hanging out to view water level.
The climate (heated) hose plugs into the back of the machine. The hose end is keyed so it only clicks in one way. Once attached, the hose can rotate 360 degrees around the connection point. Power plugs into the back as well. Gone is the special pin connector for the S9, to a round barrel type connector for power.
The menu on the front provide access to user controls for various features. I cut the ramp time down to zero, since I am very used to CPAP. It still has a nice 20 second ramp up to full pressure.
The water reservoir hinges on one side, and allows for better access for cleaning that the S9. The redesign for the S9 water reservoir did allow you to unclip it on four sides and get into the tub.
I have seen complaints about the new cell based reporting feature. Really, I don't see it as a problem. It would be nice to have a toggle where it would stay in Airplane mode when turned off or unplugged.
Not sure if there's really anything I don't like other than the Airplane mode not having a stay off feature? I think it is going to be a great machine for me.
At night, I pull out the water reservoir fill it up, and slide it back into the machine, put on my mask, and start breathing - the machine kicks on and does the rest. It is pretty fool proof.
The one thing I will say, that I learned is that once you get past 45 years old, you should really think about repeating a sleep study about every 5 years. If you use SleepyHead, you probably could extend this time a bit, since you would be able to monitor the effectiveness of the pressure therapy. I waited 10 years since my last study, and that was probably a bit too long. I don't know what the experts here think, that's my two cents.
Hope I did OK on this review and it was helpful.