Which oxymeter is best?

Best oximeter that tells me when oxygen is low?

Been on oxygen for 3 years and the last week found my cannula lying in my lap. Husband going on Amazon to find an oximeter that will wake me up when oxygen gets low. Have the same oximeter but doesn’t tell me when oxygen is low. Can you tell me a good one to buy but doesn’t cost an arm and a leg? Thank you! – Carol (I am new to COPD.net.)


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  • jsielke
    2 years ago

    I got the BodiMetrics O2 Vibe Sleep & Fitness Monitor on Amazon. It uses a thumb sensor, and it can be set to buzz when your SpO2 drops below a set level.

  • Leon Lebowitz, BA, RRT moderator
    2 years ago

    Hi jsielke – thanks for sharing you experiences with that specific oximeter. I’m sure others in our community will find it helpful as well.
    All the best,
    Leon (site moderator)

  • Leon Lebowitz, BA, RRT moderator
    2 years ago

    Hi Carol and thanks for your excellent question. While we cannot make recommendations as to manufacturer or specific model oximeters over the internet, your concern certainly warrants a helpful comment.
    There are a wide variety of pulse oximeters available on the market today. Some are electronic, some are battery operated. Some have integral alarms that can be set for just those situations that you described in your post. Depending on the features you’ll need, the price will vary accordingly.
    I would suggest you do a GOOGLE search and put in the words pulse oximeter. You will find a plethora of choices. You should be able to easily find an oximeter that meets your needs in a price range that suits you.
    For additional assistance, you may want to contact your doctor, local respiratory therapist, or medical supply house.
    Please check back with us and let us know how you and your husband are doing..
    All the best,
    Leon (site moderator)

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