There are plenty of situations where monitoring your pulse and oxygen levels are important, but for the new born and for the elderly, this monitoring can make the difference between life and death. Still, athletes and most people with a serious exercise routine can find an oximeter a very important tool. It allows you to measure you heart beat so you know when you are in that exercising sweet spot where you are actually benefiting from the exercise. Also, if you are one of those who simply cannot push themselves past a certain limit, you may be surprised to find that it is not your muscles that are failing, but your ability to process oxygen. That in itself is not really a cure, you will still feel exhausted after as little as 15 minutes of running, but at least you will know which way you need to focus your efforts and you can further expand your investigation by using one of the top 10 best stethoscopes of we have already reviewed. In order to help you and your loved ones stay fit and safe we have combed the market and have come up with the following list of the top 10 best pulse oximeters. In it you can find the most relevant details about each product, but make sure to scroll past the list to find our in depth review for each product.
|Acc U Rate OLED Wrist Pulse Oximeter||excellent||$$$||Click Here!|
|Nonin GO2 Achieve Finger Pulse Oximeter||excellent||$$||Click Here!|
|Santamedical SM-240 OLED Finger Pulse Oximeter||excellent||$$||Click Here!|
|Santamedical SM-230 OLED Finger Pulse Oximeter||very good||$$||Click Here!|
|TempIR Handheld Portable Pulse Oximeter||excellent||$||Click Here!|
|Finger Pulse Oximeter SM-110||excellent||$||Click Here!|
|ChoiceMed Fingertip Pulse Oximeter||very good||$||Click Here!|
|Concord BlackOx Fingertip Pulse Oximeter||excellent||$||Click Here!|
|Concord Emerald Fingertip Pulse Oximeter||excellent||$||Click Here!|
|CMS 50-DL Pulse Oximeter||good||$||Click Here!|
1. Acc U Rate OLED Wrist Pulse Oximeter
We are going to start with our favorite pulse oximeter of , the CMS 50F OLED Wrist Color Pulse Oximeter because it has all of the features that you would need from such a device. Most of the other products will have one or some of these features but not all of them. Of course, the biggest problem with the CMS 50F OLED Wrist Color Pulse Oximeter is that it is also the most expensive products on this list, but, unless you are going to be satisfied with a 25 dollar oximeter, everything else would be a fool’s economy. The CMS 50F OLED Wrist Color Pulse Oximeter uses the latest generation LED display on a wrist watch type of device so you can read it easily while you are exercising. You still need to use the finger probe to gather the data, but the SnugFit design means you can comfortably use it for hours on end without any problems. Its grip is so light that you can use the CMS 50F to monitor your sleep, and yet it is so powerful that we took it for 6 miles jog and it did not move the entire trip. For the money you also get a proprietary software system that will interpret the collected data for you.
2. Nonin GO2 Achieve Finger Pulse Oximeter
There are several reasons why the Nonin GO2 is our second favorite product on this list of the best pulse oximeters of , but they can all be explained by the fact that this is an American made oximeter. The quality of the manufacture is evident in everything from the box it comes in to the quality of the screen and of the sensor. It does not have a wrist reader so you will need to basically look at your finger every time you will want to check your readings. The disadvantage with that is that, if you are running, it can be a bit difficult to look at your finger, but, then again, every other product on the market, except for the CMS 50F, will have that problem. With the Nonin GO2, at least, you do not run the risk of shaking it free from your finger because of the quality of the grip sensor itself. Given all that, it should not come as a surprise that this is the only product on our list to have a 4.7 stars rating on Amazon.
3. Santamedical SM-240 OLED Finger Pulse Oximeter
The first thing that needs to be said about the Santamedical SM-240 is that it has a 4.6 star rating on Amazon from more than 170 customers. The other products on our list had higher ratings, and we believe they were true and honest, but they were from only dozens of clients. The Santamedical SM-240 costs just a little over 50 bucks and it has the endorsement of dozens upon dozens of customers. Of course, considering the price, it does not do everything its more expensive counterparts do. For one, its grip is not good enough for you to keep it on your finger as you exercise. It comes with a necklace cord so you can always have it with you, but you do need to take a brake every now and again to measure your oxygen levels. Still, it does the job well and it is light enough that it should not be a problem carrying it with you.
4. Santamedical SM-230 OLED Finger Pulse Oximeter
We were so impressed by the SM-240 that we decided to feature a second Santamedical oximeter, the SM-230. It is just as lightweight and just as accurate as the SM-240, but for some reason it has not gained as much traction on the market. It actually boils down to a matter of taste because, when you look at every other feature or performance level, the 2 are virtually identical. Still, with a 4.3 star rating on Amazon from 63 customers it could be argued that it has already faced the taste of the market and has come up on top.
5. TempIR Handheld Portable Pulse Oximeter
With the TempIR pulse oximeter we have finally reached the part of the market that dips below the 50 dollar barrier. In fact the TempIR goes way below that barrier and we were amazed of just how well it works. The first thing that needs to be mentioned about it, and that has really impressed us, was the fact that it has a life time warranty. Of course, you need to be very clear about the fact that this is not a permanent scanning device. In fact, the manufacturer boasts with the fact that one battery will last for 1,000 checks, which basically tells you that you are supposed to use the TempIR only as an interval scanner.
6. Finger Pulse Oximeter SM-110
The Finger Pulse Oximeter SM-110 is the only Santamedical product that costs under $50. There is one significant reason why the price is so low and that is because you can only use this oximeter to check your pulse and oxygen levels from time to time. The grip can easily become uncomfortable and you would have to be a very sound sleeper not to be bothered by it. Still, for the price, you also get a very stylish carrying case and, unless you have a condition that warrants constant checks, the periodic tests should give you all the information you need.
7. ChoiceMed Fingertip Pulse Oximeter
They say that if you are going to do something bad, you should do it right, and that is exactly the case with the Choicemed Fingertip Pulse Oximeter. If you are going to buy a cheapo oximeter, at least get the best, and that is the case with the Choicemed oximeter. It costs less than 25 dollars and yet it comes with a carring pouch and a neck lanyard. Of course it is only meant to measure your pulse and blood oxygen level at a single moment in time, and you cannot use it for constant monitoring, but the sensor itself is incredibly accurate.
8. Concord BlackOx Fingertip Pulse Oximeter
Concord is one those small brands that are really giving it their best effort to place their mark on a part of the market, and they have really done a good job with their Concord BlackOx. It is everything you would expect from an oximeter in the $50 category. Still the Concord BlackOx has some very nice little features like the fact that it comes with a rubber case and a carrying case. It also comes with its own batteries and neck lanyard. The other interesting feature is that you can flip the display to 180 degrees with the push of a button so you can read the display easily from any position.
9. Concord Emerald Fingertip Pulse Oximeter
The Concord Emerald Fingertip Pulse Oximeter is everything the Concord BlackOx is, but in a green color. There is very little else to add to that, given that we have already talked about all the nice features of the Concord products, but we do feel we need to emphasize the fact that the Concord Emerald Fingertip Pulse Oximeter has a 4.6 stars rating on Amazon from nearly 500 customers.
10. CMS 50-DL Pulse Oximeter
The most important thing to realize about the CMS 50-DL is that it has earned a 4.2 star rating on Amazon from more than 1,500 customers and it cost less than 25 dollars. That rating alone should tell you that this is a no fuss product that you should buy even if you are not sure if you are going to use it. That rating tells you the sensor is pretty accurate and the grip is comfortable enough for most users. We tested it ourselves and we were truly impressed with its quality.