Best Pulse Oximeter

First and foremost, a pulse oximeter also known as finger oxygen monitor or finger oxygen sensor is used to measure the percentage of oxygen in blood. Some of the most popular ones that can be used by you are compared below.

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Review of Best Pulse Monitors

Editor’s Choice of Best Pulse Monitor

Zacurate 500DL Pulse Oximeter

Comparison of Best Pulse Monitors

Unique Features

Santamedical Oximeter: Display reading in 4 directions, clinically tested, displays Plethysmograph, self adjusting finger clamp

mibest Finger Oximeter: Display reading in 4 directions, 10 level of brightness, 

Zacurate 500DL Pulse Oximeter: SpO2 reading of 100%

SpO2 Resolution

Santamedical Oximeter: 2%

mibest Finger Oximeter: 2%

Zacurate 500DL Pulse Oximeter: 2%

Facelake Oximeter: 1%

Zacurate Oximeter: 2%

Pulse Rate Resolution (beats per minute)

Santamedical Oximeter: 2

mibest Finger Oximeter: 2

Zacurate 500DL Pulse Oximeter: 1

Facelake Oximeter: 1

Zacurate Oximeter: 1

Pulse bar graph used to verify validity of the reading

Santamedical Oximeter: No

mibest Finger Oximeter: Yes

Zacurate 500DL Pulse Oximeter: Yes

Facelake Oximeter: Yes

Zacurate Oximeter: Yes

Powers off

Santamedical Oximeter: After 10 seconds

Zacurate 500DL Pulse Oximeter: After 16 seconds

Facelake Oximeter: After 5 seconds

Zacurate Oximeter: Automatically powers off after being idle

Seconds to get Reading

Zacurate 500DL Pulse Oximeter: 10

Facelake Oximeter: 10

Zacurate Oximeter: 10

A/A+ Feedback

Santamedical Oximeter: 95%

mibest Finger Oximeter: 94%

Zacurate 500DL Pulse Oximeter: 94%

Facelake Oximeter: 91%

Zacurate Oximeter: 94%

1-5 Rating

Santamedical Oximeter: 4.8

mibest Finger Oximeter: 4.7

Zacurate 500DL Pulse Oximeter: 5.0

Facelake Oximeter: 4.9

Zacurate Oximeter: 4.6

1. Santamedical Pulse Oximeter

Santamedical Generation 2 Fingertip Pulse Oximeter - Oximetry - Blood Oxygen Saturation Monitor

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Key Features

First, the Santamedical pulse oximeter displays your SpO2 or blood oxygen saturation with a resolution of two percent.

Second, this finger oxygen monitor also displays your pulse rate within a range of 30 to 250 beats per minute with a resolution of 2 beat per minute.

Third, the pulse oximeter detects a signal that is used to determine blood volume. This signal is used to display a waveform called a Plethysmograph. Meanwhile, the Plethysmograph is used to measure change in volume of arterial blood with each pulse beat. And, this information shows the health of your heart.

Next, the bright OLED display on the finger oxygen monitor is helpful when used in low light. Moreover, the bright display is viewable in dark surroundings as well a bright sunlight.

Also, there is a low battery level indicator on the finger oxygen monitor.

In addition, it automatically powers off after 10 seconds of being idle.

Furthermore, this pulse oximeter has a self-adjusting finger clamp. In addition, it can be used on a wide range of finger sizes.

By the way, the latex free finger chamber is made of hypoallergenic medical grade silicon.

Finally, you can operate the pulse oximeter with a single button.

Other Features

First, this pulse oximeter has been clinically tested.

Second, it can show readings in four different positions.

Finally, it comes with a 1-year warranty.

Use

Most of all, this oximeter is used by athletes and pilots.

However, this finger oxygen sensor is not intended for medical use.

PROS

First, this oximeter displays readings in four different positions or directions.

Second, it has been clinically tested.

Third, it displays Plethysmograph showing changes in volume of arterial blood flow.

Also, this pulse oximeter has a self-adjusting finger clamp.

2. mibest Finger Pulse Oximeter

mibest OLED Finger Pulse Oximeter - Blood Oxygen Saturation Monitor - O2 Saturation Monitor

Key Features

First, the mibest finger oximeter displays your SpO2 or oxygen saturation with a resolution of two percent.

Second, the finger oxygen monitor also displays your pulse rate with a resolution of two beat per minute.

Third, it displays a pulse bar graph showing the strength of your pulse which is used to determine reliability of a reading. For example, when the height of the pulse rate bar graph is less than 30 percent, the signal is inadequate and the displayed SpO2 and pulse rate is potentially incorrect. So, this is an indication to readjust your finger to ensure accurate reading.

Also, there is a “Low Battery” indicator on the OLED screen display.

Finally, you can operate the mibest pulse oximeter with a single button.

Other Features

First, it can display readings in four different positions or directions.

Second, you can select one of 10 brightness levels.

Finally, it comes with a 12-month warranty.

Use

First, the finger oxygen monitor is best used by mountain climbers, bikers, trainers, aviators, and general sports enthusiasts.

However, this finger oxygen sensor is not for medical use.

PROS

First, it can display readings in four different positions or directions.

Second, the brightness of this finger oxygen sensor's display can be set to one of 10 levels.

3. Zacurate 500DL Pulse Oximeter

Zacurate Pro Series 500DL Fingertip Pulse Oximeter - Blood Oxygen Saturation Monitor

Key Features

First, the Zacurate 500DL oximeter accurately displays your SpO2 or oxygen saturation, ranging from 0% to 100%, in less than 10 seconds. Meanwhile, the resolution of SpO2 is two percent.

Second, it also displays your pulse rate within a range of 30 to 250 beats per minute with a resolution of 1 beat per minute.

Third, the Zacurate 500DL displays a pulse rate bar graph indicating the reliability of a reading. For example, when the height of the pulse rate bar graph is less than 30 percent, the signal is inadequate and the displayed SpO2 and pulse rate is potentially incorrect. So, this is an indication to readjust your finger to ensure proper reading.

Next, it has a large LED display that is visible day and night.

Also, a “Low Battery” indication appears on the screen when the battery needs to be replaced.

In addition, the finger oxygen monitor shuts off 16 seconds after the finger is removed.

Furthermore, the finger chamber has a smart spring system. Also, the finger chamber uses high quality medical grade silicon that is hypoallergenic and latex free.

Finally, this pulse oximeter fits a wide range of finger sizes. However, it works best for anyone over the age of 12.

Other Features

First, this pulse oximeter is 1.2 inches x 2.25 inches x 1.25 inches.

Also, it comes with a 12-month warranty.

Use

Most of all, this oximeter is used by sports enthusiasts like mountain climbers, skiers, bikers.

PROS

First, this is the only pulse oximeter that can show a SpO2 of 100%.

4. Facelake Pulse Oximeter

Facelake ® FL400 Pulse Oximeter

Key Features

First, the Facelake Oximeter shows your SpO2 or oxygen saturation and pulse rate in less than 10 seconds on the large, digital, easy to read red LED display. Meanwhile, the SpO2 resolution is one percent, and the pulse rate resolution is 1 beat per minute.

Second, it displays a pulse rate bar graph indicating the reliability of a reading. For example, when the height of the pulse rate bar graph is less than 30 percent, the signal is inadequate and the displayed SpO2 and pulse rate is potentially incorrect. So, this is an indication to readjust your finger to ensure proper reading.

Third, it has a low battery indicator on the screen.

Next, the finger oxygen monitor shuts off automatically in 5 seconds.

Also, the finger chamber comes with a SMART spring system. In addition, it can accommodate a wide range of finger sizes.

Finally, you can operate the Facelake oximeter with a single button.

Other Features

First, this oximeter is 1.17 inches x 2.13 inches x 1.17 inches.

Also, finger oxygen sensor is latex free.

Finally, it comes with a 1-year warranty.

Use

First, this device is for use in aviation and for sports like mountain climbing, skiing, and biking.

However, this finger oxygen sensor is not a medical device.

5. Zacurate Pulse Oximeter

Zacurate Fingertip Pulse Oximeter - Blood Oxygen Saturation Monitor

Key Features

First, the Zacurate Oximeter accurately displays your SpO2 or blood oxygen saturation level, ranging from 0% to 99%, in less than 10 seconds. Meanwhile, the SpO2 resolution is two percent.

Second, it also displays your pulse rate within a range of 25 to 250 beats per minute with a resolution of 1 beat per minute.

Third, it displays a pulse rate bar graph indicating the reliability of a reading. For example, when the height of the pulse rate bar graph is less than 30 percent, the signal is inadequate and the displayed SpO2 and pulse rate is potentially incorrect. So, this is an indication to readjust your finger to ensure proper reading.

Also, an indicator, on the screen, shows battery charge.

In addition, it shows all these on a large digital LED display.

Next, this finger oxygen sensor shuts off automatically.

Moreover, to use it, just clip the Zacurate pulse oximeter to your finger and press the button.

By the way, the finger chamber uses a smart spring system. Also, the finger chamber is hypoallergenic and latex free.

Finally, this pulse oximeter fits a wide range of finger sizes. However, it works best for anyone over the age of 12.

Other Features

First, the size of this pulse oximeter is 1.15 inches x 2.2 inches x 1.25 inches.

Also, it uses high quality ABS plastic that shields the oximeter from the environment to ensure accurate readings.

Finally, it comes with a 12-month warranty.

Use

Most of all, this finger oxygen sensor is used by sports and health enthusiasts like mountain climbers, skiers, bikers.

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