Fingertip Oxygen Meter Review- As Seen On TV | EpicReviewGuys in 4k CC
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– Hi, it’s Parris from Epic Review Guys, and if you’ve ever been to the hospital, especially the emergency room, you’ll notice one of
the first things they do is clip a little thing onto your finger that tells how much oxygen
you have in your blood. Higher number tends to be better, lower number, not so much. If you’ve ever wanted to find out how your oxygen percentage is doing while you’re at home, now there’s a way with this As Seen On TV
fingertip oxygen monitor. (guitar strumming) ♫ Epic Review Guys ♫ For just over $30, you can find out how your oxygen levels
are doing right at home. I’ll put a link to this
down below this video. I found it over at Fry’s, in
the As Seen On TV section. Takes a couple triple A batteries, and it is pretty much as simple as just clipping it onto your finger, just like they do when you
go into the doctor’s office, give it a few seconds, and it
will give you your reading, not only of your blood oxygen saturation, but also your pulse. Just because when you go
into the emergency room they will check your blood oxygen level, and now you’ve got one of these at home, this does not mean you don’t need to go to the emergency room if
you’re having symptoms. They have several places
on here mentioning this is only to be used
in conjunction with the doctor telling you how
to interpret the numbers. Don’t use this instead
of going to see a doctor or going to a hospital. But it does have other uses, other than just medical symptoms. You can use it if you
are a mountain climber, to find out how your
blood oxygen saturation is when you get up to a higher elevation, there’s not as much
oxygen, not as much air, it does change how much
you have in your blood and that may be important to know. Also, doing sports, you can find out how efficiently your body
is moving oxygen around. We have the instruction page. Comes with a carrying case, so, as I said, this is useful outside
of your home as well. So here is the device, with a strap in case you want to wear
it around your neck. Here’s the instruction sheet,
it’s very simple to use, but if you’re having issues,
you may need troubleshooting. Up here in the corner, it does tell you, this is not for medical
diagnostic or treatment use. The carrying case and the lanyard, the carrying case is nice, again, if you’re going
to carry it with you, it can fit right onto your belt, so if you’re out hiking,
doing sports outdoors, you can have the meter
with you all the time. And here’s the oxygen meter, the screen where you’ll get your numbers. You pinch it like a clothespin, if anyone remembers what clothespins are, and that’s where you will fit your finger. It holds onto it pretty snugly. On the bottom, you take this
out to put the batteries in. Interestingly, you can
get inaccurate readings if you have nail polish
on, or fake fingernails, so that’s something that I didn’t realize. Also, this is accurate within about 2%. It measures your oxygen
saturation between 70% and 100%. If it’s below 70%, it isn’t
going to give you a reading. And between 80% and
100%, it’s 2% accurate, I think the pulse is also within 2%. The screen briefly lit up
when I put the batteries in. I’m gonna put the back cover on. Nice thing with this is
it shuts off automatically once you’ve pulled your finger out, after eight seconds of
there being no finger, it will just shut itself off, and the power button to
turn it on is right here. Let me zoom in, and let’s
take our first measurement. Okay, I will do the clothespin, get my finger all the way in there, and the power button is
here, get the first reading. See how long that takes. Looks like 98%, 97%,
that’s still pretty good. Anywhere above 95% and you’re
probably pretty healthy. What’s my pulse? 62, that sounds about right. Now I don’t have an emergency room grade oxygen meter to compare it to, but I’ll try it on a
finger on my other hand, which you would think would
be the same blood saturation, same blood going all through me. So it should be around 97. There we go, 97. Oh, even better, 99. Okay, 97, and a pulse of… and a pulse of 62. So, pretty good accuracy, right hand, left hand, same numbers. In addition to the fingertip oxygen meter, there are a number of other devices that you can check your
own numbers at home, including your blood pressure monitor. I’m going to do this
right now just to compare the pulse rate, and see if it is about 62. And also, a single Lee EKG
machine to check your heart. Now, I’ve reviewed both
of these separately, I’ll tell you a little more
about that in a second, once I see what my pulse is. Blood pressure, 113 over
73 with a pulse of 63, this one’s 62, pretty good. Now, I researched blood pressure machines pretty thoroughly before
deciding on this Omron model. I think though, this is
several years old now, there’s a newer model,
but I’ll link to my review of this one down below this video. And then this is really cool,
I know they have these now, that you can connect to your phone, it’s a special, these little silver pads, which is sort of like what they hook up on your chest to check your heart. They have a skin for an
iPhone that has them on it. So you just have to hold
the phone in your hand, and you can get your EKG readout. It’s not as accurate as
when they go and hook up a whole bunch of them onto your chest, but still, it gives a general idea of what your heart is doing. And if you have your heart
occasionally do odd things, which was an issue I had for a while, this was very helpful, because
it even has a pocket clip, you can just clip it on your
pocket, keep it with you. When you feel something weird going on, you turn it on, and within a few seconds, your recording, your
EKG, which it will save, you can print that out onto your printer, bring it in and show it
to your doctor and say, here’s what I was telling ya! They also have a service with
doctors with this company that will review it electronically. So you upload it, you have to
connect this to your computer, upload it, and they will review it and get back to you and let you know whether they see anything
abnormal or worrisome. I’ll put a link to my review
of the Heart Check Pen down below this video also
in the description box. And I’ll give the As Seen
On TV fingertip oxygen meter a thumbs up, because it was very accurate across both hands, and
the pulse rate matched just about exactly with
my blood pressure monitor. This is an interesting and useful gadget. If you’d like to see our
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17 thoughts on “Fingertip Oxygen Meter Review- As Seen On TV | EpicReviewGuys in 4k CC

  1. I'm a respiratory therapist and just thought you might like to know why you'd get a false reading if you wore nail polish. The way these work is they use infrared light to measure the amount of oxygen in your blood and nail polish will throw off the reading because of the different wavelength. Also, carbon monoxide has a very similar wave length to oxygen so a person with CO poisoning will have false reading with this as well

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