A new take on pulse oximeters, the Oxywatch W11 comes with a wrist strap for comfort. The details are somewhat difficult to determine from the manufacturer as it is not in the US, but rather in China. I’ll relay what I can from the limited information and photo as well as the web site!
- One button operation
- Easy to read results
- USB data transmission with 30 hour memory
- Comfortable wrist strap
- Auto power off when removed
- Adjustable brightness
- Low battery alarm
- Works with 1 AAA battery
- USB cable for transferring data
- Software CD
- Bar graphs pulse and SPO2 (blood oxygen levels)
- 59 user ID – I’m not sure if this means it can track 59 users, 59 pieces of data, or 59 people can have access to the data
While it seems complicated to find out how much oxygen is in the blood without pricking a finger, the oximeter shines two beams of light, one red and one infrared, through the finger and the tiny capillaries inside. The lights reflect the amount of oxygen in the blood and report it in the form of a percentage. Avoid darker nail polish colors and acrylic nails because they might interfere with the readings. The light illuminates the oxygenated cells and reports the results as a percentage.
The Choicemmed Oxywatch W11 Pulse Oximeter may be used to monitor the need for additional oxygen, to record decline in COPD, to check asthma, sleep apnea, or other respiratory or cardiac issues. Even some athletes who climb mountains or pilots who use gliders utilize oximeters to make sure their blood oxygen remains at the appropriate levels.
There is are only two reviews for this item which has 2.5 out of 5 stars. One says that the finger sensor stays on at night and uses a single AAA battery. The review indicates that it works as it promises. The second reviewer couldn’t get the time and date set up; saw wild fluctuations in heart rate; and found no phone, online video, or directions. He emailed tech support and has had no response at all.
I have not used this product, but I can tell you that it would be very helpful to have more information available for consumers who are considering investing over $200 for the unit. It sounds great – like cutting-edge technology, but the information just isn’t out there to explain it thoroughly. And apparently it has no instructions and the company has little customer support.
This unit really does cost well over $200, but unfortunately the details are extremely sketchy and this unit is not even listed on the web site. Amazon shoppers may want to discuss other options before dropping big money on this unit.
The Choicemmed Oxywatch W11 Pulse Oximeter is currently available through Amazon.com and is eligible for free super saver shipping.