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The Octivetch 300c Finger Pulse Oximeter is designed to measure the amount of oxygen in the bloodstream. It also measures pulse rate and strength. It can be used in a variety of environments, including medical and sports. It is important to know that the blood is properly oxygenated in some disease or activities.
In the Box
- Octivetech 300c Finger Pulse Oximeter
- Neck/wrist cord
- Instruction manual
How it Works
Using ambient light with interference resistance capacity is the secret to making this oximeter accurate even in situations where blood flow is very limited. Infrared light passes through the tissue, illuminating the cells that are oxygenated. A percentage is based on this observation.
- Accurate SPO2 (blood oxygen) measurement from 0%-99%
- Accuracy ± 2-3%
- Measures pulse rate from 30-235 beats per minute
- Alarm for low power
- Runs on 2 AAA batteries
- Normally runs for 30 hours of battery life
- Interference resistance capacity against ambient light allowing measurement even in a dark room
- Bright red LED display
- 1 Year warranty
In the May/June 2007 edition of the Southern California Soaring magazine, one of the topics brought up by pilots was hypoxia, or low oxygen levels when using motor gliders. One doctor maintained that levels should not go below 93%-94%. Normally, blood oxygen levels should be around 99%. The last place you don’t want to have enough oxygen in your brain is up in the sky on a glider! Because finger pulse oximeters are becoming more affordable, I’d bet this group is using them to ensure safe oxygenation when gliding by now!
To keep your oximeter accurate, occasionally the dirt or oils from skin must be cleaned. If an error message occurs, this may be the reason. Use a soft, clean, dry cloth to clean inside the clip near the LED. Be very careful. NEVER use liquid cleaners or water to clean any part of the unit, just to be safe. It could cause corrosion or mud.
Extra, Extra, Read All About It!
I like to know what other people’s opinions are before I commit to purchasing technology. The Octivetech 300c Finger Pulse Oximeter has a 4.4 out of 5 rating. Let’s review some user comments to find out why.
Most positive reviewers had similar stories about a family member with an extended illness who needed occasional blood oxygen level monitoring at home. Many of these units are excessively expensive, but not the Octivetech 300c. The reasonable cost did not seem to cheapen the product, because it still does everything the more expensive models do. One user took it to the doctor’s office. The doctor was skeptical, but was surprised at the accuracy of the unit.
There are very few negative comments, one focusing solely on whether the item is FDA approved. Others seemed to have some confusion over the rating system and stated that the oximeter was great, yet gave it one star.
The Octivetech 300c Finger Pulse Oximeter is currently in stock at Amazon.com and is eligible for free super saver shipping.