Accurately measure your blood oxygen level, pulse rate, and perfusion index with iHealth’s wireless pulse oximeter.

Not too long ago, my fiance’s grandmother was hospitalized for a broken hip. She has COPD and is a cancer survivor so she was labeled as a ‘high risk’ patient when she was in surgery for her hip to be replaced. She had a few complications after her surgery that made her hospital stay a bit lengthier than we expected. One of the problems that the medical staff had to keep monitoring was the amount of oxygen that was getting into her blood. For that, they used a Pulse Oximeter, which is a non-invasive monitor that fits over a fingertip. They kept a wired version on my fiance’s grandma almost the entire time she was in the hospital. Now that she’s home, we still like to keep an eye on that particular health measurement because it can tell us if she needs to wear her oxygen more or if she needs her other medications. We’ve had a battery powered pulse oximeter for quite some time, but we don’t keep track of the readings. This is where the iHealth Wireless Pulse Oximeter fills in a need.

iHealth Wireless Pulse Oximeter

iHealth’s Wireless Pulse Oximeter looks like a typical pulse oximeter device, but it has that classic, sleek iHealth look to it. The device communicates wirelessly through Bluetooth 4.0 (BLE) and has a LED display built into it. The battery is a 300 mAh li-ion battery. It’s rechargeable using a Micro USB cable. The Pulse Oximeter will measure SpO2 in a range of 70-99% and will show pulse rates between 30-250 bpm. It is FDA approved and HIPAA compliant. One of the features I really like about the iHealth products is the post-reading sync between the iHealth device and your iOS device. After the Pulse Oximeter has been used for the first time and synced with your iOS device, measurements and data will be stored in the Pulse Oximeter until a new connection can be established with the iOS device. This is really helpful because it means you can carry the Pulse Oximeter with you anywhere and still have your data recorded.

iHealth Wireless Pulse Oximeter

The Pulse Oximeter comes in a sturdy, iHealth branded box. It’s distinguishable because of the bright orange and white colors that iHealth uses. Inside the box, you’ll find a packet of printed information including a Quick Start Guide and full Owner’s Manual. I actually appreciate that both are included because it gives you the freedom to get started quickly, but also have a more in-depth look at what makes the product tick. The Pulse Oximeter lays beneath the manuals along with a gray lanyard and Micro USB charging cable. Before you can get started, the Pulse Oximeter has to have a charge. My unit was completely dead out of the box so I plugged it in to charge. The Quick Start Guide notes that it can take up to 3 hours to charge the battery up to full power. The battery indicator will turn off when it’s charged.

The operation of the Pulse Oximeter is very, very simple. If you use it without connecting it to an app, you simply stick your index finger into the device and press the ‘start’ button. Within about 5 seconds, a reading for your SpO2 % and PR bpm will appear. As I mentioned above, the device will store the data until it’s connected to the app the next time.

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Connecting to the app is very easy, too. This is something I really appreciate about iHealth products. They just work. With the Pulse Oximeter, the Bluetooth is automatically in operation. So, when you open the iHealth app, you will get a prompt stating that the Pulse Oximeter has been detected and is connected. Also in this dialogue screen, you will be asked to take your first measurement. What’s really cool about this is if you have the app open when you take a reading, it will actually show you a graphical representation of your heart rate. The iHealth app is really one of the best I’ve seen for connecting with devices. iHealth’s app does work with the Apple Health app, too so you can view all your vital statistics with ease.

I tested the Pulse Oximeter on myself several times. I got some pretty typical results. As a real test, I went to my fiance’s grandma to see if the device would get a reading. She has had a lot of trouble with that in the past because her fingers get so cold. Doctors have had to try to get a pulse ox reading from her toes and by other means. When I put the iHealth Pulse Oximeter on her, it took a reading the very first time. I didn’t even have to switch fingers or warm her hand up.

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The iHealth Wireless Pulse Oximeter is a wonderful option for not only keeping track of SpO2 reading at home, but it would be great for doctor’s offices, too. I’ve had the opportunity to test out the iHealth View Wireless Blood Pressure Wrist Monitor with some wonderful success. If you are in the market for some really awesome health data products, I would check out the iHealth wireless devices. The Pulse Oximeter is something that everyone should have in their home because it can tell you so much about a person’s health.

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