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Tiny yet effective: The best oximeters to quickly check blood oxygen level

The Covid-19 pandemic has made us more aware than ever about personal healthcare. Indians have been infamous for not paying adequate attention to personal health and lifestyle, but the same does not stand true anymore. In the prevailing scenario, a small medical device called pulse oximeter has emerged as an effective tool to keep the health of an individual in check. The small and easy to use electronic device helps you keep a tab on your heart rate and oxygen saturation level. Different governments as well as political parties have also realized the significance of this small device and have been using it as a tool to track down people in remote areas and monitor their Oxygen level. This has been helpful too, as any person probable coronavirus patients whose oxygen level reaches 90% or below need immediate attention. Let’s take a look at some of the best available options in the market.

  1. ZOOOK Oximate Finger Tip Pulse Oximeter: It is extremely comfortable and easy to operate, thanks to a single-button function. The medical-grade silicone finger mould device is easy to wear as it has a self-adjusting finger clamp, and the design allows easy operation. It is a lightweight device and can be carried anywhere – gym, travel, office, etc. If you are a fitness freak, you can measure health parameters before and after meals, exercise, jogging, or another activity. The device measures blood oxygen saturation level SpO2, Heart Rate, Pulse Intensity, and Perfusion Index. It’s built with high-grade large multicolour TFT LCD screen, acrylic panel, anti-skip silicone inside and high-quality ABS shell. The device gives accurate readings, deviating less than 1% under lab conditions. It allows SpO2 and pulse rate measurement at low blood perfusion index. When not in use, ZOOOK pulse oximeter fingertip automatically turns off within 6-8 seconds.
  1. Dr Trust Finger Tip Pulse Oximeter: The device claims to furnish accurate, fast and reliable measurements of SPO2, Perfusion Index, respiratory rate, pulse rate and pulse bar graph. It is water resistant IP 22 to withstand accidental splash of water. The device boasts of a bright multi-directional OLED display that lets you take the readings even in the dark. It also has an alarm mechanism and the option to adjust the brightness, display and other parameters. The small portable size makes it easy to handle and carry. A high quality ABS material makes it durable.
  1. Hesley Pulse Oximeter Fingertip: This pulse oximeter determines SpO2 and pulse rate accurately in 5 seconds and the readings are made for 30 seconds. It has a large and rotatable bright OLED multidirectional display. The manufacturers claim that the device is portable, lightweight and extremely low on power consumption, delivering 24 hours of battery life. It is designed for those into sports and concerned about health-related aspects, such as bikers and skiers. The oximeter switches off automatically 5 seconds after a finger is removed.
  1. Contec OLED Fingertip Pulse Oximeter: The device claims to be small in volume, light in weight and convenient in carrying around. It measures SpO2, pulse rate and pulse strength, and has been designed keeping into consideration the needs of sports enthusiasts such as aviators, bikers etc. It is powered with a high quality medical grade silicone finger chamber that is hypoallergenic and latex free. The device offers up to 32 hours of continuous battery life, and an easy-to-use mechanism.

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