The Nonin GO2 Achieve fingertip oximeter gives you the information needed
to manage and monitor your oxygen saturation and pulse rate levels to lead an active
I did a lot of research between brands before ordering this item. Ultimately the
deciding factor for me was the company's website. I found that there is a medical
grade of this item requiring a prescription - and it is the same item. The specifications
for the two are listed side-by-side - and even the price is the same; the only difference
is this one does not require a prescription. The medical grade meters must meet
FDA tests - so this one obviously does, as well.
I like the continuous readout. From the pictures I was not quite certain what to
expect in the readouts or performance - I didn't feel the descriptive information
was precise on this. The readouts are for pulse rate, blood oxygen level, and a
scale that, literally, shows your pulse and the strength of your pulse. This enables
you to know if you are getting a strong enough pulse to get a good reading.
After first putting the unit on, I did some moving around, sitting still, and various
things to change my activity level. The pulse rates changed accordingly and there
were some variances in the oxygen level, as would be expected. Though I have just
quite smoking (mostly) I did light up and had a few quick drags to see what effect
this would have (lower oxygen at first, then catching back up almost to not-smoking
I'm impressed with the unit. It will operate economically on AAA batteries. If I
end up using it a lot, I'll probably go to rechargeables for it.
While this one was a few dollars more than some of the alternatives, I felt it would
be the most reliable from the research I did. After receiving it, I am extremely
pleased with the way it works. I would highly recommend it.
I am a father of two small children who both unfortunately have respiratory ailments.
My oldest is 4 and the youngest is 2, and I have gotten good readings on both children.
After spending time in the hospital with both kids, I purchased this unit so I could
be proactive, and so far so good, I have had no issues and it has worked flawlessly.
The biggest reason why I purchased the unit is that it comes with a 2 year warranty,
which was a lot longer than a lot of other units listed. This also happened to be
the manufacturer that most of the respiratory therapists that I met in the hospital
were using, so I felt that had to be a good sign.
Very good product. Much better than the Santa Medical one we purchased first and
had to throw out because it gobbled up batteries. The Nonin has same battery now
for over 6 weeks. Accuracy matches the professional units used by the nurses at
rehab center. Thinking of buying another one for another member of the family. Do
not hesitate because of price - it is clearly the best on the market.
I purchased this nifty pulse-oximeter monitor shortly after discharge from the hospital
after major surgery when my heart rate had become an issue. I was no good at trying
to take my own pulse as I kept losing it. This has greatly simplified my ability
to take my heart rate and become knowledgeable in how high it becomes upon exercise
or other exertion and to see how quickly it does or does not return to normal. I
was at the cardiologist today for a follow up and took it with me - he was impressed!
Not only with the Nonin, but with my commitment to monitor myself. I highly highly
recommend this unit, it’s a fantastic deal for $99. I've had it for 2 months and
From my experience this is the only oximeter that I know of that is actually accurate
and is available at a reasonable price. I have had two of the less expensive units
and they are worse than useless as they give very misleading results. The two Nonin
meters I have agree with each other and I have checked them against the ones used
by my pulmonary service provider and they agree very well. It is very important
that if one has lung problems that you know where your O2 level is and the Nonin
will give that information.
This was more expensive that the other ones, but is well made, and surprisingly
in the USA. It also reads continuously, which is great for activity. Defintiely
worth spending the money. Same brand as used in the medical office. Very happy with
People at Risk of Their Oxygen Level Dropping need their oximeter to be accurate, particularly while being active.
Only Nonin oximeters have PureSAT® Technology, which is precise enough to measure the oxygen level from each pulse. This provides superior responsiveness when your oxygen level is not stable.
In a comparison study in which a person's oxygen level dropped from 98% to 74%, only the Nonin GO2 finger pulse oximeter showed the true low oxygen reading. A primary competitive oximeter showed the person’s oxygen level dropping to 96% when the true reading was 74%.1
And the Nonin GO2 finger pulse oximeter provides a reading if your fingers are cold, indicating less blood circulation.
The Nonin GO2 Achieve finger pulse oximeter is not a medical device and so does not require a prescription from your medical professional. Both the GO2 (prescription) and GO2 Achieve (non-prescription) will give you equally accurate measurements of your oxygen level and heart rate.
This product is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure or prevent any chronic lung or other disease.
1. Nonin Medical, data on file
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