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Old 09-24-09, 10:37 AM   #1
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Anyone use an Oximeter?

Here is a cheapy model:

Do these things work? Has anyone found any use for one?
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Old 09-24-09, 12:00 PM   #2
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cheap, easy, silent way to measure your resting heart rate first thing in the morning, before getting out of bed. They don't make any noise to wake up the spouse/SO, and there's no strap around your chest to interfere with sleeping.
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A sphygmomanometer from Walmart is <$15. Mine has lasted years / hundreds of uses.

Plus gives you your pressure, which is more important to monitor long term / health-wise than your pulse. Are you actually trying to determine blood oxygen saturation?
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Several years ago I bought one for aviation use.
At the time, the least expensive one I could find was a "certified medical device",
meaning it was illegal to sell unless the customer was a doctor or had a prescription.
I found a seller on eBay who was not concerned about that.

Now I see non-certified ones all over the 'net for 1/4 of what I had to pay.

It does come in really handy for checking the pulse first thing in the morning.
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