SANITAS Fingertip Pulse Oximeter £19.99 @ Lidl
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SANITAS Fingertip Pulse Oximeter £19.99 @ Lidl

£19.99LIDL Deals
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Found 2nd Oct 2014
Accurately measure and determine oxygen saturation (SpO2) and heart rate
Suitable for use both at high altitudes and at home
Easy-to-read colour LED display with 6 available display modes
With automatic switch-off
Batteries included
3 year manufacturer's warranty

18 Comments

Banned

If you actually needed one, which you definitely dont, then you would not get it from Lidl.
Astonishingly bad deal, cheaping out on a chinese oximeter is crazy

Only accurate if regularly serviced! Quite why anyone would want a pulse oximeter at home is beyond me! If you need one for medical reasons (I.e initiating CPAP and trying to optimise settings) you will be given one! Readings below 91% are inaccurate, and need a blood gas - are Lidl also planning on selling blood gas machines?

Would have to agree if you need it you would be given one.

WillieGallimore

If you actually needed one, which you definitely dont, then you would not … If you actually needed one, which you definitely dont, then you would not get it from Lidl.Astonishingly bad deal, cheaping out on a chinese oximeter is crazy

I think it's called choice.

Having compared one of these to NHS supplied units, they are not calibrated correctly and give false readings.

SausageMummy

Only accurate if regularly serviced! Quite why anyone would want a pulse … Only accurate if regularly serviced! Quite why anyone would want a pulse oximeter at home is beyond me! If you need one for medical reasons (I.e initiating CPAP and trying to optimise settings) you will be given one! Readings below 91% are inaccurate, and need a blood gas - are Lidl also planning on selling blood gas machines?



A low pulse oximeter reading was what convinced the doctor to call an ambulance for my wife, who turned out to have pneumonia. We weren't issued it by the caring NHS, I had bought it from a charity shop. The doctor used his own, when he visited, but was in no way dismissive of my taking frequent readings with my own, and it was my readings that showed her sudden decline.

Not sure a deal should be voted hot or cold depending on peoples opinion of having an item

Banned

The Crew Designs

Not sure a deal should be voted hot or cold depending on peoples opinion … Not sure a deal should be voted hot or cold depending on peoples opinion of having an item


Of course it should; that's the very definition of a deal. Price is only part of the story- theres a difference between something being cheap and something being good value

no. you will not be given one in NHS.

good for people who have chronic lung diseases.

Reminds me of the Nintendo Vitality Sensor. Glad it wasn't released since I can't think of any gaming or super casual gaming use for it lol.

http://img4.wikia.nocookie.net/__cb20090622170507/nintendo/en/images/c/cd/VitalitySensor.jpg
Edited by: "puddleuk" 2nd Oct 2014

The Crew Designs

Not sure a deal should be voted hot or cold depending on peoples opinion … Not sure a deal should be voted hot or cold depending on peoples opinion of having an item



Even on price though, it is a poor deal. compare Amazon

Edited by: "frobozz" 2nd Oct 2014

Original Poster

Ho i forgot ,
Every 1 is doctor in here!

I am

LongPockets

A low pulse oximeter reading was what convinced the doctor to call an … A low pulse oximeter reading was what convinced the doctor to call an ambulance for my wife, who turned out to have pneumonia. We weren't issued it by the caring NHS, I had bought it from a charity shop. The doctor used his own, when he visited, but was in no way dismissive of my taking frequent readings with my own, and it was my readings that showed her sudden decline.



Valid points, but obviously taken in tandem with chest auscletation and a good look at your wife! Treat the patient not the numbers! A pulse oximeter alone is of **** all value. For instance, why are sats low? It's not all about oxygenation. Raynaulds and other circulatory problems will give low oximetry. Nail polish will also do it, etc!

SausageMummy

Valid points, but obviously taken in tandem with chest auscletation and a … Valid points, but obviously taken in tandem with chest auscletation and a good look at your wife! Treat the patient not the numbers! A pulse oximeter alone is of **** all value. For instance, why are sats low? It's not all about oxygenation. Raynaulds and other circulatory problems will give low oximetry. Nail polish will also do it, etc!



The doctor didn't visit, look at my wife, auscletate her chest, or anything else. Not at that time. When I called, alarmed by my latest reading, which was very low in a series of readings, he phoned the ambulance immediately. This would not have happened if I had not had my own oximeter. He might well not have come out if I had called, as he had moaned about having been called out before, even though he had diagnosed and prescribed for a chest infection, and in any case, without the reading, I might not have been prompted to call.

But please yourself. You have articulated many plausible reasons not to own one of these devices, so you will have the comfort of logic when one of your own becomes ill.
Edited by: "LongPockets" 2nd Oct 2014

Maybe useful for NHS staff?? As a member of the NHS I use these daily so would buy one to use (as equipment is often in use by others or broken....!!) if I ever had an exceptionally low reading I would check on another machine of course but have to say a chest physio I was working with the other night had one similar to this and he had bought it cheaper than this one off eBay and was relying on it so worth considering in my opinion. Agreed, the NHS may issue the to those 'at risk' but Joe public can also buy blood pressure machines and blood glucose monitoring machines that are also not 'calibrated' but relyed on for accuracy!

WillieGallimore

Of course it should; that's the very definition of a deal. Price is only … Of course it should; that's the very definition of a deal. Price is only part of the story- theres a difference between something being cheap and something being good value



Yeah I was not meaning this particular item being good or not I mean people debating using one at all and voting cold/hot based on that.

Banned

jesteroo

Maybe useful for NHS staff?? As a member of the NHS I use these daily so … Maybe useful for NHS staff?? As a member of the NHS I use these daily so would buy one to use (as equipment is often in use by others or broken....!!) if I ever had an exceptionally low reading I would check on another machine of course but have to say a chest physio I was working with the other night had one similar to this and he had bought it cheaper than this one off eBay and was relying on it so worth considering in my opinion. Agreed, the NHS may issue the to those 'at risk' but Joe public can also buy blood pressure machines and blood glucose monitoring machines that are also not 'calibrated' but relyed on for accuracy!


Blood glucose monitors are medical devices and must conform to the medical devices directive and the in vitro diagnostics directive. Thats how they get their CE mark for sale on the European market. They have to demonstrate a whole range of performance characteristics before they can be marketed.
This, on the other hand, is a cheap chinese toy and should be thrown in the bin
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