Portability- Wrist pulse oximeters are
very small in size, lightweight, attach to the wrist and the sensor is
placed on the finger. Unlike tabletop and hand held pulse oximeters
there is no long cable to be caught or tangled during use. Wrist
oximeters are perfect for sleep screenings and walking tests.
Memory/Recording - All wrist oximeters
sold by Turner Medical have the ability to record extensive O2 and heart
rate data. The SPO 7500 records up to 80 hours of data and the Nonin
3150 records up to 270 hours of data. All wrist oximeters require
software to download and create reports on a Windows based computer.
The Nonin 3150 has Bluetooth connectivity so it has the ability to
communicate with cell phones or any other device that has Bluetooth and
software to manage the data.
Continuous Monitoring - Wrist pulse
oximeters can be used as a continuous monitoring device. Wrist
oximeters have long battery life and the soft style sensors on both the
Nonin 3150 and SPO 7500 are designed to not "fatigue" the finger during
Pediatric to Adult - The Nonin 3150 has
multiple sensor and wrist band size options so pediatrics to adults can use
a wrist oximeter. We recommend the Nonin 8000SS-WO2 for pediatric
applications. Nonin also offers an adapter cable (Nonin 3150I) that
allows the Nonin 3150 to work with Nonin's entire line of reusable and
disposable sensors. The SPO 7500 is only recommended for patients 75
pounds and up.
Spot Checks - Wrist pulse oximeters can
be used as a "spot check" device (spot checks are quick readings) but if the
primary need is for a spot check device we recommend finger, hand held or
tabletop oximeters. Finger pulse oximeters, hand held or tabletop
oximeters can give you readings in seconds without having to attach a device
to your wrist.