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Key benefits of a wrist pulse oximeter:

  • 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 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 the Nonin 3150 is designed to not "fatigue" the finger during prolong use.

  • 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.

Wrist pulse oximeter limitations:

  • No Alarms - Since wrist pulse oximeters are primarily used for sleep screenings alarms are not an option for the Nonin 3150. We recommend hand held or tabletop oximeters with alarms if the alarm option is required.

  • 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.

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