Lifemax Fingertip Pulse Oximeter review

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 verdict: OK

This basic pulse oximeter almost gets it right but loses points for poor instructions and tricky-to-open casing. It passed our accuracy tests without major concerns though, even if you might have to wait a little longer for your results than you’d like. It’s very easy to set up and use too.

Pros
  • Accurate blood oxygen reading
  • Easy to use
  • Comfortable to wear
Cons
  • Poor instructions
  • Can be slow
  • Casing can be tricky to open

Braun Pulse Oximeter YK-81CEU review

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 verdict: Accurate but slow

This pulse oximeter produces accurate blood oxygen and pulse rate readings you can trust, and it’s very easy to set up and use. It missed out on being a Best Buy as it takes a little longer than we’d like to show the results, but otherwise it’s a pretty good choice.

Pros
  • Very accurate blood oxygen and pulse rate readings
  • Comfortable to wear
  • Easy to use
  • Lots of settings to choose from
Cons
  • Can be quite slow

Anapulse ANP100 review

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 verdict: Quick and reliable

This budget pulse oximeter really impressed in our tests. It produces accurate blood oxygen and pulse rate readings in seconds and is very simple to use. It’s a Best Buy.

Pros
  • Very accurate SpO2 and pulse rate readings
  • Quick to show results
  • Easy to use
  • Comfortable to wear
Cons
  • Instructions could be better
  • Can’t rotate display

Kinetik JPD-500E review

£30.00Typical price

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verdict: Room for improvement

This pulse oximeter produces accurate, reliable blood oxygen and pulse rate readings, but it’s uncomfortable to wear and slow to give results. It can’t compete with Best Buys.

Pros
  • Accurate blood oxygen and pulse rate readings
  • Easy to use
Cons
  • Quite slow
  • Can be tight on your finger
  • No battery level indicator

Kinetik Finger Pulse Oximeter PO6L review

£20.00Typical price

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 verdict: Speedy and accurate

We found no major faults with this pulse oximeter. It passed our accuracy tests with flying colours, is very easy to use and is one of the quickest we’ve tested. A worthy Best Buy.

Pros
  • Very quick
  • Accurate blood oxygen and pulse rate readings
  • Comfortable to wear
  • Easy to use
Cons
  • Can’t rotate display

Beurer PO30 review

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 verdict: Accurate SpO2 readings

This pulse oximeter does its intended job very well, but we were a little less impressed with how accurately it measured pulse rate. It’s very easy to use though, and the automatic display rotation is a handy feature some might find really useful.

Pros
  • Quick to display results
  • Accurate bloody oxygen readings
  • Easy to use
Cons
  • Pulse rate readings can be slightly off
  • No battery level indicator

Homedics Fingertip Pulse Oximeter review

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 verdict: Worth a look

This pulse oximeter is accurate and doesn’t take excessively long to display your results. It’s easy to use, even if the instructions are written in a small text size.

Pros
  • Accurate blood oxygen and pulse rate readings
  • Results usually appear in less than 10 seconds
  • Comfortable to wear
  • Very easy to use
Cons
  • Instructions are in a very small font

ChoiceMMed Fingertip Oximeter review

£36.00Typical price

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 verdict: Not the whole package

This pulse oximeter is very hit and miss. It passed our accuracy tests with ease, but it’s much better for checking your blood oxygen saturation than checking your pulse. The instructions leave a lot to be desired too. We’ve tested better.

Pros
  • Accurate blood oxygen readings
  • Quite quick
  • Easy to set up and use
  • Comfortable to wear
Cons
  • Pulse rate readings can be off
  • Small font in instructions

Salter OxyWatch Fingertip Pulse Oximeter review

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 verdict: A decent choice

It’s one of the more advanced pulse oximeters we’ve tested and accurately measures oxygen levels in the blood. It just misses out on being made a Best Buy as the pulse rate readings can be a bit hit and miss, and the instructions could be better.

Pros
  • Very accurate blood oxygen readings
  • Comfortable on your finger
  • Easy to use
  • Shows results quite quickly
Cons
  • Pulse readings can be a bit off
  • Font in instruction manual is small

 

Ankovo Pulse Oximeter review

£18.00Typical price

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 verdict: Good, but not certified

This pulse oximeter doesn’t quite live up to its claim of being better than every other, but it’s still a very good choice. It measures blood oxygen and pulse rate quickly and accurately while being easy and comfortable to use. It only just missed out on being a Best Buy as it’s quite tight.

Pros
  • Accurate SpO2 and pulse rate readings
  • Generates results quickly
  • Easy to set up and use
  • Lightweight
Cons
  • A little tight on the finger