It is very likely that you may have heard about oximeters by now. The device has gained popularity in recent times largely due to the rising cases of Covid-19.
The Health Ministry of Malaysia had recently noted that “Happy Hypoxia” was among the factors that saw a surge in the number of hospitalised Category 4 and 5 Covid-19 patients. (Happy Hypoxia patients would have a low level of oxygen as shown on the monitor but they do not experience breathing difficulties).
So what is the oximeter? It is a medical device that measures the quantity of oxygen in the blood.
Clipped onto a fingertip, the device displays both oxygen saturation, as a percentage of red blood cells carrying oxygen, and your pulse rate. A normal reading is between 95% and 100%, with anything below that considered as low.
Our Top 5 Choices for Oximeter
Given the high daily number of positive cases lately, you may want to consider this device for self monitoring at home.
Here are the top 5 oximeters that we have found:
1: Pulse Oximeter
The device has been sold for 17.3k so far making it a top-selling item under this category. It is small for users to carry around and only has one button function that allows simple operation.
If the finger falls out of the probe, it will automatically power off within 8 seconds. Average time for a reading is 8-10 seconds.
Interestingly, this device can be used for children and adults too. Readings display conveniently on a large digital LED display.
It has received 7k ratings with a decent 4.6 stars out of 5.
“Got a small note for warranty. So nice. Good packaging. Box in good condition. Functioning well. Got warranty for late shipment also.”
“Reasonable price for such quality of products. Tested all in working condition.”
2: Oxitech Finger Pulse Oximeter
With over 4k units sold, this device is another option for buyers to consider.
Tagged at a slightly higher price than our first recommended device, this device is portable and comes with 1 year warranty.
It is certified by Europe CE0123 Approved by Medical Device Authority (MDA) Malaysia (Reg No: GC1574221-53413).
Impressively, it receives 4.9 stars out of 5 and 3.0k ratings so far. However, with its demand, this oximeter’s stock availability may run out soon.
“Everything is ok and nice and in good condition but really satisfied…comes with battery 3A, lanyard, pulse oximeter…I try to put on the pencil…but it cannot read…so what I have to say is a real and not fake”
“Item received in good condition. Bubble wrap for protection. Instruction pamphlet inside. Come with an alkaline battery. Seem genuine product. MDA certified with a 1-year warranty. The power saver shut down after about 10sec without activity. So easy to use. Handy. 👍👍”
3: Xiaomi Mi Band 6 Smart Wristband (a great alternative to traditional oximeter)
It’s interesting that you can be fashionable too while monitoring your oxygen! Introducing Xiaomi Mi Band 6 Smart Wristband as another option that you can have other than the usual fingertip oximeter.
It has a 1.56-inch high-resolution full touch screen that makes the displayed content striking. It serves as a health tracker that is able to measure heart rate, sleep management, pedometer, calories burned measuring, steps counting, distance recording and sedentary reminder.
True to its name, it is smart that it comes with Bluetooth Push which means you can receive incoming calls, messages, Wechat, QQ, Skype, WhatsApp, Facebook, Linkedin, Twitter, Viber and line notification.
It is so popular among people that it has been sold for 38.5k units so far! It receives 4.9 stars out of 5 and 19.1k ratings.
“Easy to install n use… Still need to explore more.. tqvm.. overall ok. Recommended seller 👍’
“Very excited to get this Mi band! Quite easy to operate. Just download Mi Fit apps and pair it with handphone.”
4: JOYLEE® Medical Pro Oximeter
JOYLEE is a local brand selling healthcare products, initially just for pregnant women, but has now branched out to everyone in the family.
One of the distinct features of JOYLEE is that the reading on the oximeter can be rotated in 4 ways, whereas most oximeters can only be read from one angle. This friendly feature is definitely a plus point for people who likes convenience.
Besides that, instead of just 1 year, JOYLEE offers a warranty of up to 2 years for its oximeter.
The product receives an average of 4.9 stars out of 310 ratings.
“Very excellent customer service and answered all the questions regarding the oximeter. Their oximeter is registered with MDA and we were able to register their product E-warranty through Joylee website. Recommended if you are looking for an original and registered oximeter compare to another cheap ones”
“Received item in good condition 🤩 This is a pre-order item so please take note of the batch delivery date based on product description. Better to spend on a good oximeter rather than buying a cheap/fake one that gives you inaccurate results”
5. Realme Watch 2
Another alternative to traditional oximeters… this time, in the form of a watch.
Originally priced at RM 229, Realme Watch 2 can be considered as a budget-friendly smartwatch from a reputable brand (sister company of Oppo).
Add to favourite or bookmark the product on shopee because Realme will drop the price occasionally on special days. For its price and many features, I personally think this is one of the smartest choices if you are looking for an alternative to normal oximeters.
And that’s not all, if you receive a faulty product, you can exchange for a new smartwatch within the 1 year warranty period.
With a total sales of 9.4k, the product receives an average of 4.9 stars from its 6k ratings.
“I bought this watch for like 12 days ago and I charged this watch fully once only on that day and this battery can last longer than my relationship, no 🧢 HAHAHAHA btw, the wallpaper JSHSJSSJ you can change it (peep my gojo satoru😗), the functions 👩🏻🍳🤌🏻💋 , the sleep monitor 👍🏻💯 , ❤”
“10/10 recommended, item arrived 2 days after purchase. Completely secure packaging and most importantly the product is high quality and original”
Recap of The Best Oximeter in Malaysia:
- Pulse Oximeter
- Oxitech Finger Pulse Oximeter
- Xiaomi Mi Bang 6 Smart Wristband
- JOYLEE Medical Pro Oximeter
- Realme Watch 2
With the sudden surge in demand for oximeters, we believe that people have started to take precautionary measures and health monitoring amid the high Covid-19 cases every day.
Having an oximeter is deemed to be a must prepare kit at home during this pandemic period.
Whatever device that you choose in the end, we recommend you to get an original and trustable device. It may save your life and your loved ones. Stay safe!