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    Masimo MightySat Rx – High-End Hospital-Grade Fingertip Pulse Oximeter

    Many clinicians around the world rely on pulse oximetry as the fifth vital sign when conducting different health tests on their patients. Pulse oximetry is a noninvasive test that’s used to measure the oxygen saturation level of a person’s blood, which will show how efficiently their blood is carrying oxygen to the body extremities located furthest from their heart, such as their arms and legs. Performing this test is a reliable way to rapidly detect even small changes in someone’s oxygen levels. These tests can be easily conducted in a painless manner with a pulse oximeter, which is a small clip-like device that’s attached to a person’s finger or earlobe, for which the device then generates small beams of light that pass through the blood within that body part in order to measure the amount of oxygen that’s being carried in their blood, along with measuring their heart rate. While medical professionals often use a pulse oximeter in critical care settings like emergency rooms or hospitals, some doctors such as pulmonologists may also use them in office settings. Moreover, people can also use a pulse oximeter at home to measure their oxygen saturation level by themselves. Now, there are many reasons for medical professionals to perform a pulse oximetry test, including monitoring the health of people with conditions that affect blood oxygen levels, such as COPD (chronic obstructive pulmonary disease), asthma, pneumonia, lung cancer, anemia, heart attack or heart failure, and also congenital heart disease. Other medical reasons to perform a pulse oximetry test would be to evaluate whether someone needs help breathing, to determine whether someone needs supplemental oxygen therapy, to assess how well a new lung medication is working, to evaluate how helpful a ventilator is, between several others. Lastly, in some cases, a doctor may even recommend their patient to have a pulse oximeter for home use. The Masimo MightySat Rx completely revolutionizes the way in which health professionals conduct pulse oximetry tests on their patients.

    The Masimo MightySat Rx is a high-end fingertip pulse oximeter that incorporates Masimo SET Measure-through Motion technology and Low Perfusion technology, making it capable of accurately measuring 5 different key health parameters in a noninvasive way even during motion and low perfusion (blood flow), including a user’s blood / arterial oxygen saturation (SpO2), pulse rate (PR), perfusion index (PI), respiration rate (RRp), and pleth variability index (PVI), featuring a built-in rotational high-resolution OLED screen that clearly displays information of all measured metrics, a touchpad that allows for the customization of different settings, Bluetooth LE Connectivity to wirelessly transfer all measured health data to a smartphone via the Masimo Professional Health App, and a long runtime with up to 15 hours battery life that allows for approximately 1800 spot-checks.

    Whether you’re a medical company or a single health professional looking for a brand of pulse oximeters that can deliver accurate oxygen saturation readings in a hospital and/or clinical environment, a patient that requires a pulse oximeter for home use that not only is reliable but also easy to use and operate, or even a high-tier athlete that’s looking for a reliable way to measure and ultimately improve your body’s blood oxygen levels, the Masimo MightySat Rx is guaranteed to be capable of giving you a more complete picture of a user’s health metrics in comparison to the limited data that’s provided by other health and wellness devices.

    Now, let’s have a more detailed look at the Masimo MightySat Rx and check out the many features and functionalities that this high-end fingertip pulse oximeter has to offer you.

    DESIGN & SPECS

    Starting with the device’s size, know that the Masimo MightySat Rx was designed to have a sleek form factor so that it could be truly portable. As such, not only is this fingertip pulse oximeter fairly compact, as the device measures just 2.91 inches long by 1.61 inches wide by 1.18 inches tall / thick, but the Masimo MightySat Rx is also incredibly lightweight, weighing just 0.57 lbs.

    Masimo MightySat Rx
    Masimo MightySat Rx Fingertip Pulse Oximeter

    The MightySat Rx also features a super minimalist design that gives it a very discreet look, as its body comes in a single solid color (either in Matte White or Matte Black).

    Moreover, this fingertip pulse oximeter also packs a super durable construction, as the device’s outer shell is made of a highly-durable TPU plastic material that makes perfectly suitable for use both in clinical and in home-care environments.

    It’s also worth noting that the interior side of MightySat Rx (meaning where a patient’s finger will be placed) features a truly ergonomic design that’s focused on comfortably gripping and securing a patient’s finger in order to minimize any external interference caused by movement and also to prevent the device itself from dropping from a patient’s finger.

    Essentially, the interior side of the device is composed of a flexible silicone pad that allows the device’s finger-slot to easily conform to pretty much any type of finger shape, which ensures both a user’s comfort as well as the device’s reliability.

    Now, when it comes to the Masimo MightySat Rx’s functionalities, it’s important to note that this device is rated to be a hospital-grade, high-end fingertip pulse oximeter, as it not only incorporates Masimo SET (Signal Extraction Technology) Measure-through Motion technology, which allows it to accurately measure a user’s oxygen saturation and pulse rate even during movement, but also incorporates Low Perfusion technology, which allows to accurately measure a user’s oxygen saturation and pulse rate even if that patient happens to have a low blood flow.

    On a side note, it’s also worth mentioning that Masimo’s SET (Signal Extraction Technology) Measure-through Motion technology is in fact a revolutionary technology that’s highly trusted by both doctors and athletes of all backgrounds alike, as the company’s revolutionary Masimo’s SET technology is used by 9 out of the 10 top hospitals in the US as well as by many other leading hospitals worldwide, and that same technology is also integrated in all Masimo bedside devices, plus in many other leading multi-parameter monitors.

    Masimo MightySat Rx
    Masimo MightySat Rx Fingertip Pulse Oximeter

    The integration of its Masimo SET (Signal Extraction Technology) Measure-through Motion technology and its Low Perfusion technology not only helps to significantly reduce false alarms (commonly caused by a patient’s movement and/or low perfusion that typically limit conventional pulse oximetry in other pulse oximeter devices) and accurately monitor for true alarms, but ultimately makes the MightySat Rx capable of accurately measuring five (x5) different key health parameters in a user in a completely noninvasive way, even during motion and even in the case of a user having low perfusion (i.e. a low blood flow).

    The 5 key health parameters that the Masimo MightySat Rx’s can measure accurately include a user’s blood / arterial oxygen saturation (SpO2), their pulse rate (PR), their perfusion index (PI), their respiration rate (RRp), and their pleth variability index (PVI).

    INTERFACE / CONTROL PANEL

    Then, in terms of the device’s interface, know that this high-end fingertip pulse oximeter also comes equipped with a built-in rotational high-resolution OLED screen that clearly displays the collected information of all measured metrics.

    At the left side of the MightySat Rx’s screen, you’ll find the information about a user’s measured blood / arterial oxygen saturation (SpO2) between 0% and 100% with a high accuracy of 1%, and below it, the information of their pulse rate (PR) between 25 bpm to 240 bpm with a very high accuracy of 1 bpm.

    Then, at the right side of the MightySat Rx’s screen, you’ll find the information about a user’s perfusion index (PI) between 0.02% and 20%, followed by the information of their respiration rate (RRp) between 4 rpm to 70 rpm with a very high accuracy of 1 rpm, and finally information about their pleth variability index (PVI) between 0% and 100% with a high accuracy of 1%.

    Below those measured 5 key health parameters, the MightySat Rx’s screen will also feature a Plethysmographic Waveform that provides a high-resolution display of the patient’s pleth waveform, plus a Signal I.Q. indicator that displays their SpO2 measurement confidence.

    Integrated below its high-res OLED screen, the Masimo MightySat Rx also features a built-in touchpad that allows for the customization of its different settings.

    BATTERY & BATTERY LIFE

    For its power, this high-end fingertip pulse oximeter requires two standard AAA alkaline batteries (already included in the package), which allow the unit to have a long runtime, offering its users up to 15 hours battery life, which allows for approximately 1800 spot-checks.

    CONNECTIVITY

    The MightySat Rx also boasts Bluetooth LE Connectivity, which allows the device to be wirelessly connected to a user’s smartphone via the Masimo Professional Health App.

    THE SMARTPHONE COMPANION APP – The Masimo Professional Health App

    Last of all, users can also download the Masimo Professional Health App (available to download for free for iOS and Android devices), into which they can then wirelessly transfer all of the device’s measured health metrics.

    Masimo Professional Health App
    Masimo Professional Health App

    Within the Masimo Professional Health App, users can then view their patient’s (or their personal) measured health metrics graphically, track those measurements over time, and also share records containing all of that captured health data via email with doctors and/or other family members.

    Masimo Professional Health App
    Masimo Professional Health App

    WHAT’S IN THE BOX?

    Inside each package, users will find: their Masimo MightySat Rx Fingertip Pulse Oximeter, 2 included AAA alkaline batteries (for powering the device), as well as an included lanyard that can be attached to the device, plus a carrying case for safely storing the device (and its lanyard) when not in use.

    PRICING & AVAILABILITY

    Regarding the device’s availability, know that the Masimo MightySat Rx is available in four (x4) different models:

    • the MightySat Rx standard model (P/N 9709) – (measures blood oxygen saturation (SpO2), pulse rate (PR), and perfusion index (PI), but doesn’t feature Bluetooth LE Connectivity);
    • the MightySat Rx with Bluetooth LE (P/N 9809) – (measures (SpO2), (PR), and (PI), and also features Bluetooth LE Connectivity);
    • the MightySat Rx with PVi and RRp (P/N 9941) – (measures (SpO2), (PR), (PI), respiration rate (RRp), and pleth variability index (PVI), but doesn’t feature Bluetooth LE Connectivity);
    • the MightySat Rx with Bluetooth LE, RRp & PVi (P/N 9909 & P/N 9942) – (measures (SpO2), (PR), and (PI), (RRp), and (PVI), and also features Bluetooth LE Connectivity);

    As mentioned before, you can get Masimo MightySat Rx in one of two different color models: Matte White or Matte Black.

    If you’re interested in buying it, know that prices for the Masimo MightySat Rx standard model (P/N 9709) start at $189, with slight price increases if you’d prefer to go for a higher-end model, and each purchase also comes accompanied by a 4-Year Limited Warranty. You can order yours online right now, directly from Masimo’s official Amazon product page.

    For additional information on the MightySat Rx’s several functionalities, feel free to check Masimo’s official product page for the MightySat Rx, or ultimately, the device’s official online user manual.

    João Matos
    João Matos
    Soon after getting his Bachelor's degree in Computer Engineering, João Matos joined the GadgetGram team on May 2019. Since then, he has been working as the Content Director, with the main goal of publishing thorough reviews on all sorts of newly released tech-products. In addition, João has also been been working as a senior news writer and news editor at Gadget Gram, as well as the Director of Social Media.

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