A pulse oximeter is a device that measures your heart rate and blood oxygen level. When using a fingertip pulse oximeter, you can get a reading of your heart rate by clamping the device to your fingertip. If you are using a LOOKEE® Tech device, your results will be conveniently shown on our OLED display. A normal resting pulse rate for people usually ranges from about 60 to 100 beats per minute. However, athletes may register a lower pulse rate.
When your finger is in the pulse oximeter, different wavelengths of light is also beamed through your finger. Different wavelengths and amounts of light will then be absorbed by hemoglobin, the protein molecule in your blood which transports oxygen around your body. Based on the level of oxygen the molecules are carrying, you will get a reading that indicates the percentage of the level of oxygen saturation in your blood.
A healthy person usually gets an oxygen reading that is around 95 to 98 percent. Since oxygen levels can fluctuate, you should take a few readings throughout the day and while you are in different positions like standing, sitting or lying down. When your oxygen level is down to 92 percent and below, do consider checking in with your doctor. This is because it is easier to bring up an oxygen level that has just dropped compared to one that is already perilously low.
Reasons for Getting a Pulse Oximeter in 2020
With the outbreak of the novel coronavirus (COVID-19), many patients have been arriving at hospitals with dangerously low oxygen levels. Usually, such patients may not be experiencing any breathing problems at the onset of the infection. However, they are actually experiencing drops in oxygen levels without even realizing it. By the time they are having shortness of breath and seek treatment, their oxygen levels will have dipped significantly, and they can very well be in the advanced stages of COVID-19. Such patients are at risk for serious complications and may even face death.
Doctors are also using patients’ pulse rate and oxygen level as indicators of whether they should be admitted for treatment or sent home. As such, many doctors are advising people to get a pulse oximeter during COVID-19 because having one can alert patients to seek help and be diagnosed at opportune times.
On the other hand, there has been concerns about self-monitoring at home with a pulse oximeter. Some health officials are worried about the reliability of such devices and whether people know how to use one correctly. If you are looking to get a pulse oximeter that is reliable and easy to use, we recommend getting the LOOKEE Fingertip Pulse Oximeter. Here’s why:
The LOOKEE® Fingertip Pulse Oximeter is extremely easy to use. To take a reading, simple clip the device onto your finger, switch it on and wait. In just six seconds, you will get a reading of your pulse rate and oxygen saturation level. The chamber where you put your finger in utilizes a smart spring system that can fit a wide range of finger sizes. Children as young as three years old will be able to have their readings taken.
The display screen of the LOOKEE® Fingertip Pulse Oximeter faces the user so it is easy to view the readings. This feature is particularly suited for those who need to check their pulse rates or oxygen levels with just a glance during a workout or while doing other strenuous activities.
Accurate and Reliable
LOOKEE® Tech is a trusted local brand that is committed to help people live healthy lives. The LOOKEE® Fingertip Pulse Oximeter is FDA approved and comes with a medical grade LED and sensors. Rest assured that you will get completely accurate and reliable heart rate and oxygen level readings.
The LOOKEE® Fingertip Pulse Oximeter comes packed in a carrying case, with two AAA batteries that allows you to use it right away. A lanyard is also provided for your convenience. Once you purchase the LOOKEE® Fingertip Pulse Oximeter, you will be entitled to a 12 month warranty and get to enjoy local technical support. What are you waiting for? Get yours today!