People love to travel and see the world. It’s a dream for many of us, one that is sometimes hindered by diseases and disabilities. For people who require oxygen therapy, it can be hard to go anywhere, which is why Oxygen Concentrators are getting smaller over the years.
Brands like AirSep and Inogen are two of the biggest competitors in the portability department. The Inogen One G5 and the AirSep Focus are two of the most powerful Oxygen Concentrators ever made, yet two of the lightest and most portable as well. The problem with them is that they only offer a Pulse Dose mode, which eliminates half of the market immediately. The Respironics: SimplyGo Portable Oxygen has something to say about that.
Smallest Portable Oxygen Concentrator with Continuous Flow
What is Respironics: SimplyGo?
The Respironics: SimplyGo is one of the lightest Portable Oxygen Concentrators on the market, weighing only 9.5lbs! The SimplyGo’s main feature is the integration of Continuous Flow and Pulse Dose setting in such a lightweight device. It’s definitely a top pic for many.
The SimplyGo offers both Continuous Flow and Pulse Dose. It has an oxygen output of 6LPM on its Pulse Dose setting, and 2LPM on its Continuous Flow setting.
It is also built quite sturdy, made with an impact-resistant frame and an internal compressor. Philip Respironics knows how easy it is to knock over or bump your Oxygen Concentrator, especially when you’re travelling, so they worked out a solution for you! No need to constantly worry about breaking your Oxygen
Concentrator, the SimplyGo is built to last! If you want, you can even get its own specialized case for extra protection.
Portability is one of the biggest design influences in Oxygen Concentrators, which is why it was designed with travel in mind. Its lightweight folding cart makes it easy to bring your SimplyGo with you, and easy to navigate through any location you bring it! It’s hassle-free, and very travel-friendly.
Of course, nothing comes without disadvantages.
While 10lbs may be seen as generous for an Oxygen Concentrator with both Continuous Flow and Pulse Dose mode, the SimplyGo can still be quite heavy for some people. More than that, this is the lightest Continuous Flow Oxygen Concentrator one can buy, which is quite the weight difference compared to the AirSep Focus and the Inogen One G5–two of the lightest Pulse Dose Oxygen Concentrators that are commercially available.
The batteries of the SimplyGo can also be quite expensive, especially when you’re travelling. While using one battery is perfectly fine, it does run dry rather quickly when continuously used. Two batteries are ideal if you think you wont be plugging your SimplyGo anytime soon, which can cost you extra.
What the Customers Are Saying
Continuous Flow oxygen therapy patients are extremely happy with the SimplyGo, as it is super travel-friendly and light. Although it still has quite a presence, it’s much better than many of its Continuous Flow competitors available on the market.
Customers also praise its versatility. It’s a good for both traveling or use at home. It also covers both Continuous Flow and Pulse Dose patients, answering to the needs of most patients. It’s powerful, simple-to-use, and portable.