It has been a while since I have reviewed a Masimo product, and part of that is because the company makes a lot of high-quality medical products that aren’t available for typical, non-medical consumer use. Similar to the iSpO2 Pulse Oximeter, the MightySat Fingertip Pulse Oximeter is made for those that want medical fitness information on hand.
Yes, there are people who want this information, and Dotsie Bausch and Stig Severinsen recommend it. If you haven’t heard of these two, the former is an Olympic Silver Medalist, and the latter is a PhD Freediver that holds a Guinness Book of World Records holder for longest underwater breath hold at 22 minutes. Yeah, that is pretty impressive.
So what does the MightySat offer for the typical consumer? Well, it is a very cool device that you stick your finger into, and you can get at least four different measurements including: 1) SpO2, Oxygen saturation of arterial blood 2) Pulse Rate, measured in beats per minute (BPM) 3) Perfusion Index indicates arterial pulse signal strength and 4) Pleth Variability Index, a measure of the dynamic changes in PI that occur during the respiratory cycle.
As someone who has tried it out, I can attest that it works out of the box. Now, you can purchase a MightySat that will work without Bluetooth ($249), but there is a Bluetooth Compatible LLE ($299) and a version with Bluetooth LE & PVI ($399). There is a free Masimo Health App that will work with most versions of the MightySat. So if you are looking to purchase this, check out the information on the Masimo site.