Masimo‘s MightySat fingertip pulse oximeter designed for general wellness and health applications including sports, fitness, and relaxation management, is now available at Apple.com and select Apple retail stores in the US and Canada.
By using Signal Extraction Technology (SET), which allows oxygen saturation and pulse rate to be measured through challenging conditions including movement and low blood flow, the same high performance Masimo SET technology used in hospitals is now available to Apple customers with MightySat, the company reports.
The MightySat provides the following noninvasive measurements:
- Oxygen Saturation (SpO2)
- Pulse Rate (PR)
- Perfusion Index (PI)
In a study1 of 70 healthy volunteers during conditions of movement and low blood flow, Masimo SET was the most accurate pulse oximeter when compared to 19 other hospital-grade pulse oximeters. SpO2 accuracy was defined as being within 7% of the reference value and pulse rate accuracy as being within 10%. Masimo SET SpO2 was accurate 94% of the time while on average, the 19 other hospital-grade pulse oximeters were accurate only 60% of the time, with the least accurate only displaying accurate SpO2 27% of the time. Masimo SET pulse rate was accurate 85% of the time while on average, the 19 other hospital-grade pulse oximeters were accurate only 27% of the time, with the least accurate only displaying accurate pulse rate 5% of the time.
Leading athletes and sports teams are increasingly using MightySat. “The reliable measurements of oxygen saturation and pulse rate from Masimo pulse oximeters were an important part of my training and recovery regimen to achieve peak athletic performance,” said Dotsie Bausch, 2012 Olympic medalist in cycling. “I trust MightySat to accurately track and trend my data on a daily basis and help me achieve optimal health, wellness, and fitness.”
MightySat users can display and track their data on a compatible iOS device via the free Masimo Personal Health app available in the App Store. With user permission MightySat securely stores and trends measurements displayed in the Masimo Personal Health app in Apple’s Health app. With the most recent update, the Masimo Personal Health app also now features same-screen trending for all MightySat measurements.
- Barker S.J. Anesth Analg. 2002 Oct;95(4):967-72.