Fingertip Pulse Oximeter

Features and Specifications of Fingertip Pulse Oximeter

Model Fingertip Pulse Oximeter
Rate measurement range 25 BPM -250 BPM
Battery life 720 hours (two batteries)
Weight 50 grams
Display size 1.3 inches
Display Type OLED
Product dimensions 4 x 3 x 5 cm
Sensor type Heart rate
Alarm Has an inbuilt alarm that allows you to set the threshold at which it will send a notification.
Battery Type  Both rechargeable lithium-ion and standard alkaline batteries can be used in this device.
Display Shows two numbers on the bright screen display (heart rate and oxygen saturation level SPO2)



Fingertip Pulse Oximeter

A pulse oximeter is a small, lightweight device used to monitor the oxygen level. This non-invasive tool is painlessly attached to your fingertip. Works through two wavelengths of light sent through the finger to gauge pulse rate and oxygen level in your system.

Fingertip pulse oximeter can detect even minor changes on how efficiently oxygen is being carried in your body. Low oxygen saturation means you might have underlying health condition such as poor blood circulation, chest problems, and shortness of breath.

Fingertip pulse oximeter is essential tool for people with a heart condition or chronic lungs, who require regular monitoring of how oxygen is circulating from heart to lungs out to the extremist body parts.

Fingertip Pulse Oximeter price in Kenya is Ksh. 1500.

How to Use Fingertip Pulse Oximeter

To get accurate results on the fingertip pulse oximeter, you should follow the simple steps recommended by World Health Organization (WHO):

  • Proper positioning of the probe: ensure it is well fitted to your finger. Note that if the device is too tight or too loose, extra light might affect the readings.
  • You should be sitting still: shivering while testing will impact the readings. Be still throughout the process for accurate results. Advisable to have at least five minutes rest before taking the test
  • Don’t test with nail polish: Colored nail polish will impact the readings. Henna dye or finger tattoos can also cause false readings. Choose a finger without any of the above
  • Be patient: the reading takes some time to be steady keep fingertip pulse oximeter in place for at least a minute or longer if the reading is not stable
  • Record: take down the highest result if the reading has not changed for at least five seconds
  • Be careful: establish which reading is the blood oxygen level and which is the heart rate

How to Read Oximeter

According to World Health Organization, a reading of 95% to 100% on a fingertip pulse oximeter is healthy and shouldn’t cause any concern.

A healthy person with no underlying medical condition should read 95 or higher.

If you have a chronic issue, you should communicate with a doctor on the appropriate reading to expect and when to seek medical attention


For reference, reduced levels of blood oxygen saturation signify:

  • lung infection
  • You have blocked airways
  • Experiencing poor blood circulation
  • Inability to breathing properly

In addition, a suspicious pulse oximeter reading drop is a sign of an underlying problem such as a heart condition or lung infection, and you should seek medical advice immediately.

About Fingertip Pulse Oximeter

A pulse oximeter delivers a quick way to establish how oxygen is being carried from the heart and lungs. Based on the results, you can determine if the heart and lungs are functioning properly

The device can be utilized to test warning signs for heart conditions or chronic lung, and you can seek medication in advance if the signs are visible.

A pulse oximeter is not only for people with chronic lung or heart conditions but can also be used to monitor severe cases of Coronavirus. The virus has been established to cause a decrease in blood oxygen level, and you can use a pulse oximeter to ascertain this.

Individuals who have been prescribed for home oxygen therapy by a doctor’s pulse oximeter can help gauge whether home use of oxygen is improving their condition or not.

Pros of Fingertip Pulse Oximeter

  • It is non-invasive
  • It has a compact design for easy portability
  • It is easy to use. Bright screen display allows you to derive the readings with ease
  • Can be used to gauge trends- you can test oxygenation during exercise, sleeping, or during procedures

Cons of Fingertip Pulse Oximeter

The only drawback of a fingertip pulse oximeter is the inability to test the adequacy of ventilation (PaCO2) or oxygen delivery (anemia)

Fingertip Pulse Oximeter Price in Kenya

This simple, non-invasive medical device is available over the counter. In Nairobi, you can buy a Fingertip oximeter from Kenya’s Leading Medical Equipment Supplier, Medistus Limited.

Fingertip Pulse Oximeter price in Kenya is Ksh. 1500.

1 review for Fingertip Pulse Oximeter

  1. (1)

    Antony Amos

    I received a very high quality Pulse Oximeter. Very fast delivery too.

    • Medi

      Many thanks for your trust in our products. It was a pleasure serving you.

Add a review

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *