Both Inogen and Philips Respironics are market leading providers of medical-grade devices such as CPAPs, oxygen concentrators, and other related accessories. However, when you are looking to buy a highly trustworthy and top quality concentrator you want to find out all the possible details before actually making a purchase. The SimplyGo Mini and the Inogen One G4 are both highly respected portable oxygen concentrators, so let’s have a look at some of the features and differences/similarities between these two medical devices.
SimplyGo Mini has very small dimensions, measuring less than 10 inches on all sides. It also weighs only 6 pounds, so it is very easy to carry around and keep on your nightstand for example. SimplyGo Mini delivers pulse flow dose oxygen in up to 5 different settings so that each patient can select the required oxygen pulse flow. The device is capable of delivering up to 1,000ml/Minute. The internal battery also has a long life, at up to 4.5 hours when used with a full charge on the lowest settings. The manufacturer offers a three-year warranty for the main device. Some of the parts excluded from warranty include the sieve beds which come with a guarantee of only 1 year. SimplyGo Mini has a robust construction, with anti-scratch casing and it withstands very well all kinds of impacts. SimplyGo Mini is an incredibly quiet portable oxygen concentrator, at only 43Db.
When compared to the SimplyGo Mini, the Inogen One G4 is an even smaller and lighter device. This makes it a perfect choice for frequent travelers who need to take therapy with them wherever they go. Inogen One G4 weighs less than 3 pounds and on all sides, it measures less than 8 inches. This makes it smaller by 2 inches on all sides than the SimplyGo Mini. This device features that Intelligent Delivery Technology which helps to deliver an automatic oxygen delivery adjustment, following the patient’s needs and requirements. This portable oxygen concentrator can deliver a pulse dose that suits perfectly your breathing rate, regardless of whether you are asleep or awake. When comparing battery life for the two concentrators, they are quite similar. Both the SimpolyGo Mini and Inogen One G4 have a battery life of approximately 4.5 hours. Inogen One G4 also has 3-year warranty offered by the manufacturer, but this device operates quieter than the SimplyGo Mini (approximately 40Db).
It is important to mention that the portable oxygen concentrators offered by Inogen are all FAA approved, which means you can take them safely during flights and enjoy required therapy. However, Inogen One G4 offers only up to 3 different pulse dose settings, while SimplyGo Mini has 5 different settings. Patients who need more personalized therapy and require oxygen at higher flows should opt for the SimplyGo. If you have lower pulse dose requirements and you are also looking for a smaller, lighter and also quieter device the Inogen One G4 might represent the ideal solution.
Oxygen Delivery – Pulse Dose Oxygen
Weight- 5 pounds with internal battery
Main Dimensions: 8.3” wide X 3.5” deep X 9.4” High with the battery attached
Battery Life: up to 4.5 hours on a full charge
Charging Time of the battery: approximately 4 hours for a full charge cycle
Noise levels: ~ 43decibels (on setting 2 pulse dose)
Max Oxygen output: 1000ml / Minute
FAA Approved portable oxygen concentrator
Manufacturer warranty: 3 years on main unit / 1 year on sieve beds / 90 days on accessories
Oxygen Delivery: Pulse Dose Mode
Weight: only 2.8 pounds with battery included
Main dimensions: 2.68” Wide X 5.91” Deep X 7.2” High with one battery included
Duration of the battery: 2 hours & 40 minutes on Setting 1 pulse dose / 2 hours & 15 minutes on setting 2 pulse dose / 1 hour & 20 minutes on Setting 3 pulse dose
Charging time of the battery: ~3 hours charging time for a full charging cycle
Noise levels: 40Db (on setting 3)
Oxygen output (Max): 630ml/ Minute
Manufacturer warranties: 3-year warranty offered by the manufacturer for the main unit/ 90-day warranty on accessories
Take your time to comparison shop carefully before actually making a purchase. Check out all the main specifications, and select the portable oxygen concentrator that best suits your needs, requirements and available budget.