Respironics SimplyGo POC Review
The Respironics SimplyGo portable oxygen concentrator is manufactured by Philips Respironics, a tried and trusted company. We chose to review this model because it delivers both pulse dose and continuous flow oxygen and is small enough to carry by hand. If anyone would like us to review other Respironics portable oxygen units, let us know through the contact form and we will be happy to post a review. The SimplyGo unit is a very good unit but does have some quirks that we will discuss below.
Step #1 Review of the SimplyGo Portable Oxygen Concentrator from a Dealer View
The SimplyGo POC is available nationwide and at several online stores. We spoke with several dealers who said that the SimplyGo was heavily tested during production and is very durable. One dealer told us that the SimplyGo was extensively tested to withstand impacts and extreme temperatures. It is always nice to have a durable exterior and a carrying case just in case you bump into something or live in a region with unexpected changes in the weather.
Step #2 Technician Review SimplyGo Portable Oxygen Concentrator
The two technicians we spoke with really liked the SimplyGo because most issues can be fixed without sending the unit back to the manufacturer. They said that they are always able to fix the problem in the shop and any issue that comes up is usually something fairly simple. Both technicians mentioned that the battery life was the main concern they hear about when customers call in. The batteries tend to drain quickly, which can cause an issue if the customer only purchased a single battery. The techs recommend having a charger on hand or investing in a backup battery if you plan to be on-the-go.
Step #3 Seniors Review of the SimplyGo Portable Oxygen Concentrator
We spoke with three seniors who liked the SimplyGo but all three had an issue with the batteries. One customer said that her batteries did not last long enough and that replacing the batteries is expensive. She gets about 2.5 hours out of her unit before having to charge the battery. Another customer said that she really liked the SimplyGo – it provides the oxygen she needs and is lightweight enough to carry, but she mentioned that you need to be close to a charger or invest in a double battery to get the full benefit of being portable. The third customer we spoke with said the SimplyGo is a good option for people who need a high quality POC. He had similar issues with short battery life but he purchased a double battery which was a huge help. He said he also charges his unit in the car whenever he is driving which helps save the battery life.
Step #4 Overall Review by Senior Reviews of the SimplyGo Portable Oxygen Concentrator
We rate the Respironics SimplyGo portable oxygen concentrator 4/5 stars. It is fairly priced and quality made. We do recommend purchasing an extra battery and having a car charger so you avoid the issues that some customers were having with short battery life. Please feel free to fill out a contact form if you would like to know where we found the best deals on the SimplyGo portable oxygen concentrator.