Invacare Portable Oxygen Concentrator Review
Invacare manufactures a variety of stationary oxygen concentrators and a portable oxygen concentrator under the Platinum label for the many people who require oxygen therapy at some point in their life. The Platinum Mobile treats both short- and long-term conditions such as asthma, pneumonia, sleep apnea, or chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) while allowing patients to travel outside the home. The National Council on Aging research reveals COPD is the tenth most common chronic condition among Medicare recipients over age 65, and those with COPD should remain active, which Invacare’s Platinum Mobile portable oxygen concentrator makes possible.
- Invacare Sensi-Pulse Technology
- Multiple power options
- Light enough to wear
- Convenient mobile app
- Invacare website is challenging to navigate
Invacare Portable Oxygen Concentrator Convenient Design
At just under five pounds, Invacare’s Platinum Mobile is lightweight enough to wear and meets FAA standards so you can travel by airplane while using the portable oxygen concentrator.
The Platinum Mobile features an easy-to-see control panel, recharges at home or in a vehicle, and you can replace or recharge the battery without disrupting the flow of oxygen. The Piccolo O2 mobile app for Android and iPhone shows remaining battery life and connects you to support documentation and helpful videos. A trained representative can use the data from the app to troubleshoot problems over the phone, so you may not have to take the portable oxygen concentrator in for adjustments and repairs.
Invacare Platinum Portable Oxygen Concentrator Features
Invacare’s portable oxygen concentrator stands up to jostling around, which happens when you’re active and involved in varied activities. The rugged Platinum Mobile is water resistant and withstands up to 10 minutes of constant rainfall, and comes standard with internal cushioning to protect electrical components. The carrying case prevents dents and dings.
The Platinum Mobile features a hands-free three-way adjustable case you can wear as a purse, backpack or messenger bag. You can use this portable oxygen concentrator in temperatures up to 104 degrees Fahrenheit.
Invacare Sensi-Pulse Technology
Invacare built the innovative Sensi-Pulse Technology into the Platinum Mobile portable oxygen concentrator to deliver oxygen based on your needs, with either four or five settings depending on the model. Sensi-Pulse Technology customizes the size of each bolus, or puff of oxygen, to match your breathing at any given moment. Imagine how your breathing patterns change when you are sleeping, exercising or watching a movie or concert. Sensi-Pulse Technology adapts to those patterns with constant minute-volume, so you get your prescribed oxygen dose regardless of your activity.
Invacare Portable Oxygen Concentrator Cost and Specs
Invacare no longer manufactures the XPO2 or other portable oxygen concentrators, offering the Platinum Mobile as a slightly smaller and significantly lighter device with improved battery life. A price check at online durable medical equipment dealers shows the Platinum Mobile sells for less than earlier generations of Invacare portable oxygen concentrators.
|Size||9.45” H x 7.5” W x 3.88” D|
|Battery||– Lightweight lithium ion
– Lasts 5 hours on setting 1
– Recharge 2 hours 20 minutes (longer if charging while in use)
|Warranties||– Device: 3 years
– Compressor: 2 years
– Sieve beds & battery: 1 year
Includes AC/DC adapters & carrying case
– $2,499 to $2,665 extra battery bundled with device
– Extra battery: $279
How to Buy Invacare Portable Oxygen Concentrators
Consumers can buy a Platinum Mobile portable oxygen concentrator from Invacare’s dealer network. Enter your ZIP code to search for dealers in your area on Invacare’s website. We tested the online dealer search tool and found several options within 25 miles of a small Midwest town.
Invacare Portable Oxygen Concentrator Complaints
Invacare is “A+” rated by the Better Business Bureau, though the company is not accredited with the BBB. Invacare gets a 3.5- out of 5-star rating on Yelp, but no reviews are specifically for any of the company’s oxygen concentrators, portable or stationary. We found Invacare portable oxygen concentrator reviews from customers who were, for the most part, happy with the Platinum Mobile. While many rated the device with 5 out of 5 stars, a few consumers gave lower scores, complaining about the need for an extra battery to travel with the portable oxygen concentrator and felt the device was too heavy.
Invacare Portable Oxygen Concentrator Q&A
What are Invacare’s options for help with my portable oxygen concentrator?
To troubleshoot any problems with the Platinum Mobile, use the Piccolo O2 mobile app to find a quick fix or to connect with a technician who may be able to solve your problem remotely while you are on the phone. You can also call Invacare’s Customer Service department or get in touch with your local Invacare dealer or service center.
Do I need a prescription to buy an Invacare portable oxygen concentrator?
Yes, your doctor must assess your medical condition and prescribe a portable oxygen concentrator before you can buy one. The prescription specifies the oxygen flow level you need.
What accessories come with Invacare’s Platinum Mobile portable oxygen concentrator?
You will find the three-way carrying pouch, AC adapter, car charger (DC) and one battery in the Platinum Mobile box.
What are the optional accessories for Invacare portable oxygen concentrators?
Accessories you can buy separately are extra batteries or a desktop charger for the Platinum Mobile portable oxygen concentrator.
How should I store my Platinum Mobile portable oxygen concentrator?
You can store your Invacare portable oxygen concentrator in a dry area with the battery removed. You can store the Platinum Mobile at temperatures from -13 to 140 degrees Fahrenheit, but you can’t use the device until it returns to room temperature.
The world can seem closed off to you when you need to rely on oxygen therapy. Invacare’s Platinum Mobile is a lightweight, reasonably-priced portable oxygen concentrator. Its Sensi-Pulse technology makes it easy to control your oxygen therapy prescription on the go.