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Invacare Portable Oxygen Concentrators

4.15 Stars (2 Reviews)
Updated: January 20, 2023
By: Jonathan Trout
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Invacare is a leader in the medical products industry with portable oxygen concentrators promoting active lifestyles for customers in their homes or long-term care in nursing homes or assisted living facilities. Invacare derived its name from the company’s focus on innovation, value, and healthcare, and the company has been producing medical equipment like electric wheelchairs, walkers and adjustable beds since 1885. Invacare’s Platinum Mobile portable oxygen concentrator with the latest technology, covered below, replaces other models the company produced in the past.

Editorial Breakdown

Price 4.5 Stars
Flow Settings 4.3 Stars
Battery Life 4.3 Stars
Customer Service 3.8 Stars

Overall Rating 4.2 Stars

Bottom Line

Invacare is known for its medical products including its portable oxygen concentrator: The Platinum Mobile. Weighing in at under five pounds, the Platinum Mobil has a battery life of up to five hours and recharges in as little as two hours and twenty minutes.

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

Platinum Mobile

Platinum Mobile, Source: Invacare

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.

Invacare Platinum Mobile Portable Oxygen Concentrator
Cost and Specifications
Specs Details
Size 9.45” H x 7.5” W x 3.88” D
Weight 4.8 pounds
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
– $2,195
– $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.

2 Invacare Portable Oxygen Concentrators Reviews

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1 Star

April 23 2022 9:48PM

Invacare Platinum Mobile POC1-100C specifications say it will run an average of 3750 hours, and go 1460 hours between filter changes. My mother-in-law only has 199.1 hours on hers and it has developed an "Oxygen Fault" meaning that it can't keep air purity above 73%.

The fault sounds and turns off the system within 15-20 minutes every time it is started up. Can't find anyone to address this issue yet. Their Website is useless and the 800-number is only open for 8 hours M-F.

Of course my 91-year-old mother-in-law just said it broke, and quit using it, putting her health at serious risk.

Steve S.
Los Angeles, CA
2 Stars

May 04 2019 4:00PM

If you pause in your breath intake, IT CUTS OFF! How dangerous is that! If my wife is having trouble breathing, having the machine stop is terrible! The bottom is rounded so it has difficulty standing up; and when it falls over, IT CUTS OFF!! Our experience is FRUSTRATION!

Richard M.
Greenville, SC