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A pulse oximeter can alert you to a coronavirus infection – this one’s only $27 today

Updated 2 years ago
Published Jun 4th, 2020 8:56AM EDT
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  • Blood oxygen level is actually a much more accurate early indicator of a novel coronavirus infection than a fever, and there are two great deals right now on pulse oximeters with Amazon Prime shipping.
  • It’s the $43 Wellue PC-60F Fingertip Blood Oxygen Saturation Monitor, and it’s on sale today for only $26.94 thanks to a special coupon.
  • Amazon is also offering a killer deal right now on the $260 ViATOM Wrist Oxygen Monitor, which is available for just $125.99 for a limited time.
  • One model has built-in Bluetooth so you can connect to a free app on your iPhone or Android device.

There is something extremely important about novel coronavirus infections that everyone out there really needs to know: fever isn’t necessarily a symptom of COVID-19. We know what you’re thinking — fever is the one thing that you’ve heard to be on the lookout for as an early sign of the COVID-19 disease that’s caused by the new coronavirus. Well, it turns out that a fever might not be as common a coronavirus symptom as we all thought. As you’ll read in the article we just linked, some studies have found that fewer than half of patients infected by the novel coronavirus presented a fever.

Don’t worry though, because we have some good news to offset that bad news: there’s actually a far more accurate early indicator of a coronavirus infection. Since the virus attacks the lungs, people with COVID-19 can often tell by checking their blood oxygen level. According to the Mayo Clinic, normal blood oxygen readings should be between 95% and 100%. In coronavirus patients, however, healthcare professionals have been reporting patients with readings as low as 50%. The important number to remember is that anything under 90% is considered unhealthy.

Now, the only question that remains is a simple one: how can you monitor your blood oxygen level to see if you might have COVID-19? It’s actually easier than you think — and it’s far less expensive than it normally would be thanks to a great sale right now on Amazon.

You’ve probably seen a pulse oximeter before even if you’re not familiar with the name. It’s a tiny gadget that clips to your finger and reads your blood oxygen level quickly and painlessly. A high-quality pulse oximeter is typically pretty expensive, but the top-rated Wellue PC-60F Fingertip Blood Oxygen Saturation Monitor is on sale right now at Amazon. Just use the coupon code K2WKAGC9 at checkout and you’ll only pay $26.94. This model typically sells for $43, so that’s a terrific price.

Wellue Bluetooth Pulse Oximeter Fingertip PC-60FW, Blood Oxygen Saturation Monitor with Free AP… Wellue Bluetooth Pulse Oximeter Fingertip PC-60FW, Blood Oxygen Saturation Monitor with Free AP… $49.99 $26.94 Save up to 46% Available on Amazon

If you’re looking for something a bit more sophisticated that also includes Bluetooth so it can connect to your smartphone, the ViATOM Wrist Oxygen Monitor that has a retail price of $260 is also on sale and it has a huge discount right now. This model is made to be worn for as long as you’d like while you’re sleeping or while you’re awake, and it has an alarm feature if your blood oxygen level falls too low. An $80 discount on Amazon cuts the price to $180, but you can also use the coupon code FSUF9F8M at checkout for a final price of $125.99. That’s an all-time low, and the coupon is good until the end of the day on June 9.

$125.99 Available on Amazon
Maren Estrada
Maren Estrada Deals Editor

Maren Estrada is a deals expert with more than 15 years of product reviews and deals coverage experience. Having been the Editor for BGR Deals since it first launched in 2013, she has helped our audience save millions of dollars over the years on tens of thousands of popular products. She is the authority on daily deals coverage. In addition to BGR, her work has also appeared on Yahoo!, MSN, and more.