An In-Depth Review of the Respironics SimplyGo Mini Portable Concentrator

A lightweight, long-lasting and easy-to-carry portable oxygen concentrator, the Philips Respironics SimplyGo Mini truly allows its users to "simply go" anywhere they want to go. It is the smallest and lightest mobile oxygen machine within the Philips Respironics line, and with just the standard battery, this powerful machine can last up to 4.5 hours. With the extended battery, the SimplyGo Mini will stay powered for up to nine hours—enough to last a whole day without worrying about the next charge or your oxygen supply.

SimplyGo Mini Appearance

The SimplyGo Mini is slim and simple, making it a perfect on the go oxygen machine without being obtrusive in size and appearance. It measures 9.4 inches high by 8.3 inches wide and 3.6 inches deep with the standard battery; the extended battery—which doubles the length of time that the machine can be powered on—adds a little under one inch of height. This compact size makes it ideal for bringing to work or to use while traveling or simply running errands.

The rounded edges on the sleek white casing soften the look of the machine, and the simple design makes it a much less conspicuous oxygen concentrator; the name is printed in modest relatively small type on the front. The battery eject button, which is easy to use and makes swapping out batteries a snap, is a pleasant green and adds a simple touch of color. The LCD touchscreen, located at the top of the machine, provides easy access to the simple controls.

Overview of the SimplyGo Mini

  • Truly portable at only 5 pounds with the standard battery
  • Lasts up to 9 hours with the extended battery
  • Five different flow settings
  • Smallest and lightest Philips portable oxygen concentrator
  • Includes the SimplyGo Mini unit, battery, AC/DC adapters, custom carrying case, shoulder strap, handle strap, accessory bag, cannula and manual.
Overview of the Philip Respironics SimplyGo Mini

SimplyGo Mini Portability:

Dimensions: 8.3" Wide x 3.6" Deep x 9.4" High (with standard battery)
Weight: 5 pounds with single battery, 6 pounds with extended battery
Battery Life: Up to 4.5 hours with standard battery and up to 9 hours with extended battery on setting 2

Thanks to its long battery life and small size, the SimplyGo Mini is a great oxygen concentrator for traveling. Not only does the machine come with a comfortable yet stylish chocolate brown carrying case and shoulder strap, the machine’s accessory bag truly offers a chance to move around burden-free. The unit’s handy accessory bag slips on like a backpack and frees up both hands.

I can go out shopping with confidence.

I received the Philips Simply Go Mini and it lasts 9 hours as I have the extended battery. I put it in the basket under my walker and have no anxiety as I know I am good to go with this portable oxygen tank. Mine is on a pulse whiich means it only gives me oxygen when I breath in so that is a good thing. I also allows me to travel with my husband in his car as it has a car recharable outlet.

Review by Catherine

The SimplyGo Mini oxygen concentrator is approved by the FAA, which means you can take it on your travels no matter where you go on a place. The unit was built with portability in mind and was tested rigorously to ensure it can withstand bumps, falls, impacts, vibrations and temperature changes—ideal for traveling.

Coupled with its innovative backpack-style accessory bag, patients can feel freer and more independent to do what they would like to do and go where they would like to go—even if it’s on a long plane ride or road trip, and with an extended battery that can last up to 9 hours, traveling long distances is once again possible for oxygen users.

An In-Depth Look at the Philips Respironics SimplyGo Mini Mobile Oxygen Concentrator

SimplyGo Mini Controls

The bright, easy-to-read LCD control panel of the SimplyGo Mini is located on the top of the machine for easy access, offering touchscreen capability rather than buttons for simple controls. The screen will display several intuitive symbols, including the oxygen level, battery life, and power status, as well as any alarms. The system can detect breaths, and will automatically adjust its output. Users will be able to see which oxygen flow setting is on, ranging from setting 1 (11 mL, 22 mL/min) to setting 5 (50mL, 1000mL/min). The average battery life is calculated based on continuous usage at flow setting 2 (22 mL, 440mL/min).

The Device Tools option on the touchscreen panel allows the user to view the unit’s information, including the software version and battery health, and adjust some settings such as screen brightness, language and alarm volume. There are quite a few alarms: Low oxygen concentration, high breath rate, technical faults, low battery and more.

The SimplyGo full machine is a GREAT machine.

My wife has used the SimplyGo machine for 5 years. It has been a lifesaver as we are able to travel quite often. We have 4 batteries and get an average of 2-1/2 hours at the 2 LPM per battery. If the MINI is half as good and reliable as its big brother you will be so pleased.

Review by Lee

SimplyGo Mini Pricing

The SimplyGo Mini oxygen concentrator comes with the standard battery, AC/DC adapters, a custom carrying case, shoulder strap, handle strap, accessory bag, cannula and a manual. Due to our online pricing policy with Philips Respironics, we are unable to display prices. We would be happy to answer any pricing or product questions you may have regarding this item. Please call us at 877.774.9271 and we would provide you pricing on the SimplyGo Mini.

Philips SimplyGo Mini Summary

The SimplyGo Mini oxygen concentrator from Philips Respironics is one of the most portable and rugged oxygen concentrator available today; it also happens to be the smallest one the brand has to offer in its line of POCs. Built to withstand impact, drops and temperature changes, it is ideal for patients who would like to remain active.

Updated: February 14, 2020
Published: December 29, 2018

About Scott Ridl: Scott joined American Medical Sales and Rentals in 2008 as a Web Manager and Content Writer. He is a writer and designer. He is extensively trained on oxygen therapy products from leading manufacturers such as Inogen, Respironics, Chart, Invacare, ResMed and more. Scott works closely with respiratory therapists and oxygen specialists to educate the community about oxygen therapy products, COPD, asthma and lung diseases. He writes weekly columns and is passionate about educating the community on oxygen therapy and respiratory issues.

14 thoughts on “An In-Depth Review of the Respironics SimplyGo Mini Portable Concentrator”

  • Charmaine

    Do you have a backpack that goes over the shoulder? Medicare gave me a backpack with a green canister and it is too, heavy for me; and it only lasted 1 and 1/2 hour.I am getting scared and frustrated. Thank you, Charmaine

    • Margaret Goodman
      Margaret Goodman July 17, 2018 at 8:39 am

      Thank you for your inquiry. I have passed along your information to a specialist who will reach out regarding your request. For more immediate assistance feel free to give our specialists a call at 888-360-9628 or if you prefer email [email protected]

  • Silvia

    Very interested in the Simply go Mini portable oxigen could you please send me information about price and if you have a support or maintenance office in Guatemala City Central America in case is needed. It will be used for somebody living in Guatemala.

    • Margaret Goodman

      Thank you for your inquiry. I have passed along your information to a specialist who will reach out regarding your request. For more immediate assistance feel free to give our specialists a call at 888-360-9628 or if you prefer email [email protected]

  • Kyle Slack

    Very interested in the SimplyGo Mini. How long will each battery last on continuous 1LPM of oxygen? Also, what is the battery life for the same settings on the extended battery?

    • Ed Rodgers

      at a setting of 1 the you will get better than 4.5 hours and on the extended battery you should see about 9 hours.

  • Gerald Hotchkiss
    Gerald Hotchkiss May 15, 2019 at 8:04 am

    Is there such a thing a light weight Continous flow portable model

    • Ed Rodgers

      Hi. Due to the need for continuous flow, the machines tend to be heavier as the engineering of the concentrator requires more energy and functionality to support the flow. Some like the Eclipse5 does come with a cart to wheel around with you which does give you portability.

  • Bogda Wegrzynski
    Bogda Wegrzynski June 29, 2019 at 1:57 pm

    My husband is using the unit and is very satisfied with it. I would like to purchase for him a accessory backpack so that he can move around with both hands free and also be more comfortable for instance when hiking.

    • Ed Rodgers

      It is a great idea and having it in a backpack is an easy way to keep it on you. We do have a whole section on our website with accessories like backpacks. You can find it here.

  • Stephen Scoffed
    Stephen Scoffed July 18, 2019 at 7:15 am

    On the air flow is it pulse only or or does it have a free flow setting.

    • Scott Ridl

      The Respironics SimplyGo Mini is a pulse machine only. If you are looking for a continuous flow model, we can make recommendations. Please call us at: 1-877-774-9271.

  • Lnfa

    What are prices? Top to bottom


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