Respironics SimplyGo Mini vs. Inogen One G3 Concentrator Comparison

When comparing two different portable oxygen concentrators, there are a variety of factors you need to consider. Are they truly portable? Are they light? Small? How is the battery life? What about a warranty? The factors can easily seem endless. Use this guide to help you as you explore your options and make your choice between two excellent portable oxygen concentrators, the SimplyGo Mini and the Inogen One G3.

The SimplyGo Mini is both compact and lightweight at less than 10 inches in all dimensions and under 6 pounds. It can provide pulse flow oxygen up-to 5 settings and up to a maximum of 1000 mL/minute. The unit’s battery life is above average at 4.5 hours, enough for most activities. The unit is covered by a 3-year manufacturer’s warranty, except for the sieve beds which are guaranteed for 1 year. Also, the Mini is equipped with a reinforced casing to stand up to the bumps, bangs, and dings that accompany an active lifestyle. The unit is quiet during operation, only generating a soft 43 decibels of noise.

The Inogen One G3 portable oxygen concentrator is comparable in size and weight to the SimplyGo Mini, at about 6 pounds and under 9 inches in all dimensions. While it also delivers oxygen via pulse dose at a choice of 5 settings, the G3 boasts Inogen’s custom technology that automatically adjusts the oxygen dose to best complement your current breathing rate. The battery life differs just slightly from the Mini, with an average of 3 hours of operation on a full charge. Like the Mini, the G3 carries a 3-year manufacturer’s warranty and produces only 39 decibels of noise. The G3 is also FAA approved for passenger flight use.

Respironics SimplyGo Mini vs. Inogen One G3 Portable Oxygen Concentrator

To conclude, you can see that these are both great portable oxygen concentrators. Most of their features are nearly identical, but the SimplyGo Mini does enjoy an additional 90 minutes of average battery life. However, the Inogen One G3 features auto-adjusting technology to maximize the efficiency of your oxygen delivery, which can certainly be a useful feature for some patients.

Side-by-Side Unit Comparison



Dimensions
8.3 inches Wide x 3.6 inches Deep x 9.4 inches High with standard battery
8.75 inches Wide x 3 inches Deep x 8.25 inches High

Weight
5 pounds with standard battery
4.9 pounds with 8 cell battery

Oxygen Settings
Pulse Dose: 1 to 5 setting
Pulse Dose: 1 to 5 setting

Battery Duration
Up to 4.5 hours
Setting of 1: 4.5 hours average (Setting of 1)
Setting of 2: 4 hours average
Setting of 3: 3 hours average

Battery Charging Time
About 4 hours from 0% charge to 100%
Approximately 2-4 hours for 8 cell battery

Noise Level
Around 43 decibels at a setting of 2
Less than 39 decibels

Maximum Oxygen Output
1000 ml/min
1050 ml/min

FAA Approved
Yes
Yes

Warranty
3 Year Warranty on Unit, 90 Day Warranty on Accessories
3 Year Warranty on Unit, 90 Day Warranty on Accessories



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Page last updated: October 9, 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.

21 thoughts on “Respironics SimplyGo Mini vs. Inogen One G3 Concentrator Comparison”

  • DR ROHIT JAIN

    I am looking for philips simply go mini / Inogen One G3...Do you ship in India and is the shipping free?

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    • Danielle Jason

      Thank you for your comment, Dr. Rohit Jain. We do not ship internationally, however, we are more than happy to ship your unit to a contact you may have within the United States and they are welcome to ship that unit to you directly. I have passed along your information to one of our Oxygen Specialists who will reach out shortly regarding your request.

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      • Balaji

        Is philips simply go mini suitable for Indian weather conditions?

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        • Margaret Goodman
          Margaret Goodman April 20, 2018 at 3:48 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]

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  • Amit

    I need to purchase a portable machine Kindly let me know the price inclusive of all taxes and India contact information

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    • Margaret Goodman
      Margaret Goodman July 17, 2018 at 10:11 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]

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  • Lena Emanuel

    I am 76 yrs old and have the inogen which lets.me come and go. We have a heavy duty battery when we will be out for.a longer period of time and one weighs about 5 lbs. They are both very heavy . Is there anything lighter?
    inogen

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    • Margaret Goodman
      Margaret Goodman July 17, 2018 at 8:35 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]

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  • md, azmal

    can you confirm that simple min will be useful fpr a copd patient.

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    • Margaret Goodman
      Margaret Goodman August 10, 2018 at 7:58 am

      I can tell you that the SimplyGo Mini is good for a patient with COPD if it meets the person's oxygen therapy requirements. Each persons oxygen therapy requirements are different therefore you consult with an oxygen specialist to make sure you are getting a unit that best fits your needs.
      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]

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  • Gordon F CRUICKSHANK
    Gordon F CRUICKSHANK August 16, 2018 at 7:15 am

    Do you have a portable machine that goes higher than 1050ml/minute ?

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  • carol volbeda

    purchased the g3 a few months ago. it is extremely heavy. suppose to weigh 10 lb. but feels like it weighs more. the mini how long does it go set on 3 setting. I use to have q4 and it lasted only 1/2 hr with battery. I went to the g3 thinking the setting 3 would last longer but the weight is a turn off. what is the mini considered is it g4. and most of all do you take trade in. thank you

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    • Margaret Goodman
      Margaret Goodman August 17, 2018 at 7:30 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]

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  • col ss sandhu

    Which is better price with extended battery mini and 16 cell with g3inogen back India reply as I want to buy one on monday

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    • 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]

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  • judy

    Is there an electrical outlet option with either, meaning is one able to plug it in for overnite use rather than battery use portability.

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    • Margaret Goodman

      All portable oxygen concentrators can either be used plugged into the wall or run off of battery power. When the unit is plugged into the wall with the battery attached it will charge the battery even while in use.

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  • Elsie

    Which is better for a person with 90 years old that needs to use oxygen within 16 hours with a flow of 2lt per minute..she has EPOC., and uses a home oxygen concentrator

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    • Margaret Goodman

      This is dependent on a number of factors. Please contact our offices at 888-360-9628 to speak with an oxygen specialist about your specific needs.

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  • JenWen

    Can either of these products be leased using Medicare?

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    • Margaret Goodman
      Margaret Goodman October 12, 2018 at 11:18 am

      Most likely not. Here is a great guide to Medicare and oxygen concentrators. https://www.oxygenconcentratorstore.com/medicare-buying-guide/
      If you have additional questions please feel free to contact us at 888-360-9879 and speak with a specialist who will be happy to answer any of your questions.

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