The Best Portable Oxygen Concentrators for Walkers

Walking doesn't get enough credit for being one of the best exercises for almost anyone. You only need your own two feet, no bicycle and no car or money for a bus ticket, to get to where you're going, as long as it's within walking distance.

If you're like many people who love to walk as much as possible to get to where they're going, you'll need a good portable oxygen concentrator that will meet your oxygen needs. A good portable oxygen concentrator for those who like to walk to where they're also going needs to be lightweight and have long-lasting batteries.

If you are shopping for a portable oxygen concentrator, and you're not sure which one to choose, here is a list of the best portable oxygen concentrators for walkers.

Respironics SimplyGo

If you need a continuous flow oxygen setting up to 2 LPM, or in 0.5 increments, this 10 lb portable concentrator from Respironics is your best bet. It only weighs 10 lbs even with the battery, and the battery will last for 1.6 hours on the setting of 1 LPM.

You can carry it with a mobile cart, but it's still light and small enough to transport in the carry bag. The carry bag comes with a comfortable, adjustable shoulder strap. It has both continuous flow and pulse dose settings. The pulse dose settings go up to 72 ml/min.

Invacare XPO2

This lightweight wonder has a maximum oxygen setting of 900 ml/min, with 5 settings. It only weighs 7.3 lbs with the battery in it. The battery in this sturdy and petite portable oxygen concentrator will last for 5 hours on the setting of 2, along with the supplemental battery.

The supplemental battery adds on another 2.5 hours of battery life, only weighs a little over 1 pound and comes with the XPO2. This one is great for people who walk long distances and need a high pulse dose setting of oxygen.

Inogen One G3

The amazing 4.9 lb, 7.25 inch high Inogen One G3 is every pedestrian's dream. It has 2 battery sizes, the 8 cell and 16 cell, and the even the 8 cell will last as long as 4 hours. The pulse dose settings range from 1 to 4, with a maximum of 750 ml/min.

AirSep Focus

As long as you can get a portable concentrator as light as the Focus, we recommend it if you're on your feet a lot! It only weighs 1.75 pounds without the battery and adding 2 batteries makes it 2.45 lbs. It has a maximum pulse dose setting is 330 ml/min.

AirSep Freestyle

If the Focus doesn't cover your oxygen needs, the Freestyle might. It weighs just 4.4 lbs and is 8.6 inches tall. It's maximum pulse dose setting is 498 ml/min. The battery lasts 3.5 hours on the setting of 1 and 2 hours on the highest setting. A great small portable concentrator with a long lasting battery.

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.

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