My daughter has epilepsy and her seizures only occur at night. When she seizes, she stops breathing but makes no other sound or motion. That means we don’t hear her seize but she needs us to monitor her to make sure the seizure stops in an appropriate amount of time. This ring has detected 5 seizures in the past 4 weeks that would have otherwise gone undetected, 4 of which needed a medication assist to stop. We were under the impression we had her epilepsy under control, but now we know we don’t and we have data to show the doctor. Every single child with epilepsy should have one of these. So grateful for this technology.
My son does not need this all the time but whenever he has a respiratory illness he becomes hypoxic and needs o2. We have used many pulse oxs over the years. Here are the pros and cons we have with this device
Pediatric size- most are designed for adults and so they don’t give the best accurate reading
Works while awake- with the clip on ones my son has to sit as still as a statue to get a read, this allows for more movement than others. Yes, when they squirm a lot you can’t get a read, but even hospital pulse ox monitors cannot get a read when a child is moving.
Device alarm- I love not having to wake up every hour at night to check that his oxygen mask hasn’t fallen of, the alarm is loud enough to wake me up when in the same room as him, although I am a light sleeper, my husband sleeps right through it.
Bluetooth- as mentioned by others the Bluetooth connection is very week you must be within a few feet of the device
App- the app does not support notifications so you must have your phone on and open to the app at all times if you want to be notified on your phone. This is something I hope they update or at least explain on their description. I feel it is a bit misleading to claim that you get notifications on your phone when most people rarely have their phone open to one app all the time and never lock their screen.
We have had the pediatric ring for less than a month. My son is 5, was only wearing it at night and short periods during the day, our first attempt to let him wear it to school for the day to get a better, all around, idea of his O2 sats, the band broke. This product is too expensive to have only lasted one full day of wear. I have contacted the company in an attempt to get a replacement band or full ring, but I have not heard back.
Pros: Love the blue tooth, the reliable date, the size and comfort
Cons: Not durable for normal day time child wear.
I love this product! I suspected my son had sleep apnea and needed a adenoidectomy so purchased a cheap finger clip O2 monitor. Lack of recording made it difficult to monitor. I had to sit at watch it while he slept to see what was happening. Then I found this amazing product specially for children. The reliability, alarm option, the reporting functionality make this so easy to use. App was simple to set up. When my son is asleep I just pop the ring in him and in the morning I have a full graphic report of what happened while he was asleep. I can also check in during the night for live stats on my phone or set the alarm to let me know oxygen levels have dropped via my phone or set ring to vibrate to trigger my son to move position to allow easier breathing. Each nights report also has space to log a note, e.g. child had nightmare, restless sleep, etc.
The only way I had this visibility was to pay for a 2 night use of equipment from doctor that had a 3 month waiting list. This product did a better job as easier for child to wear and cheaper too.
I believe sleep apnea is the root cause of a lot of behavioural issues (ADHD like behaviours) in children but is often un/misdiagnosed. Every child should have their sleep checked a couple of times a year and this makes it a cheap and easy option.
In my view every home with children should have this. It's like the owlet sock for older children.
My son suffers of epilepsy and has also respiratory deficiencies; his seizures mainly occur while asleep, causing him to stop breathing. This device allows us to close monitor and react if needed. I also bough the wrist monitor version, which I am using while the kid’s O2 is charging. It’s extremely functional, lightweight and easy to use, including pairing with the family iPhones and downloading recorded data. Thanks for this help and keep up the great work.
My son was recently diagnosed with epilepsy. This ring has been amazing for peace of mind while he sleeps at night. We weren’t sure if he was having seizures while he was sleeping and this has helped big time! Would recommend for anyone wanting to track your child’s pulse and oxygen levels. The battery life is great and lasts the entire night. Best purchase I’ve made this year :)
Would be great to get a notification about oxygen drops even if phone is locked. I don’t want to set up on the device as I don’t want to awake my little one. Overall is a great product for children on the market.
I bought KidsO2 Pediatric Oxygen Monitor and found it to be useful. It tracks oxygen saturation, heart rate and motion. The alarm triggers for low oxygen saturation - which I believe helps caretakers of epileptic patients to take appropriate action in time.
Too bad it won't trigger when the heart rate goes out of range. It is know that the during the seizure activities the heart rate and rhythm are affected. I hope Wellue can implement a alarm based on heart rate as well.
We can hook the device to a PC/Mac and download the data using the software provided. It churns out interesting reports to see oxygen drops, heart rate fluctuation and motion.
The mobile app needs improvements, though it serves the basic functions right.
Great product and excellent service. This product lets us all sleep so much better every night. Our daughter was diagnosed with a type of epilepsy that strikes while she sleeps and can lead to life threatening breathing issues. The first episode resulted in her being airlifted to the local children’s hospital, but her low O2 levels were what made it life threatening. Now, my daughter can be monitored at night so that we can wake up and assist her when it happens. Thank you!
Our daughter is epileptic, she has many forms of epilepsy and some forms she doesn't convulse so the typical epileptic detectors/alerts don't always work for her.
We needed something to let us know she was having a seizure in her sleep or while driving long distance. With some of her seizures, her heart alarmingly races then in a few minutes it'll drop, as too her oxygen. The kids O2 can be set to your preferred levels (maximum and minimum) and can alert you.
Before the recent update, the ring needed to be quite close to your phone or tablet that gives the alert, but with the new update it's been great.
We also love that we can change the alert sound on the ring. We have it on the highest, so when I see my daughter does not respond to the beeping I know she's definitely seizing.
The Wellue support team are also wonderful in helping guide us with the few issues we had.
I highly recommend the kids O2 ring, I'm now able to get more sleep now instead of rushing in all night checking on our girl.
The picture below is upon leaving hospital recently, the doc at the children's ER asked to pop it on so he could see the difference with there's and it was only a few beats off, so he recommends to continue using it as a guide and alert
We appreciate your feedback! Glad to know our product is making a difference. Our team hope your lovely daughter can get better soon. You and your family stay strong and energetic! Feel free to contact us when you have questions about your device. We would very much to help.
Best wishes to you and your family,