Masimo says it’s launching a version of its iSpO2 pulse oximeter designed for Google’s Android smartphone.
The free app tracks blood oxygenation, pulse rate and perfusion index and is designed for use during physical activity.
Irvine, Calif.-based Masimo said 4-time world champion freediver Stig Severinsen, who holds the world’s record for the longest breath-hold (22 minutes), uses the iSpO2 device as part of his training regimen.
“Training for extreme records under extreme conditions is always a huge challenge. In such situations it is of great value to be able to perform noninvasive and accurate measurements of my heart rate and oxygen levels with a state-of-the-art device. Masimo has created a clever device that not only displays your measurements in real time – even during motion and states of low perfusion in cold conditions – but it also allows you to store and share data with people in your team,” Severinsen said in prepared remarks.
Legal fees and equipment write-downs took a bite out of Masimo’s 4th-quarter earnings, which declined 38% despite sales growth of 7.8% for the 3 months ended Dec. 28, 2013. Profits amounted to $9.3 million, or 16¢ per share, on sales of $142.4 million for the quarter.
Full-year profits were up 11% despite a 6.3% sales decline, Masimo said Feb. 14.