Precision Medical Portable Oxygen Concentrators Review 2024

Oct 13, 2023
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Our Reviews Team researched and reviewed Precision Medical portable oxygen concentrators.
Written by: Lauren Evoy Davis
Medical Reviewer: Elizabeth U. Lyda, RRT
Precision Medical
  • Portable units offer up to 6.5 hours of battery life
  • Portable concentrators offer pulse flow
  • FAA-approved

Key Takeaways

Precision Medical products include three portable oxygen concentrator (POC) models. These lightweight machines are easily transported to help you maintain an active lifestyle.

Although POCs are available for purchase through many retailers, the American Lung Association recommends buyers look for portable oxygen concentrators that: are approved by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA); require a prescription; and meet their oxygen needs based on a physician’s guidance. [1]American Lung Association. Oxygen Therapy: Getting Started with a Portable Oxygen Concentrator. May 5, 2023. Found on the Internet at

Keep reading our Precision Medical portable oxygen concentrator review and discover the pros, cons, and costs of each model so you can determine the best POC for you.

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Pros and cons of Precision Medical oxygen concentrators

Lightweight and quiet
Come with a custom carry bag
All models are FDA-approved
No wheels or handles for transport
No reviews on BBB or Trustpilot
Would not be suitable for someone needing continuous-flow oxygen

Table 1 Comparison of Precision Medical oxygen concentrators, as of October 2023

Precision Medical modelLive Active FiveEasyPulse Portable Oxygen Concentrator 3-Liter (EasyPulse POC3 (PM4130)EasyPulse Portable Oxygen Concentrator 5-Liter (EasyPulse POC3 (PM4130)
Cost*$2,310 for the starter kit; $2,562 for the power bundle$975 for the unit itself; $994 for the unit and backpack; Optional external battery costs an additional $124$2,081 for the unit itself; $2,113 for the unit and backpack; Optional external battery costs an additional $220
Battery lifeUp to 6.5 hours based on user settingUp to 5.5 hours based on user settingUp to 4.7 hours based on user setting
Flow typePulse flow with 5 settingsPulse flow with 3 settingsPulse flow with 5 settings
Maximum oxygen output (liters per minute)10.520.78
Weight (pounds)54.96.6
Dimensions (width x depth x height in inches)3.2 x 8.5 x 8.46.5 x 4.5 x 8.56.5 x 4.5 x 10.1
Noise level in decibels**40 at setting 242 at setting 240.6 at setting 2
WarrantyPortable oxygen concentrator: 5 years Live Active Five sieve bed assembly: 1 year Batteries, AC power supply, DC power supply, accessory bag, carry bag: 1 year Repaired and replaced products and accessories: 90 daysPortable oxygen concentrator: 5 years Battery:1 yearPortable oxygen concentrator: 5 years Battery:1 year

*Oxygen concentrator pricing can vary if you live in Massachusetts or New Jersey, as these states require a licensed respiratory therapist to deliver, set up, and adjust the oxygen dose of your concentrator.
**40 decibels is about the sound of a running refrigerator.

Precision Medical oxygen concentrator models

Live Active Five

The Live Active Five portable oxygen concentrator is a lightweight POC with lithium-ion battery packs lasting up to 6.5 hours. Additional batteries are sold separately.

According to Precision Medical, the Live Active Five provides vacuum pressure swing adsorption technology, which can help keep the sieve bedsThe filters inside the oxygen concentrator. clean and the oxygen level high quality.

The Live Active Five model has a pulse flow at five different settings. At setting 2, the sound level is about 40 decibels, similar to the sound of a library. It is 8.4 inches tall and 3.2 inches wide and weighs 5 pounds. It provides 87%–95% oxygen concentration.


The Live Action Five starter kit includes:

The Live Action Five power bundle includes the Live Active Five starter kit items plus an additional lithium-ion battery.


The Live Active Five is easy to carry and use on the go, but it would not be suitable for someone requiring a continuous flow of oxygen. Additionally, pulse flow is not ideal for someone with sleep apnea. Although lightweight, this model does not include carry handles or wheels for ease of transport.

EasyPulse portable oxygen concentrator 3- and 5-liter

The EasyPulse portable oxygen concentrator comes in 3- and 5-liter versions. An internal lithium-ion battery powers each POC. The 3-liter model gives you up to 5 1/2 hours of runtime, and the 5-liter model provides almost 5 hours at the lowest setting.

The EasyPulse models do not require or include an external battery, but you may purchase one separately to enable you to stay away from home longer. “Battery longevity impacts your freedom. If you love long outings or travel frequently, opt for a device with a long-lasting battery,” said Jill Beavers-Kirby, DNP, a nurse practitioner with 39 years of experience in health care. “Car charging features can also be a plus,” Kirby added.

The EasyPulse is built with controlled minute volume technology to deliver a fixed amount of oxygen. Additionally, this POC produces 87%–95% oxygen, according to Precision Medical.

The 3-liter model is about 42 decibels at setting 2, similar to the sound of a quiet office. [2]International Noise Awareness Day. Common Noise Levels – How Loud is Too Loud? Found on the Internet at It is 8.5 inches tall and 4.5 inches wide, weighing 4.9 pounds.

The 5-liter model is about 40.6 decibels at setting 2. It is larger than the 3-liter model, at 10.1 inches tall, 4.5 inches wide, and weighing 6.6 pounds.

Replacement accessories, such as a sieve bed, are available for purchase separately. The sieve bed is a one-piece replacement, so you can change it using a Phillips-head screwdriver. The Precision Medical website has a video showing the step-by-step instructions.


The EasyPulse models offer pulse flow oxygen with three to five pulse settings, but it would not be suitable for someone with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease requiring continuous oxygen flow. Although lightweight, these models do not have carry handles or wheels for ease of transport, but you can purchase a backpack for an additional cost: $124 for the 3-liter model and $220 for the 5-liter model.


Check with your health care and insurance provider to see if part or all of the cost of a POC is covered. “If your insurance doesn’t cover the cost, be wary of the price,” says Kirby. She recommends choosing a device to meet your health needs without breaking the bank.

Precision Medical charges the following for its portable oxygen concentrators:

Why might pricing vary?

If you live in Massachusetts or New Jersey, you may see a higher price for your oxygen concentrator. These states require a licensed respiratory therapist to deliver, set up, and titrate (adjust the oxygen dose of) your concentrator. The unit’s total price reflects the cost of this service. The requirement of a licensed respiratory therapist to set up the POC can be beneficial as it offers an opportunity to ask questions and be sure your device is working correctly.

Pricing may vary based on the models and oxygen requirements of the buyer. It may also vary by distributor.

If you purchase from Precision Medical, standard shipping is free for purchases of $200 or more. Precision Medical offers other location-based shipping options for the following additional fees:

Does insurance or Medicare cover oxygen concentrators?

Most insurance policies offer coverage for oxygen concentrators as long as you have an oxygen-dependent diagnosis and a prescription for supplemental oxygen. Medicare and most private insurance policies consider oxygen concentrators and necessary components as durable medical equipment. [3] Oxygen Equipment & Accessories. Found on the Internet at Medicare Part B covers rental oxygen equipment and accessories as durable medical equipment that your doctor prescribes for use in your home. Always contact your insurance provider for information about your Medicare coverage before purchasing an oxygen concentrator.

How to pay for oxygen concentrators

The Precision Medical website indicates buyers should call customer service at 1-800-272-7285 or email to place an order. Our Reviews Team member spoke to a customer service representative over the phone who said the company accepts all major credit cards, but payment plans are not an option. The customer service representative mentioned buyers can also purchase through participating distributors, which you can find on its website by searching for a location near you.

If you purchase through the Precision Medical website, you will check out by entering your address and preferred shipping method and then clicking the Place Order button. You will not enter any payment information at this time. A Precision Medical representative will review your order for accuracy and contact you to complete the purchase and collect payment information.

Warranty, maintenance, and care of Precision Medical products

Precision Medical products returned for credit or exchange must be shipped in unopened original packaging within 30 days of purchase. Products credited or exchanged will be subject to a restocking fee. Custom items, including hose assemblies, are not returnable for credit or exchange.

In addition, Precision Medical notes restock fees may apply to returns:

The user manuals with each model offer maintenance tips, including cleaning the devices’ exterior surfaces with a damp cloth and mild soap before air drying.

Customer reviews of Precision Medical products

At the time we wrote this article, there weren’t any Precision Medical, Inc. reviews on the BBB or Trustpilot.

You can use an online form on the Precision Medical website to reach out to customer service or sales. You must enter your name, country, and telephone number to submit comments to the company. Our Reviews Team reached out to Precision Medical to ask questions about discounts, but they have not received a response via email.

Table 2 Precision Medical portable oxygen concentrators vs. other brands comparison as of October 2023

BrandPortable oxygen concentrator modelsPrice rangeDecibelsBattery life
Precision MedicalLive Active Five$2,310.00–$2,562.0040 at setting 2Up to 6 hours
CAIREFreestyle Comfort Portable Oxygen Concentrator$2,995398-cell battery lasts up to 4 hours on a setting of 2; optional large 16-cell battery lasts up to 8 hours
InogenPortable Oxygen Concentrator G4 model$1,895–$2,65040Up to 2.25 hours on setting 2
PhillipsSimplyGo Mini$2,59543 at setting 2Up to 4.5 hours with the standard battery and 9 hours with the extended battery

Our review methodology

Our Reviews Team consulted with three geriatric care experts and one respiratory therapist to learn more about portable oxygen concentrators and how they can enhance users’ quality of life. Based on our expert consultations and research, we found various factors essential for our readers when shopping for a portable oxygen concentrator unit, including cost, ease of use, and oxygen delivery method. An expert in the field medically reviewed all our selections to ensure each brand and model is appropriate for our readers’ needs.

Read more about our oxygen machines review methodology.

Bottom line

The Precision Medical product line includes lightweight, FDA-approved oxygen concentrators for different oxygen needs. You may want to consider a different brand if you need an oxygen concentrator with a continuous flow option or longer battery power. At this article’s publication time, there weren’t any positive or negative customer-verified reviews on BBB or Trustpilot, so we recommend asking your health care provider if they are familiar with this brand before making a purchase.

If Precision Medical portable oxygen concentrators aren’t right for you, you may want to consider another brand, such as CAIRE, which offers lightweight, quiet oxygen concentrators, with extended battery life. Another option is Inogen, which provides pulse flow oxygen concentrators and one at-home continuous flow model.

Frequently asked questions

Precision Medical offers several lightweight, portable oxygen concentrator models: the Live Active Five, the EasyPulse Portable Oxygen Concentrator 3-Liter, and the EasyPulse Portable Oxygen Concentrator 5-Liter. Selecting the best one for you may depend on your specific oxygen needs or prescription.

Yes, Precision Medical is a legitimate brand of portable oxygen concentrators. Precision Medical does not have verified customer reviews on BBB or Trustpilot. Ask your health care provider about this brand when researching POC machines.

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  1. American Lung Association. Oxygen Therapy: Getting Started with a Portable Oxygen Concentrator. May 5, 2023. Found on the Internet at
  2. International Noise Awareness Day. Common Noise Levels – How Loud is Too Loud? Found on the Internet at
  3. Oxygen Equipment and Accessories. Found on the Internet at
Lauren Evoy Davis is a health journalist with expertise in cancer and other chronic conditions. Lauren holds an MA in Journalism from American University and a BA in English from Elon University. Her work has been published by the American Society of Clinical Oncology, Legacy, Health Central, WebMD, Verywell Health, Patient Power, and Verizon.
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Elizabeth U. Lyda Medical Reviewer
Elizabeth Lyda, RRT, holds a bachelor of science degree from Empire State College and associate of science degree with a certificate in Respiratory Care from Mansfield State University, and has been a respiratory therapist since 1983. She was named Respiratory Therapist of the Year in 2007 from the University of Rochester and remains licensed in the state of New York.
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