Using Live Pulse Oximeter
Thank you for using SimpleEye Live Pulse Oximeter, the quick and easy way to receive, view and save real-time pulse oximeter data from your compatible Bluetooth-enabled pulse oximeter. Help information can be viewed at any time by clicking on the Help button on the bottom of the application.
If you are also using SimpleEye Bluetooth Pulse Oximeter, please disable the Connect Automatically option before using SimpleEye Live Pulse Oximeter.
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SimpleEye Live Pulse Oximeter is currently compatible with the following Bluetooth pulse oximeters:

Android Device Compatibility: SimpleEye Bluetooth Pulse Oximeter has been tested and verified with Android 2.0 (Motorola® Droid on Verizon®), 2.1 (LG® Ally on Verizon® and T-Mobile® myTouch 3G Slide running HTC® SenseUI) and 2.2 (Google® Nexus One on T-Mobile®). Some minor issues that should not prevent measurements from being taken have been observed with Android 2.1 devices running the HTC® Sense UI and certain Samsung devices (models I5701 and I5801): the Bluetooth implementations on these devices have unresolved errors.

Setting up the connection between your pulse oximeter and your mobile device.

When the application is first started, it will check if this is the very first time the application has started or if the application has been updated since it was last started: if either of these is true, it will display a list of changes as shown in Figure 1 below. Tap OK to continue.

Figure 1: application changes and new features

The application will then check to see if Bluetooth is enabled. If not, it will request that Bluetooth be turned on, as shown in Figure 2 below. Bluetooth must be activated to use the Bluetooth features of the software.

Figure 2: Bluetooth activation request

Tap Yes to approve the request: Bluetooth will turn on as shown in Figure 3 below.

Figure 3: Bluetooth successfully activating

If this is the first time the application is started, the help screen will show as in Figure 4 below.

Figure 4: initial Help screen display

Tap OK to close the help screen: you can tap the Help button at any time to access this screen.
The main measurement recording screen will show as seen in Figure 5 below.

Figure 5: main application menu

Nonin Onyx II® 9560 Bluetooth pulse oximeter:

  • Put your finger into your pulse oximeter to activate it: wait until the indicator light on the front is flashing green.

ChoiceMmed MD300C318 Bluetooth pulse oximeter:

  • Press the power button on the front: wait until the oximeter display turns on, then put your finger into your pulse oximeter to activate it. Once activated a Bluetooth symbol will flash next to the battery indicator.

Once the pulse oximeter is ready, tap the Select button as shown in Figure 6 below.

Figure 6: finding the Bluetooth pulse oximeter

The Android Bluetooth settings screen will open up and a scan will be performed: the phone should now find the pulse oximeter as shown in Figure 7a and 7b below. The caption on the item will show Pair with this device to indicate that the pulse oximeter is not paired.

Figure 7a: finding the Nonin pulse oximeter

Figure 7b: finding the ChoiceMmed pulse oximeter

Tap the pulse oximeter item to start the pairing process: a pairing key dialog will be shown as in Figure 8a and 8b below. Enter the proper pairing code:

  • For the supported Nonin pulse oximeters the code is the last 6 digits of the Bluetooth name: in Figure 7a above the pairing code is 902390 as shown in Figure 8a below.
  • For the supported ChoiceMmed pulse oximeters the code is 0000 as shown in Figure 8b below.
  • Figure 8a: pairing code input for Nonin pulse oximeters

    Figure 8b: pairing code input for ChoiceMmed pulse oximeters

    Tap OK: the pairing process will complete and the pulse oximeter caption will change to Paired but not connected to indicate that the pairing process is complete, as shown in Figure 9a and 9b below.

    Figure 9a: pairing completed for the Nonin pulse oximeters

    Figure 9b: pairing completed for the ChoiceMmed pulse oximeters

    You’re now ready to go! Tap the Back button to return to SimpleEye Live Pulse Oximeter.

Collecting measurements from your pulse oximeter.

Press the Back button to return to the application: it will automatically detect that a new pulse oximeter has been added and will prompt you to add it to the list of saved pulse oximeters as shown in Figure 10 below.

Figure 10: prompt to save the Bluetooth pulse oximeter

Tap Yes to accept it: you will then be prompted to set this pulse oximeter as your default pulse oximeter if an existing pulse oximeter is saved, as shown in Figure 11 below. Tap Yes to do so.

Figure 11: prompt to choose selected Bluetooth pulse oximeter as the default pulse oximeter

The oximeter will now be selected and the Connect button will now be enabled as shown in Figure 12 below.

Figure 12: Connect button enabled

If your pulse oximeter is not currently on, turn it on now (as discussed here) and once the pulse oximeter is ready tap the Connect button to connect to the pulse oximeter. A connection will be initiated to the Bluetooth pulse oximeter as shown in Figure 13 below.

Figure 13: connecting to the pulse oximeter

Once connected, the select button will be disabled and the Connect button will switch to Disconnect as shown in Figure 14 below. The Record button will also appear. The Details label will be updated with the most recent available measurement, and the chart will update with the pulse oxygen values as they are received.

Figure 14: established connection to the Bluetooth pulse oximeter
Managing saved measurement files

To review saved measurements or to manually record measurements, tap the History button on the main recording screen. This will open the History screen and show a listing of all the saved measurement files as seen in Figure 26 below: the files are ordered with the most recent at the top.

Figure 26: listing of all saved measurement files

Tap on any entry in the listing to view the chart of the recording: this will be loaded as shown in Figure 27 below.

Figure 27: loading pulse oximeter data

The chart will then be displayed as shown in Figure 28 below.

Figure 28: chart of recorded measurements

Tap on any point in the chart to see the measurement detail and the associated date and time: this is shown for the heart rate in Figure 29 below, and for the blood oxygen in Figure 30 below.

Figure 29: tap to show heart rate detail

Figure 30: tap to show blood oxygen detail

When the orientation is changed to landscape the chart will enlarge to fill as much space as is available, as shown in Figure 31 below.

Figure 31: landscape view of chart

Press the Back button to return to the listing. A long press on any entry in the listing will open its menu, as shown in Figure 32 below.

Figure 32: measurement file options menu

Select the Details option to show information about the recording, including the name, description and duration of the recording as seen in Figure 33 below.

Figure 33: recording detail

You can edit the name and description as shown in Figure 34 below.

Figure 34: changes to the recording name

Tap OK to save your changes and return to the listing as shown in Figure 35 below.

Figure 35: updated recording name

Tap the Delete menu item to remove a measurement, as shown in Figure 36 below.

Figure 36: deleting a recording

A confirmation prompt will appear as shown in Figure 37 below. Tap OK to delete the recording. This action is permanent: deleted recordings can never be recovered.

Figure 37: delete confirmation

The measurement will be permanently deleted as seen in Figure 38 below.

Figure 38: removed measurement file
Application settings and information

To adjust the application’s settings and preferences, tap the Settings button on the main recording screen. This will open the settings screen as shown in Figure 48 below. Options are available (you may have to scroll down) to review information about the software, terms of service and the privacy and content policies.

Figure 48: application settings and information

To clear all saved measurements, tap the Clear saved measurements item: this will prompt you for confirmation as shown in Figure 49 below.

Figure 49: initial confirmation to clear all saved measurements.

If you tap the Clear button, you will be prompted for confirmation a second time, as shown in Figure 50 below.

Figure 50: final confirmation to clear all saved measurements.

If you tap the Clear button a second time then the measurements will be deleted. This action is permanent: deleted recordings can never be recovered. After the deletion is done the Clear saved measurements item will be disabled, as shown in Figure 51 below.

Figure 51: successfully cleared all saved measurements

To clear all saved pulse oximeter information, tap the Clear saved oximeters item as shown in Figure 52 below.

Figure 52: clear saved pulse oximeter information.

This will prompt you for confirmation as shown in Figure 53 below.

Figure 53: confirmation to clear all saved pulse oximeters

If you tap the Clear button, all saved pulse oximeter details will be removed. Next time a pulse oximeter is connected its details will be saved once again. After the pulse oximeter details are cleared, the Clear saved oximeters item will be disabled, as shown in Figure 54 below.

Figure 54: successfully cleared all saved pulse oximeter information

SimpleEye Live Pulse Oximeter supports eyes-free use: voice reports can be used to monitor measurement values at a defined interval. Check the Enable Voice item to activate voice reports. The period between audible reports can be set using the Voice Report Interval item as seen in Figure 56 below: this also shows the current setting.

Figure 55: set the voice report interval

Once opened, an input dialog will appear as shown in Figure 56 below.

Figure 56: current voice report interval input dialog

Enter the new report interval as shown in Figure 57 below.

Figure 57: new voice report interval

Tap Update to update the interval as shown in Figure 58 below.

Figure 58: updated voice report interval
Monitoring Widgets

SimpleEye Live Pulse Oximeter provides a home screen widget that can be used to monitor the measurement values without requiring the full interface, allowing integration into a number of other environments. To use the widget functionality, go to the home screen and long-press to bring up the Add to Home Screen menu as shown in Figure 59 below.

Figure 59: Add to Home Screen menu

Tap the Widgets option and then scroll down to the Live Pulse Oximeter Information option as shown in Figure 60 below.

Figure 60: Live Pulse Oximeter Information menu option

The widget configuration menu will be displayed as shown in Figure 61 below. This will allow you choose the display options.

Figure 61: widget configuration menu

By default the widget will display the heart rate and the pulse oxygen information as selected in Figure 62 below, but this can be customized on a per-widget basis.

Figure 62: widget display options

The voice reporting settings can also be adjusted here: the display options are per-widget but the voice information is for the entire application.
Once the desired option is set, tap OK to create the widget: it will be displayed as shown in Figure 63 below.

Figure 63: default widget display

When no pulse oximeter is connected the widget will display an icon as seen in Figure 63 above: tapping on the widget will open SimpleEye Live Pulse Oximeter. When a connection is made and the application is hidden or minimized the widget will show the actual measurement values based on the chosen display options. This is shown in Figure 64 below.

Figure 64: live widget display
Sending Feedback

We really want to hear from you about errors you encounter, features you would like to see or suggestions on how to improve the user interface. To send us feedback, tap the Feedback button on the main recording screen, as shown in Figure 65 below.

Figure 65: selecting the Feedback option

Enter an email address (this is required, so we can respond to you about your requested change) and your comments and then press the Submit button as shown in Figure 66 below to send it.

Figure 66: sending feedback

Your submission will be confirmed as shown in Figure 67 below, and that’s it. Thank you!

Figure 67: successfully submitted feedback