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The Z1 Travel CPAP devices are the invention of HDM, a forward-thinking medical device company dedicated to designing sleeker, smarter machines. HDM (which stands for Human Design Medical) was founded in 2013, when it released the original Z1 Travel CPAP.
After the success of the first edition, HDM introduced the Z1 Auto, a self-adjusting CPAP machine, the following year. Both machines are designed in Massachusetts and made in California.
If you’re considering purchasing a Z1 Travel CPAP machine, this guide will help you determine which of the two models will best suit your needs. Read on to learn specs, pros and cons, and other special considerations of the Z1 Travel CPAP devices.
|Z1 CPAP||Z1 Auto|
|Dimensions:||6.5L” x 3.45W” x 2.25H”||6.5L” x 3.45W” x 2.25H”|
|Weight:||10 oz||10 oz|
|Hose length:||4 ft||4 ft|
|Power consumption:||Up to 35W (70VA)||Up to 35W (70VA)|
|Sound volume:||26 dBA||26 dBA|
|Ramp time:||0 – 45 min (5 min increments)||0 – 45 min (5 min increments)|
|Pressure range:||4-20 cmH2O (.5 cmH20 increments)||4-20 cmH2O (.5 cmH20 increments)|
|Operating altitude (est.):||Up to 8,000 ft||Up to 8,000 ft|
|Warranty length:||3 years||3 years|
|Carrying case included?||Yes||Yes|
The Z1 Travel CPAP was designed to be the world’s tiniest and lightest CPAP machine. The fixed-pressure device is about the size of a soda can and weighs in at 10 ounces. Engineered to be discreet, the Z1 CPAP is quieter than many other CPAP on today’s market, making a soft 26 dBA of sound.
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While the original Z1 CPAP delivers airflow at a fixed pressure, the Z1 Auto adjusts to your pressure needs during the night. In addition, the Z1 Auto is compatible with the Nitelog mobile app, which lets you remotely adjust settings, start and pause sessions, and review real-time data from your phone or tablet. In addition to the standard Z1 Auto ($549), you can order the Z1 Auto Unplugged Bundle ($998), which includes a PowerShell and Extended Life Battery.
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Deciding which Z1 Travel CPAP to purchase ultimately comes down to a question of whether you are better suited for a traditional CPAP or auto-adjusting CPAP device.
Auto-adjusting devices (sometimes referred to as APAP devices) like the Z1 Auto are recommended to patients whose pressure needs may change during the night. You may have fluctuating pressure needs if any of the following apply:
If you are unsure of whether a fixed-pressure or auto-adjusting CPAP machine will work best for you, consult with your doctor.
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HDM was launched in 2013.
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