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Z1 Auto Travel APAP Machine Package with Z-Breathe
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Written By: Steph, Queens NY 3/31/2017
Very happy with my purchase. Even though the insurance doesn't pay for it, it's worth the investment especially if you are a traveler. Whether local or far away, the Z1 is truly a winner!!!
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Written By: Bill Z., Morristown, NJ 3/12/2017
Very compact and convenient. Much noisier than my Res Med home unit but once you get used to it there is no problem falling asleep. Battery lasted only 6 hours the first use after supposedly fully being charged. Overall very happy with the purchase as I travel a lot internationally and it is much more convenient than lugging the Res Med 10 as an extra carry-on domestically or in checked luggage to some international destinations where they do not honor it being allowed as a separate carry on.
Written By: T, Northern Michigan 2/27/2017
Poor air Flow Volumes. Air is dry. Noisy, but not the major problem. Plan to wait for ResMed and Phillips products.
Just as advertised
Written By: Billy, Arkansas 2/20/2017
This little device is amazing. It does the same work as my older huge device in a compact little design. There was almost no adjustment period and the HME does a good job of replicating my humidifier. Overall a good product.
Small but noisy
Written By: Jon, California 2/2/2017
I purchased the Z1 for travel to supplement my Dreamstation for use at home. I am amazed at how small and light the unit is but it is extremely noisy. Not noise from the machine, it doesn't disturb others in the room. The noise is transmitted by the air in the tube and is like a loud white sound machine living within your head. The muffler, which is an optional extra now, lowers the noise to acceptable levels but the muffler is huge and heavy, probably half the size of the Z1. The unit with muffler, gel mask and 6 ft 15mm tubing won't fit in the soft carry bag. I would up my rating to 5 stars if they could make the muffler smaller and include it with the Z1 as noise reduction is a necessity.
Excellent travel machine
Written By: DW, Boston 12/14/2016
So much smaller than my Dreamstation. This machine is perfect for travel. Pressure was good, no problems so far
covenient but very dry
Written By: PDA, Davis CA 11/29/2016
it is a very cool machine, a little loud and even with the humidifier in it significantly drys my nose.
Written By: Dave, Pittsburgh 9/16/2016
Great size. Super easy to travel with and set up. But really noisy on the inhale and or exhale, to the point it's hard to get to sleep and the stay asleep.
Z1 is Excellent!
Written By: Paul, New Hampshire 5/15/2016
Excellent product! It is so nice to see something designed & manufactured in the USA. I've been using CPAP for over 15 years, have tried 3 different machines and the Z1 is just light years ahead of anything else on the market. For people that travel and have to go through the horrible TSA security, this is so small it makes it so much simpler. As far as the comments about the sound, the machine is almost totally silent! The only sound is a little noise in the tube, but the website doesn't seem to tell you that they now include a muffler. If someone think this is too loud, they must have another issue because this is so quiet it is ridiculous.
Great Travel item
Written By: Sensei, Hoover. AL 12/3/2015
I wanted something I could pack in a back pack and carry on without being bulky. the Z1 does that plus being quiet using the supplied muffler. I didn't notice any difference between my regular full size machine with humidifier and this product.
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Written By: David C , Gladwin Michigan 9/17/2015
I find it is not as quiet as you say it is !!! It is taking me some time to get use to the high pitch whine sound that it has ! Makes it difficult to fall asleep !! Sounds like the whine of a vacuum sweeper !!!
Written By: Robbie, Seattle 7/17/2015
What a great little travel APAP. I tried it out last night and loved it. I won't use it every night because, while the HME is very cool and works, I like the water tank better. But I didn't wake up with a crushing headache like I do when I forget to add water to the humidifier. So my very big #1 concern and question was answered. The Z1 is noisier than my full size (and silent) Res-Med but it didn't cause me or my husband to wake up. And it's incredibly small and light. I can't wait until my next short trip to take the Z1 with me and it'll take no room in my bag. My mission is complete!!!
Perfect for Travel
Written By: Bill S, NYC 7/16/2015
We got the Z1 Mini CPAP for a recent trip to Glasgow. The battery pack worked great on the plane, especially with the extra leg room seats on United (the only airline that flies direct from NY). It's the first time I've ever wished the flight was longer. Since we've been here I've used it every night but one and have been very happy with it. We're near the coast so I haven't been using the humidifier adapters, but I will try that when I get back to the US. Overall it's an A+ for me.
Sooo much better than my CPAPasaurus!
Written By: Emma, SC 6/27/2015
Purchased this unit as I was tired of lugging my old Resmed cement block when I traveled. This unit is light [about the weight of a full can of soda] and compact. TSA was curious as had not seen many - got a chance to brag about it's portability. As for function, easy set up and pressure adjustment, [super customer services if needed], is a bit noisier than my other - but acceptable trade off for getting rid of extra size and weight of my old unit. Provides good pressure with no complaints. I would definitely recommend this unit to anyone who travels.
Unhappy with noise
Written By: John, PA 6/23/2015
I bought the Z1 Auto in April 2015 thinking it would solve my travel and camping problems. I have tried it in the CPAP-3 (which is appropriate for me) and am very annoyed by the exhale whine noise as well as the general tube noise. I have been very busy with family and work, so I have not had the time to address this issue sooner. I see customer comments on your website that these are issues for many of your customers and that you are working on an add on solution, but it is not yet available. I can't understand why you would release this for sale before resolving these problems.
Noisy noisy noisy
Written By: elaine, Portland OR 5/15/2015
Believe the reviewers who say this little machine is noisy. Loud whooshing heard thrpugh the hose transmits directly into your head. No wat to muffle it. I'm using a loud fan to mask it, but still find it hard to sleep due to hearing every breath. The unit is incredibly small and light. And air delivery feels adequate. But I will only use it while traveling due to noise.
Great travel CPAP
Written By: Cynthia, Ohio 5/7/2015
I just purchased the Z1 for a trip because my Phillips was so bulky and heavy. The Z1 was so compact, and I purchased the power pack but decided I didn't need it on this trip so I left it at home. I tried out the Z1 the night before we left and it performed very well, but I must admit, it was noisier than my Phillips unit. The unit itself wasn't noisy, it had a lot of air noise that made me decide to wear earplugs. My husband remarked that it was noisier, but it didn't disrupt his sleep, (and he's a very light sleeper). I would purchase it again, and look forward to using it on a longer European trip later this year.
Written By: Molly, Atlanta 4/15/2015
Very very noisy cannot use it
Written By: Pam, Janesville, MN 2/11/2015
I have only used the Z1 one nite in preparation for a month vacation. I did not install the humidifier part because I didn't want to waste it. This will not be an accurate review until the end of my month away. I used the narrow hose and should have used the larger one as I had a hard time getting enough air, I wonder if this will take some time to get use to not sure, I will update upon my return.