The release of ResMed's AirSense 11 has sparked a lot of discussions and questions among both new and existing CPAP users. Is it worth waiting for the AirSense 11, or should you go ahead and get the AirSense 10 now? This article aims to provide some insights and help you make an informed decision.
First and foremost, it's important to note that therapeutically, both the AirSense 10 and AirSense 11 are exactly the same. How you sleep and how they treat your apnea will be identical. The automatic algorithm in both devices that determines the pressure changes in response to your apnea and breathing is exactly the same. So, from a therapeutic standpoint, there is no difference between the two machines.
The functionality and usability of both machines are also virtually identical. They have the same climate line humidification system, same water capacity, and same menu. The overall operation of both machines is pretty much the same.
New Features in AirSense 11
While the core functionality remains the same, the AirSense 11 does introduce some new features:
Personal Therapy Assistant and Care Check-In: These functions are designed to help you start your therapy and improve overall CPAP compliance long-term, leading to better therapy outcomes.
Integrated "For Her" Version: The AirSense 11 has an exclusive AutoSet For Her therapy mode built into the machine's algorithm, making it a two-in-one machine.
Test-Drive Feature: This feature allows you to get used to your CPAP therapy and acclimate at your own pace.
Software Updates and Data Sharing: The AirSense 11 encourages further integration into the myAir app, offering guidance to new users with interactive instruction videos, tailored coaching, support, and troubleshooting through the Care Check-In feature.
The AirSense 10 Autoset is available for around AUD $1,350 - we also offer a CPAP Machine and Mask Bundle deal at 5% off, while the AirSense 11 will cost you around $1995 (current CDW pricing).
Who Should One Consider Upgrading?
If you are a new CPAP user, the AirSense 11 might be a better option as it is designed with new users in mind and offers additional features to help you acclimate to the therapy. However, if you are an existing user of the AirSense 10 and are satisfied with your therapy, there might not be a strong reason to upgrade unless the new features of the AirSense 11 are particularly appealing to you.
Ultimately, the decision to wait for the AirSense 11 or dive into the AirSense 10 now depends on your specific needs and budget. Our consultant would be more than happy to assist - feel free to reach out if you have any questions.