What is the Best Travel CPAP?

If you have been diagnosed with sleep apnea and are prescribed a CPAP machine to use while you sleep, you know that it is important to bring one with you when you travel. Travel CPAPs are designed to deliver CPAP therapy but are designed to be smaller in size and weight than home CPAPs. There are some trade-offs to using a smaller form factor, such as noise or water-based humidification. They all require a prescription for purchase.

See the table below to compare the relative features of the current travel CPAPs in the US market to decide for yourself or ask your healthcare professional for advice.

Z2 Auto™Transcend 3 miniCPAPTranscend 365 miniCPAPAirMini™ AutoSetDreamStation Go™ Auto
Pressure ModeAuto/FixedAuto/FixedAuto/FixedAuto/FixedAuto/Fixed
Base CPAP Offeredgreen_checkred_xred_xred_xgreen_check
Dimensions6.48" x 3.3" x 2.02"7.5" x 3.7" x 3.7"7.8" x 3.8" x 4.5"5.4" x 3.3" x 2.1"5.937" x 5.937" x 2.315"
Weight10.4 oz17.4 oz27.2 oz10.6 oz29.76 oz
Integrated Battery Optiongreen_check PowerShellred_xred_xred_xgreen_check
Waterless Humidificationgreen_checkred_xred_xgreen_check (proprietary)red_x
Heated Humidificationred_xgreen_check green_check red_xgreen_check
Information Displaygreen_checkred_xgreen_check red_xgreen_check
On-Machine Programminggreen_checkred_x Requires PC Programgreen_check red_x Requires Mobile Phonegreen_check
Does Not Require Proprietary Maskgreen_check green_check green_check red_xgreen_check
Free Trial30 days10 days10 daysred_xred_x
Warranty2 years3 years2 years2 years2 years
Bluetooth Data Transmissiongreen_checkred_xred_xgreen_checkgreen_check
Free Data Appgreen_check iOS/ Androidred_xred_xgreen_check iOS/ Androidgreen_check iOS/ Android
Compliance Reportinggreen_check Data Viewergreen_checkgreen_checkgreen_check green_check DreamMapper
Pressure Range4 - 20 cm H2O4 - 20 cm H2O4 - 20 cm H2O4 - 20 cm H2O4 - 20 cm H2O
Comfort Featuregreen_check Z-Breathe™green_check EZEX™green_check EZEX™green_check EPR™green_check Flex™
Ramp Time0 - 45 min0 - 45 min0 - 45 min0 - 45 min0 - 45 min
Adjustable Ramp Start Pressuregreen_checkred_xgreen_check green_checkgreen_check
Altitude Adjustmentgreen_checkgreen_checkgreen_checkgreen_checkgreen_check
Meets FAA Requirementsgreen_checkgreen_checkgreen_checkgreen_checkgreen_check
Voltage110-240V, 50-60Hz110-240V, 50-60Hz110-240V, 50-60Hz110-240V, 50-60Hz110-240V, 50-60Hz
DC Capabilitygreen_checkgreen_checkgreen_checkred_xgreen_check

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