Is the Swift FX CPAP Mask Going Away?
In recent weeks we have seen the launch of the AirFit P10 (ResMed 62900) and AirFit P10 for Her (ResMed 62910), a nasal pillow mask series released by ResMed. With much hype surrounding this new mask because of it’s similarity to the “All Time Great”, ResMed Swift FX and added features like 50% lighter and 50% quieter, is it possible the AirFit will dethrone the Swift FX? The simple answer is yes. Just as the Swift FX (ResMed 61500) and Swift FX for Her (ResMed 61540) dethroned the prior generations of ResMed nasal pillow mask Swift LT and Swift LT for Her. It should be noted that ResMed doesn’t always get it right though, most would claim the Mirage Swift II nasal pillow CPAP mask was a much better design than the Swift LT series that followed soon after.
So this begs the question; will ResMed discontinue production of the Swift FX series? Everyone can breathe a huge sigh of relief knowing that this would be highly unlikely. The Swift FX is an all time best rated selling product and no company in their right mind would ever stop selling that, as proved by the fact that the Mirage Swift II, a 6 year old style of mask, is still in production. ResMed has always been known throughout the sleep industry as a designer and manufacturer of the best quality CPAP masks on the market and they have always lead the way when it comes to nasal pillow masks. The Swift FX may be their greatest design yet but the Airfit plans on putting that to the true test; CPAP user compliance.
Moving right along, lets get to the big question everyone wants to know. Why should you try the Airfit P10 when the Swift FX series works so well for you? My personal opinion is to never switch masks once you have found the right one for you but for the sake of argument let’s point out some of the nifty marketing advertisement released by ResMed.
1.) The mask is 50% lighter than the Swift FX series. Not that the Swift FX series is heavy so I’m not sure how much difference you may actually notice.
2.) The AirFit is 50% quieter. This may be a huge benefit for users on a higher CPAP pressure or those using an Auto CPAP that has periods of high pressure output. Though you may not notice this sound difference, your bed partner may.
3.) The soft wraps used on the previous styles of masks are now a part of the headgear.
Now all of that may not sound like a whole lot but to some it may be the difference between using CPAP and not using CPAP and that is the ultimate goal of all professionals in the sleep industry, providing positive tools to improve and increase CPAP compliance. I haven’t personally used this new mask yet so I do not have firsthand experience and like I said before; if it’s not broken don’t fix it. You may also be a user of another brand mask that needs and option because the mask you have used for years is or has been discontinued (i.e. Respironics Comfort Curve or ComfortLite), in which case I highly recommend this CPAP mask.
On something completely unrelated, I would like to point out “My Public Service Announcement”: 1800CPAP.com is one of the premier CPAP providers with a proven reputation of quality service and high standards and at times, other less desirable CPAP companies come into the marketplace and try to piggyback off the good name of 1800CPAP.com. Please be sure to pay attention to which advertisements you are clicking on when you see our ads on other sites. We ONLY operate as 1800CPAP.com and not as some of the other domains that use a variation of our name. I would like to publicly name these violators of trademark infringement however that would only bring focus to their company and not serve the better good of the sleep industry. Hopefully they have signed up for this blog and have reads these words and will heed our warnings.