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Anybody tried Airofit?
« on: April 29, 2021, 11:14:29 am »
As part of my desire to be fitter into old age I got hold of an airofit breath training device https://uk.airofit.com/.  Very similar to the standard breath trainers but with the addition of an app to help with training.  I have had it for a week now and enjoying it so far. Again like the running and all forms of training it is about consistency and a plan, which is what the app offers.  Very expensive new for what it is which seems to be just a way of measuring air flow.  I presume something like a pitot tube but cleverer people may know more?

I just wondered if anybody else had tried one and got any hints?

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Re: Anybody tried Airofit?
« Reply #1 on: April 29, 2021, 02:11:55 pm »
Git!  I've been thinking about getting something to help with respiratory rehab and now you've got my finger hovering over the button...
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Re: Anybody tried Airofit?
« Reply #2 on: April 29, 2021, 06:30:07 pm »
Git!  I've been thinking about getting something to help with respiratory rehab and now you've got my finger hovering over the button...

Wait a month and you can see my usage stats and any improvement!  Then when I do not want I can sell it to you!!

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Re: Anybody tried Airofit?
« Reply #3 on: April 30, 2021, 07:33:36 am »
Bit late....  it's arriving by midday.   :-[
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Re: Anybody tried Airofit?
« Reply #4 on: April 30, 2021, 09:01:09 am »
There is always another sucker for these things!😂

Re: Anybody tried Airofit?
« Reply #5 on: April 30, 2021, 09:25:05 am »
There is always another sucker for these things!😂

You’re meant to blow 😒

Re: Anybody tried Airofit?
« Reply #6 on: April 30, 2021, 09:33:06 am »
There is always another sucker for these things!😂

You’re meant to blow 😒
There is always another inhaler for these things

Regulator

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Re: Anybody tried Airofit?
« Reply #7 on: April 30, 2021, 10:01:08 am »
There is always another sucker for these things!😂


I'll be interested to see if there's any substantive change in lung function, which is pretty crap at the moment, having smoked for a long time and then getting swine 'flu.  The poor lung function was particularly noticeable last weekend, walking up a steep hill (also not helped by hayfever as well).

Edit:  the new shiny has just arrived.   :thumbsup:
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Re: Anybody tried Airofit?
« Reply #8 on: April 30, 2021, 10:17:25 am »
Looking forward to reviews  :thumbsup:

Re: Anybody tried Airofit?
« Reply #9 on: April 30, 2021, 10:10:52 pm »
Regulator, I know you are medical. I wondered if forceful exhalation against resistance was a good idea for you? Do you have a risk of making emphysema worse?  I have no knowledge of lung disease but you may want to ask the question before doing too much expiratory work.
Sorry to dampen the enthusiasm.

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Re: Anybody tried Airofit?
« Reply #10 on: May 01, 2021, 07:34:53 am »
Regulator, I know you are medical. I wondered if forceful exhalation against resistance was a good idea for you? Do you have a risk of making emphysema worse?  I have no knowledge of lung disease but you may want to ask the question before doing too much expiratory work.
Sorry to dampen the enthusiasm.


I did check with the GP when I first started thinking about it and she it would be OK.  I’ve been so distracted by other things that I hadn’t done anything about it until your post prompted me. 
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Re: Anybody tried Airofit?
« Reply #11 on: May 01, 2021, 01:30:42 pm »
Mr Smith was told not to use such things (after I bought one for him, obvs) for emphysema-related reasons.
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Re: Anybody tried Airofit?
« Reply #12 on: May 01, 2021, 02:07:38 pm »
Mr Smith was told not to use such things (after I bought one for him, obvs) for emphysema-related reasons.

Specifically, I was told that Inspiratory Muscle Training (which is what these things are for) would not help, and indeed might worsen the (albeit largely absent) symptoms of my emphysema.

Anybody tried Airofit?
« Reply #13 on: May 01, 2021, 02:18:57 pm »
I was immediately sceptical when there was swimsuit clad female triathlete based advertising. Would be interested in real world feedback (no swimwear photos please)

Edit: dammit I am tempted now.

Re: Anybody tried Airofit?
« Reply #14 on: May 01, 2021, 03:35:01 pm »
Well regulator and I are both willing guinea pigs. I will certainly post my results in a few weeks.