With the release of the ResMed AirSense 11 AutoSet, you may be wondering if it's a good choice for your CPAP therapy. Whether you're buying a CPAP machine for the first time or thinking about upgrading, we'll run through everything you need to know in our ResMed AirSense 11 review. Click on the section below you'd like to read or keep scrolling for our full review and comparison of the ResMed AirSense 11 vs. 10.
The release of AirSense 11 brings with it several upgrades from the previous model, both in terms of the physical design as well as software features. Here's an overview of the key improvements:
AirSense 11 Physical Changes:
AirSense 11 Software Improvements:
If you're thinking about upgrading from the AirSense 10 or you're new to CPAP therapy and buying your first machine, which one should you choose? To help highlight the differences, we compared both models side-by-side.
|Feature||AirSense 11||AirSense 10|
|Dimensions (H x W x D)||3.72" x 10.21" x 5.45"||4.57" x 10.04" x 5.91"|
|Weight (Machine Only)||2.49 lbs||2.75 lbs|
|Max Operating Altitude||9,870'||8,500'|
|Storage Temperature Range||-13℉ to +158℉||-4℉ to + 140℉|
|Battery Backup Options||Yes||Yes|
|AutoSet for Her||Built-In||Separate Device|
|Personal Therapy Assistant||Yes||No|
|Wireless Software Updates||Yes||No|
While both machines offer very similar functionality, it's worth noting that ResMed modified the AirSense 10 as a result of the ongoing chip shortage and 2021's Philips Respironics recall.
Customers who purchase a new ResMed AirSense 10 machine will receive the "Card-to-Cloud" version, which delivers the same great therapy but without cellular connectivity. This means that therapy data must be uploaded to the cloud manually via an SD card in the device. The myAir app is also incompatible with card-to-cloud devices. To learn more, read ResMed's overview.
To ensure you have all the information you need, we've compiled answers to some of the most common questions from customers about the ResMed AirSense 11.
The AirSense 11 was released on August 16, 2021, making it the first major release in the AirSense line since the AirSense 10 came out in mid-2014.
Yes, the AirSense 11 can be used without a humidifier or water. First, empty your water tank and install either the empty tank or optional side cover. Next, navigate in your settings to "My Options" then "Climate Control" and set it to "Manual." An option for "Humidity Level" should now be visible under the "My Options" menu, and you can set that to "Off" to disable the humidifier.
Yes. SmartStart activates the device automatically when you put your mask on and begins delivering therapy.
Yes. WiFi and Bluetooth are both built-in on the AirSense 11, enabling seamless over-the-air software updates and data sharing with the AirView service.
There is no built-in battery in the AirSense 11. In terms of external batteries, the device has an AC power input.
Yes, the AirSense 11 does feature an SD card slot to help track your sleep data locally. This data is also automatically transferred to the myAir app via WiFi.
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Ultimately, deciding between the AirSense 11 and AirSense 10 will come down to your preference of style and feature set. In our clinical opinion, ResMed has always had quality, durable, and effective devices. For everyday practice, both provide optimal therapy, have excellent platforms, and are easy to use. However, if you're purchasing a CPAP machine for the first time, we recommend the AirSense 11 for updated features as well as wireless connectivity. If you have any questions about either device or any accessories, our customer service team will be happy to answer them.