I'm at nearly a year on my original G4 system, including my original G4 Tx! It's still pumping out the numbers like a banshee! I've read they are only supposed to last six months, and that perhaps they have an internal 'clock' that starts running when you take it out of the packaging, but my experience has certainly been different. Mine is still going strong.
Anyone else here with long-lived transmitters?
Just wondering what you've experienced.
Mine is still fine got it November 12th last year.
Mine lasted about 7 months. It would probably still be going strong, but the ER ripped it off me and threw it out. Fortunately I was out of warrantee so the replacement was covered by insurance.
Wow, Brad! It's crazy to me that anyone in ER staff would just rip something off someone's body and throw it away. It's not like there are tons and tons of varying devices that folks wear on themselves out there available to everyone. There's only a few right? It just makes no sense they didn't keep it for you.
I'm sure ER staff continually deal with other things that are on a person, such as ID bracelets and wallets, and they don't disappear. Could you imagine if you hurt your leg and they had to cut off your pants, and in so doing just threw them away with your wallet inside? While that might happen occasionally, it seems to me we would hear about it a LOT if it was SOP to just toss your valuables out when you came into a hospital, either walking in under your own power, or via the ER.
In any case, glad your insurance covered the DME for you.
Hi, My transmitter lasted 14 months with absolutely no hiccups. It gave about a week's warning of running out. The replacement here in England costs £275 (c$442) - ouch! I'm saving up.....
10 months, and it started giving really funky readings. No warning on the receiver.
One year next week!..I sure wish I hadn't read this lol!
Well... you should get a warning about a week before it goes out completely. They were supposed to only last six months, so you did well!
Mine finally "died" after 11 months. I just got the replacement.
my g4 was 11 month
i thought there is only a 6 month warranty on it
and 12 on the receiver?? maybe i am wrong