KORR vs Competitors

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KORR versus competitors

  • How important is customer support?

    KORR Value Prop

    KORR Medical Technologies provides unparalleled customer support. When purchasing direct from KORR, you have a dedicated team available throughout the life of the product. KORR proudly maintains relationships with customers established more than 20 years ago. From service needs to marketing support, KORR will be your partner.

    Competitors

    Many of KORR’s competitors sell through 3rd party representatives. If considering a competitor, ask yourself: who am I buying from? Will they be able to answer all my questions? Can they provide a refund or expedite a shipment of supplies in a pinch? Will they pick up the phone when I call 5 years from now? How about 6 months from how?

  • Are you concerned about cleanliness and the liability of disease transmission?

    KORR Value Prop

    The KORR flow sensor allows users to breath in fresh air through a dedicated inspiratory valve. The large Hans Rudolph Y-valve is easily cleaned between uses. For ultimate cleanliness, KORR provides individual use masks.

    Competitors

    Competitors utilizing breath-by-breath technology require every user to breath in and out of the same opening. When you test, the air you breathe in will pass through the same tiny moving parts as countless people before you have exhaled, coughed and spit into. For this reason, cleaning those moving parts between each test is vital and can become time consuming and complicated.

  • Do you wish to add your personal feedback or brand to the results?

    KORR Value Prop

    KORR CardioCoach provides open fields for you to add your analysis and recommendations to each section of the test results. You can easily upload your logo to the printouts

  • What is the difference between Mixing chamber and breath-by-breath technology?

    KORR Value Prop

    The mixing chamber is the standard within the scientific community and has been since 1918. Mixing chamber technology is utilized in the majority of published papers referencing both indirect calorimetry and cardiopulmonary exercise test equipment.

    Competitors

    While the compact nature of breath by breath units may be appealing, as Dr Jonathon Meyers (Stanford University) states “one should resist the tendency to use breath-by-breath data simply because the technology is available. Breath-by-breath sampling can be invaluable for certain research applications, such as when measuring oxygen kinetics or when end-tidal pressures are needed, but it is inappropriate for general clinical applications.” (Meyers J (1996) Essentials of Cardiopulmonary Testing. Champaign, IL Human Kinectics).

    Danny Rutar CTO of Redback Biotek, has written extensively on the issues associated with breath-by-breath sampling. You can read a detailed article here. His summary reads, “(breath-by-breath) is not reliable for athletic measurement. If however, you can live with errors in the order of 15 to 30%, then you’re probably OK with BxB.”

  • How much time and money do you want to spend servicing your equipment?

    KORR Value Prop

    KORR CardioCoach is designed to allow you to install a fully calibrated O2 sensor on-site averaging less than $195 a year. No down time.

    Competitors

    Competing products can need service as frequently as every 4 months and some average a cost of over $600 a year. This requires you to pay for parts and ship your unit to a service center multiple times a year, leaving you without a device and losing revenue.

  • How quickly do you expect to discuss analyzed results with your clients?

    KORR Value Prop

    KORR products provides immediate results for your clients. Results are presented in a manner that fall within ACSM guidelines and facilitates teaching opportunities. Those results can be printed, emailed, and uploaded to an app for use by the client.

    Competitors

    Some of KORR’s competitors require that raw data be uploaded to a server for analysis. The resulting conversation about nutrition or training recommendations cannot happen until at least the following day.

  • What are the advantages of mobile versus portable VO2 Max testing?

    KORR Value Prop

    KORR products are portable and can be easily moved to any space in your gym or lab for testing. The box is 12” x 9” and can be placed on any counter or shelf. The only thing required is an electrical outlet.

    Competitors

    Recent competitors have made a lot of noise about Mobile VO2 testing in the field. While this makes for some exciting photos of people rock climbing or hang gliding, one must ask a couple of questions:

    1. What data am I looking to assess?
      • Oxygen consumption data during exercise hold limited value unless it can be compared against workload. A controlled workload is required to
        • Standardize assessments
        • Track improvement
        • Measure workload
        • Assess body’s efficiency
      • According the ACSM and the AHA, consistent laboratory protocol is required for accurate interpretation for ventilator gas exchange responses. (reference)
    2. How valuable is the mobile feature if the unit requires internet to function? Can you ever really leave the building?

  • Do you plan to pay for test results?

    KORR Value Prop

    With KORR, you own your device with unlimited VO2 Max testing potential.

    Competitors

    Some companies charge per test. It would be wise to calculate the cost per test over time and how it affects your ROI.

  • Do you trust your test results?

    KORR Value Prop

    KORR CardioCoach allows you to view the data as it is collected and see clearly physiological markers such as anaerobic threshold. A test quality score is applied to each test, allowing you to verify that proper test technique has been followed with each test.

    Competitors

    When you look at the test data of a KORR competitor, does it make sense to you? If you did something wrong during the test, would you know? Ask yourself, why do I have to send this back to some “professional” to have it “interpreted?” Do you trust their interpretation? If the data is not comprehendible when sent, how can you be assured the interpretations are correct?

  • Are you concerned about the time and complexity of performing a test?

    KORR Value Prop

    With KORR devices, you simply turn it on, attach the valve and plug in the hose. It’s just that easy.

    Competitors

    Nothing is as easy to operate as a KORR device. If making a comparison, look at the assembly of equipment and calibration procedures and imagine doing it all while a client is anxiously waiting for a test.

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KORR versus competitors – RMR

  • Are you concerned about cleanliness and the liability of disease transmission?

    KORR Value Prop

    The KORR flow sensor allows users to breath in fresh air through a dedicated inspiratory valve. All components that come into contact with a patient are fully disposed.

    Competitors

    Competitors utilizing breath-by-breath technology require every user to breath in and out of the same opening (pneumotach) even when the mouthpiece itself is disposable. When you test, the air you breathe in will pass through the same tiny moving parts as countless people before you have exhaled, coughed and spit into with only a paper-thin filter to guard your safety.

  • What are the advantages of mobile versus portable VO2 Max testing?

    KORR Value Prop

    KORR products are portable and can be easily moved to any space in your office for testing. The box is 12” x 9” and can be placed on any counter or shelf. The only thing required is an electrical outlet. The ReeVue and MetaCheck transmit results directly to a printer with no computer required.

    Competitors

    Hand-held competitors may indeed be mobile to perform the actual test but require a computer to print results for your clients.

  • Where do you plan to do RMR testing?

    KORR Value Prop

    KORR RMR testing can be done in any room or any space of your facility.

    Competitors

    Mobile competitors recommend “a large open space with good air flow.”

  • Do you trust the results?

    KORR Value Prop

    The mixing chamber is the standard within the scientific community and has been since 1918. Mixing chamber technology is utilized in the majority of published papers referencing both indirect calorimetry and cardiopulmonary exercise test equipment.

    Competitors

    The reliability of a hand-held device has been challenged in multiple research studies. Most independent studies have found it to be unreliable. Click through to see an independent Review of Literature that cites multiple studies that all conclude the hand-held devices to be less accurate than traditional metabolic carts. Read here.

  • How much time and money do you want to spend servicing your equipment?

    KORR Value Prop

    KORR ReeVue and MetaCheck require routine oxygen sensor replacement every 20-24 months at a cost of $285.

    Competitors

    Competing products can need service as frequently as every 4 months and some average a cost of over $600 a year.

  • How important is customer support?

    KORR Value Prop

    KORR Medical Technologies provides unparalleled customer support. When purchasing direct from KORR, you have a dedicated team available throughout the life of the product. KORR proudly maintains relationships with customers established more than 20 years ago. From service needs to marketing support, KORR will be your partner.

    Competitors

    Many of KORR’s competitors sell through 3rd party representatives. If considering a competitor, ask yourself: who am I buying from? Will they be able to answer all my questions? Can they provide a refund or expedite a shipment of supplies in a pinch? Will they pick up the phone when I call 5 years from now? How about 6 months from how?

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