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How The Swift FX Nano Compares to the Swift FX Nasal Pillow

This week ResMed launched the Swift FX Nano Nasal Mask. We’ve had a lot of questions on how this new mask compares to the original Swift FX Nasal Pillow Mask, so we made this video so you can see the differences:

Swift FX Nasal Pillow vs. Swift FX Nano

Can’t watch the video right now? No problem! Here are the main points:

  • If you want the light-weight and minimalist feel of a nasal pillow system but with a nasal cushion, the Swift FX Nano is made for you!
  • The biggest difference between the two masks is the cushion; the Swift FX Nano uses a nasal cushion as opposed to a nasal pillow.
  • The elbow joint for the Swift FX Nano has more room to bend and move than the Swift FX elbow, which is just a solid piece.
  • The elbow joint on the side of the short tube for the Swift FX Nano is a ball joint that allows for easier movement and a more stable fit.
  • The hose-connecting side of the short tube for the Swift FX Nano is much quieter when it spins.
  • The silicone headgear is the same for both masks.
  • The back strap for the Swift FX Nano comes in two colors: gray and pink.
  • Other differences with the back strap are:
    • The Swift FX Nano’s back strap is shorter compared to that of the Swift FX. It is also made of thicker and slicker material, and has a harder edge.
  • Both masks come with soft wraps.

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7 Comments

  1. Martin Lipworth Reply

    Resmed Swift FX Nano

    Been using a Nano for about a month now.

    Positive – when first put it on, it’s one of the most comfortable and unobtrusive masks I’ve ever owned (also used a Quattro FX and Swift FX long term and have also tried a Mirage FX).

    Negatives – depending on your sleep position and the shape of your nose, the lower seal rises up against the underside of your nostrils and constricts airflow. This can be very disconcerting and sometimes it feels suffocating. My medical provider has been extremely helpful with guidance on proper fitting and adjustment, which hasn’t helped. This seems like a design issue.
    The lower inner seal which is more rigid than the softer outer seal pushes against the skin between your nostrils (the columella) which becomes uncomfortable, and can be obtrusive, especially during light sleep phases, and eventually causes chafing.

    If Resmed could re-design the lower inner seal, and / or it’s height, this could perphaps help.

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  4. Rosalee Adams Reply

    The secret of the Nano is to ensure the cushion is the right size. During my sleep study they
    initially fitted me too large and I had leaks, but then when they used small (also use a small pillow in Swift FX)
    it went well.
    I have been alternating both for two months now and am beginning to believe the Nano is preferable at
    least for me.
    I sleep on my side and both accommodate it well.
    I have tried both and overall it seems as though fewer events and leaks with the Nano.

  5. Lesley Skingley Reply

    Can the ear straps (Bella) be used on the Nano? If l purchase the Nano and don’t like it can the Bella nose cushion be inter changed with the cushion from the Nano?

    • Hi Lesley,
      My apologies, but no the Bella Loops will not work with the Nano. Also, the cushions from the Nano and the Bella Swift, are not interchangeable.

      For further questions, or concerns, please feel free to reach us at: 1-800-356-5221, or you may e-mail us at: cpap@cpap.com.

      Have a great day!

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