Tool of the Pros
Simplicity for the Lay Responder

  • Lightweight
    Fully equipped at just under 5 pounds.
  • Rugged
    Designed for use in extreme environments and conditions
  • Intuitive
    1-2-3 operation, with text and voice prompts.
  • Capable
    Available for use on anyone of any age, including children and infants.
  • Ever-Ready
    Powered by either a long-life disposable or a rechargeable battery.
  • Effective
    Patented SMART Analysis heart rhythm assessment and SMART Biphasic defibrillation therapy, clinically proven in nearly 10 years of use. No other biphasic waveform is as well documented.

FR2+ Product Brochure (.pdf)

FR2+ Accessories Brochure (.pdf)

HeartStart FR2+ Defibrillator

The FR2+ has come to be a trusted tool of professional responders and designated response teams in the work place and public settings. Its clean, uncluttered design is optimized for fast, efficient operation and rapid delivery of life-saving therapy. Commands are clear, streamlined, confident, and concise: ideal for responders who are trained, drilled, and ready to save a life now.

Designed for Basic and Advanced Responders
The HeartStart FR2+ offers features that make hand-off to ALS professionals seamless for maximum continuity of care for the patient.

An ECG display is available. The FR2+ can be configured to allow ALS responders to switch to a manual mode, giving them more decision-making control. And defibrillator pads adapters enable the pads to remain on the patient when transferring to many popular ALS manual defibrillators from Philips and other manufacturers.

But don't be misled by its advanced capabilities. The HeartStart FR2+ is extremely easy to use. Its design is based on years of research, refinement by Philips human factors experts and user testing with the full range of responders from healthcare professionals to lay people. In fact, hundreds of thousands of citizens are already trained and ready to save a life with the FR2+.

Optimized for challenging environments

Because of its ruggedness and ability to stand up to temperature extremes and wet conditions, the HeartStart FR2+ is the right choice for harsh, outdoor, or mobile use. It combines natural sounding voice instructions that are loud and clear, with text prompts on a large, bright back-lit display. This makes it ideal if you anticipate use in noisy or poorly lit settings. And at just 4.7 pounds, it's incredibly small and light-weight so it won't weigh you down.


The FR2+ is designed to be highly flexible and versatile. You can tailor your FR2+ to match your specific response protocol.

Infant/Child Defibrillation

The FR2+ can treat patients of any age. When equipped with special infant/child defibrillator pads that reduce the energy of the FR2+­'s shock, you can safely treat a child or infant in cardiac arrest.

Conscious Monitoring

The reusable 3-leadwire FR2+ ECG assessment module enables the professional responder to proactively use the FR2+ to assess the rhythm of patients who are not in cardiac arrest, but are conscious, breathing, and suspected of being at risk for cardiac distress. This small light-weight defibrillator/monitoring solution is ideal for in- and out-of-hospital patient transport, bike medics, situations requiring long or difficult travel, fire rigs that may be staffed on occasion by paramedics, clinics and physicians offices.

Ready to use

The HeartStart FR2+ is reliable and virtually maintenance-free. It automatically performs daily, weekly, and monthly self-tests of the battery, electrical components, and subsystems. A highly visible status indicator shows at a glance whether the FR2+ is ready for use.

The most thoroughly proven therapy

The FR2+ uses the proven SMART Analysis algorithm to ensure that a shock is delivered only if it is appropriate. And Philips low-energy SMART Biphasic waveform delivers a highly effective defibrillation shock that is also gentle to the heart. No other external defibrillation therapy has been supported by more clinical data.

Comprehensive data management

To maintain high standards of response timeliness and quality, many organizations place a high premium on detailed retrospective event reporting. The FR2+ facilitates this with an optional data card that records patient heart rhythm, defibrillator use and, if configured, voice recording of the event. The removable data card lets you retrieve important event information, without taking your FR2+ out of service.


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