After 10 years on the market, the Philips HeartStart FR2 has recently been discontinued.

The HeartStart FR3 has now replaced the FR2 and has even more features incorporated.

Laerdal assures continued technical support with ongoing availability of accessories and consumables for our existing FR2 customers.

Please contact Laerdal Customer Service for any further queries.

Heartstart FR2 provides emergency first responders with an effective means to treat victims in Sudden Cardiac Arrest (SCA). This lightweight, rugged and easy-to-use Automated External Defibrillator (AED) allows first responders to deliver lifesaving therapy as soon as they arrive on the scene. Its patented SMART™ Biphasic waveform is the most patient-friendly technology available today.

Introducing SMART CPR™

The Heartstart FR2 is...

  • Small and Light...
    The FR2 weighs in at only 2.1 kg, and measures only 218 x 218 x 66 mm, so it is easy both to transport and store.
  • Easy to use...
    Instant response is critical. Both audible and visual prompts guide the user through the simple steps required.
  • Smart...
    Utilises clinically proven SMART™ Biphasic technology. Combined with SMART™ analysis system, the FR2 provides safe and effective therapy for the individual patient.


  • Long life battery
    Minimum 300 shocks when new. Shelf life before installation and standby life after installation typically 5 years each.
  • Rechargeable training battery
    A cost efficient way to utilise the device for training
  • Backlit display
    Improves the quality of ECG and text prompts in conditions of direct sunlight and darkness
  • Selftest and status indicator
    Monitors readiness and clearly displays whether or not the device is operational
  • Easy and flexible configuration
    Allows extensive configuration possibilities, including treatment protocol in accordance with new ERC or AHA guidelines
  • Manual override
    (Model M3840A only) can be set on or off