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314 of 318 found the following review helpful:
Wonderful at home monitorMay 27, 2011
I am a young man who has, unfortunately, been beset by a number of cardiovascular issues. After bypass surgery it was eventually found I had costochondritis (inflammation of chest cavity, chronic pain) and high blood pressure. My doctors have been harping on me to start tracking my blood pressure every day so they know what exactly they are dealing with and take preventative measures from there. Looking around I found the 7 series which seemed both reasonably priced and well recommended by the community, a wonderful combination.
Upon receiving the device it was clear from the instructions provided how to, easily, use it. It does mention, as doctors do, when during the day and when not to take your blood pressure. It is EXTREMELY easy to use, simply follow the cuff instructions and press start...that's it. Now, I understand some people want to use the built in memory system to track their blood pressure etc. This will take a bit more work considering it requires more input and such. Some people are worried about the inability to store more than one person's record. I have a solution. Microsoft Excel. Simple as that. Just take your reading twice a day and simply use a spreadsheet to mark your progress over the weeks and doing so keeps it in a form easily transferable to your primary physician to look at.
Some quick other notes, it comes with a power cord if you want to plug it in or you can use it cord free by putting 4 AA batteries into it, so you can use it around your home or wherever else if you wish. It comes with a black carry bag for your cuff and cord for travel and easy home storage. Some might have issues with how "bulky" it is but it is no larger than a desk calculator (the larger ones with the large buttons) and just as heavy, easily transportable.
I would definitely recommend this for anyone looking for a very reliable and relatively well priced home monitor system.
131 of 135 found the following review helpful:
Great unit. Very easy to use, large display.Jun 23, 2011
By Jesse Walker
Simple. Took about a minute to figure out how it worked, thanks in part to the handy quick start guide. Basically, install batteries (OR attach the provided AC adapter), attach the cuff, and press start (I did set the date and time in between, which is optional). The reading takes about 30 seconds or so, with the cuff inflating and then deflating as expected. The cuff, by the way, isn't totally floppy. The part that goes around your arm is pre-formed into a "taco"-type springy shape that fits around your arm, and then you wrap the extra cuff material around and secure with velcro. Very easy for one person to put on themselves. The cuff is extra long, and some of it just hangs loose (or can be secured with additional velcro on the end, not a big deal). The measurement seemed accurate based on my past readings, and the unit has plenty of advanced features, most of which I may never use (multi-reading averaging, the 60-test log, etc). It's nice to have the large readout (the numbers aren't hard to see), which includes both blood pressure readings (systolic and diastolic) and a pulse measurement. I suppose the main unit could be smaller, but it's not heavy, and not too big to stash away on a bathroom shelf somewhere.
Anyway, it's a handy, easy to use unit, with a clear display, which comes with a carrying case for keeping it all together. A good choice, I think.
207 of 223 found the following review helpful:
Not AccurateMar 02, 2012
I have another Omron Blood Pressure Monitor and it works just fine so I decided to buy one for my husband with a bigger arm cuff but after taking it to be tested by two different doctors, it is way off from the what their readings are. We have read the manual and done all the recommended instructions so I contacted the manufacturer and even though it has a one year warranty, which is we have only had for six months, they expect customers to pay a fee and send it in for repair. I could see this if the warranty period is over but I will not pay for an item that is under warranty. So I am disappointed with their company.
87 of 93 found the following review helpful:
Solid performerJun 24, 2011
By Darwin's Bulldog
I've purchased two blood pressure cuffs prior to receiving this one, and each has had problems. Both were rather flimsy, or felt so, and did not seem consistant in sequential readings. Readings seemed to be in the ball park, so generally useful, but sometimes returned no reading at all. I read through other reviewers comments on this model, which were mostly quite good, although some not so good. So I approached this review with an eye out for possible issues. I also wanted to see if operation was easy to figure out or whether the manual would require close reading.
This unit does feel solid; its rather heavier than previous units I had used, and stays firmly on the table in use. The individual components, cuff, power cord and base plug together in an obvious way. The cuff is snug on the arm and was awkward on the first try. I looked down at the cuff and turned it so the diagrams were easy to read. This lined up the air tube exactly correctly, but had to slide the cuff a bit to clear the elbow. After several uses, no problem at all. I hit the Start button and it worked perfectly. I have yet to see the incorrect fit icon on the unit. Sequential reading were not identical, but close.
The only thing that was not obvious to me was how to set the time, so I turned to the user's guide. Pretty easy. The manual explains all the features including morning and evening averages and memory in English and Spanish. Not sure if this will be useful, but time will tell. The unit is clearly designed for the left arm. The manual shows how to use it if you are a 'righty'.
Very pleased with this unit.
81 of 87 found the following review helpful:
100% ACCURATE, Perfect CUFF, Detects Irregular Heartbeat!Jul 16, 2011
By Tante Maren
Since 2003, my husband has used an Omron blood pressure monitor daily to monitor his blood pressure due to congestive heart failure. We have used the same model all these 8 years- talk about reliability! I know it's 100% accurate, because we go to his 4 different doctors each, 3 times a year, sometimes more, and the numbers always match up. The Omron monitor we have used for the past 8 years is still accurate and still working! We bought a model HEM-711 back in 2003 for $70.00. It doesn't have the great new upgrades that this Model BP760 7 Series has, yet the price is almost the same for a lot more, 8 years later, so I know this is a tremendous buy for the money.
After using this monitor in comparison with a recent hospital stay and 4 of his doctor visits, it is 100% accurate- just like our 2003 model. This new model has a new cuff design that is so easy to put on. It has a partial firm tube shape that stays on your arm, while you are wrapping it around. It also has a white plastic finger guide and blue stripe that you line up with your middle finger, to make certain it is on correctly. With the 2003 model, you had to take time in using one hand to keep the floppy cuff from moving around while wrapping your arm. Not only is the cuff super easy and accurate in putting it on your arm, but it fits all size arms, from thin to heavy! This new ComFit Cuff is PERFECT!
This monitor can be used with batteries or with the included AC adapter. It can average 3 readings taken within a 10 minute period. It can store up to the last 60 readings with the date and time. It displays the date, time, if you have the cuff on correctly and even if you are having morning hypertension. One of the best new features, besides the cuff, is it will show if you have an irregular heartbeat. For a person with congestive heart failure and a defibrillator, this is so great! Omron has provided accurate blood pressure readings for 8 years in our home and now Omron has made an easier to put on cuff no matter what your size. With the addition of detecting an irregular hearbeat- this is a really great monitor for the money, that will bring you years of peace of mind in monitoring your health accurately! Being the #1 Doctor Recommended Blood Pressure Monitor with a 5 year warranty (And we know they last way longer than 5 years), you just can't miss with this 5 STAR purchase!
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