Recs for blood pressure monitor for home use please

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island
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Recs for blood pressure monitor for home use please

Post by island » Sun Dec 11, 2016 2:26 pm

We had a battery operated Omron wrist cuff purchased at Costco several years ago, but it's no longer accurate. Readings are super low now.

Costco no longer sells that brand and not many reviews for the 3 they show online.

Any recommendations for brand, model, type or where to purchase?

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Post by livesoft » Sun Dec 11, 2016 2:33 pm

I suspect most are made by Omron aka ReliOn We got one for a science fair project years ago and it is working like new. It was purchased at Walmart, is Omron, runs on batteries or its AC adapter, has users A and B, memories to store lots of readings with date/time stamp, arm cuff. I suspect there are numerous different model numbers for the same or nearly the same thing. Price range is $30 to $50. I didn't look, but I would be surprised if the Costco ones were not similar to what I just described.

As to accuracy, that's probably mostly a user thing, so take one with you to your physician appointment. Of course, you have to expect the folks there to be good users of their own calibrated equipment. I worked in a hospital and took blood pressures every morning of every patient. Would you trust me to be a good user and accurate? :confused
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Post by wander » Sun Dec 11, 2016 3:31 pm

I also have an OMRON, exactly like livesoft described above. Model HEM-780. I bought it in 2009 and still read correctly my blood pressure. Last week, when I was at the doctor office, a nurse asked me what normally was my blood pressure level. I told her the range I remembered and it was what we saw on her device. I am sure they should have some latest and greatest stuffs with reasonable prices.

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Post by DTSC » Sun Dec 11, 2016 3:38 pm

As a practicing internist, I've always found that machines which check the upper arm rather than the wrist/forearm to give much more accurate and precise results. Just my experience though...

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Post by nisiprius » Sun Dec 11, 2016 3:44 pm

I used an Omron wrist monitor, I'm afraid I don't remember the exact model. It wasn't too accurate and eventually it lost accuracy, starting to read 10-15 mg high, which I didn't discover until I had a chance to cross-check at the doctor's office. I've had two Omron upper-arm monitors, current BP785. The first stayed accurate until it died. The manner of death was fairly obvious and took the form of inability to inflate the cuff fully, and the "low battery" light being constantly on even with fresh batteries or when plugged into AC. As I say, it was accurate until it died. I've had the new one for several years and it has continued to be accurate; it claims to be doing some kind of calibration check when it starts up, which sounds good, but I don't know yet if it will actually detect problems.
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Post by runner9 » Sun Dec 11, 2016 3:52 pm

My wife got this one in June. Took to the next doctor appt, it showed the same as their equipment. She uses it everyday with no issues and likes it.

https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00KPQB2KG/

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Post by Toons » Sun Dec 11, 2016 4:40 pm

Stick with an Omron product
Upper Arm :happy
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Post by mrc » Sun Dec 11, 2016 4:48 pm

Any Omron upper arm cuff will work. I don't use the batteries, and keep mine plugged in. My primary care offices and cardiac specialists use an aneroid sphygmomanometer and stethoscope. A couple others use an upper arm Omron. I only just saw the Omron wrist model the other day. In a dermatologist's office. It read a lot higher than it should have -- given my (frequent) measurements.

Your primary care folks will gladly run a calibration I bet.
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Post by LifeIsGood » Mon Dec 12, 2016 8:31 am

I bought this one from Costco a couple of months ago and am happy with it. It stores 2 sets of values in memory.
http://www.costco.com/Microlife-Premium ... 92022.html

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Post by BHUser27 » Mon Dec 12, 2016 8:39 am

DW and I bought an Omron wrist unit. It read way too high when compared with doctor's office and health screeners at work.
We got the upper arm model and it works fine - spot on accurate.
Sorry , I don't remember the model numbers.

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Post by island » Sun Dec 18, 2016 12:32 pm

OP here. Thanks everyone. Will check out the stores and brands you've had good luck with. Will probably stick with Omron or the brand Costco sells due to their generous return policy, but either way upper arm for sure.

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Post by brajalle » Sun Dec 18, 2016 11:47 pm

Omron here also, no complaints.

Have ours plugged in, it has the 2 person memory and app integration. Sorta handy, we just show the app's info to the doctor's office.

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Post by LeeInTN » Mon Dec 19, 2016 1:22 pm

I've used the Omron HEM-711 for several years and it is still quite accurate. Its a forearm unit -- have not tried a wrist cuff unit

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Post by Observer360 » Mon Dec 19, 2016 9:32 pm

Microlife is the only brand I found that lets me download the accumulated data directly to my laptop computer. The rest required sending the data to the manufacturer's cloud server, which would breach my privacy, because there is no telling who they would sell the data to. It still may be a Costco item, or look on Microlife's web site to buy there or find a vendor. Even if readings are a little above what the doctor's staff finds, it is consistently off, so they can interpret. Excellent customer service help from Microlife the couple of times I have called. Consumer Reports rates these devices occasionally, so look there. The controller holds 90 days of data, so download to the computer at least that often. Data can be printed or downloaded to/at the doc's office.

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Post by gkaplan » Sun Mar 05, 2017 8:34 pm

I'm looking for a new blood pressure monitor. Does anyone have any experience with the Omron 10 Series BP786N blood pressure monitor?

Thanks.
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Post by HIinvestor » Sun Mar 05, 2017 8:50 pm

If you buy it from Costco, you can return it when the readings start being inaccurate. I've bought and returned many of them at Costco when we took blood pressure readings at community health fairs.

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Post by gkaplan » Sun Mar 05, 2017 9:27 pm

I'm not a member, so I don't buy at Costco. I don't know if a Costco is even close to me.
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