Omron Wrist Blood Pressure Monitor – A Review

For those of us who are concerned about their blood pressure, regular monitoring is essential. And instead of clunky or old-fashioned machines, there are new, improvised and even digital versions of blood pressure monitors out there that can make keeping track of our health data, easier, while keeping it affordable.

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The Omron Wrist Blood Pressure Monitor is one of these convenient and powerful machines, that can aid us every day.

 

Today, I am specifically going to focus on the digital version of this companies wrist blood pressure monitors, as I find it the most convenient on the market today – the Omron 7 Digital Wrist Blood Pressure Monitor

 

Pros:

The Omron 7 Wrist Blood Pressure Monitor stores multiple readings on the digital display – in case, I forgot to write down my previous measurement, or don’t have access to my health journal (which is a little too large to carry around with me on a regular basis) – it is wonderful to have access to so much data without having to leave one device. This blood pressure monitor keeps a record of up to 100 of the last readings while displaying the last three – all for easy access, and easily readability

It is relatively small – small enough for me to throw it into my purse, or handbag whenever my family and I stay somewhere for a more extended period of time. I like the piece of mind it gives me because I can access it quickly should my daughter show signs of low blood pressure that I want to confirm, or if in my case, the opposite happens.

The app – that is free and comes with the device – is easy to navigate and makes sharing our health information really easy – yes, it is possible to share your measurements directly with your health care provider. I still keep a paper log, but it is simply so much easier to provide information that I am asked for on a constant basis.

It is a quiet machine – unlike another wrist blood pressure monitor I have (by Dr.Kea), it makes hardly any noise. I am thankful for that, because it makes it discreet, and does not draw any attention. 

 

Cons:

Record Keeping: Be sure you purchase the correct blood pressure monitor for your needs – if you need more than one person’s records to keep use the 10 series ( holds records for up to 2 people), and if it is just for yourself then the 7 series is fine. However, I did not realize that until after purchase, and thankfully am not concerned, as we all have our own devices, but if I would have purchased that for an elderly couple I am acquainted with, I would have been very disappointed. It would be nice if that fact was made more clear on the Amazon listing, where I originally purchased it from. 

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Not Compatible With Alexa: Again the 10 Series is more advanced in that regard, as it integrates with the Alexa system. But to be completely transparent, I can not see that I would use it in conjunction with Alexa – even though I use multiple other devices with the home system. The integration does not make much sense to me. At the same time, it might be convenient for someone else, so keep the lack of integration with the Omron 7 series in mind, before you purchase it.

Conclusion:

Overall the Omron 7 Wrist Blood Pressure Monitor is a great little machine, that does exactly what it is supposed to do, without any additional bells and whistles I don’t need, yet it feels up-to-date and makes information sharing a lot more convenient.

 

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