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Pre-orders for Omron’s EKG blood pressure monitor to open on April 15th

Omron Healthcare has recently secured FDA clearance for Omron Complete, its first blood pressure monitor with EKG capability. The company has now announced pre-orders for the device will open on April 15th.

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Similar to the Withings BPM Core, Omron Complete is an upper arm blood pressure monitor that allows you to measure, store and share blood pressure and EKG readings with your doctor. The novelty, of course, are the EKG measures. These can be obtained by touching electrodes located on the top face and both sides of the monitor.

Omron Complete was showcased earlier this year at CES 2019 but it is only now that we know the actual launch date. The device also warns users for signs of atrial fibrillation (AFib).

“Having the ability to measure two important risk factors for stroke in one device provides those living with AFib a simple and more accessible way to keep track of their condition and know when to seek treatment,” said Omron Healthcare President and CEO Ranndy Kellogg.

“This kind of control can mean lower risk of stroke and greater peace of mind.”

The company developed Complete in partnership with AliveCor. This is an outfit whose claim to fame is an FDA approved ECG reader that attaches to the back of a tablet or smartphone. It also comes in the form of an Apple Watch band.

Alivecore has recently received FDA clearance recently for something called KardiaAI. Its quite possible this could be the 6-lead system it said it is working on. The company’s current product range only has a single lead ECG. A more accurate ECG monitor would separate AliveCor’s products from the competition such as the Apple Series 4 watch.

If you’re interested in Omron Complete, the company said it will start taking pre-orders on April 15th via its US website. The device will set you back $199. Retail availability will expand to Amazon beginning May 1st.

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