Omron has delivered a complete redesign for many of its popular connected blood pressure monitors. A total of seven new devices have been announced including five that work from the upper arm and two from the wrist.
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The devices now offer improved accuracy, sleeker designs, larger displays and better connectivity with the Omron Connect smartphone app. Blood pressure monitors that have benefitted from the upgrade include: 10 Series, Series, 5 Series and 3 Series Upper Arm Blood Pressure Monitors; along with 7 Series and 3 Series Wrist Blood Pressure Monitors.
Some of these were long overdue for an update. For example while Omron 10 worked flawlessly, it came with a bulky, clunky-looking design before this latest update. It now features a horizontal dual display, and stores up to 200 readings for up to 2 users. You can, of course, sync via Bluetooth to the accompanying Omron Connect app on iOS and Android devices which allows for unlimited number of readings. Other features that are part of the refresh include a backlit display, alerts if the readings our outside the new AHA and ACC guidelines, advanced averaging and more.
Omron is one of the most established brands on the home BPM market today. Their devices are consistently ranked as the USA’s most trusted home BPM suppliers and in terms of world sales they have sold over 100 million blood pressure units.
Our favourite Omron blood pressure monitor is the Evolv. It provides you with a complete view of your blood pressure with systolic, diastolic and pulse readings. It also detects the appearance of irregular heartbeats during measurement and gives a warning signal with readings. In our hands-on review we found the device is simple to use and works seamlessly – exactly what you want from a blood pressure monitor.
Earlier this year, the company announced Omron Complete, its first blood pressure monitor with EKG capability. The company developed Complete in partnership with AliveCor. As its name implies, the novelty are the EKG measures. These can be obtained by touching electrodes located on the top face and both sides of the monitor.
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