Omron BP785 Review
The Omron BP785 is the new kid on the block – it’s the updated version of the popular Omron Hem-780. Although it has a lot to live up to, it has all of the best features that made the Hem-780 so popular and some extra features to enhance accuracy and ease of measurements.
The Omron BP785 is an Upper Arm Blood Pressure Monitor which is the most popular type of fitting due to the accuracy of the readings. It is comprised of 2 separate parts – the Display Unit featuring a large Digital LCD screen and the Comfit Cuff which is fitted to the arm. The reason why the Upper Arm monitor is so accurate is because the measurement is taken is right above the Brachial artery, which is the arms major artery carrying blood away from the Heart.
Comfit Cuff and IntelliSense
The Comfit Cuff is exclusive to Omron. It is pre-formed cuff making it easy to fit without any assistance and it has various markings to ensure that it can be positioned correctly. It will fit a wide range of arm dimensions between 9 and 17 inches. IntelliSense technology built into the Omron BP785 controls the amount that the Cuff is inflated. This is set at the optimum level in order to give the best comfort and the most accurate measurements.
Should the Comfit Cuff get damaged a new one can be purchased as a standalone item.
The Display Unit provides a lot of data – the main readings are displayed as 135/65 are Systolic (taken at the highest pressure point when the heart is beating) and Diastolic (taken at the lowest pressure when the heart is at rest) the other important reading is Pulse rate.
The display unit is capable of many other measurements and alerts such as Irregular Heartbeat Detection ( 2 or more irregular Heart Rhythms within a measurement period) and Morning Hypertension (when the Blood Pressure is high for a period of time in the Morning)
NEW FUNCTIONS FOR THE Omron BP785
Although the Comfit Cuff is easy to fit, the Unit has a Cuff Wrap Guide Symbol that lets you know if the cuff is fitted incorrectly or not.
Also new is the fitting of Dual Sensors. When starting a reading, the dual sensors will check against each other to make sure there are no discrepancies. If there is a problem then the Calibration light will flash.
The Omron BP785 is capable of storing up to 100 measurements for each of 2 users. There is also a facility for Guest Users to take measurements without affecting these readings.
The unit calculates weekly Morning and Evening Averages and can store up to 8 weeks of these. These figures are used to calculate Morning Hypertension.
The Omron BP785 is based on the well proven Omron series of Blood Pressure Monitors, and with correct fitting of Comfit Cuff and the IntelliSense technology any reading made will be very accurate. The Omron takes this a step further with the TruRead averaging mode. In this mode 3 separate readings are taken and the Average of these readings are stored and displayed. In TruRead mode the 3 readings carried out automatically and can be set up with an adjustable period between each measurement. The options are 15 Secs, 30 Secs, 60 Secs or 120 Secs (the default is 60 Secs)
When you are ready to make a Truread Measurement, press START as normal and the Cuff will inflate. The readings are taken and the Cuff deflates, DO NOT MOVE – the display will show a countdown to the next reading, then the Cuff will reinflate. The next set of readings are taken and once again the Cuff deflates, DO NOT MOVE – wait for the countdown again – the Cuff will inflate for the last time. Once the readings are taken, the Cuff will deflate for the last time and the Average measurement will be displayed.
Omron BP785 Features
IntelliSense technology – Ensures the Cuff is inflated to the optimum level for comfort and reading accuracy.
Detects Morning Hypertension and Irregular Heartbeats
Comfit Cuff – Omrons exclusive design Cuff for ease of fitting and maximum comfort
Cuff Wrap Guide – lets you know if the Cuff is correctly fitted.
2 User Mode – allows 2 people to store up to 100 measurements each plus Guest readings
Dual Sensors – all readings are double checked for increased accuracy
TruRead Averaging Mode – automatically takes 3 consecutive readings and displays the average.
Powered by 4 x “AA” batteries or supplied AC Adaptor
When fitted with 4 new Alkaline “AA” batteries will give approx 500 measurements if used 6 times a day.
Limited 5 Year Warranty
If you are looking for a Home Blood Pressure Monitor that has the accuracy you would expect from a Doctors monitor then this unit is well worth taking a look at. This unit is an upgraded model based on one of the most successful Omron monitors, so along with all these advantages the Omron BP785 also incorporates several new enhancements to make it one of the best Blood Pressure Monitor available.