Great Health Monitor
My extras coverage through Defence Health should pay for this - still to submit. A confirmation letter from doctor re high blood pressure may be required - best to get this first. Capital Chemist staff were very helpful in choosing and explaining.
Purchased in February 2020 at Capital Chemist for $179.00.
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Top of the range
My extras coverage through Medibank and a confirmation letter from my doctor re high blood pressure got a choice of blood pressure monitors up to $200 with no out of pocket expenses. I went for this model because it has a sturdy case, making travelling with the monitor convenient. It has a contoured sleeve enabling foolproof application to the arm. Memory Function stores 90 sets and also has a guest mode. Easy to follow instruction booklet. AC Adapter is optional. Warranty pamphlet with easy instructions should there be a problem with the machine.
Purchased in December 2019 for $179.00.
Easy Fit Cuff - Very Accurate readings
As a health practitioner I've been using Omron for years due to being the only electronic blood pressure monitors that give consistently accurate results.
Purchased this one to replace an older model for home use - same great accurate readings with the benefits of a memory function for past readings & the easy-fit pre-molded cuff is awesome.
The standard cuffs from Omron are way too small for any mans arm and they're very hard to fit accurately - these pre-molded cuffs are large enough to fit most mens arms (except body-builders) and stay...put whilst being super comfortable and easy to fit. Just remember that you have to either have your unit serviced every 2 years by Omron to maintain accuracy (they have to be recalibrated) or you simply throw your old 2 year unit out and buy a new one (do not rely on results from a 2+ year old unit as it will not be accurate at all).
Questions & Answers
Whats the rang in percentage of these monitors being different to doctors. Mine is about 13 percent above with 2 of there’s ,on two visits .
This will give the exact same results as the commercial version the gp uses, the only difference is the version some health practitioners use has the ability to adjust the range of readings.
Blood pressure (both systolic and diastolic) is highly variable - your reading will be different from home to the gp surgery.
Also to remember that all Omron blood pressure monitors must be recalibrated every 2 years or alternatively thrown out and purchase a new one in order for results to be accurate.
Contact Omron to have it recalibrated if it’s over 2 years old.
I brought a new Omron to replace my old one about 12 weeks ago and took it with me to the Doctors back then and again yesterday. Yesterday it was checked again and was 13 percent different against 2 different types of there’s . Both of there machines gave close readings and mine about 13 percent higher. When I purchased this one it didn’t match the Drs , side by side at the clinic but was very high in difference. I didn’t work out percentage difference. My old Omron was about 30 odd percent higher, that’s why I got a new one . Cheers Mark.
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