Large Digital LCD Display
Omron Healthcare, Inc., is the world's leading manufacturer and distributor of blood pressure monitors for home use. Omron's clinically proven accurate digital blood pressure monitors are the #1 brand of blood pressure monitors recommended by pharmacists in the U.S. Omron digital blood pressure monitors use the oscillometric method of blood pressure measurement. This means the monitor detects your blood’s movement through your brachial artery and converts the movements into a digital reading. An oscillometric monitor does not need a stethoscope so the monitor is simple to use.
Clinical research has proven a direct relationship between blood pressure in the wrist and blood pressure in the arm. Changes in wrist blood pressure reflect changes in arm blood pressure because the arteries in the wrist and the arm are close to each other. Frequently measuring the blood pressure in your wrist will provide your physician with an accurate indication of changes in your blood pressure.
- Automatic operation monitors the heart rate and inflates the blood pressure cuff to the ideal inflation level with the push of a button and then gradually deflates until a complete reading is determined and displayed on the large LCD screen.
- Clinical research has proven a direct relationship between blood pressure in the wrist and in the arm.
- Provides more convenient and consistent results than manual blood pressure units.
- Wrist Cuff is pre-formed for a quick and proper fit for wrist sizes of 5.25" to 8.5".
- IntelliSense® technology helps ensure accurate and comfortable readings.
- Simple, Silent, 1-Touch Automatic Operation.
- Independently Validated for Accuracy by the Association for the Advancement of Medical Instruments and the European Society of Hypertension.
- Advanced Averaging takes individual readings and automatically displays the average of the last 3 readings taken within 10 minutes of each other.
- Single User Storage Capacity - 60 Total Memory readings with Date and Time Stamp.
- Batteries and carrying/storage case included.
- Pressure Accuracy: 3mmHg or 2% of reading.
- Pulse Accuracy: 5% of reading.
- Main Unit Dimensions: 3"l x 1.75"w x 2.25"h.
- Power Source: 2 "AAA" batteries.
- Battery Life: 300 uses.
- Main Unit Weight: 4.2 ounces.
- Warranty: 5 years.
- Note: Shipments to Alaska, Hawaii, Puerto Rico, US Virgin Islands and Canada are not available. Please do not order this product from these locations.
Digital Display and Product Features
Systolic Blood Pressure - display of the blood pressure when the heart contracts during a beat.
Diastolic Blood Pressure - display of the blood pressure when the heart relaxes between beats.
Pulse Display - displays the number of beats per minute of the heart.
Heartbeat Symbol - flashes on display during measurement at every heartbeat.
Average Value Symbol - most recent reading displayed when you press the memory button.
Memory Symbol - displays when Memory Function is selected.
Beep Symbol - displays to indicate if Beep sound setting is set to on/off. Unit will beep in rhythm with heart beat if set to "on".
Deflation Symbol - displays during the cuff deflation period.
Low Battery Indicator - indicates when it is time to replace the batteries.
Date, Time Display - once the unit is programmed with current date and time, the information is displayed.
How It Works
The Omron HEM 629 Wrist Blood Pressure Monitor inflates the arm cuff automatically to the proper inflation level while monitoring the heart rate. Once fully inflated, the unit slowly deflates the wrist cuff until it first determines the Systolic pressure, then deflates further to determine the Diastolic pressure and then deflates completely and displays the results. The cuff adjusts for wrist sizes of 5.25'' to 8.5".
Step One - install batteries and set the Date and Time, according to the instructions.
Step Two - secure cuff on left wrist and align monitor with thumb. Place cuff 1/2" away from the wrist bone.
Step Three - turn unit on and take measurement by pressing the start/stop button. Hold left elbow and arm against body and elevate cuffed wrist to heart level. The cuff will tighten and inflate automatically. Hold still until cuff deflates and the results are displayed.
Omron HEM 629 automatic blood pressure monitor with IntelliSense™ has advanced technology for Optimum Inflation Level Setting (OILS). It inflates the cuff to the ideal level with each use and Electronic Deflation Control (EDC) deflates the cuff at the optimal speed to allow shorter times between measurements. This provides for maximum comfort and accuracy in operation.
The monitor calculates an average reading based on the values of the three most recent measurements that were taken within 10 minutes of the most recent reading.
Everytime you complete a measurement, the monitor stores the blood pressure and pulse rate in memory. The Blood Pressure Monitor automatically stores up to 60 measurement values. When 60 sets of measurement values are stored in the memory, the oldest record is deleted to save a new measurement value.
Validated for Accuracy
The most important feature of Omron blood pressure monitors is that they consistently provide accurate results. This is why every Omron blood pressure model has been tested, evaluated and proven to meet the rigorous safety and accuracy standards set by independent organizations.
Validation Standards & Testing for Home Blood Pressure Monitors
Omron® home blood pressure monitors are tested according to the protocols of the Association for the Advancement of Medical Instruments (AAMI), European Society of Hypertension (ESH) and British Hypertension Society (BHS), and meet the criteria of these protocols.
The Model HEM 629 has been Clinically Validated to meet the criteria and protocols of the AAMI and ESH organizations.
The Hazards of High Blood Pressure
High blood pressure (hypertension) increases the workload of your heart and arteries in order to maintain the body's necessary blood flow. Your heart has to pump harder and your arteries have to carry blood that is under greater pressure when you have high blood pressure. Sustained high blood pressure results in your heart and arteries not working as well as they could. Serious health problems, such as stroke, congestive heart failure and heart attack, could also develop as a result of high blood pressure. The risk of having such health problems is greatly increased if, in addition to being hypertensive, you are obese and or sedentary, you smoke or if you have high cholesterol or diabetes. High blood pressure affects more than just your heart and arteries. Other body organs including the eyes, brain and kidneys can also be affected by high blood pressure. It is important to know that some over the counter medications, primarily cold and flu products that contain a decongestant can raise your blood pressure. Decongestants have also been known to interfere with the efficacy of blood pressure medications. Always check with your doctor before taking any over-the-counter medications.
Frequently Asked Questions
Q. What Is Blood Pressure?
A. In the most basic sense, blood pressure is a way of measuring how much force is being exerted on the walls of your blood vessels (artery) as blood flows through them. Systolic is the pressure exerted as your heart contracts or beats. This is measured as your heart sends a surge of blood through the vessels. A reading of less than120 mm Hg is considered normal. Diastolic is the pressure exerted when your heart relaxes in between heartbeats in the arteries. A reading of less than 80 mm Hg is considered normal.
According to American Heart Association, blood pressure should normally be less than 120/80 mm Hg for an adult. Blood pressure that stays between 120-139/80-89 is considered prehypertension and above this level (140/90 mm Hg or higher) is considered high (hypertension).
*Your doctor should evaluate unusually low readings.
Q. How do I compare the readings on my blood pressure monitor with my doctors readings?
A. When using your unit at home your readings may be lower due to a more relaxed environment. If you want to compare the readings from the measurements taken with your home unit to the readings taken with the device used by your healthcare provider please follow this direction; use the Omron blood pressure monitor to take the first measurement followed by the unit used in the healthcare provider's office. It is necessary to use the digital unit first because of the different methods used in the devices. The Omron Home Blood Pressure Monitor measures the vibration or movement of blood through your arteries and converts the movement to a digital reading (Oscillometric Method). A doctor listens for sound using a stethoscope and gauge (Ascultation). The artery is constricted during the measurement. Constricting the artery and not allowing the artery to return to its condition prior to the measurement may cause incorrect measurement values when using the digital device.
Q. Why do my blood pressure readings seem to vary?
A. There are several reasons why you may have inconsistent readings. Many factors exist that can cause a variation in blood pressure measurement values, for example, recent activities or even the time of day can alter the reading. Additionally, the user's technique is very important for reliable measurement results. Listed below are some of the common reasons you may get an inconsistent or inaccurate reading:
Before Taking a Measurement - Avoid eating, drinking alcohol, smoking, exercising, and bathing for 30 minutes and rest for 15 before starting the measurement. Avoid taking a measurement during stressful times. Take the measurement in a quiet place.
Body Position - Sit in a chair with your feet flat on the floor. Rest your arm on a table with your palm facing upward. The cuff should be level with your heart. Do not talk or move during the measurement.
Q. Why should I monitor my blood pressure at home?
A. Many healthcare providers strongly recommend home blood pressure monitoring. Home blood pressure monitoring is one of the best methods of trending a person's blood pressure in their own environment. In some people blood pressure rises above its usual level when it is measured in a doctor's office or clinical setting. This condition is called white coat hypertension. It is estimated one out of every five people have this condition. When this condition is suspected, the doctor may suggest blood pressure be monitored away from the office. Home Blood Pressure monitoring provides valuable information to the doctor.
Q. Why can the measurement values differ when measurements are taken on the right and left arm?
A. Blood pressure measurement values vary from the left arm to the right arm. The average is generally within 10mmHg (millimeters of Mercury) for most individuals. The user should consult a doctor before using the right arm to take a measurement. The doctor can assist the user in determining their measurement values for the right arm.
The cuff is designed mainly for use on the left arm. All validation testing is done on the left arm for the general population.
Q. How is my blood pressure measured using a digital monitor?
A. Digital monitors measure blood pressure oscillometrically rather than by auscultation. In auscultation, stethoscopes are used to take blood pressure blood pressure by listening for the Korotkoff sounds which correspond to systolic and diastolic pressures. Oscillometric technology measures the vibration of blood traveling through the arteries and converts the movement into digital readings.
Omron digital blood pressure monitors use the oscillometric method of blood pressure measurement. An oscillometric monitor does not need a stethoscope so the monitor is simple to use.
Q. What is the accuracy of Omron Blood Pressure Monitors?
A. All Omron blood pressure monitors are clinically proven accurate. Pressure: +/- 3 mmHg or 2% of reading, Pulse: +/- 5% of reading. This meets or exceeds the AAMI (Assoc. for the Advancement of Medical Instrumentation) standards.
Q. Can I file an insurance claim for the purchase of my Blood Pressure Monitor?
A. Consumers should contact their individual insurance company to determine whether the purchase of a blood pressure monitor is covered by their insurance company.