Diagnostic supplies: Blood Pressure Monitor 3 Series Wrist

blood pressure monitorDiagnostic supplies seldom are as lightweight, portable and convenient as the 3 Series Wrist Blood Pressure Monitor. The expression goes ‘wearing one’s heart in one’s sleeve,’ but with this device you can almost literally wear your heart on your wrist.


·         Irregular Heartbeat Detector.

·         Advanced Averaging.

·         BP Level Bar.

·         Storage case.

·         Simple design.

·         Portable.

·         Memory Storage: 60.

·         Cuff: Wrist 5.25-8.5 inches.

·         Power source: 2 AAA batteries.


This blood pressure monitor has several positive traits, not being the least of which the fact that it allows you to check your blood pressure at all times, wherever you may be. Additionally, it averages the last three readings taken over a period of 10 minutes, alerts the wearer when and if it detects an abnormal heartbeat, and memorizes up to 60 measurements.


The major caveat regarding this product has to do not with the device itself but with how it might be used – or rather, misused. That is to say, self-diagnosis and treatment using measured results may be dangerous. Therefore, users must follow the instructions of their primary care providers, especially as it pertains to prescription medication – which should not be adjusted based on measurement results obtained from diagnostic supplies.


·         Read the entire instruction manual as well as any other literature in the box before using the device.

·         This unit is intended for use in measuring blood pressure and pulse rate in adults; do not use this device on infants or persons who cannot express their intentions.

·         Use the device only for its intended purpose.

·         Do not use a cell phone near the device as it may result in an operational failure.

·         Use only Omron authorized parts and accessories.

·         Use only 1.5 V “AAA” alkaline batteries.

·         Do not subject the unit to strong shocks.

·         Do not immerse the device or any of the components in water.

·         Store the device and the components in a clean, safe location.

For a dependable measurement:

·         Do not eat, drink alcohol, smoke, exercise, or bathe for 30 minutes before taking a measurement.

·         Rest for at least 15 minutes before taking a measurement.

·         Do not take measurements while stressed.

·         Take measurements in a quiet place.

·         Keep the unit at heart level during measurements.

·         Keep still during measurements.

·         Allow 2 or 3 minutes between measurements to give arteries time to return to the condition they were in before taking the measurement.

·         Keep a log of your measurements for your doctor to review.

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