http://www.gadgetspeak.com/review/Upper_Arm_Blood_Pressure_Monitor_Omron_E-880634.html

Upper Arm Blood Pressure Monitor Omron Evolv 

Some things I test are more appropriate than others and here a device that I use frequently as my blood pressure does tend to vary which according to a consultant at the local ‘older persons clinic’ is because my diabetes is not great.

OMRON EVOLV All In One Wireless Upper Arm Blood Pressure Monitor
click image to enlarge

While I was aware that when I tend to bend down to do something like tie my shoe laces I do know that on standing up things do swim around a bit.

The differences of your blood pressure are really shown by taking it sitting, standing and lying and while in all of us there will be a difference in those three scenarios having a device attached that can record the differences can be very helpful in determining any real problems.

This is an upper arm device that is totally contained, it runs on batteries and has no trailing wires and the total weight is 285grams.

The stiffened part easily makes a 20cm circle so unless someone has extremely large upper arms it will not be a problem. There is an 11x11cm grippy area on the 20cm long area beyond the measurement part that facilitates easy removal.

While you would not normally take measurements over clothing I tested it over shirt and sweater and got almost the same results as on a bare arm.

The white on black numerals are easy to read and stay on until you switch the unit off, it gives both the systolic and diastolic readings on one screen and this alternates with pulse and so there is no rush to write the figures down. If you forget to switch off it will turn off automatically after two minutes of inactivity.

All the measurements taken can be synced via Bluetooth to an App. But for those who do not use a SmartPhone you can still take readings manually using paper and pencil, noting what you were doing when the figure is vastly different will also be helpful for the medical professional.

When you visit your doctor you are always told to keep the lower arm still and while vigorous movement is not recommended there is a built in sensor to check and make allowances for any movement while you are taking a reading.

Also in the box are a zip up case to allow storage of the unit in a case for those who travel. The four ‘AAA’ batteries that fit in the rear of the cuff are also supplied.

Nine different user guides are supplied and yes one is in English. The App can be found at either the iOS or Android stores omronconnect.com/setup.

As I know varying blood pressure is a problem for me I tend to keep a regular check and here the App is ideal as it saves having to write down figures and the time of day being store in the App may also offer advice to a medical professional.

This is a well made product and it is easy to use. While a wrist operated unit may be easier to use your doctor will always take the reading from the upper arm.

The Omron Evolv is available from Amazon for £119.09.

Follow us on Twitter!!

add to del.icio.us Digg this review
StumbleUpon
Reddit

Reviews by related category

Have your say!

What's your experience of this product? Agree or disagree, or just have a question? Use the box below and let everyone know.

[ Add your comment | Watch this articleNew! ]

No comments on this article. Why don't you be the first?


Add Comment

Member of GadgetSpeak™?Not a member?

required but never displayed
 If you're asking a question - join GadgetSpeak first. Then you'll automatically receive an email when someone replies!
Rating for article:

Are you human?

Access code : 7292

 

Smiley Rating

Features1
Performance1
Value1
Ease of use1
Design1
OverallUpper Arm Blood Pressure Monitor Omron Evolv rated 76 out of 100

If you like this article then why not link to it from your site!

Use a text link, or download an image

 

Our current Free Prizedraw!!

Why join GadgetSpeak?

Well - there are lots of reasons to join, depending on you and your interests :

  • Member prize-draws
  • Real reviews - by real people
  • Membership is free
  • Email summary of the weeks reviews
  • Share your product feedback with others
  • Keep in touch with all that's new in gadgets
  • Full of great ideas as the Christmas deadline looms!

Convinced? Come along and join in the fun!

close

Invite friends and family to GadgetSpeak

Why not invite friends or family to join in the fun?

Help us make GadgetSpeak the place to come for free and impartial reviews of the latest gadgets!

Start inviting your friends along!