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ran23

Blood Pressure Meter needed

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ran23

The cheaper Kroger meter, about $20-25, last a year or so.Usually the cuff fails.       I understand Omron is a good selection.  the basic 3 series? 

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janice21475

I have an Omron (BP742). It is recommendable. Takes a licking and keeps on tickin' - Have had it for at least 10 years. Works fine. Has a 'memory' function and you can store readings for two people. I use re-chargable Eneloop batteries and they last practically a year.

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buddy7

I have an Intelli-sense, ruddy awful to set up, not accurate, don't know why I bother. Planning to bin it for some time.

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ran23

With the Kroger units, the cuff goes first.  I have 2 units still here.  Really need to price the cuff. 

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dowling gram

I open mine enough to get my arm in and then close it so it's snug but not tight. I never open it completely

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janice21475

The cuff on my Omni is Heavy Duty Velcro. The unit is over 10 years old and still works and looks like new. I admit the cuff could use a scrubbing but I don't want to chance a soaking.

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buddy7

My daughter knew I was unhappy with my last BP monitor. So, the topic in question, she picked up this one for me, can't wait to try it out.

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janice21475

Looks nice and neat, Buddy. How did it work out? Nice to not have to be concerned about batteries, too. That is a good daughter but I am certain you know that. :)

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Hammer

The Panasonic model that I mentioned above uses a regular blood pressure cuff that you wrap around your arm and seals with velcro.  The batteries in this unit have lasted me for years, but I don't use the unit that often....maybe a few times a month.  I can tell when the batteries need changing because the unit, while still working, begins to work slower.  I keep forgetting to take the unit with me when I see my doctor so that I can compare my unit's readings against her readings.

 

I used to have a stethoscope and a sphygmomanometer to check my blood pressure (like what the doctor uses), but the tubing on the sphygmomanometer that ran from the blood pressure cuff to the pressure gauge, dry rotted, so I opted to get the Panasonic unit.

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ran23

Ok, strange thing already.  I put my old model batteries in this new one and only one bar and the battery meter.  OK.  I got a bunch of new Lithium's in and metered the old one---1.6v, yes lithium  The new ones?   also show one bar.   So I guess the battery meter part is worthless. 

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