Omron BP742N 5 Series Upper Arm Blood Pressure Monitor with Cuff that fits Standard and Large Arms

By | November 5, 2017
Omron BP742N 5 Series Upper Arm Blood Pressure Monitor with Cuff that fits Standard and Large Arms

The 5 Series home blood pressure monitor with Omron’s Advanced Accuracy helps ensure consistent, precise readings. This model is quick and easy and has a few more features than the 3 Series Upper Arm, like dual settings for two users, memory storage space for up to 100 readings and a wide range cuff that fits standard and large arms. When you trust your heart to Omron, you’ll be empowered by accuracy.

  • No. 1 doctor and pharmacist recommended brand and #1 selling Manufacturer of Blood Pressure Monitors for 40 years
  • Feel empowered by accuracy with technology that automatically displays the average of your last 3 readings taken within 10 minutes
  • Quickly see how your reading compares to normal home blood pressure levels with the BP Level Indicator
  • Alerts you instantly if an irregular heartbeat is detected while your blood pressure is being measured
  • Increased memory storage allows you to monitor and store the last 100 readings for more than one person

3 thoughts on “Omron BP742N 5 Series Upper Arm Blood Pressure Monitor with Cuff that fits Standard and Large Arms

  1. Frederick
    1,743 of 1,759 people found the following review helpful
    5.0 out of 5 stars
    I’m a physician, and this is the BP monitor I have at home, March 17, 2017
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    Frederick
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    As an anesthesiologist I check blood pressures all day long, so I definitely have some experience with blood pressure monitoring.

    There are a few important things to look for in an automatic BP monitor. First and foremost, it must be accurate. An inaccurate BP monitor is not just worthless, it’s dangerous. Second, the cuff needs to be the correct size for your arm (this is part of accuracy). Even the most expensive BP monitor will give inaccurate readings if the cuff is too large or small for your arm. Finally, it should be easy to use, even without assistance. If checking your BP is a cumbersome process or one that always requires another person’s help, you won’t do it as often.

    The 5 Series BP monitor by Omron hits all of these requirements:
    1) It is accurate, and better still, its readings are reproducible. I verified this by comparing the Omron’s readings with blood pressures I took manually.
    2) The D-ring cuff is appropriate for a very wide range of arm circumferences: from 9 to 17 inches (as measured midway between your elbow and your shoulder). (Omron does sell a smaller D-ring cuff for those with arms that are 7″ to 9″ in circumference.)
    3) The D-ring cuff is MUCH easier to use when you are by yourself than standard BP cuffs. You just slip you arm through the cuff and pull it tight.
    4) The numbers on the screen are large and very easy to read.

    To me this 5 Series BP monitor hits the sweet spot of having everything you need in a quality monitor while staying at a good price point. The 3 Series stores far fewer readings than the 5 Series (14 vs. 100), and when you get to the 7 Series and above you are paying for features that are not really “essential” (in my opinion, anyway!).

    A few tips for getting accurate readings from this monitor:
    – Keep your arm as still as possible while the monitor is taking a reading — movement can cause erroneous readings
    – Rest your arm on a horizontal surface
    – Make sure the tube coming from the cuff runs down the center of your arm (the inside of your elbow) because that is where the “bladder” of the cuff is. If this part of the cuff gets rotated around to the back of your arm, you won’t get good readings.
    – Don’t let the cuff slip down your arm; you don’t want it over your elbow. Not only could this affect your readings, but repeated measurements with the cuff over your elbow could cause injury to your ulnar nerve.

    Hope this helps!

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  2. KWK
    151 of 157 people found the following review helpful
    1.0 out of 5 stars
    Calibration Check Strongly Recommended, June 4, 2017
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    KWK

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    This review is from: Omron BP742N 5 Series Upper Arm Blood Pressure Monitor with Cuff that fits Standard and Large Arms (Health and Beauty)
    This unit had all of the fancy features right out-of-the-box that I could ever have wanted. Unfortunately, following the recommended usage closely (e.g., cuff diameter), professionally conducted BP comparisons between my newly received Omron BP742N and calibrated instruments consistently showed the Omron results for my systolic/diastolic blood pressures (and other people’s) to be approximately 20/10 mm Hg too high.

    Upon receipt of a new Omron, I would strongly recommend that Customers have their new unit professionally checked against accepted, calibrated standards. My results were definitely skewed too high, your results might be too low.

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  3. Hodges
    930 of 987 people found the following review helpful
    5.0 out of 5 stars
    Complete review of the Omron 5 series blood pressure monitor, November 12, 2015
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    Hodges (Aiken, South Carolina USA) –

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    I purchased this as I have had a recent spike in blood pressure around 152/90. As a younger male entering his thirties it was extremely alarming. I was placed on beta blockers to combat this which I did not agree with so I did not take. I have decided to combat this on my own. Enter the blood pressure monitor. The day I received the monitor I took it to my doctor and tested the accuracy of the meter against the high end equipment used in the professional setting. After two different readings the most error that was produced by the machine was 3. With confidence in the in the machine I have taken readings 3 times a day every day. The convenience of being able to do this (accurately) is explainable. Onto the device itself…

    Accuracy: this is explained above in detail so I will not elaborate more here on the accuracy of the blood pressure reading. The device will also show you your current pulse rate. I also wear a Fitbit which also tracks heart rate and each time I take a reading I have checked it with my Fitbit. Surprisingly both devices are wishing 1 BPM. No stars removed.

    Convienence: the device auto magically saves your previous readings for up to 2 people. This is a great feature. It has actually help motivate me cause I can track the progress of my steps in battling hypertension.

    Ease of use: placing the cuff is very simple and once the cuff is securely fitted to the arm a single button press is all it takes to get the reading.

    For a blood pressure monitor that has an easy to read and understand display in this price range it is hard to beat. I highly recommend this product to anyone that is needing to track their blood pressure. Thank you for reading my review and good luck in your battle with hyper or even hypo tension!!!

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