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Omrom Blood Pressure Monitors - Why Are They So Popular?

Omron blood pressure monitorOmron dominates the global market for home blood pressure monitors, against heavy competition from electronics giants such as Panasonic and Samsung. In the US its market share is said to be around 65%. What makes the company's products so popular?

Clearly their reputation for quality and reliability is the key. Thus, an article in the Clinical Diabetes journal said:

A recent Consumer Reports article tested 16 of the top-selling home monitors. The number one recommended automatic inflation monitor was the Omron Intellisense HEM-711AC, which can detect irregular heartbeats in addition to accurate blood pressure. The Intellisense monitors have incorporated design technology known as "fuzzy logic," which is potentially capable of calculating an anticipated systolic blood pressure so as to keep over-inflation of the cuff to a minimum. This feature has reduced the level of discomfort often associated with high cuff pressures and is now integrated by most manufacturers.

In May 2005, Choice magazine, the Australian equivalent of Consumer Reports, published its own report on the testing of 18 home blood pressure monitors, including four from Omron. The Omron models comprised four of the magazine's top eight units, and three of the six "What to Buy" recommendations.

In late-2009, models from Omron made up most of the ten best-selling blood pressure monitors at

According to the company:

As the world’s leading manufacturer of blood pressure monitors for home use, we have some of the most recognized brands on the market, one of which is Omron's lntelliSense blood pressure monitor. Clinically proven accurate, IntelliSense technology makes monitoring easy and offers personalized inflation for maximum comfort.

...In Japan, promoting preventive medicine has been employed as one of the national policies to control medical costs. Under the guidance of national and local government authorities, efforts to address lifestyle-related disease prevention are being accelerated. Also, as societies become aging and the number of patients with lifestyle-related diseases increases, primarily in advanced countries, we expect demand for our healthcare and medical equipment continuously to expand.

Moreover, the idea has acquired general consensus among medical professionals that sharing bio-information measured at home leads effective and efficient medical treatment and supervision. Given these circumstances and views, [Omron's healthcare business] is improving its line-up of equipment useful for preventing lifestyle-related diseases, especially its “Cardiovascular Indices Monitoring Systems” designed to measure blood pressure and stiffness of arteries, while focusing the development of “Healthcare at Home” products which measure daily bio-information at home to be utilized for preventive medicine.

* See the Newest Products and Get the Latest Prices on Omron Blood Pressure Monitors.  

See also my report Guide to Buying the Best Home Blood Pressure Monitor.

And for the latest information, and to see what other customers are buying, check out the following best-seller lists (which are updated hourly):

* Best-Sellers in Blood Pressure Monitors

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* Best-Sellers in Arm Blood Pressure Monitors

* Best-Sellers in Wrist Blood Pressure Monitors

* Best-Sellers in Manual Blood Pressure Monitors

October 6th, 2009


See Also:

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Mark of Fitness MF-81 Wrist Blood Pressure Monitor
Omron Elite 7300W Women's Home Blood Pressure Monitor
Omron HEM-432 Manual Blood Pressure Monitor
Omron HEM-711AC Automatic Blood Pressure Monitor
Omron HEM-711DLX Automatic Blood Pressure Monitor
Omron HEM-712C Automatic Blood Pressure Monitor
Omron HEM-773AC Automatic Blood Pressure Monitor
Omron HEM-780 Auto-Inflate Blood Pressure Monitor
Omron HEM-790IT Automatic Blood Pressure Monitor
Omron Wrist Blood Pressure Monitors
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Panasonic EW3111W Precise Logic Upper Arm Blood Pressure Monitor
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