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Mark of Fitness Blood Pressure Monitors

Mark of Fitness blood pressure monitorMark of Fitness, a subsidiary of Japanese company Nihon Seimitsu Sokki, is a leading manufacturer of blood pressure monitors. Its wrist models are particularly popular, and the MF-81 and MF-83 (picture) are among the top-selling monitors in the US market.

The company's website carries an introduction to its models, along with an article on the basics of blood pressure. You can also find more detail (in English) at the Japanese parent company's website.

Unfortunately, it is seldom possible to find objective reviews of blood pressure monitors on the internet.

An excellent background resource is “Home Blood Pressure Monitoring: A Technology That Has Come of Age,” an article (no longer online) on the US Pharmacist website. It said:

The home blood pressure monitor market is flooded with a multitude of manufacturers offering closely competitive products. These products continue to change with respect to their complexity, variety of functions, and cost. Accuracy should be the primary goal for device selection. The number of products available to patients can understandably cause confusion and an opportunity for the pharmacist to provide knowledgeable information to the buyer.

Internet-based medical device retailers are another common venue for purchasing a monitor. Data gathered by Information Resources, Inc showed that at least 65% of the home blood pressure monitors in the US are sold by Omron Healthcare Corporation. Other popular device manufacturers include A&D Medical/LifeSource, Lumiscope, Mark of Fitness, Panasonic, and Samsung. All are producing high-quality, clinically tested monitors.

Otherwise, it is necessary to look to customer reviews at sales sites such as Amazon.com. Here is one for the MF-83:

I really like this product because it's compact and easy to use. Now that wouldn't be important if it didn't work properly, but it does, so I have everything in one small, easy-to-carry package. That's a valuable feature for one who's on the go as much as I am.

The greatest thing about this product is that it's ACCURATE; I always take it to the Dr's office with me and compare his results with the results of this dynamite little monitor.

I liked it so well, after I tried it, I went back and bought one for a friend who was recently diagnosed with high blood pressure.

Highly recommended, but I also recommend that you compare your results with your doctor's. After all, it's only a machine ... and like cars, you can always get a "lemon."

And another:

I bought this monitor because it was affordable and I thought it would be an easier and faster way to check my BP regularly. It is easy to use, but I got much different readings than the readings I got from my arm cuff, the Dr and several other sources. I returned it and will stick with what works for me.

* Learn about new models and get the latest prices on Mark of Fitness 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 Amazon.com best-seller lists (which are updated hourly):

* Best-Sellers in Blood Pressure Monitors

* Best-Sellers in Automatic Blood Pressure Monitors

* Best-Sellers in Arm Blood Pressure Monitors

* Best-Sellers in Wrist Blood Pressure Monitors

* Best-Sellers in Manual Blood Pressure Monitors

May 21st, 2007

 

See Also:

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LifeSource UA-767 Auto-Inflate Blood Pressure Monitor
LifeSource UB-328 Wrist Auto Inflate Blood Pressure Monitor
Lumiscope Blood Pressure Monitors
Mark of Fitness Blood Pressure Monitors
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
Panasonic Blood Pressure Monitors
Panasonic EW3111W Precise Logic Upper Arm Blood Pressure Monitor
Samsung Blood Pressure Monitors
WrisTech Blood Pressure Monitor

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Ambulatory Blood Pressure Monitors - An Introduction
Best Blood Pressure Monitors
Consumer Reports and Blood Pressure Monitors
Guide to Buying the Best Home Blood Pressure Monitor
Home Blood Pressure Monitors - Are They Accurate?
Home Blood Pressure Monitors – Selected Internet Resources
Manual Blood Pressure Monitors
Omron Blood Pressure Monitors - Why Are They So Popular?
Talking Blood Pressure Monitors
Technology Award for LifeSource Telemedicine Blood Pressure Monitors
Welch Allyn Blood Pressure Monitors
Wrist Blood Pressure Monitors - Should I Buy One?

 

 

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