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Omron HEM-712C Automatic Blood Pressure Monitor

Omron HEM-712C blood pressure monitorOmron's HEM-712C automatic blood pressure monitor is a slightly modified version of the top-selling HEM-711AC, lacking the latter's AC adaptor and cuff storage and with a smaller memory.

According to the Omron website:

Taking your blood pressure is easy with this fully automatic monitor. Simply wrap the cuff around your arm and press START. In seconds, your blood pressure and pulse readings are shown on the digital display.

The HEM-712C has been tested, evaluated and proven to meet the rigorous safety and accuracy standards set by independent organizations.

The Omron HEM-712C was also rated as the #2 blood pressure monitor by the top independent product-testing laboratory in the U.S.

Automatic blood pressure monitors are affordable, accurate and simple to use. This monitor automatically inflates with the push of a button. And only Omron blood pressure monitors have IntelliSense technology to automatically determine the correct amount of pressure required to quickly and comfortably measure your blood pressure reading. The result is accurate measurements every time.

In June 2003, Consumer Reports magazine featured the result of tests on blood pressure monitors. The report is for subscribers only, but in 2004 the Pharmacist's Letter/Prescriber's Letter published a three-page newssheet "Home Blood Pressure Monitors", for doctors to give to their patients. It included a comparison table of leading models. It said that, among the automatic upper arm wrist units, the Omron HEM-712C was one of those "rated most highly by Consumer Reports".

Unfortunately it is otherwise not easy to find independent reviews of products such as blood pressure monitors. Probably the best source comes from the user reviews at sales site like Though hardly scientific, these reviews give some excellent insight into how the product actually works in a real-life home environment.

By late-2009 more than 180 purchasers had reviewed the HEM-712C at, with an average rating of four-and-a-half stars (out of five). Here are three reviews:

* My doctor recommended I purchase this product and was asked to bring it in to establish its accuracy. He tested it and it passed with flying colors! It was extremely accurate when compared to his office blood pressure unit. I highly recommend this product.

* I have used the Omron HEM-712C Automatic Blood Pressure Monitor for over a month. At first the readings were so inconsistent I thought the unit was faulty. After about a week of use the range of readings got smaller. I believe that having a consistent position of your body and arm plus an accurate positioning of the cuff leads to more consistent results.

* This is a nice compact unit that as far as I am concerned gives a fairly accurate reading. Follow the simple directions and make sure you put the cuff on with the "arrow" facing down your arm and facing up and voila!, blood pressure taken. The unit stores readings, highs and lows, and comes in handy when doing comparisons based on daily or bi-daily exercise routines or for monitoring health issues. I think the only drawback of the unit would be the size of the cuff, it comes with a standard arm size cuff. I would have liked to have seen it just a hair or two bigger as my arm runs 19.25 inches around on the right and my left is 18.75 inches. Other than ordering a larger cuff though I have no complaints. I hope this helps somewhat on your purchasing decision, there are many out there and at a higher price and cheaper ones too, this one just seems to fit the bill for me.

(Note that you can also find some reviews of Omron blood pressure monitors at a new website.)

* Get the Latest Price on the Omron HEM-712C Automatic Blood Pressure Monitor.

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

* 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

October 8th, 2009


See Also:

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LifeSource UB-328 Wrist Auto Inflate Blood Pressure Monitor
Lumiscope Blood Pressure Monitors
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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
Panasonic Blood Pressure Monitors
Panasonic EW3111W Precise Logic Upper Arm Blood Pressure Monitor
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