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Panasonic EW3111W Precise Logic Upper Arm Blood Pressure Monitor

Panasonic blood pressure monitorPanasonic of Japan, one of the world’s largest consumer electronics companies, is also a prominent manufacturer of a wide range of personal healthcare products. The Panasonic range of blood pressure monitors are among the most popular on the market.

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 on the US Pharmacist website (no longer online). It says:

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.34 Other popular device manufacturers include A&D Medical/LifeSource, Lumiscope, Mark of Fitness, Panasonic, and Samsung. All are producing high-quality, clinically tested monitors.

Amazon.com has some consumer reviews of the Panasonic EW3111W. Here’s one:

Like so many other reviewers, I'd have to say that the measurements correlate fairly well with the readings by my local doctor's office. A couple of things to remember:

You have to align the arm band correctly to get an accurate reading. The unit only goes up to 150 on the pressure scale while inflating, other units are adjustable between 140-160-180. It's a comfort thing, 150 is fine for me.

Panasonic does a good job with this technology.

And another:

My normally stable blood pressure for some reason shot up and I was put on medicine and told to watch it. I needed a blood pressure meter. I checked the ratings on Amazon and found this one which seemed to have the most favorable ratings. I wasn't disappointed when it came.

It's easy to use. Just push a big yellow button. My previous one from years ago got more error readings than it gave correct ones. This one has had only one in two months. You can use it on either arm. This is nice because I can check it's accuracy that way. I brought it to my doctors office and compaired with a manual reading and it was correct. There are two other big save buttons for saving readings. So two people can save their results.

What about the but. While on the phone with my doctor he wanted some of my past readings and I could go back thorugh those I saved but there is no date or time stamp. After a while it gets hard to remember if 17 was Tuesday morning or Monday night. To complicate matters it doesn't save it unless you push one of the save buttons. So you can't tell if you forgot to save a reading.

I found this meter to be simple and accurate but if you really want to monitor your pressure you still need paper and pencil to use this unit.

* Get the Latest Price on the Panasonic EW3111W Precise Logic Upper Arm 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 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

February 21st, 2006

 

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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

Articles
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
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