Omron BP786N and BP785N - 10 Series Review
Comparison table for Omron BP786N, BP786, BP785N and BP785
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Differences among BP786N, BP786, BP785N, BP785 and BP791IT
BP786N vs BP786
The features and quality of both the product are same. Manufacturer updated few technical components and thus introduced BP786 with a new name: BP786N.
BP785N vs BP786N
BP786N supports Bluetooth for data transfer, and BP785N does not, all other features are same.
BP785N vs BP785
BP785N is the newer model of BP785.
BP785 vs BP791IT
Both are the old discontinued models.
BP791IT supports data transfer using Microsoft Vault, and BP785 does not allow transfer other than that all other features are same.
Omron 10 Series BP786N and BP785N models are clinically proven accurate. Few users compared the readings with the professional sphygmomanometer by taking readings back to back. The readings from 10 series monitors were very close to professional readings.
It is still a home-based blood pressure monitor and not a professional one, thus occasionally you should visit your doctor for the checkup. You can take your monitor with you and compare the readings. Such exercise will validate that your device is working fine and gives accurate readings.
The monitor has following features to ensure accurate readings:
- Tru Read: Automatically takes three readings consecutively in short intervals and provide (display) the average. It follows the guidelines established by the American Health Association. The interval between the 3 readings can be adjusted from 15s – 120s. The feature is optional and if you want to turn it off you have an option.
You might have heard many people complaining about the accuracy of the home-based digital blood pressure monitor. The primary reason is the fitting of the cuff. If the cuff size is not appropriate, i.e., it is loose or too tight or not placed properly, then the readings will be unreliable. Omron has gone an extra mile to rectify cuff size issue. Omron 10 Series Blood Pressure monitors come with a comFit cuff that can fit standard to large arms (9” to 17”). The cuff inflates around the entire arm to minimize incorrect cuff positioning.
In case you need other size cuff they can be purchased separately as accessories.
Ease of Use:
Monitor have many built-in features:
- Large Display: The digits are extra large and the monitor have backlight which makes the readings more readable.
- BP Level Bar: It gives an indication of how your readings are compared to standard blood pressure readings. It’s useful as you don’t need to remember the normal levels. Green indicates the “normal level” and orange indicates “hypertension”.
- Multi User with Large Memory: Device supports 2 users. It has 200 memory storage capacity, 100 for each user with time and date stamp. With a touch of a button, you can view the last 100 readings.
- AM/PM Averaging Option: It provides eight-week history of your weekly morning and evening averages, with a click of a button.
- Irregular Heartbeat Detector: The monitor detects the fluctuations in the heartbeat while measuring the blood pressure.
- Data Transfer: BP786N supports wireless data transfer using Bluetooth. It has apps (Omron Wellness) for both Android and iOS. Transfer features are still evolving so you can expect some rough edges. Compared to BP786N, Withings is pretty good on the app front and integrates well with other apps.
Note: BP785N doesn’t support data transfer.
How to pair Omron BP786N or BP786 with your phone:
Value for Money:
The cost is little on the higher side compared to other home-based blood pressure monitors. However, you get what you pay. Be assured that you are getting an excellent product.
It requires 4 AA batteries (Not Included) or an AC adaptor (Included) that can be plugged into the wall and ready to use when required. It can be used for both 120V and 220V. Thus, the device is compatible with most of the countries. The exact specification of the adapter as per the User Manual: (INPUT AC100-240V 50/60Hz 0.12A).
If you run on AC adaptor and the power is turned down, you may lose time and date settings (Past measurements won’t be deleted). Batteries run pretty long and can sustain around 1000 measurements.
My take on this is that the adaptor is just an added advantage in case you run out of batteries, however primarily you would want to use the device on batteries.
5 Years limited warranty
Standard box contains:
- 1 Omron BP785N or BP786N 10 Series Blood Pressure Monitor
- 1 ComFit Cuff (fits arms 9” to 17” in circumference)
- 1 Instruction Manual in English and Spanish
- 1 Quick Start Guide
- 1 AC Adaptor (Also operates on 4 AA Batteries not included)
You can’t go wrong with this device. It is accurate, rich in features and looks great. If you are looking for a budget with similar reliability, but less number of features then Omron BP761N or BP760N would be a good choice.
Overall, this device is good value for money and an excellent choice for a home.