OMRON blood pressure monitors receive award from Stiftung Warentest (German product testing foundation)

September 5, 2020, Mannheim, Germany - Stiftung Warentest subjected 17 blood pressure monitors from various manufacturers to a detailed test for its 09/2020 issue. The OMRON RS7 Intelli IT wrist blood pressure monitor was the test winner within the category wrist blood pressure monitors, and the only one rated as “Good”.

What impressed the testers, among other things, is the silent measurement. Tester were particularly happy with the OMRON connect app, which makes keeping a blood pressure diary via Bluetooth secure and easy. By the way: An OMRON wrist blood pressure monitor was also a test winner in the 2016 and 2018 tests. The upper arm blood pressure monitor OMRON X3 Comfort received the rating ‘Good’. The device received the best ratings in the categories handling and susceptibility to faults and was the only device among the upper arm blood pressure monitors to pass drop testing with the rating ‘Very Good’.

OMRON RS7 Intelli IT – the compact test winner: silent and smart. The OMRON connect app provide a secure and easy way to digitally store your blood pressure data.

The OMRON RS7 Intelli IT was the only one of seven wrist blood pressure monitors to receive the rating ‘Good’. In addition to its silent operation, the testers praised the positioning sensor, which shows the user whether the device is correctly held at heart height. Testers were particularly impressed that the device can be linked to a smartphone, making it very simple to keep a blood pressure diary. Stiftung Warentest also tested the OMRON connect App with good results. The data remained protected when being sent and can be saved and shown as a curve progression.

OMRON's RS7 Intelli IT wrist blood pressure monitor is a compact, easy-to-use device for home monitoring. It takes measurements absolutely silently and, with its innovative, flat design, is ideally suitable for measurements on the go. If the blood pressure exceeds the recommended values, this is indicated by an icon on the display, the cuff wrapping guide confirms the correct fit. Thanks to IntellisenseTM technology, the measurement is particularly gentle and fast. The device also detects body movements during the measurement in order to prevent measurement errors. It has a memory capacity of 100 measurements for two users each and is also clinically validated for use in an obese population. Digitally tracking blood pressure data is simple and secure thanks to the OMRON connect app, plus the data is also protected when being sent via Bluetooth.

OMRON X3 Comfort – the reliable all-rounder with the unique Intelli Wrap cuff

Stiftung Warentest awarded the OMRON X3 Comfort top ratings in the areas of handling and susceptibility to faults. It was the only device to pass the drop test for upper arm blood pressure monitors with the rating ‘Very Good’. The testers of Stiftung Warentest particularly highlighted the special cuff, which – unlike most devices – comes preformed. This innovative Intelli Wrap cuff has an bigger measuring zone which, unlike conventional models, completely surrounds the upper arm. This allows accurate measurements in any position around the upper arm1. The cuff is easy to apply with one hand, flexible for arm circumferences from 22 to 42 cm and offers a comfortable fit. The OMRON X3 Comfort has a cuff wrapping guide to signal whether it has been correctly fitted. The device also detects irregular heartbeats, a risk factor for strokes, as well as body movement during the measurement and offers memory capacity for 60 measurements for two users. Moreover, the OMRON X3 Comfort has been awarded the test seal for accuracy from the Deutsche Hochdruckliga (German Hypertension society) and is clinically validated for pregnant women and diabetics (type II).

Test of the Stiftung Warentest

Stiftung Warentest has thoroughly tested 17 blood pressure monitors from various manufacturers. The foundation examined both upper arm and wrist blood pressure monitors.

All devices were evaluated with regards to accuracy, handling, susceptibility to faults, technical equipment and price-performance ratio. Medical professionals measured the blood pressure of 16 men and 16 women during the test. Each device was used six times by each test person. A calibrated professional reference measurement was set-up to control the results. The test was published in issue 09/2020.

About OMRON Healthcare

OMRON Healthcare is committed to providing people with a freer and more fulfilling life without compromise. In this context the company is a global leader in clinically validated, innovative medical devices for monitoring and treating health complaints.

For 85 years now, OMRON Healthcare has been striving to provide people with a better life and contribute towards building a healthier society. To realize this undertaking, the company develops innovative products which support people in more than 117 countries in preventing health complaints, or treating existing complaints and living with them in a better way - both at home and in the scope of clinic appointments.

OMRON Healthcare is the worldwide number 1 in the area of digital blood pressure measuring devices, with more than 200 million units sold. Inhalation devices for respiratory treatment also represent an important segment with 30 million devices sold. Other core product categories of the company are low-frequency pain therapy devices, body analysis devices and electronic thermometers.

OMRON Healthcare Group is headquartered in Kyoto, Japan. OMRON Healthcare Europe B.V. is the Healthcare Division for Europe, Russia, the Middle East and Africa. Branch services are used by customers in more than 74 countries.

1 Bilo G. et al., Hypertens Res. June 2017, 40 (6): 573-580
*The reference product OMRON X3 Comfort with the same construction as the evaluation criteria was tested