Updated 15 Aug 2017

Omron

HEM-7280T

Snapshot: The Omron HEM-7280T arm blood pressure monitor has a hypertension indicator and can store 200 readings. But how accurate is it?

HEM-7280T
Consumer score
SCORE
Avg price

$350

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Test results

Overall score
73
Accuracy
?/10
Ease of use
?/10

Good points

  • Good accuracy.
  • Very easy to use.
  • Excellent screen with very large numbers.
  • Has hypertension indicator.
  • Has irregular heartbeat display.
  • Can be operated from mains power (adapter is an optional extra). 
  • Data can be transferred to a smartphone app.

But

No obvious bad points.

How we test

Overall score includes:

Accuracy (80%)
Ease of use (20%)

To check the monitors’ accuracy we took readings from a group of 10 men and women of varying ages. We then compared the results with those obtained from a recently calibrated hospital-grade blood pressure monitor.

Ease of use is assessed on the instructions, how easy the monitors were to operate, screen quality, the information displayed, and how comfortable the cuff was.

Key data

Model

Avg price
$350

Specifications

Type
Arm
Batteries
4 AA

Features

Irregular heart beat display
Yes
Hypertension indicator
Yes
Data storage
200