Braun ExactFit 5 - BP6200 Upper Arm Blood Pressure Monitor
Excellent Quality Monitor
The Braun ExactFit 5 monitor comes with everything you need to check your blood pressure and heart rate â the monitor, two arm cuffs, an ownerâs manual, four AA batteries and a handy black storage pouch. The arm cuffs come in two different sizes, S-M for arms measuring 22cm to 32cm, and L-XL, measuring from 32cm up to 42cm, so everyone is catered for.
The monitor itself is sleek and compact for easy storage and transportation, and is a very intelligent piece of kit. After the initial simple task of inputting the time and date, very little interference is needed, but the monitor can do so much. It has a memory function and a multiple user option, so two people can use the monitor to store up to sixty results each, whilst remembering the exact time and date of each measurement, and after seven days it can calculate your full day, morning and evening average using your most recent readings. As it takes your blood pressure reading, the monitor also measures your heart rate, and has the very useful feature of being able to detect and highlight an irregular heartbeat. Furthermore, the coloured bar indicator down the side of the screen is compliant to the World Health Organisation, and gives guidance on whether your blood pressure is normal or too high. Despite its complex abilities, however, it is easy to understand, as the on-screen information is displayed clearly, in simple terms.
The ExactFit 5 is really easy to use, as the cuff depicts exactly how to fit it, with the red section and circular symbol having to sit over your main artery. Once youâve got the cuff right, you just press the start button and the cuff will inflate. I have used home blood pressure monitors in the past which have felt uncomfortable and taken a long time to take and display a reading, but this one is surprisingly comfortable and quick. After a reading is taken, it deflates quickly and the result is accurate and displayed immediately, unlike some less sophisticated monitors where you have to wait a while for the reading to show whilst the cuff remains tight.
November 4, 2013
Amazing Product - A Must Buy!!
I cannot recommend this unit highly enough. Whether you are purchasing for personal use at home or you are going to use in the medical profession this is a superb product. Being so simple to understand and use makes it easy to use at home and keep a check on your health. I also use this in my job (district nurse) and it is by far the best unit I have used. Super quick and easy to use and I have received comments about how comfortable it is when in use.
November 4, 2013
Easy to use, a potential life saver
Setting up the monitor was relatively easy, a bit like setting your alarm clock or mobile phone, you need to put in the date and time as the monitor stores your measurements. The instructions were easy to follow and the batteries ARE included!
I also liked the World Health Organisation chart on the read out screen it means you can see immediately whether your blood pressure is in the danger zone. I'm fortunate that my blood pressure is very good, but my husband is using the monitor on a regular basis and has found that excercise definitely helps to control his blood pressure.
My only complaint is that it does use a lot of batteries. There are 4 AA batteries and they last about two weeks with one person using it every week. I would have given this blood pressure monitor 5 stars if it had been rechargeable.
November 4, 2013