The Omron X7 Smart with AFib is the very latest top model upper arm blood pressure monitor from the Japanese brand Omron. The blood pressure monitor was introduced in November 2019 as the successor to the award-winning Omron M6 Comfort model 2015-2019 and the Omron M7 Intelli IT model 2015 – 2019. The blood pressure monitor looks different from its predecessors. The screen is elongated and a lot bigger. This makes more information visible. It is a comprehensive display, which is particularly useful when viewing memory and calculating morning/evening or week averages.
The Omron X7 Smart contains the latest technologies in blood pressure measurement. The X7 is the first Omron blood pressure monitor with AFib technology. If atrial fibrillation, an irregular heart rhythm, is measured, the blood pressure monitor will indicate this with a symbol. In addition to AFib, the Omron X7 Smart also has Bluetooth connectivity, so that it can be connected to the Omron Connect app. This allows you to easily view the results on your smartphone. Despite all these technologies, the blood pressure monitor remains very easy to use due to the one-button operation. By pressing the button, the blood pressure monitor starts to measure.
The X7 Smart is a clinically validated blood pressure monitor. The blood pressure monitor complies with the strict protocol of ESH2010. The measurements are therefore reliable when used correctly. The Heart Foundation recommends using a blood pressure monitor that has been clinically validated.
In February 2020, Omron will have the new Omron M7 Intelli IT model 2020 introduced which is exactly the same as the Omron X7 Smart. The only difference is the color of the front. The X7 has a silver front. The M7 has a black front.
The X7 Smart with AFib is the first Omron blood pressure monitor to use AFib technology. Atrial fibrillation is an irregular heart rhythm that can cause a stroke. The AFib technology is therefore also called stroke prevention. If the blood pressure monitor detects this, it will indicate it with a symbol. If this occurs more often, it is recommended to discuss this with your doctor.
The Omron X7 Smart upper arm blood pressure monitor has the option to connect to the Omron Connect app. This is done via Bluetooth. The Omron Connect app provides a complete picture of all measured values. This allows you to view the measured values graphically in a simple way. In addition, you can export the data and share it with your doctor.
The Omron X7 Smart with AFib blood pressure monitor is packed with features. In addition to the AFib technology, the blood pressure monitor has 2 personal profiles. Each profile has 100 memory spaces available.
The blood pressure monitor can easily calculate the various averages. The average of the last 3 measurements in the last 10 minutes, the average of the morning or evening, and the weekly average. By using averages you will know more accurately what the blood pressure is.
You will also find a heart rate monitor with irregular heart rate detection on the Omron X7 Smart. If an irregular heartbeat is detected, it will be indicated with a symbol. In addition, there is a motion sensor that displays whether there has been movement during the measurement. Finally, there is a cuff wrapping guide that indicates whether the cuff is properly attached.
The X7 Smart, like its predecessors, comes with the special Omron Intelliwrap cuff. This cuff (HEM-FL31) is a preformed cuff that feels comfortable. This is a somewhat harder tube that you can put on yourself. You actually slide the tube over the arm. The advantage of this is that the measurement is more accurate. A traditional, flexible cuff measures at only 1 point on the upper arm. The Omron Intelliwrap cuff measures 360 degrees around the arm. The cuff is suitable for upper arms of size Medium and Large. This corresponds to an upper arm circumference between 22 and 42 centimeters. This is suitable for most people. A smaller (< 22 centimeter) or larger (> 42 centimeter) size is not available.
Omron Intellisense™ technology
The Omron X7 Smart uses the patented Omron Intellisense ™ technology. Thanks to this technology, the cuff is never over-inflated. The cuff is precisely inflated to get an accurate reading. Due to this pumping technique, the cuff feels comfortable when it is inflated.