My Review of the Omron BP742N 5 Series Upper Arm Blood Pressure Monitor


What is the best blood pressure monitor?

Product: Omron BP742N 5 Series Upper Arm Blood Pressure Monitor

Price: $ 39.00 USD

Cheapest place to buy: Available on Amazon Prime!

Product dimensions: 124 x 161 x 90 inches ; 1.3 pounds

Item model number: BP742N

Warranty: 3 year

Personal rating: 9.5 out of 10


BP Level bar displays how your reading compares to normal home blood pressure levels
  • Advanced Averaging automatically displays the average of up to the last three readings taken within the last 10 minutes
  • Wide-Range D-Ring contoured cuff wraps the arm for a more comfortable measurement, fits standard and large adult arm circumferences from 9 to 17 inches
  • Two user mode with 100 memory storage allows two users to track their readings with 50 memory storage for each person with date & time stamp
  • Irregular heartbeat detector detects and alerts you of irregular heartbeats while your blood pressure is being measured
  • Cuff fits arms from 9″-17″
  • #1 blood pressure monitor recommended by pharmacists and doctors
  • Includes two user modes to be shared with another user
  • One button starter operation
  • Increased memory storage for keeping track of last 100 readings for more than just one person
  • Quick alert if irregular heartbeat is detected
  • Will read your last three readings over ten minutes automatically
  • Wide range D-ring cuff for comfortable fit
  • Instruction manual with quick start guide
  • Includes 4 AA batteries
  • Extremely accurate
  • Large digital display screen
  • Designed for comfort
  • Shows a BP indicator for risks
  • Separate readings stored for multiple users
  • Function for data averaging
  • Compact and portable
  • Excellent for using at home and also very accurate.
  • Easy to read
  • Very easy to use and without another’s help.
  • Easy to adjust for different arm sizes.
  • Some report occasional inaccurate readings
  • Doesn’t come with ac adapter
  • Difficult to adapt for people with thin hands
  • Wireless connection to app isn’t reliable

Importance of checking your blood pressure

Your blood pressure is important because the higher your blood pressure is, your risk increases for further health problems down the road.

When you have high blood pressure, it increases strain on your heart and your arteries. Over a period of time, this strain can cause your arteries to become to become thicker and less flexible, and at the same time weakening them. You don’t want this to happen.

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If your arteries should become less flexible and thicker then they will become narrower, which will make them more likely to become clogged up. If an artery becomes completely clogged up, or clotted, this can lead to a stroke, dementia, heart attack, or kidney disease and more.

In extreme rare cases, if your artery has become weakened, the extra strain may eventually lead to the artery bursting. This can also cause a heart attack or stroke. You do NOT want this. CHECK your blood pressure!

What should you be looking for when searching for the best blood pressure monitors?


As with any product today, there are always inferior, middle of the line and top notch choices. You’ll want to pick from a manual or digital blood pressure monitor. Digitals are extremely popular today and accurate, but you don’t have to rule out the manuals either.

So when you do make your choice, you’ll want to consider all the features of the top monitors. Consider how large your arm is first. The Omron blood pressure monitor cuff accommodates a wide variety of sizes. You want a monitor that is easy to operate and is accurate and that’s what the Omron 5 delivers.

Comparison between the Omron 5 and Omron 10.

Omron makes two different models that people can chooses from today and they are the Omron 5 series and the Omron 10 series.

A couple of differences between the Omron 5 series and the Omron 10 series are:
  • Omron 10 provides multi-colored indicator lights that clearly shows difference when readings are being compared.
  • Omron 10 stores more readings if it is connected to a smart phone.

Because of this a person needs to review each to see which model provides and will fit their individual needs. The Omron 5 is favorably my choice. This is as good as any of the monitors used in the hospitals some nurses have said. I did extensive research before I bought this Omron 5. I like the fact that it’s easy to use, compact, and the screen is easy to read and more affordable. But you can’t put a price on your health.


Your health is important and checking your blood pressure is an important part of that. Don’t wait to go to the doctor to have it checked. Have the convenience and relief of checking your pressure at home and knowing what it is anytime you want.

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Phil · May 5, 2017 at 5:03 pm

Hi there,
Well done on a great review for this blood pressure monitor. Its such an important health issue today and will become very useful as we go forward.
Its more especially important for men,as they are so reluctant to go to their GP for a check up.
Congrats again on a great post and best wishes going forward
Cheers..Phil Browne

    Rob Sciubba · May 5, 2017 at 7:22 pm

    Hey Phil, you’re correct. A lot of men don’t go to their doctor. There are ways of keeping check on some health issues at home and the Exerpeutic monitor is one of them. I think everyone should have a blood pressure monitor on hand. It eliminates the guess work.

Joanne Hakaraia · May 6, 2017 at 6:07 am

Thanks for the thorough review, Rob. I’m surprised at how reasonably priced this unit is, considering its many positive features.
Maintaining healthy blood pressure is so important and it’s refreshing to know that people who have BP concerns have access to a portable, easy to use, affordable device.
It’s a shame this doesn’t come with an AC adapter, but I’ve checked and they can be purchased online for around $5.

    Rob Sciubba · May 6, 2017 at 1:37 pm

    Hey Joanne, this a great monitor and reasonably priced. It is easy and portable and you’re right. You can purchase an ac adapter for it. It’s not a big deal for me because the batteries last a long time. I really like the features and I’m happy with the Omron 5.

andy · May 9, 2017 at 7:39 am

HI RobSciubba, I had one already in my house Model HEM -7200 from Omron too. Definitely easy to use, just wrap the tester around the arm and it will automatically apply pressure to the wrapper just by pressing the on button. just wait for few second and the reading is on the screen. Simple and easy to use instrument, every household should have one of this at home.

    Rob Sciubba · May 9, 2017 at 1:27 pm

    Yes Omron makes a great product. It’s really worth the investment of knowing what you’re pressure is in the convenience of your home or on the go. It doesn’t come any easier to use than this. I agree that every household should have one.

sharoncl · May 10, 2017 at 9:48 am

Hi Rob,
what a great little machine, so helpful where you have also put the pros and cons.
I agree checking your blood pressure is important and having this gadget at home means you can check it everyday and jot it down in your notebook.
It would be great for my husband as he never goes to the doctors ( MEN lol ).
Do you know if it would be wise to use it everyday or every other day?, or once a month?.
I may even invest in one as they are a good price.

    Rob Sciubba · May 10, 2017 at 1:43 pm

    I love this monitor. It’s exactly what I need and wouldn’t be without it. I go to the doctor, so not ALL men don’t go. LOL. The Exerpeutic monitor is the best monitor as far as I’m concerned and it’s very accurate. As far as usage? Two times in the morning, two times in the evening a few times a week is sufficient usage. You don’t need to overdo it.

Bruce · May 15, 2017 at 8:49 pm

Hi Rob, I thought that I was on the wrong page but was really glad that I read your article. Blood pressure has been an issue in my family for a long time. It is great to see that a company actually makes a home device that is relatively inexpensive. Thank you for the thorough review.

    Rob Sciubba · May 16, 2017 at 2:31 am

    Blood pressure is nothing to fool around about. I think we all know that. I feel that every home should have their own monitor and check their own blood pressure a few times a week so you are aware of what your pressure is before you head for the doctor’s office.

Jen · May 17, 2017 at 4:27 pm

This blood pressure monitor seems reasonably priced and has lots of good reviews on Amazon. I think it’s amazing that we live in an age where we have the ability to check our blood pressure in our own homes! It appears that the warranty is 2 years on the actual device and 1 year on the cuff but extra warranty can be purchased through amazon. Still at that, for the low price, I think the device would definitely be worth it.

    Rob Sciubba · May 17, 2017 at 6:11 pm

    It’s nice to know what your blood pressure is without having to go to the doctor’s office. This monitor is perfect for home and away. It’s extremely accurate and portable. Price is right and it is easy to use.

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    Rob Sciubba · May 22, 2017 at 2:02 pm

    Thanks Isam. Blood sugar and blood pressure are so important. Once I decided to take my own blood pressure, I knew I had to get a very good monitor so I could check my pressure at home. This Omron monitor is accurate and perfect so that I can take it with me when I go away.

Marcus · June 9, 2017 at 8:12 am

Hey Rob

I was looking for a good blood pressure monitor and it looks like I found it thanks to you!

Actually, I am helping out my mother to get one because her blood pressure is too high. She has been suffering from this for a long time now but never bothered to get a monitor lol.

As you say yourself in this review, monitoring blood pressure can be an important part to make sure you are staying healthy!

    Rob Sciubba · June 9, 2017 at 11:43 am

    Yes it’s especially convenient to take your blood pressure at home and on the go. It’s also very important. I think everyone should have one and the Omron 5 is the best one on the market as far as I’m concerned!

Crystal Doc · July 10, 2017 at 2:53 am

Hey there,
Almost my entire set of relatives on my fathers side are diagnosed with high blood pressure. I used this on my father while he was alive and now I use it on my grandmother and my uncle…and basically everyone else in the family. They think a student doctor is as good as going for a checkup at the pharmacy or doctor’s office so they come to the house for routine blood sugar, cholesterol and blood pressure checks.
I find that after a while the cuff begins to show some wear and tear but it is the longest we have had a blood pressure kit so thumbs up to Omron

    Rob Sciubba · July 10, 2017 at 1:18 pm

    Hey Crystal. Blood pressure is important to take as you know so having one on hand is a definite positive. I always liked the Omron 5 and it’s about the best one out there. I never had a problem with it and knowing my blood pressure at all times makes life a lot easier. It’s important to know your blood pressure especially if you have diabetes. Thank you for your comments!

Aldane · July 14, 2017 at 7:36 am

This is a very detailed and informative article, this lets you know exactly what your getting for your money. You even outlined some key reasons for keeping your blood pressure under control, keep up the good work. What are some examples of really good manual blood pressure monitors that can match up to the good digital ones.

    Rob Sciubba · July 14, 2017 at 1:53 pm

    This is about the best monitor out there today. It’s easy to use, portable, and reasonably priced. It’s important to know your blood pressure and with the Omron 5 you can take it anytime anywhere. I don’t like or recommend the manual ones but Omron does have manuals that I’m sure would suffice. Thanks for your comments Aldane!

Randene · September 2, 2017 at 5:45 pm

Thank you for this thorough review of this product. It seems reasonably priced, but do you have an “ideal” recommendation? My in-laws are both diabetic and struggle tremendously to control their sugars. I’m considering getting something like this for them, or perhaps even just having at my home for when they visit. Do you have a “must have” recommendation?

    Rob Sciubba · September 2, 2017 at 5:53 pm

    Hi Randene. I did a lot of research on blood pressure monitors and the Omron 5 IS the ideal recommendation in my opinion. I too, have diabetes so it’s important for me to know that my blood pressure is fine at all times. Omron is a very well known and trusted company and this particular monitor performs the best from all the monitors that I checked out. It’s great for traveling so you can always know what your pressure is at all times. I hope this answers your questions. Thank you!



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