The Omron HEM-780 is a full-featured automatic blood pressure monitor with a cuff designed for medium to large arms (9 inches to 17 inches, or 23 cm to 43 cm). The ComFit cuff is made of a slightly stiff material and preformed to make it easier to put on without assistance. This monitor comes with an AC adapter, and its memory stores up to 100 date- and time-stamped readings each for two users. This model also alerts users when an irregular heartbeat or morning hypertension is detected.
The Omron HEM-780 was a top performer in previous consumer testing, but it isn't included in the most recent round of tests Although some users give it high marks, others are less than impressed with the ComFit cuff, and a few users also complain about inaccurate readings and error messages. The Omron 10 Series BP785 (*Est. $80) receives better reviews overall.
This model was included in a previous round of testing by ConsumerReports.org, although it isn't included in the most recent tests. We also found more than 1,000 user reviews at Amazon.com and several detailed reviews at Epinions.com.
The Omron HEM-780 is among 21 home blood pressure monitors tested by ConsumerReports.org in this older report. Each model is assessed for accuracy, consistency, comfort and ease of use.
Review: Blood Pressure Monitor Ratings, Editors of ConsumerReports.org, Oct. 2010
More than 1,000 users contribute to the Omron HEM-780's overall rating of 4 stars out of 5 at Amazon.com. Although the majority of users report that it's accurate and easy to use, there are some complaints about inaccurate readings and error messages.
Review: Omron HEM-780 Automatic Blood Pressure Monitor with ComFit Cuff, Contributors to Amazon.com
We found about a dozen user reviews for the Omron HEM-780 at Epinions.com, but some of the comments are quite long and detailed. The Omron receives an overall rating of 3.5 out of 5 stars.
Review: Omron Automatic Blood Pressure Monitor with ComFit Cuff HEM 780, Contributors to Epinions.com