FAQs: Blood Pressure Monitors | HeartGuide

How does HeartGuide measure my blood pressure? HeartGuide uses the traditional, clinically validated oscillometric method to measure blood pressure.

How does HeartGuide™ measure my blood pressure?

HeartGuide uses the traditional, clinically validated oscillometric method to measure blood pressure, which will inflate the cuff around your radial artery in your wrist to obtain a blood pressure reading.  It’s the same method used in your doctor’s office.

Are the cuffs on HeartGuide removable or interchangeable in order to change the cuff circumference size?

The cuffs are not removable on HeartGuide.

Will HeartGuide display all of my metrics, or do I have to use the app on my smart device to see all of my measurement data?

Only your last measurement, or input data will be displayed. To view the rest of your history, you will need to use the app.

Does HeartGuide only provide blood pressure data?

HeartGuide also can track steps, distance, aerobic steps, calories burned, hours slept and awake time, as well as low or high movement during sleep.

Are there any videos available to help me better understand how to use HeartGuide?

HeartGuide videos can be found here.

What kind of batteries are included with HeartGuide?

HeartGuide uses a rechargeable battery and includes a USB charging cable.

How long can I expect the battery to last?

Once fully charged, the battery will last for approximately 2 days, depending on use and storage conditions.

How long does it take to fully charge the battery?

It takes about 1.5-2 hours to fully charge once the battery is empty.

What is included in the box?

Included in the box: HeartGuide wearable blood pressure monitor, charging clip & cable, AC adapter, two replacement cuff covers, paper sizing guide, instruction manual and quick start guide.

How many readings will HeartGuide store?

Blood pressure readings – up to 100; Activity data – up to 7 days; Sleep data – up to 7 times; Event data – up to 100 events.

Can I use HeartGuide on both my right and left wrists?

You can use HeartGuide on either your right, or your left wrist. Blood pressure can differ between the right and left wrists, and readings can be different. OMRON® recommends always using the same wrist when measuring blood pressure. Consult with your physician to determine which wrist you should use for your measurements.

How do I change the setting on my HeartGuide to wear on my right wrist?

To wear your HeartGuide on your right wrist:

  1. Press and hold both [START/STOP] button and [FORWARD] button for more than 3 seconds.
  2. Press the [HOME] button for the wrist setting.
  3. Press the [HOME] button to wear your HeartGuide on your right wrist.

Please note that wearing HeartGuide on your left wrist is the default setting.  The current setting is indicated by a bracket surrounding it.

Can I wear HeartGuide while swimming?

Your monitor does not have water-resistant functionality. Do not immerse your monitor in water.

Can I wear HeartGuide in the shower?

Your monitor does not have water-resistant functionality. Do not immerse your monitor in water.

Can I use HeartGuide without pairing to a smart device?

When using HeartGuide without a smart device, you can take only blood pressure measurements. You will not be able to view your prior readings that have been stored in the memory, you will need to pair to the app to view history.

Which OMRON app works with HeartGuide?

HeartGuide only works with the HeartAdvisor™ app by OMRON.

Is HeartAdvisor app available for both iOS and Android phones?

Yes, HeartAdvisor app is available for both iOS and Android phones.

What kind of activity measurements will HeartGuide track?

The following items will be measured: Steps, Calories burned, Distance, Aerobic steps.

What kind of sleep measurements will HeartGuide track?

The following items will be measured:  Sleep period time, Awake time.

Does HeartGuide have a notifications feature?

Your monitor receives a notification (phone call, message and email) from your smart device. When your monitor receives a notification, your HeartGuide will gently vibrate. The notifications feature can be toggled on or off through your HeartAdvisor app.

Can I set up reminder notifications with HeartGuide?

Yes. The HeartGuide reminder function will alert you at a specific time of day with vibration and the “Reminder” icon on the display. The time for the reminder can only be set on the app.

How will I know if my wrist is positioned correctly for a precise blood pressure measurement?

HeartGuide includes the OMRON “Heart Zone Indicator” to help position your wrist correctly at your heart zone during measurement.