Brookstone 516328 User's Manual

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talking blood
pressure monitor
Merrimack, New Hampshire 03054
Customer Service 800-846-3000
www.brookstone.com
516328
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TALKING BLOOD
PRESSURE MONITOR
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Brookstone makes life better.
Our Talking Blood Pressure Monitor announces out loud your current
blood pressure and compares it to the World Health Organization’s
guidelines. It even measures systolic and diastolic pressure, mean arterial
pressure and mean pulse rate.
The Talking Blood Pressure Monitor has been thoroughly tested to be
certain it meets our own exacting quality control standards. Please take
a few moments to review the following important information before
using this item.
Announces your blood pressure and analyzes your reading!
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BATTERY PRECAUTIONS
• Dispose of the old batteries properly. Do not dispose of the old
batteries in a fire.
• Do not leave the batteries where a child or pet could play with or
swallow them. If the batteries are swallowed, contact a
physician immediately.
• The batteries may explode if mistreated. Do not attempt to
recharge or disassemble the batteries.
• Use only fresh batteries of the required size and type. Do not mix
old and new batteries, different types of batteries, or rechargeable
batteries of different capacities.
WARNING
• This device is intended for adult use only.
• This device is intended for non-invasive measuring and monitoring
of arterial blood pressure. It is not intended for use on extremities
other than the wrist or for functions other than obtaining a blood
pressure measurement.
• Do not confuse self-monitoring with self-diagnosis.
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• This unit allows you to monitor your blood pressure. Do not begin
or end medical treatment based solely on the measurements of this
device. Consult a physician for treatment advice.
• If you are taking medication, consult your physician to determine
the most appropriate time to measure your blood pressure.
• Never change a prescribed medication without consulting
your physician.
• This unit is not suitable for continuous monitoring during medical
emergencies or operations.
• If the CUFF pressure exceeds 300 mmHg/40 kPa, the unit will
automatically deflate. Should the CUFF not deflate when pressure
exceeds 300 mmHg/40 kPa, detach the CUFF from the wrist and
press
to stop inflation.
• To avoid measurement errors, carefully read this instruction manual
before using the product.
• When not in use, store the unit in a dry place away from direct sunlight.
• Do not immerse the unit in water. If it comes in contact with water,
dry it immediately with a soft, lint-free cloth.
• Remove the batteries whenever you are planning to store the unit
for a long period of time.
• Do not place objects such as stickers on the CUFF, as these may
impair the measurement.
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• Do not subject the unit to excessive force, shock, dust, temperature
changes, or humidity. Such treatment may result in malfunction, a
shorter electronic life span, damaged batteries or distorted parts.
• Do not tamper with the internal components. Doing so will terminate
the product warranty (if applicable) and may cause damage.
• The unit contains no user-serviceable parts.
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IMPORTANT
• This is not a medical device and is not a substitute for a physician’s
care. Individuals with specific health concerns should consult with
their physician.
• Be sure to set the clock before taking your first measurement, or
whenever you replace the batteries, so that the date and time are
stored in the memory with your history.
• Relax when taking your blood pressure. Try to take a 15-minute rest
before you begin.
• Do not lean backward or bend your wrist inward while taking
a measurement.
• Avoid talking or moving your fingers and hand while taking a
measurement. Rapid movements or other activities may alter
your reading.
• Wait at least an hour before taking your blood pressure if you have
just eaten a large meal.
• Do not smoke or drink alcohol before taking your blood pressure.
• Do not measure your blood pressure if you are under stress.
• Wait at least 3 minutes between measurements. This allows your
blood circulation to recover.
• For a meaningful comparison, try to measure under similar
conditions. For example, take daily measurements at approximately
the same time, on the same wrist, or as directed by a physician.
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LOCATION OF CONTROLS AND INDICATORS
1. TALK/VOLUME
6.
2. SPEAKER
7. CUFF
3. USER 1/UP
8. WRIST STRAP
4. USER 2/DOWN
9. BATTERY COMPARTMENT
COVER
5. SET
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MONITOR OPERATION
Setting the Date and Time
Setting the date and time allows a time stamp to be assigned to your
blood pressure measurements.
1. With the unit Off, press and hold SET until 12h flashes on
the display.
2. Press USER 1/UP
or USER 2/DOWN
to select either
12- or 24-hour format.
3. Press SET again. The hour flashes on the display.
4. Press USER 1/UP
or USER 2/DOWN
incrementally until the
correct hour displays.
Or press and hold USER 1/UP
or USER 2/DOWN
to move at a
faster rate.
5. Press SET again. The minutes flash on the display.
6. Press USER 1/UP
or USER 2/DOWN
incrementally until the
correct minutes display.
Or press and hold USER 1/UP
or USER 2/DOWN
to move at a
faster rate.
7. Press SET again. The year flashes on the display.
8. Press USER 1/UP
or USER 2/DOWN
incrementally until the
correct year displays.
Or press and hold USER 1/UP
or USER 2/DOWN
to move at a
faster rate.
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9. Press SET again. The letters M (month) and D (day) flash on
the display.
10. Press USER 1/UP
or USER 2/DOWN
to select your desired
date format. You can choose to have the date display as
Month/Day or Day/Month.
11. Press SET again. The month or day (depending on the format you
selected in the previous step) flashes on the display.
12. Press USER 1/UP
or USER 2/DOWN
incrementally until the
correct month or day displays.
Or press and hold USER 1/UP
or USER 2/DOWN
to move at a
faster rate.
13. Repeat steps 11-12 to finish setting the date.
14. Press SET again. mmHg flashes on the screen.
15. Press USER 1/UP
or USER 2/DOWN
to select your desired
pressure reading format. You can choose to have your information
display as mmHg (millimeters of mercury) or kPa (kilopascals).
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Adjusting the Volume
The unit features voice playback during and after blood pressure
measurement results, as well as general instructions to help you
prepare for taking measurements.
The volume has three settings, Mute (0), Low (1) and High (2).
1. To adjust the volume, press and hold TALK/VOLUME until “Volume
Level” flashes on the display.
2. Press TALK/VOLUME incrementally until your desired volume level
appears on the display.
3. Press
when you have finished.
Taking Your Blood Pressure
1. Place the CUFF around your left wrist
with your palm and the unit facing up.
Note: Place the unit on bare skin and
remove all accessories such as a watch
or bracelets.
If you have been diagnosed with poor
circulation in your left arm, use your
right arm instead.
2. Secure the WRIST STRAP around your
wrist, positioning the unit so the edge
is 0.4 inches from the bottom of your
palm. See Fig. 1.
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3. Choose the position in which you want to take your blood
pressure: sitting or lying down.
If you are sitting, ensure your wrist is parallel with your heart.
If you do not have an armrest, place your arm across your chest.
Hold your elbow with the other hand. See Fig. 2 and Fig 2A.
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Fig. 2a
If you are lying down, place your wrist on a support, cushion or
your thigh so that it is parallel with your heart. See Fig. 3.
Fig. 1
Fig. 3
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4. Relax your hand and press
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A voice message will remind you to relax and remain still. The
CUFF and WRIST STRAP will begin to inflate. Once the pressure
reaches the appropriate level, it will slowly deflate until the
measurement results are announced and shown on the display.
To repeat the announcement, press TALK/VOLUME.
Note:
• Press
at any time to stop the unit.
• Unless you turn the unit off sooner, it shuts off automatically one
minute after taking a measurement.
Saving Your Blood Pressure Measurements to Memory
You can save blood pressure measurements for up to two individuals.
Each individual can save up to 60 measurements.
To save a measurement, press USER 1/UP
or USER 2/DOWN
after taking a measurement.
To view your measurement history, press USER 1/UP
or
USER 2/DOWN .
Note:
• The most recent record is always shown first.
• Records will be saved when the batteries become exhausted and
are replaced.
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Deleting Blood Pressure Measurements from the Memory
You can delete the latest measurement only or the entire history.
Deleting the Latest Measurement:
1. Press USER 1/UP
or USER 2/DOWN
to recall the
latest measurement.
2. Press and hold SET until the display shows "dEL ONE".
3. To delete the latest record, press and hold SET. “del done” appears
on the display.
Note: If you decide not to delete the record, press USER 1/UP
twice, and then press
or USER 2/DOWN
once.
Deleting the Entire History:
1. Press USER 1/UP
or USER 2/DOWN
to recall the latest
measurement.
2. Press and hold SET until the display shows "dEL ONE".
3. Press USER 1/UP . "dEL ALL" appears on the display.
4. To delete the entire history, press and hold SET. “del done” appears
on the display.
Note: If you decide not to delete the record, press USER 1/UP
twice, and then press
or USER 2/DOWN
once.
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Replacing the Batteries
1. Remove the BATTERY COMPARTMENT COVER.
2. Remove the two old AAA batteries and replace with new ones.
3. Replace the BATTERY COMPARTMENT COVER.
SYMBOL
DESCRIPTION
EXPLANATION
The highest blood
pressure measured
Weak battery
Batteries are low and
need replacement
Diastolic pressure
The lowest blood
pressure measured
Inflating
Time (hour: minutes)
Current time
Unit is inflating with air to
obtain the needed level
of pressure
Deflating
Unit is deflating
DESCRIPTION
EXPLANATION
Systolic pressure
SYMBOL
Mean arterial pressure Average blood pressure
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Pulse
Pulse rate per minute
User
Shows different user profile
Memory
If “MEM” is visible on the
display, the measurement
is from the memory and
not necessarily from the
last reading
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Display Symbols and Descriptions
Millimeters of mercury Measurement unit for
blood pressure
kPa
Kilopascal
Measurement unit for
blood pressure
Voice activation
Voice announcing your
blood pressure measured
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TROUBLESHOOTING
Problem
Symptom
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Remedy
No Power
Display is dim
or will not
light up
Batteries are
exhausted
Batteries are
inserted
incorrectly
Replace with
new batteries
Insert the
batteries
correctly
Low Batteries
shows on
the display
Batteries
are low
Replace with
new batteries
Error Message
Err shows on
the display
A measurement Relax for a
error occurred
moment and
then measure
again
The wrist cuff
Refasten the
is not secure
cuff and then
measure again
The monitor
Movement can
detected motion affect the
while measuring measurement.
Relax for a
moment and
then measure
again
Err 1, 2, or 3
shows on the
display
Err 4 shows on
the display
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Problem
Symptom
Check This
Error Message
Err 5 shows on
the display
Pressure is over
37.3kPa (280
mmHg)
Err 6 shows on
the display
EExx shows
on the display
Remedy
Relax for a
moment and
then measure
again
Deflation period Movement can
was too long
affect the
measurement.
Relax for a
moment and
then measure
again
A calibration
Retake the
error occurred
measurement.
If the problem
persists, contact
our customer
service
department for
assistance.
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Problem
Symptom
Check This
Remedy
Settings are
wrong
Date and time
are incorrect
The clock was
not set or reset
after installing
new batteries
The measurement
unit was not set
or reset after
installing new
batteries
Reset the clock
Measurement
unit (kPa or
mmHg) is
incorrect
No user
memory
Cannot find
a record
The memory was
not saved after
taking a
measurement
The record was
stored to the
wrong user
memory
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Reset the
measurement
unit
Retake the
measurement.
Press
or
to save the
corresponding
user's memory
Press
to view
user 1's record.
Press
to view
user 2's record.
SPECIFICATIONS
APPLICATION
Measuring Method
Application
Measurement Location
Memory
Maximum number of users
DIMENSIONS
Height x Width x Depth
Weight
Cuff Circumference
MEASURING RANGE
Pressure
Pulse
ACCURACY
Pressure
Pulse
Oscillometric/non-invasive
For adult use only
Wrist section of lower arm
Maximum 60 records
per user
2
3.5 x 3.4 x 1.2 inches
6.3 oz (180g) without
batteries
5.3 to 7.7 inches
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30 to 280 mmHg
(4.0 to 37.3 kPa)
40 to 200 pulse/min
+/- 3mmHg (+/- 0.4kPa)
+/-5%
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POWER
Batteries
Power Save
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2 AAA (included)
Auto power off after 1
minute of non-activity
CARE AND MAINTENANCE
Use a soft, slightly moistened cloth to wipe off the unit and CUFF. Do
not use abrasive or corrosive cleaning agents, as these may
cause damage.
50° to 104°F
-4° to 140°F
10% to 83% relative humidity
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OPERATING ENVIRONMENT
Operation
Storage/Transport
Humidity Range
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