Sunbeam 7689 User's Manual

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Important Notes:
Only a physician is qualified to interpret
changes in your blood pressure. This device is
not intended to replace regular medical examinations. It is recommended that your physician
review your procedure for using this monitor.
Never make adjustments to your medication
unless it is the advice of a physician.
Please read this manual carefully before using
this device. This Blood Pressure Monitor is
intended for use by adults only. Children should
not use this monitor unless it is under the
supervision of an adult.
Please read these instructions carefully before
using this Blood Pressure Monitor.
Helpful information
What is Blood Pressure?
Blood pressure is the force that blood exerts on
the arteries. This force is constantly changing as
the heart beats. When the heart contracts, blood
pressure reaches its highest value. This is called
systolic blood pressure. When the heart relaxes
between beats, the value of blood pressure is
lower. This is called the diastolic blood pressure.
The unit of measure for blood pressure is the millimeter of mercury, abbreviated mmHg.
For example, an individual’s blood pressure may
be measured as 120 mmHg (systolic) and 80
mmHg (diastolic). This would be spoken as “120
over 80” and written as “120/80”. Remember
that blood pressure varies throughout the day.
Food intake, smoking, time of day, stress, level
of exercise and many other factors can affect it.
Typical daily blood pressure fluctuations
(Example: 35year-old
What is High Blood Pressure?
Hypertension, or high blood pressure, is a condition where an individual’s blood pressure
remains high over a long period of time.
Untreated, hypertension can cause many serious medical problems including strokes and
heart attacks. To control hypertension, the
American Heart Association recommends that
you not smoke, reduce fat and salt intake, maintain proper weight, exercise and get regular
physical check-ups.
Why Is It Important to Measure Your Blood
Pressure at Home?
Having your blood pressure taken at the doctor’s
office may cause you to become nervous, thus
artificially raising your reading. Having the ability
to take your blood pressure at home makes it easy
to record a log of your daily readings. This will
help you gain a greater understanding of your
blood pressure reading and the factors that effect
it. Be sure that you share your information with
your physician.
Hints for Accurate Measurement
1) Relax and try to remain still for 5 to 10 minutes before a measurement.
2) Remove shirts or other tight-fitting garments
on the wrist (for example wristwatches) and
upper arm before applying the wrist cuff.
3) Refrain from eating, smoking, and drinking
(especially alcoholic beverages) before a
measurement since these activities can
affect your blood pressure.
4) Remember that blood pressure varies continuously throughout the day. Try to take your
blood pressure at the*same time each day.
5) Do not be concerned with the results of one
measurement. Many measurements, recorded over a long period of time, will provide a
better indication of your blood pressure.
6) Please relax for 5 to 10 minutes before taking
another measurement.
7) Many factors can affect your blood pressure
- such as exercising, eating, talking, moving,
nervousness, environment and temperature
changes. Emotional stress can cause an
increase in blood pressure. Daily fluctuations
of 25 to 50 mmHg are common.
Using a Wrist Unit
Taking your blood pressure at the wrist may
give different readings than from the upper arm
- as is done in most doctor offices. Because of
the location of measurement and differences in
arterial diameters, a healthy person may see a
maximum difference oft/- 10 mmHg in both
systolic and diastolic measurements, versus
those taken with an arm unit with cuff.
Please note: Some individuals with hypertension,
diabetes, kidney disorders, arteriosclerosis or
poor circulation may see a significant difference
in blood pressure readings taken from the wrist
as compared to readings from the upper arm. It
is recommended that you consult with your
physician concerning the use of this monitor.
Correct Method of Measurement
To obtain the most accurate blood pressure
measurement, please follow these important,
Be seated in a chair with back support.
Rest your arm on a table so the cuff is at the
same level as your heart.
Use the storage case or similar item to support the forearm. (see diagram A)
Place both feet on the ground.
Storage Case
Diagram A
IMPORTANT: The wrist cuff must be at the
same level as your heart, or accurate measurement will not be possible. (Your heart is located
slightly below your left armpit).
Getting to Know Your Wrist Unit
Model No. 7689
D Disdav
Men&y ‘Button
ON/OFF Button]
Start Button i
Storage Case
Preparation Before Taking a Measurement
Battery Installation/Replacement
1) Slide the battery cover
off in the direction of
the arrow.
2) Install or replace the
two AA batteries, noting
the proper orientation
of positive (t) and negative (-) terminals of
the batteries in the
battery compartment.
Alkaline batteries are
3) Replace the battery
4) If the Low Battery Symbol appears on the
display, replace both batteries.
5) Remove the batteries if the unit will not be
used for an extended period of time.
How to Apply the Wrist Cuff
(These directions are for either right or left hand
1) With your palm side up,
apply the cuff so that the
cuff’s edge should be
approximately l/4 to l/2
inch from your palm. You
can use the width of your
forefinger as a simple
way to measure the distance between the cuff
and palm. (diagram B)
Diagram B
Do not apply wrist unit
on top of a shirt sleeve.
3) Wrap the cuff snugly
around your wrist and
attach using the fastener. The top and bottom edges of the cuff
should be tightened
evenly around your
wrist. (diagram C)
4) Any gap between the
wrist and cuff will
affect the result of
5) The fabric cuff can be
folded down for ease
of viewing the display.
(diagram D)
Taking a Measurement
Diagram C
Diagram D
Please review the previous sections on proper
placement of the cuff and proper arm position.
1) After the cuff has been properly placed on
either the right or left wrist, press the ON/OFF
button. All display symbols will appear
momentarily. Note: The low battery symbol
will also appear at this time. This does not
indicate a low battery unless the low battery
symbol remains on continuously.
2) After the display reads “0’: press the START
3) The cuff will automatically inflate to an appropriate pressure, and will then begin to slowly deflate
as it takes the measurement The cuff will be quite
snug for a short while; this is normal. Try to remain
relaxed, refrain from talking, and be as still as possible during the measurement Note: If the unit
determines that the initial inflation pressure was
insufficient, it will re-inflate to a higher pressure.
4) After the measurement cycle is finished, the
unit will release any remaining air in the cuff.
The systolic and diastolic pressure will be displayed for 5 seconds and then be replaced by
the pulse rate. The blood pressure reading and
pulse rate will then be displayed alternately.
For any reason you feel a need to end a measurement, just press the ON/OFF button to turn
off the monitor and release the cuff pressure.
If during a measurement the power drops to an
insufficient level, the monitor will end the measurement and display the low battery symbol.
Please replace the batteries and repeat the
If the monitor cannot detect your pulse, it will
end the measurement attempt. Wait a few minutes, make sure that the cuff is positioned properly, and try again.
The monitor will automatically shut off 3 minutes
following a reading, or it can be turned off manually by pressing the ON/OFF button.
Memory Input
Your Sunbeam Wrist Blood Pressure Monitor has
a memory feature. When a valid measurement is
made, the reading data (systolic, diastolic and
pulse rate) will be stored in the memory automatically as soon as the unit is turned off,
automatically shuts off, or when another
measurement is initiated. The monitor has the
capacity to store 14 readings, and also computes
an average of all memory readings. When more
than 14 readings are taken and recorded to
memory, the oldest ones will be lost.
Memory Recall
To recall your last reading, press the MEMORY
button. A “1” will appear in the lower right hand
corner of the display which represents the
newest memory reading. When the memory button is pressed again, the display will show “2’:
which represents the second newest reading,
and so on. The memory will recall up to 14 previous readings. When the letter “A” appears in
the display, the average value of your systolic,
diastolic and pulse rate based on the memory
readings is shown.
Memory Erase
When the batteries are taken out of the monitor,
all records of readings saved in memory will be
erased. NOTE: When taking a measurement,
the MEMORY button is inactive.
E l-0-
Indication: Cuff pressure
reaches 330 mmHg.
Twisted bladder
inside of the cuff.
Correction: Make sure that
the bladder
lays flat within
the cuff.
Indication: Displays “Err’:
cuff pressure
releases and
“0” pressure
Excessive arm
movement or
talking during
Correction: Press Start
button to
again while
keepinq still.
Indication: Could not obtain
pulse rate.
Cuff was loosely
applied, extremely
weak pulse
or arrhythmia.
Correction: Reapply cuff and
measure aaain.
Batteries are-exhausted.
Replace with new alkaline
AA batteries.
Nothing appears in
No measurement
Recommended Action
Make sure that the
batteries are properly
installed (Battery
polarity matches the
indications in the
battery case.)
Check that the cuff is
positioned properly.
Go over the
procedure again.
Check if the wrist
is positioned properly.
Remain seated during
the entire measurement
Hold your arm so that
the cuff is level with
your heart during
Refrain from hand and
body movements
during measurement.
Blood pressure
readings are
too high or low
Troubleshooting (cont.)
Recommended Action
Blood pressure
l Your blood pressure
can fluctuate
are variable
considerably through
out the day.
l All of the following
factors can influence
your blood pressure:
7) Emotional state
2) Daily activities or
3) Smoking
4) Drinking alcoholic
5) Eating
6) Taking certain
Care and Maintenance
Cleanins and storaae
Only clean the monitor with a soft, dry cloth.
Do not use solvents or other petroleum based
Keep the unit out of locations with high temperatures, high humidity and direct sunlight.
Keep sharp objects away from the cuff.
Remove the batteries if the monitor will not
be used for extended periods of time.
NOTE: Removing the batteries will erase
all readings in memory.
Do not stretch or twist the wrist cuff.
Care and Maintenance
Cleaning and storage
Do not press the START button without the
cuff around your wrist.
Do not disassemble or modify the monitor or
the wrist cuff.
Do not drop or subject the monitor to strong
mechanical shock.
Measurement Location
Digit size
Measurement type
Inflate System
Power Source
Cuff size
LCD size 40.5 x 33 mm (LxWl
7 x 12 mm (WxH)
Automatic, with Fuzzy Logic
pressure level determination
Pressure: 0 - 300 mmHg
Pulse: 30 - 190 beatslmin.
Cuff Pressure: +I- 3 mmHg
Pulse rate: tl- 5%
Performance: D e s i g n e d
to meet ANSI/AAMI
SP-10 standards
Auto air-release valve
Velcro fastener with
spring support
14 readings with average
Less than 85% relative
-10” C to t60” C
Less than 95% relative
2 “AA” batteries
81x72x33.5 mm
approx. 250 grams with
77x312 mm
135 to 220 mm (approx. 5.3
to 8.6 inches)
1 Year limited Warranty
Sunbeam Products, Inc. “Sunbeam” warrants that
for a period of one year from the date of purchase,
this product will be free from defects in material
and workmanship. Sunbeam, at its option, will
repair or replace this product or any component of
the product found to be defective during the warranty period. Replacement will be made with a
new or remanufactured product or component.
If the product is no longer available, replacement
may be made with a similar product of equal or
greater value. This is your exclusive warranty.
This warranty is valid for the original retail purchaser from the date of initial retail purchase and
is not transferable. Keep the original sales
receipt. Proof of purchase is required to obtain
warranty performance. Sunbeam dealers, service
centers, or retail stores selling Sunbeam products
do not have the right to alter, modify or any way
change the terms and conditions of this warranty.
This warranty does not cover normal wear of
parts or damage resulting from any of the following: negligent use or misuse of the product, use
on improper voltage or current, use contrary to
the operating instructions, disassembly, repair or
alteration by anyone other than Sunbeam or an
authorized service center. Further, the warranty
does not cover Acts of God, such-as fire, flood,
hurricanes and tornadoes.
Sunbeam shall not be liable for any incidental or
consequential damages caused by the breach
of any express or implied warranty. Except to
the extent prohibited by applicable law, any
.implied warranty of merchantability or fitness
for a particular purpose is limited in duration to
the duration of the above warranty. Some
states, provinces or jurisdictions do not allow
the exclusion or limitation of incidental or consequential damages or limitations on how long
an implied warranty lasts, so the.above limitations or exclusion may not apply to you. This
warranty gives you specific legal rights, and you
may also have other rights that vary from state
to state or province to province.
How to Obtain Warranty Service
Take the product to an authorized Sunbeam service center. You can find the nearest authorized
Sunbeam service center by calling l-800-435-1250.
If a service center is not conveniently located,
attach a tag to the product that includes your
name, address, daytime telephone number and
description of the problem. Include a copy of the
original sales receipt. Carefully package the product and send either by UPS or Parcel Post with
shipping and insurance prepaid to:
For products purchased in the United States:
Sunbeam Products, Inc.
117 Central Industrial Row,
Purvis, MS 39475
Do not return this product to the place of purchase.
If you have any questions regarding this warranty
please call l-800-435-1250 or write to:
Sunbeam Consumer Care Center
P.O. Box 948389
Maitland, FL 32794-8389
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