Omron RS6 blood pressure unit

1. Overview
Cuff Wrapping Guide
3. Using the Unit
3.1 Applying the Wrist Cuff
Main unit:
The Cuff Wrapping Guide is a unique feature that
indicates if the cuff is not wrapped tightly enough
around the wrist. Even when the
is displayed, a
blood pressure reading will be taken.
Do not apply over clothing.
Wrist Blood
Pressure Monitor
1. Put your arm through the
cuff loop.
Note: This reading is NOT reliable due to the incorrect
wrapping of the cuff. Please wrap the cuff again, taking
care to wrap it correctly and take the measurement
again. When the
is displayed, the cuff is correctly
wrapped tightly enough on the wrist and the reading is
accurate and reliable.
Your palm should face upward.
Model RS6
Instruction Manual
Thank you for purchasing the OMRON RS6 Wrist Blood Pressure
The OMRON RS6 is a compact and easy to use blood pressure
monitor, operating on the oscillometric principle. It measures your
blood pressure and pulse rate simply and quickly. For comfortable
controlled inflation without the need of pressure pre-setting or
re-inflation the device uses its advanced “IntelliSense” technology.
D. Memory (
B. Battery compartment
E. Date/Time setting ( ) button
F. START/STOP button
Important Safety Information
• Indicates a potentially hazardous situation which, if not avoided,
could result in death or serious injury.
(General Usage)
• Always consult your doctor. Self-diagnosis of measurement results
and self-treatment are dangerous.
• People with severe blood flow problems, or blood disorders, should
consult a doctor before using the unit, as cuff inflation can cause
internal bleeding.
(Battery Usage)
• If battery fluid should get in your eyes, immediately rinse with
plenty of clean water. Consult a doctor immediately.
• Indicates a potentially hazardous situation which, if not avoided,
may result in minor or moderate injury to the user or patient or
damage to the equipment or other property.
(General Usage)
• Do not leave the unit unattended with infants or persons who
cannot express their consent.
• Do not use the unit for any purpose other than measuring blood
• Do not use a mobile phone or other devices that emit
electromagnetic fields, near the unit. This may result in incorrect
operation of the unit.
• Do not disassemble the unit or wrist cuff.
• Do not operate the unit in a moving vehicle (car, airplane).
(Battery Usage)
• If battery fluid should get on your skin or clothing, immediately rinse
with plenty of clean water.
• Use only two “AAA” alkaline (LR03) batteries with this unit. Do not
use other types of batteries.
• Do not insert the batteries with their polarities incorrectly aligned.
• Replace old batteries with new ones immediately. Replace both
batteries at the same time.
• Remove the batteries if the unit will not be used for three months or
• Do not use new and used batteries together.
General Precautions
• Do not apply strong shocks and vibrations to or drop the unit.
• Do not take measurements after bathing, drinking alcohol or
caffeine, smoking, exercising or eating.
• Do not inflate the wrist cuff when it is not wrapped around your
• Read and follow the “Important information regarding Electro
Magnetic Compatibility (EMC)” in the Technical Data Section.
• Read and follow the “Correct Disposal of This Product” in the
Technical Data Section when disposing of the device and any used
accessories or optional parts.
3. Press the START/STOP button to turn off the monitor.
Wrap the wrist cuff securely
around the wrist for taking
accurate measurements.
Memory symbol
Systolic blood pressure
Diastolic blood pressure
Battery low symbol
Heartbeat symbol
(Flashes during measurement)
L. Pulse display and Memory
M. Irregular heartbeat symbol
Movement error symbol
Deflation symbol
Average value symbol
Date/Time display
Blood pressure level indicator
Positioning indicator
Positioning symbol
Cuff wrapping guide
2. Preparation
2.1 Installing/Replacing the Batteries
1. Remove the battery cover.
• Recent research suggests that the
following values can be used as a
guide to high blood pressure for
measurements taken at home.
• You can take a measurement on
either your left or right wrist.
• If the wrist cuff comes off,
assemble as shown in the figure.
• Wait 2 - 3 minutes before taking another
blood pressure measurement. Waiting
between readings allows the arteries to
return to the condition prior to taking the
blood pressure measurement.
• The blood pressure can differ between the right arm and the
left arm, and therefore also the measured blood pressure
values can be different. OMRON recommends to always use
the same arm for measurement. If the values between the
two arms differ substantially, please check with your
physician which arm to use for your measurement.
• If the battery low symbol ( ) appears on the display, turn off
the unit then replace both batteries at the same time.
• The measurement values continue to be stored in memory
even after the batteries are replaced.
• Relax your wrist and hand. Do not bend your wrist back, clench
your fist, or bend your wrist forward.
3.4 Setting the Positioning Sensor
1. Press and hold the
3.3 Taking a Reading
before taking a measurement for the first time.
1) Push the
button to change.
• Hold down to advance the digit
2) Push the
button to confirm.
• Next setting appears.
• To cancel a measurement, press the START/STOP button at
any time during measurement.
• Remain still while taking a measurement.
All the symbols appear on the display.
While your position is improper, the Positioning symbol and the
Positioning indicator flash, when you are in proper position the
Positioning symbol lights on the display.
The monitor is in
proper position.
The monitor is higher
than the heart.
The monitor is lower
than the heart.
• If the batteries have been removed, the date and time setting
will need to be reset.
• If the date and time are not set, “-:--” appears during or after
After the Positioning symbol lights for more than 2 seconds,
the wrist cuff will start to inflate automatically.
Alternating date/time display
Cuff Wrapping Guide
button to reset the
Positioning sensor.
The Positioning sensor
is set "on" as default.
2. Press the START/STOP button to store the setting.
1. Press the START/STOP button.
3. Press the START/STOP button to store the setting.
Self-diagnosis of measured results and treatment are
dangerous. Please follow the instructions of your doctor.
Disposal of used batteries should be carried out in accordance
with the national regulations for the disposal of batteries.
2. Set the monitor to the correct date and time
Above 85 mmHg
• If you move during measurement, the
movement error symbol ( ) will appear on the
display. Keep still and repeat the measurement.
3.2 How to Sit Correctly
To take a measurement, you need
to be relaxed and comfortably
seated, under comfortable room
temperature. No bathing, drinking
alcohol or caffeine, smoking,
exercising or eating 30 minutes
before taking a measurement.
• Sit on a chair with your feet flat on the
• Sit upright with your back straight.
• The cuff should be at the same level
as your heart.
Above 135 mmHg
Diastolic Blood Pressure
• Your blood pressure monitor includes an
irregular heartbeat feature. Irregular
heartbeats can influence the results of the
measurement. The irregular heartbeat
algorithm automatically determines if the
measurement is usable or needs to be
repeated. If the measurement results are
affected by irregular heartbeats but the result
is valid, the result is shown together with the
irregular heartbeat symbol ( ).
If the irregular heartbeats cause the measurement to be
invalid, no result is shown. If the irregular heartbeat symbol
( ) is shown after you have taken a measurement, repeat
the measurement. If the irregular heartbeat symbol ( ) is
shown frequently, please make your doctor aware of it.
alkaline (LR03) batteries
as indicated in the battery
compartment and then
replace the battery cover.
1. Press the
Systolic Blood Pressure
This criteria is for home blood pressure measurement.
Make sure that the wrist cuff
does not cover the protruding
part of the wrist bone (ulna) on
the outside of the wrist.
2. Insert two 1.5V “AAA”
2.2 Setting the Date and Time
The monitor automatically stores the measurement in its memory.
It will automatically turn off after two minutes.
Consult your doctor prior to using in pregnancy or if diagnosed with
arrhythmia or arteriosclerosis.
Please read this section carefully before using the unit.
) button
Intended Use
This product is designed to measure the blood pressure and pulse
rate of people within the range of the designated wrist cuff, following
the instructions in this instruction manual.
It is mainly designed for general household use. Please read the
Important Safety Information in this instruction manual before using
the unit.
Please read this instruction manual thoroughly before using the
Please keep for future reference.
For specific information about your own blood pressure,
your wrist.
A. Wrist cuff
C. Display
2. Undo the wrist cuff and remove the unit.
2. Wrap the wrist cuff around
You should replace them with
new ones ahead of time.
Refer to section 2.1.
You should replace them with
new ones at once.
Refer to section 2.1.
Apply the wrist cuff correctly.
Refer to section 3.1.
Repeat Measurement while
remaining still and refraining
from talking during the
Refer to section 3.3.
Apply the wrist cuff correctly
and repeat measurement
while remaining still and
refraining from taking during
the measurement.
Refer to section 3.1 and 3.3.
Remain still until the
measurement is complete.
Refer to section 3.3.
Contact your OMRON retail
outlet or distributor.
The batteries are
Blink low.
The batteries are
Wrist cuff not
applied correctly.
Movement during
Wrist cuff not
applied correctly, or
movement during
Arm position
changed during
Device error.
Note: The irregular heartbeat symbol ( ) and the movement error
symbol ( ) may also be displayed with error messages.
Carefully read and repeat the
steps in section 3.3.
Remove the wrist cuff. Wait
2 - 3 minutes and then take
Irregular heartbeats another measurement.
Repeat the steps in section
are detected.
3.3. If this error continues to
appear, contact your doctor.
Movement during
Error Display
4. Troubleshooting and Maintenance
4.1 The Icons and Error Messages
Note: You cannot partially delete the stored readings.
When the memory symbol ( ) appears, first press
button. Then while holding it down, press the
START/STOP button simultaneously for about 2 - 3
To Delete All the Values Stored in Memory
button repeatedly to view the
readings stored in memory.
2. Press the
button, while the average value is
The Memory number
appears for a second
before the pulse rate is
displayed. The newest
set is numbered “1”.
1. Press the
To View the Readings Stored in Memory
Note: If there are no measurements
results stored in the memory, the
screen to the right is displayed.
Press the
To View the Average Value
• If the memory is full, the monitor will delete the oldest
• When viewing the reading taken without setting the date and
time, “-:--” is displayed instead of the date and time.
The monitor automatically stores the result up to 90 sets.
It can also calculate an average reading based on the
measurements from the last three readings taken within 10
minutes. If there are only two readings in memory for that
period, the average will be based on two readings. If there is
one reading in memory for that period, the average will be
based on one reading.
3.5 Using the Memory Function
Replace the batteries with
new ones.
Refer to section 2.1.
• Press the START/STOP button and repeat
• If the problem continues, try replacing the
batteries with new ones.
If this still does not solve the problem, contact
your OMRON retail outlet or distributor.
The batteries have Insert the batteries with
been inserted
the correct (+/-) polarity.
Refer to section 2.1.
The batteries are
• The unit should be cleaned with a soft, dry cloth.
• Use a soft, moistened cloth and neutral soap to
clean the cuff.
• Keep the unit in its storage case when not in
• Fold the cuff into the storage case.
• Do not subject the main unit and the cuff to
extreme temperatures, humidity, moisture or
direct sunlight.
• Do not disassemble the unit.
• Do not subject the unit to strong shocks or
vibrations (for example, dropping the unit on the
• Do not use volatile liquids to clean the main unit.
• Do not wash the cuff or immerse it in water.
• Do not use petrol, thinners or similar solvents to
clean the cuff.
• Do not carry out repairs of any kind yourself. If a
defect occurs, consult your OMRON retail outlet
or distributor as mentioned on the packaging.
To protect your unit from damage, please observe the
4.3 Maintenance
Other problems.
Nothing happens
when you press
the buttons.
The unit loses
power during
The blood pressure is different
each time. The reading is
extremely low (or high).
Blood pressure readings
constantly vary with time
of day and how relaxed
you are. Take several
deep breaths and try to
remain relaxed before
taking a measurement.
Apply the cuff correctly so
that it is firmly wrapped
around the wrist. Refer to
section 3.1.
The wrist cuff is
Wrist cuff deflates
too soon.
Remain still and do not
talk during Measurement.
Refer to section 3.3.
Movement or
talking during
Consult your OMRON
retail outlet or distributor.
Relax and try taking the
measurement again.
Refer to section 3.3.
Wrap the cuff correctly.
Refer to section 3.1.
The arms and
shoulders are
The cuff is not
wrapped snugly
around the wrist.
Measure while in the
The wrist cuff is not
correct posture.
at heart level.
Refer to section 3.2.
Wrist cuff pressure Air is leaking from
does not rise.
the wrist cuff.
The reading is
extremely low
(or high).
4.2 Troubleshooting
Automatic inflation by pump
Battery Life
Approximately 85 g without batteries
Approximately 87 (w) mm x 64 (h) mm x
14 (d) mm (without the wrist cuff)
Approximately 13.5 to 21.5 cm
Nylon and polyester
Console Weight
Outer Dimensions
Cuff Material
• This device fulfils the provisions of EC directive 93/42/EEC
(Medical Device Directive).
• This blood pressure monitor is designed according to the European
Standard EN1060, Non-invasive sphygmomanometers Part 1:
General Requirements and Part 3: Supplementary requirements
for electromechanical blood pressure measuring systems.
• This OMRON product is produced under the strict quality system of
OMRON HEALTHCARE Co. Ltd., Japan. The Core component for
OMRON blood pressure monitors, which is the Pressure Sensor, is
produced in Japan.
Note: Subject to technical modification without prior notice.
Main unit, storage case, battery set,
instruction manual, guarantee card, blood
pressure pass
-20 to +60°C / Maximum: 10 to 95% RH /
700 to 1060hPa
Storage temperature/
Humidity/Air pressure
Package Content
+10 to +40°C / Maximum: 30 to 85% RH
Internally powered ME equipment
Operating temperature/
Protection Against
Electric Shock
= Type B
Approx. 300 measurements with new
alkaline batteries at a room temperature of
Power Source
Applied Part
90 Measurements
2 x 1.5V (LR03, AAA alkaline batteries)
Automatic rapid deflation
Pressure: ±3 mmHg
Pulse: ±5% of display reading
Pressure: 0 to 299 mmHg
Pulse: 40 to 180 beats/min.
Measurement Range
LCD Digital Display
Oscillometric method
Measurement Method
Wrist Blood Pressure Monitor
OMRON RS6 (HEM-6221-E)
Product Description
5. Technical Data
• The accuracy of this blood pressure monitor has
been carefully tested and is designed for a long
service life.
• It is generally recommended to have the unit
inspected every two years to ensure correct
functioning and accuracy. Please consult your
authorised OMRON dealer or the OMRON
Customer Service at the address given on the
packaging or attached literature.
Calibration and Service
• If the unit is wet.
• Locations exposed to extreme temperatures,
humidity, direct sunlight, dust or corrosive
• Locations exposed to vibrations, shocks or
where it will be at an angle.
Do not store the unit in the following situations:
Scorpius 33, 2132 LR Hoofddorp
Made in China
14, rue de Lisbonne, 93561 Rosny-sous-Bois
John-Deere-Str. 81a 68163 Mannheim, GERMANY
Opal Drive, Fox Milne, Milton Keynes, MK15 0DG
Dalian, CHINA
Production Facility OMRON (DALIAN) CO., LTD.
53, Kunotsubo, Terado-cho, Muko, Kyoto,
617-0002 JAPAN
Household users should contact either the retailer where they
purchased this product, or their local government office, for details
of where and how they can return this item for environmentally safe
Business users should contact their supplier and check the terms
and conditions of the purchase contract. This product should not be
mixed with other commercial wastes for disposal.
This marking shown on the product or its
literature, indicates that it should not be
disposed of, with other household wastes at the
end of its working life.
To prevent possible harm to the environment or human health from
uncontrolled waste disposal, please separate this product from
other types of wastes and recycle it responsibly to promote the
sustainable reuse of material resources.
Correct Disposal of This Product
(Waste Electrical & Electronic Equipment)
Further documentation in accordance with EN60601-1-2:2007 is
available at OMRON HEALTHCARE EUROPE at the address
mentioned in this instruction manual.
Documentation is also available at
This medical device manufactured by OMRON HEALTHCARE
conforms to this EN60601-1-2:2007 standard for both immunity and
Nevertheless, special precautions need to be observed:
• Do not use mobile (cellular) telephones and other devices, which
generate strong electrical or electromagnetic fields, near the
medical device. This may result in incorrect operation of the unit
and create a potentially unsafe situation. Recommendation is to
keep a minimum distance of 7 m. Verify correct operation of the
device in case the distance is shorter.
In order to regulate the requirements for EMC (Electro Magnetic
Compatibility) with the aim to prevent unsafe product situations, the
EN60601-1-2:2007 standard has been implemented. This standard
defines the levels of immunity to electromagnetic interferences as
well as maximum levels of electromagnetic emissions for medical
With the increased number of electronic devices such as PC’s and
mobile (cellular) telephones, medical devices in use may be
susceptible to electromagnetic interference from other devices.
Electromagnetic interference may result in incorrect operation of
the medical device and create a potentially unsafe situation.
Medical devices should also not interfere with other devices.
Important information regarding Electro Magnetic
Compatibility (EMC)