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Omron MX3 Plus (HEM-742-E)
Device Model:
HEM-742-E
Manufacturer:
Omron Corporation, Kyoto Head Office, Shiokoji Horikawa, Shimogyo ku, Kyoto 600-8530, JAPAN.
Measuring functions:
Blood pressure
Primary Client Use:
Intended for self-measurement and home use
Measurement Site:
Upper Arm
Measurement Occurrence:
Single measurements only
Availability:
Discontinued but still available
Device Manual:
Description:
The Omron MX3 Plus (HEM-742-E) is an automatic blood pressure monitor. Its blood pressure measurement technology has been proven to be accurate, with a 1-star Medaval rating. Blood pressure measurements are taken from the upper arm and it is intended for self-measurement and home use. This device has been discontinued by the manufacturer but may be available through certain outlets.
Assessment:
The technology used in the Omron MX3 Plus (HEM-742-E), to measure blood pressure, has passed in two clinical validation studies, in general populations, according to recognised standard protocols, as published in peer-reviewed publications.
Recommendations:
Accuracy AssessmentRecommendationBasis
Medaval Recommendation Older clinical validation; older protocol; multiple clinical validations
BIHS (UK and IRL) Previous recommendation, now archived Equivalence claim but should be published evidence
ESH (Europe) Self-measurement for adults and children Published evidence
Stride BP Self-measurement for adults Published evidence
Device Family:

Coleman A, Freeman P, Steel S, Shennan A. Validation of the Omron MX3 Plus oscillometric blood pressure monitoring device according to the European Society of Hypertension international protocol. Blood Press Monit. 2005 Jun;10(3):165-8. PMID: 15923819.

ESH-IP:2002 - Pass General population

Christofaro DG, Casonatto J, Polito MD, Cardoso JR, Fernandes R, Guariglia DA, Gerage AM, de Oliveira AR. Evaluation of the Omron MX3 Plus monitor for blood pressure measurement in adolescents. Eur J Pediatr. 2009 Nov;168(11):1349-54. Epub: 2009 Feb 17. doi: 10.1007/s00431-009-0936-x. PMID: 19221789.

BHS:1993 - Pass (A/A) General population

SP10:1996 - Pass General population

Relevant Publications:

Ware A, Stevens R, Selwood M, Fleming S. Accuracy of blood pressure monitors available in high street pharmacies. Blood Press Monit. 2016 Feb;21(1):59-61. doi: 10.1097/MBP.0000000000000151. PMID: 26427055.

Measurements from the Omron MX3 Plus (HEM-742-E) are compared to those from the Omron PA-350 (BPM tester), though not in a formal validation.