These instructions will guide you through:
- Two options on how to log your blood pressure readings:
- Via taking a photo in the Vida app
- Via the Omron app
- How to take your very first reading
If at any point in time you experience issues when setting up and connecting the device, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org and we will be more than happy to reach out and help you with the set-up directly.
Here is a helpful instructional video for setting up and pairing your blood pressure cuff. Below are detailed steps as well.
Setting up your Blood Pressure Cuff
Before taking a reading you have to first set up the blood pressure monitor with the correct date and time.
- Press the Set button three times to begin setting the date. use the arrow buttons to cycle to the correct year, and hit the Set button again to move to month. continuing using the arrow buttons to select the correct date and time, and the Set buttons to move in between the sections.
- Once you have selected the correct date and time, hit the Start/Stop button to turn off the BP Monitor.
Once you have set up the date and time you will need to then select which user on the monitor you will be. Whichever user you select, you must remember to set the monitor to this user every time you take a new reading. You can choose the user by switch the button on the monitor as shown below:
Once you have chosen the user you would like to use, you will then need to create a new user account with Omron Wellness.
Logging your readings in Vida
- Log into your Vida app and go to the Today tab.
- Click Blood Pressure.
- Click the Meter Reader camera icon near the bottom of the screen, and select Omron, 10 series, Model BP786N from the device list. You’ll need to do this only once unless you switch monitors.
- Point your phone camera at the monitor screen showing the reading, centering the screen within the guidelines. (You may need to tilt your phone to avoid flare.) The Meter Reader will capture your blood pressure reading. Confirm that the reading, day, and time are correct. Select the Time Period, such as “Pre-breakfast.” Tap Log to record.
*Please Note: If you’d prefer to type your readings into the Vida tracker, tap to enter your Systolic (top) and Diastolic (bottom) numbers. Also, tap to enter the Time Period, such as “Pre-breakfast” If you’re entering an older reading, time at the top of the screen before you add the reading. Then click Add."
Logging your Readings via the Omron App
Make sure that Bluetooth is turned on for your phone and that it is discoverable by other devices by going to Settings>Bluetooth and make sure that your setting is set to ON
Creating a new Omron Account
To download and install Omron Wellness, Simply go to the App Store on your iPhone and download the app.
(This is the app you will want to download from the app store.
Once the app is installed on your device, simply open it to get started creating a new account. Upon opening the app you will be prompted to allow notifications. Go ahead and click "Allow." You will also be asked if you want to sync Omron with your Apple Health app. At this time, do not allow this.
Select Create New Account
Fill in the form with your information and choose a password that you can remember. Select on the Check box to agree to the terms of services and select Submit
Once you set up is complete, Omron will send you an email to the address you provided to verify your information. Go to your email provider and look for this email.
This is an example of the email you will receive. In order to verify and validate your Omron account, click on the link Validate my Email Address
Once you click on the link you will be sent to a page to log in to Omron. You can now close this window and go back to the Omron app and log in
Pairing your Blood Pressure Cuff to your phone
Using your username and password, log into the Omron app.
Upon first logging into the app you will be brought to a screen where you will choose the blood pressure monitor you will be pairing with the app. You will be choosing the 10 Series Upper Arm BP786N.
Follow set up instructions or Skip
Omron will take you through steps of setting up your Blood Pressure cuff for the first time. If you followed the steps above and have already set up the date and time for your monitor, you can Skip this tutorial.
Once you have passed the set up instructions and you are ready to pair your blood pressure monitor, simply press and hold the button until you see a P to begin pairing your device to your phone.
Once your Blood pressure cuff is paired your app will begin transferring any readings that might be available. Since you do not have any readings, you will see the message below:
Now that we have paired your blood pressure monitor to your Omron app, we now need to connect it to the Vida
Connecting Omron Wellness to Vida
In order to track blood pressure, you need to have the right trackers in place on your Vida account. Please contact your coach and make sure they have turned on the Blood Pressure tracker for you if they have not done so already.
Once you have an account set up, you are ready to connect with the Vida app!
Start by opening up your Vida app. Once you have successfully logged in, make sure your Blood Pressure metric is listed under your Today tab.
Press the Me tab located on the bottom right-hand corner of your screen.
Next, look for the Gear Icon located in the top right-hand corner of your screen. This is your Settings tab. Select this, and a new window will pop up.
Look for the tab Connect Devices & Apps. Tap on this, and you will be directed to the device menu.
Look for the box Connect with Fitbit, Garmin, Withings, or Others, and then tap Connect.
Search for Omron Wellness on the list of devices, and press Connect.
A new window will pop up asking you to log into the email address your registered your Omron Wellness account with. Simply type that email in, and press Login located at the bottom of the page.
You will then be asked to give Vida permission to access your data. Press Allow, and you will be directed back to the device menu.
To make sure your device is connected, navigate back to the Today tab, and look for your Blood Pressure metric.
*This tracker need to be opened before the data will be synced.*
Look for the green circle under the + or ✓ on the metric, and it should say Connected.
You’re all set!
Taking Your First Reading
Once you have successfully connected the Omron Wellness app to Vida, we can now take a blood pressure reading to make sure that everything works.
Simply slip the cuff around your arm, making sure the tube is pointing downward. Once you have secured the cuff to your arm, press the Start/Stop button. the monitor will begin to take your blood pressure.
Once the reading has been taken, open your app and make sure it at least 10 feet from your blood pressure monitor and the app will automatically start syncing in new readings.
If the blood pressure monitor does not immediately begin syncing data, click on the button and the reading will automatically begin syncing to your app. Once the sync is complete, the Omron app will show your most recent reading and will also display all of your readings in a graph for you to see.
Once you can confirm that the reading has been synced to your Omron App, simply open your Vida app and go to the Actions Tab. Go down to your Blood Pressure action and there you should see the reading from your Omron app.
And that's it!