Before CES 2016, Omron Healthcare's COO Ranndy Kellogg noted: "Our new Project Zero blood pressure monitors are medical devices," making the distinction clear between the wearables that help the average consumer manage their own wellness. In introducing the OMRON Connect App, the Project Zero Wrist Blood Pressure Monitor and the Project Zero Upper Arm Blood Pressure Monitor, Omron remarks that it's on a mission to go beyond just tracking numbers.
Moving beyond being a heart rate monitor, the new devices play a part in promoting better lifestyle habits. With the wrist monitor, users are able to get real-time blood pressure readings and get reminders to take medication. In the same way that the wristband does away with cuffs, tubes and hoses, the arm monitor provides a simple, portable way to track hypertension levels.