Where can I get the USB Cable and Software for the Omron HEM-637 BP Monitor?

Discussion in 'Health and medical' started by Earl Wallace, Dec 17, 2003.

  1. Earl Wallace

    Earl Wallace Guest

    I have the Omron HEM-637 Wrist Blood Pressure Monitor which I bought in July 2003 from Costco. I
    just became aware that there is a HEM-637IT model sold in Europe which includes a USB Cable and
    Software so you can download the BP readings to your computer. I was looking at the difference
    between these models and I can't find any (except for the included Cable and Software). My HEM-637
    model has the "Bio-Information (BI) connection" in the top right-hand corner of the unit (it has a
    soft plastic cover which you lift), as well as the "BI" logo just like the HEM-637IT unit. It's
    possible that the HEM-637's BI connector is disabled inside the unit and the Cable and Software
    wouldn't work, but I'm willing to take the gamble if I can find these items at a low enough cost.

    I haven't called Omron yet, but I suspect I'll be told that these parts are only sold with the HEM-
    637IT and you can't buy them separately.

    So, I guess what I am asking is this:

    1) Has anyone tried -- with success -- connecting their HEM-637 to their computer and how did
    they do it?

    2) Where can I get just the Cable and Software to try it myself?

    3) Why the heck is the HEM-637IT not sold in the US? Seems like it would sell like crazy here.

    This HEM-637 is a real nice unit and is easy to use. It would be icing on the low-carb cake if I
    could download the readings...

    Thanks,
     
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  2. M . Schwartz

    M . Schwartz Guest

    On 28 Sep 2003 10:36:51 -0700, [email protected] (Earl Wallace)
    wrote:

    You can get a USB cable in any computer supply store like Radio Shack. As for the software, I guess
    you'll have to contact Omron and find out how to purchase it.

    One thing about USB cables is there are 1.1 and 2.0 and 1.1 works in both but 2.0 only works in a
    2.0 USB slot. I would imagine your computer has a 1.1 USB slot and may have a 2.0 slot. Of course
    it depends on what the device you are using needs - 1.1 would not be a problem if you only have
    2.0 slots.

    Mel

    >I have the Omron HEM-637 Wrist Blood Pressure Monitor which I bought in July 2003 from Costco. I
    >just became aware that there is a HEM-637IT model sold in Europe which includes a USB Cable and
    >Software so you can download the BP readings to your computer. I was looking at the difference
    >between these models and I can't find any (except for the included Cable and Software). My HEM-637
    >model has the "Bio-Information (BI) connection" in the top right-hand corner of the unit (it has a
    >soft plastic cover which you lift), as well as the "BI" logo just like the HEM-637IT unit. It's
    >possible that the HEM-637's BI connector is disabled inside the unit and the Cable and Software
    >wouldn't work, but I'm willing to take the gamble if I can find these items at a low enough cost.
    >
    >I haven't called Omron yet, but I suspect I'll be told that these parts are only sold with the HEM-
    >637IT and you can't buy them separately.
    >
    >So, I guess what I am asking is this:
    >
    > 1) Has anyone tried -- with success -- connecting their HEM-637 to their computer and how did
    > they do it?
    >
    > 2) Where can I get just the Cable and Software to try it myself?
    >
    > 3) Why the heck is the HEM-637IT not sold in the US? Seems like it would sell like crazy here.
    >
    >This HEM-637 is a real nice unit and is easy to use. It would be icing on the low-carb cake if I
    >could download the readings...
    >
    >Thanks,
     
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