The Omron is a good brand over-all. My husband used to work for a manufacturing company and he says their stuff is generally high quality.
When my high b/p was diagnosed over a year ago, it was 180/120. That scared me so bad I took the afternoon off work, and walked (slowly) about 2 miles. Walked another slow & easy mile the next morning, and had a doctor's appointment 2 hours later. It was down to 140/100 by then, just from relaxing walks. I do take medication still, but I find that when I do things which stretch my legs (walking, gardening), my blood pressure goes down a lot, and stays down for several hours. Does anybody think the blood vessels in our legs need to be massaged by working out the muscles around them?
Anyway, "K HEAL 67", you've done well to quit smoking, and you're taking this seriously (getting a monitor; checking your cholesterol; researching on line). Good luck to you!
dx 2001 in transverse & descending colon
Asacol only, then tapered off; managing now with diet
Enjoying life's blessings (my hubby/best friend; our cats)