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Last updated: 12 January 2022


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Our expert testers look at two different kinds of home blood pressure monitors – arm monitors, which take a reading from the upper part of the arm, and wrist monitors, which attach like a watch.

We give every blood pressure monitor a thorough workout to find the models that:

  • are best at returning accurate blood pressure readings
  • are the easiest to use
  • display an irregular heartbeat
  • display hypertension
  • have been validated by a medical research organisation (in this case, by Medaval).
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Our interactive comparison tool helps you find out which models have a low battery indicator and also display the time and date. Our Recommended list will help you quickly see which models come out on top.

CHOICE would like to thank GE Healthcare for supplying a Carescape V100 hospital grade blood pressure monitor for this test.

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    An arm monitor takes a reading from the upper part of the arm, whereas a wrist monitor attaches like a watch. Arm monitors are considered more accurate. Wrist monitors require more care to use correctly, but may be easier for some users.

      Irregular heartbeat display

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      An on-screen alert if your heart rate has some disturbance.

        Hypertension display

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        A hypertension warning displays on the screen if your blood pressure is too high – a good prompt to visit your GP.


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          We only recommend blood pressure monitors that have been validated by medical research.

            Included in this review

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            • CHOICE Recommended
            • Overall score
            • Medaval rating
            • Accuracy score
            • Ease of use score
            • Operating score
            • Comfort score
            • Screen quality
            • Info score
            • Good points
            • Bad points
            • Price
            • Heart rate
            • Irregular heartbeat display
            • Irregular heartbeat explained
            • Hypertension display
            • Hypertension explained
            • Troubleshooting help
            • Maintenance details
            • Items supplied
            • Batteries
            • Blood pressure range
            • Claimed accuracy
            • Measuring uncertainty
            • Pulse range
            • Recommended minimum time between measurements (min)
            • Adult suitability only
            • Automatic power-off
            • Can operate from mains power
            • Low battery indicator
            • Time and date
            • Alarm
            • Other data displayed
            • Amount of data storage
            • Number of users' data stored
            • Number of readings stored
            • Computer interface
            • Small cuff price
            • Medium cuff price
            • Large cuff price
            • Origin


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