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Blood pressure monitor reviews

Last updated: 17 December 2018

We test popular home blood pressure monitors to find which ones work best.

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We give two different kinds of blood pressure monitors a whirl – arm monitors which take a reading from the upper part of the arm, and wrist monitors which attach like a watch.

Our expert testers 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.

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 see quickly 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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    Irregular heart beat display

      Hypertension display

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        There are currently two types on the market: an arm monitor which takes a reading from the upper part of the arm, or a wrist monitor which attaches like a watch.

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          • Overall score
          • Accuracy score
          • Ease of use score
          • Operating score
          • Comfort score
          • Screen quality
          • Info score
          • Good points
          • Bad points
          • Price
          • Brand
          • Model
          • Status
          • Type
          • Blood pressure
          • Heart rate
          • Irregular heartbeat display
          • Irregular heartbeat explained
          • Hypertension display
          • Hypertension explained
          • Troubleshooting details
          • Maintenance details
          • Items supplied
          • Batteries
          • Blood pressure range
          • Claimed accuracy
          • Measuring uncertainty
          • Pulse range
          • Rec'd min time between measurements (min)
          • Adult suitability only
          • Automatic power-off
          • Can operate from mains power
          • Low battery indicator
          • Time
          • Date
          • 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
          • Contact

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