Current Top 5 Monitors
Here is, in our opinion, the better blood pressure monitors on the market today. This was last updated March 18th, 2012.
#1 – Omron BP791IT 10+ Series Upper Arm Blood Pressure Monitor
If accuracy is really important to you, then this monitor will absolutely make you happy. The BP791IT 10+ Series has some pretty nice features to ensure you get the right reading. Some of these include making sure the cuff is wrapped around your arm correctly, a calibration check system, Omron’s TruRead feature to average out your readings, advanced averaging, and much more. You can also upload your results to Microsoft Health Vault so you can track your progress or even email your results to your doctor. Pretty nice perk! These are selling quite well among buyers who want all the features.
#2 – Omron BP652 7 Series Wrist Blood Pressure Monitor
Wrist blood pressure monitors have had a bad rap in the past in regards to accuracy. This one by Omron really seeks to put those rumors to rest. This monitor helps you place the monitor at heart level so you’ll get an accurate reading. It has a two-user mode and can store up to 100 readings per user, 200 total. The great thing about wrist monitors are that they are extremely portable. People really like that they can take this thing anywhere with them. It’s a popular monitor among many customers today, so we wanted to make sure it’s on our list.
#3 – Withings BP-800 Blood Pressure Monitor
This monitor was released in 2011 and quickly gained popularity. We like it because it’s exactly what these types of devices should be doing nowadays, keeping all your information connected. You can monitor and track your results on your iOS device with some fancy looking graphs that are easy to read. The app is free of charge from Withings and will store all your readings so that you can detect trends. If you wish, you can use this data to take advantage of other services Withings provides. This blood pressure monitor is pretty accurate, the cuffs range is from 9 to 17 inches, supports multiple users, and many customers are happy. The only downside, no Android compatibility yet.
#4 – Panasonic EW3109W Upper Arm Blood Pressure Monitor
Sometimes you don’t need all the fancy features that monitors like that Withings BP-800 or Omron BP791IT provide. You just want something that works well and is affordable. That’s exactly what the Panasonic EW3109W is. The cuff is pretty easy to strap on, it can record up to 90 readings, and the device will alert you if your blood pressure is too high.
We do not have a full review yet for the Panasonic EW3109W. But, you can check current discounted price on Amazon.com.
#5 – Panasonic EW3152W Upper Arm Blood Pressure Monitor
We decided to add this one to our list because it really takes the hassle out of using a cuff. Some people just have trouble with using a cuff, especially if you’re by yourself or if you’re handicapped. You can place this monitor on the table, slide your arm through, and rest your elbow on the table. This will allow for a nice accurate reading. It’s very accurate, has a few extra features to ensure accuracy, and can detect different types of hypertension.