Overall Best Blood Pressure Monitor
Saves up to 50 previous readings of two different people or 100 for one person so you can easily track changes. Calculates average blood pressure based on the last three readings.
Some reviewers say readings aren’t accurate, but a healthcare professional explains that the cuff may be too big, too little, or in the wrong position. If you haven’t used an at-home blood pressure monitor before, consider having a physician, nurse, or pharmacist help you calibrate it.
Ease of Use: Gently secure the adjustable cuff around your upper arm, then press the blue Start button for a reading. Two users can share this wireless cuff by sliding the switch on the bottom left to choose which person is currently using the device.
This blood pressure monitor is lightweight and compact, so it’s easy to lift and hold. Your results are displayed on a digital monitor in bold, easy-to-see numerals.
Accuracy: This Omron blood pressure monitor is accurate - as long as you know what you’re doing. We’ve seen numerous complaints about false highs and lows, but many of these issues stem from user errors rather than mechanical glitches.
Make sure you buy the right size band (this one fits standard/large arms), and consider having it calibrated at your medical provider’s office before you use it for the first time.
Features: This Omron cuff has more features than the budget-friendly Care Touch blood pressure monitor on our list, but it isn’t loaded with advanced features that might confuse the average user. That’s why we chose this as the best blood pressure monitor for at-home tracking.
As mentioned earlier, we love that multiple users can share this blood pressure monitor without erasing or combining readings. We also dig the averaging feature that combines 3 recent readings to calculate an average (great for folks who get nervous during their first reading!). A convenient date and time stamp lets you jot down notes for your doctor without looking for your cell phone or a clock.
Price: Around $40, which is the equivalent of 1 or 2 copays for a doctor’s office visit.