Getting a wrist blood pressure monitor is a wise decision if you want to keep a close eye on your blood pressure and heart rate. It is more convenient to have this than schedule appointments with your doctor every week. You can get one to monitor someone else’s blood pressure if you’re worried. Come take a look at these three models.
What is the Best Automatic Wrist Blood Pressure Monitor to buy in 2014?
Omron 7 Series Wrist Blood Pressure Monitor
The Omron 7 Series activates automatically when your wrist is at heart level. Don’t worry; all you have to do is follow the flashing orange and blue indicator lights. They will help guide your wrist to your heart level. A useful feature is the BP level indicator that shows you your reading and the reading for normal home blood pressure levels; if you see a big difference, you should either consult a doctor or buy a new blood pressure monitor! An indicator icon will appear to alert you if the monitor detects irregular heartbeat or hypertension. TheOmron 7 Series can be used by two people. It can monitor and track the readings of both users separately in the stored memory. It can store 200 readings (100 for each person) with date and time stamp so each person can review their last 100 readings. Thanks to its advanced averaging feature, you can view your weekly morning and evening blood pressure averages for the past eight weeks.
Ozeri BP01K CardioTech Pro Series Digital Blood Pressure Monitor with Heart Health and Hypertension Indicator
Most blood pressure monitors inflate to 170mmHg or higher by default. The Ozeri BP01K has a unique feature Ã¢â‚¬â€œ the MWI (Measure While Inflate) technology Ã¢â‚¬â€œ that automatically inflates to the suitable level without adjustments. It is able to detect irregular heartbeat and hypertension. It can be used by two people and the memory can store 90 readings for each user with date and time recordings. It calculates your average blood pressure reading using the 3 most recent readings. The wrist cuff is designed so it can also fit above average arm sizes.
Omron BP629 3 Series Wrist Blood Pressure Monitor
TheOmron BP629 3 Series is basically a simple wrist blood pressure monitor. It can detect hypertension and alerts you through the hypertension indicator icon. The monitor automatically displays the average calculation of the last 3 readings taken within the last 10 minutes. The memory storage allows you to review your last 60 readings. It can only store the readings of one user.
A couple of customers complained about inconsistent readings probably due to manufacturing defects. If it is not used correctly, it will provide less than accurate readings.
Which Automatic Wrist Blood Pressure Monitor Would You Choose?
Needless to say, these three models are portable and you can use it wherever you are. (Unless you’re underwater; they’re not waterproof) Take note that wrist monitors do not provide accurate results on older people. Plus, you might want to learn how to understand the readings on the monitor before you use one. The best way to check its accuracy would be to bring it to the doctor’s office and cross check it with the doctor’s blood pressure monitor. Personally, I would go for the Omron 7 Series but if you’re on a tight budget you could go for the Ozeri BP01K which works just as well.