What is the most accurate type of blood pressure monitor?
Upper Arm Blood Pressure Monitors are the only type recommended by the American Heart Association because they're the most accurate. The cuff wraps around the upper part of your arm and tightens to measure your blood pressure. Wrist ones while compact tend to be less accurate.
What is the best BP machine for home use?
We have a fantastic range of good quality Blood Pressure Monitors available and in stock. They all have different features so it really depends on what you need. For example, we have one that talks to you, perfect for people with vision impairments and we have ones with big buttons, ones with memory so you can track your Blood Pressure over time. We also have ones that detect an irregular heart beat. As with most things the more features the more expensive so budget will also be a factor when deciding which BP Monitor to choose/
Is it worth getting a blood pressure monitor?
If you decide to take your blood pressure at home, you will need to get a home blood pressure monitor. Our full range of automatic blood pressure monitors are all designed for easy home use and they are all CE rated which is very important. While your Blood Pressure can vary dramatically it is useful to be able to monitor it over time on an ongoing basis, especially if have issues with your blood pressure.
Can a tight blood pressure cuff give a high reading?
Using a blood pressure cuff that's too large or too small can give you inaccurate blood pressure readings, you should bear this in mind when adjusting the cuff on your arm to ensure an accurate blood pressure reading.