The Generation Guard wrist blood pressure monitor has a large screen, records heartbeat, and will alert you when it detects an abnormal rhythm. The monitor can display blood pressure readings in both mmHg and kPa and can store up to 90 readings.
The monitor fits wrists from 5.3 inches to 7.6 inches and has a sleek, compact design, making it very portable. We love the speed at which readings are delivered on this monitor (just 30 seconds!). This is one of the fastest monitors featured here and is a great choice if you need to take your readings regularly.
The PARAMED wrist blood pressure monitor features a large backlit LCD screen and provides readings in just 30 seconds. The device is simple to use and can be started with just the touch of a button. PARAMED offers a 90-day no-questions-asked money-back guarantee for customers who are not satisfied with the product.
We love that this monitor not only provides an automatic shutoff option, but a low battery indicator to let you know when to buy new batteries. The large screen also makes this device more user-friendly that some of the other options.
The HoMedics blood pressure monitor is the most affordable on this list. This monitor can store information from 30 readings for two users at a time and utilizes a memory average function for the last three readings per user. The simple one-touch operation makes it easy to use and to quickly get a reading.
We also like the large, easy to read LCD display screen and that this monitor features an irregular heartbeat detector to ensure more accurate readings.
One of the best features of the MMIZOO monitor is the voice broadcast, which will tell you the readings results. This feature is great for those with poor vision but can be turned off it is not needed. Like several of the other models, this has a dual-user mode so it can be shared by two people in a household. It also saves 99 data sets for each user so results can be compared over time - great for sharing information with your doctor!
This unit also features a large, easy to read LCD screen and detects irregular heartbeat for more accurate readings.
This option from Topffy features a large, backlit LCD display so it's easy to see readings in all light situations. The automatic readings work off of a simple ON/OFF button that starts the measurement. Two users are able to use the same device and the device can store up to 99 readings so you can monitor progress over time.
Unlike some of the other models on our list, this monitor has a rechargeable battery and comes with a USB charging cable. This helps save money on batteries, but you'll need to make sure to take the cord with you or to check that the device is fully charged if you need to take it with you on the go.
In general, there are no telltale symptoms of high blood pressure, and some might have it for years without knowing. Left untreated, high blood pressure can damage the arteries and vital organs in your body and lead to a heart attack or stroke. High blood pressure can only be diagnosed by using a device that measures your blood pressure.
When purchasing a wrist blood pressure monitor, you owe it to yourself to do your research and get familiar with all of your options. Before making a purchase, consider talking to a healthcare professional about the best option for your needs. And after you’ve made a purchase, have your device checked by your healthcare provider to make sure the readings are accurate or to get the device calibrated.
Here are a few things to consider before making a purchase.
Consider which features are most important to you. While many of the monitors on our list store a certain amount of data, some offer storage for multiple users, and some offer memory averaging for past readings.
Most of the wrist blood pressure monitors on this list are simple to use and offer one-touch operation, but if you think you’ll need help with setup, look for a device that comes with a complete instruction manual.
Be sure to review the cuff size of the product to determine whether it will work for you. Wrist blood pressure monitors may not be as accurate on wrists that are smaller than 5 inches. Consider also the screen and display size you’ll need to view the readings easily. Some models offer a voice option that will read the information on the screen, which can be very helpful for those with poor eyesight.
Most of the models on our list require separate batteries, so you'll need to make sure you always have extras on hand or on the go if you need to take readings outside of your home. Some models come with a rechargeable battery which can last longer and may be more convenient - just remember to check the battery status often to ensure your device is charged and ready when you need it.