Home  >  News  >  Wearables

Best blood pressure monitors 2020: the top readers you can buy today

By James Peckham    3 days ago

The absolute best blood pressure monitors available now

A new entry has taken the top spot in our best blood pressure monitor ranking, and you can find out below the device that has taken the title of the best blood pressure monitors you can buy right now. One thing the best blood pressure machines all have in common is that they can perform lots of tricks, like voice control, irregular heartbeat detection, pulse readers, etc.

During our review process, we take into account the design, features, battery life, spec, price and more for each monitor, rank it against the competition and enter it into the list you’ll find below. We compared each monitor against a machine used on the operating tables for accuracy.

1. Healthline BP Pro

Our Rating
5/5

Our best blood pressure monitor in the world right now

RRP: £69.99

In a league of its own.  The highest accuracy we’ve ever seen on a BP monitor. Healthline keeps everything simple and to the point.  If you’ve been overwhelmed by the sheer amount of options available on the more expensive blood pressure monitors – most of which is not suited or needed for home use, then Healthline BP Pro keeps everything straight forward and to the point.  It does everything with complete accuracy, so much so it gave like for like performance with a hospital machine used on the operating tables costing £15,000. Easy to understand sharp screen and one button operation makes this the top choice.

Rating

9.8

Readers Rating (2,387)
5/5

2. Omron M2

Our Rating
4/5

A veteran in this space

RRP: £57.99

The Omron m2 has been a staple in blood pressure monitors for the past few years.  It provides an easy to use interface which doesn’t require you to be a rocket scientist to understand the well laid out LCD display.  It’s compact and sturdy and does the job intended to a fair level.  It features a non stretch cuff so if your arms on the bigger side perhaps look for something which has the ability to stretch.

Rating

8.6

Readers Rating (937)
3.5/5

3. A&D P030

Our Rating
3.5/5

Old and trusted brand.

£67.99

The A&D blood pressure monitor has been around for over a decade and is still used today in homes around the world. The A&D Upper Arm Blood Pressure Monitor is an ESH clinically validated fully automatic digital blood pressure monitor, offering extremely accurate Oscillometric BP measurement and Irregular Heart / Circadian Rhythm analysis technology. This simple to use monitor is operated with a single button that utilises the latest 3rd generation fully automatic measurement technology.

Rating

8.2

Readers Rating (127)
4/5

4. Microlife

Our Rating
3.2/5

Small and functional

£62.51

The Microlife Watch BP Home blood pressure monitor is a device which provides high accuracy in the evaluation of the blood pressure  This feature allows optimal performance of conventional BP measurement by listening to Korotkoff sounds. However, If more comprehensive cardiovascular information is needed, the BP monitor offers the option to expand with more features, such as with the well-known and proven accurate Microlife AFIB technology for the detection of Atrial Fibrillation, or the non-invasive central blood pressure measurement option, to assess the BP value of the ascending aorta.

Rating

7.9

Readers Rating (102)
2/5

5. Braun

Our Rating
3/5

Options for tinkerers

£44.99

The Braun Exactfit uses a colour-coded guide on the screen for quick and easy data interpretation (based on World Health Organization’s guidelines).  It includes two comfort cuffs (included in the box). An option to check the last 3 measurments average for improved control.

The screen can be overwhelming for first time users.  We had to read the manual in full before using the device, it’s not the most intuitive.  After getting to grips with the screen and the instructions, we were able to complete our tests and can report that the accuracy is very good and more importantly consistent.  There’s just a bit of a learning curve when it comes to initially setting up and using the device, probably not recommended for older customers who are wanting something simple and quick to accurately measure their BP.

Rating

7.7

Readers Rating (52)
3/5