The best blood pressure monitors for 2021, rated and ranked

Having issues checking your blood pressure? We’ve found five of the most accurate blood pressure monitors suitable for home use, so you can always keep track of your health

Overall 2021 Winner:

1. Healthline Pro: Editor’s pick for best home blood pressure monitor.
£49.99 at Healthlineofficial.com

Our Rating:

4.6/5

With the range of different equipment available, it’s now easier than ever for us to get this information from the comfort of our own homes.

According to information provided by the British Heart Foundation, the most accurate readings are found in upper arm monitors and not wrist or finger devices. Find out more about how to get the best reading by visiting bhf.org.uk.

1. Healthline Pro Upper Arm Blood Pressure Monitor

Our Rating: 5/5

5/5

Visitor Rating: 4.7/5

(1,578)
4.7/5

Best in class for accuracy, affordability, features & ease of use – Healthlineofficial.com

This blood pressure monitor from Healthline has been recommended around the internet lately and for good reason.  It will give you an accurate reading of you your systolic and diastolic pressure, along with the pulse per minute. The large LCD makes for easy viewing and is perfect if you want to keep a little reminder of your readings, as it will hold up to 60 records for you.  The accuracy and simple one button operation makes this a clear winner, a high quality product which leaves other monitors behind.  We love it’s hassle free approach.

The only downside to this machine is that it tends to be out of stock quite quickly.  We’re not sure if this is due to covid related reasons or other logistics, but this is something Healthline will need to address.

What we loved

What we didn’t:

2. Omron M2: Solid performer
£52.29 at Medscope.co.uk

Our Rating:

4/5

3. ADC Medical: Home oximeter that lives up to the ADC name.  £67.99 at Medtree.co.uk

Our Rating:

3.6/5

2. Omron M2 Blood Pressure Monitor

Our Rating: 4/5

4/5

Visitor Rating: 4.1/5

(1,241)
4.1/5

Solid performer from a big brand but loose cuff issues remain – Medscope.co.uk

The M2 blood pressure monitor has a large, LCD screen to display results,as well as an easy touch-screen operation. The screen will tell you if you are using the device incorrectly, so you never have to worry about an inaccurate reading again. You’ll also be alerted if anything irregular or out of the ordinary is detected.

Two users can use the machine at once and the monitor will record 30 readings for each person. The cuff can come loose if not properly fitted, accuracy is fantastic as you’d expect from this medical giant.

What we loved

What we didn’t

3. A&D Medical UA-1020 Blood Pressure Monitor

Our Rating: 4/5

4/5

Visitor Rating: 3.8/5

(1,074)
3.8/5

Great accuracy and good performance – Esuppliesmedical.co.uk

The A&D UA-1020 has been around for more than a decade and is used in medical centers worldwide. Like many other monitors it uses the WHO (World Health Organisation) colour coded bar levels so the user can easily detect if they are in the recommended levels.

The blood pressure monitor also has intelligent irregular heartbeat detection.  It’s missing some key features the newer monitors have, such as the latest A9 medical chipset and Bluetooth connectivity.

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What we didn’t:

Runners-up: Best Blood Pressure Monitors

There are many home based blood pressure monitors in the UK market. And while we attempt to test as many as possible for our readers, some units simply don’t make the cut. Here’s a quick peek at monitors that didn’t make the list.

4. MicroLife Watch BP

Our Rating: 3.5/5

3.5/5

Visitor Rating: 3/5

(856)
3/5

Microlife UB build on the iconic blue design with a slightly new shape and capabilities along with a new stretch cuff that in theory will keep it secure when moving about. Unfortunately, these added features only manage to bring Microlife in line with competitors, not above them. And whilst other products operate perfectly without the need for a mobile device to be connected via bluetooth, Microlife require it and many users simply feel this is overcomplicating the situation.

4. Braun Exactfit5 BP Monitor

Our Rating: 2/5

2/5

Visitor Rating: 3.2/5

(948)
3.2/5

Braun is well known for it’s quality and overall aesthetic, so we were surprised to find the Exactfit fall a bit flat. While the monitor works well, it’s just a royal pain to get setup.  It’s a classic case of overloading a device with far too many options.  You’re not buying a blood pressure monitor for any other reason than to get an accurate measurement and while the Braun can do this, it’s a lot of work getting to the stage.  Setup screens and complicated pairing options puts this out of touch for most.