Best blood pressure monitors according to redditors

We found 103 Reddit comments discussing the best blood pressure monitors. We ranked the 44 resulting products by number of redditors who mentioned them. Here are the top 20.

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Top Reddit comments about Blood Pressure Monitors:

u/theyre_whores_im_in · 4 pointsr/deals

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u/mwl40 · 4 pointsr/powerlifting

I recently bought a home blood pressure machine (this one: and have been taking my blood pressure first thing every morning. Additionally, i have been keeping a recovery log (i.e. intangible aspects of lifting such as rate of fatigue, motivation levels, quality of sleep, etc.). Its been interesting to see fatigue from a quantifiable perspective. When I see spikes in blood pressure and resting heart rate and look at how i felt lifting that day, they are strongly correlated. I find it useflul to know if you have a monster day coming up, you can gauge how fatigued your body is from the BP/Heart Rate for that morning.

u/MGreymanN · 3 pointsr/GalaxyS9

You take your blood pressure measurements on a standalone unit like this one:

The App has you enter your systolic and diastolic pressures from the standalone unit. Once that is done, the app will start spitting out pressures instead of just % changes.

u/guga31bb · 3 pointsr/Fitness

If you tested it at the supermarket, you were probably walking around first. Blood pressure is supposed to be measured at rest.

Also, measurements can fluctuate a lot. If you're really worried, get one of these and measure yourself for a few mornings in a row.

u/truthdoctor · 3 pointsr/medicine

What I started with: Stethoscope, sphygmomanometer or a sphygmomanometer for the lazy, pulse oximeter, reflex hammer, tuning fork, a pen light, notebook, Maxwell, pocket medicine, clipboard, 48 pens (of which I somehow only have 2 left), and finally a pack of decoy pens to hand out to people that need to "borrow" a pen but never give back.

Seriously where do all of my pens go??? It turns out half them went into my gf's bag x(.

What I was given or picked up along the way: scalpel, needle drivers, tweezers, scissors, various types of vicryl, bandages, gauze, alcohol wipes, surgical lube (that I took from the hospital when no one was looking ;) ), and a pocket CPR mask. I took a bunch of normal saline and IV kits as well but they don't fit in the bag.

u/deletedLink · 3 pointsr/steroids

Get yourself one of these, or similar.

Monitor that shit every morning before you take your coffee or gear or whatever.

Your BP can, most definitely, affect your vision if it gets too high. And if it is affecting your vision, it's way too high and you need to see a doc.

Go and give blood today.

u/smartfon · 3 pointsr/Android

Don't do it folks. Buy a proper blood pressure monitor that wraps around your bicep.

These optical meters are going to be inaccurate. Even the wrist blood pressure monitors are highly inaccurate and aren't recommended by cardiologists, let alone the ones that use optics. This is why it's being advertised as an "ongoing study", and not a feature. Don't use "beta" products to monitor your health.

u/TuEsiAs · 3 pointsr/lithuania

Good Lithuanian movies with english subtitles on DVD:

Sangailės vasara / Summer of Sangaile - 2015 imdb amazon

Lošėjas / Gambler - 2013 imdb amazon

Vanishing Waves / Aurora - 2012 imdb amazon

Tadas Blinda. Pradžia / Fireheart: The Legend of Tadas Blinda - 2011 imdb amazon

Kaip Pavogti Žmoną / How to Steal a Wife - 2013 imdb amazon

Laiskai Sofijai / Letters to Sofija- 2013 imdb amazon

My favorite Lithuanian movies (I couldn't find DVDs with English subtitles for these movies, so try to search for torrents):

Vaikai iš Amerikos viešbučio / Children from the hotel "America" - 1991 imdb

Herkus Mantas / Northern crusades - 1972 imdb

Velnio nuotaka / Devil's bride - 1973 imdb

Duburys / Vortex - 2009 imdb

Zero 2 / Zero 2 - 2010 imdb

Miegančių drugelių tvirtovė / The Fortress of Sleeping Butterflies - 2012 imdb

Riesutu duona / Nut bread - 1979 imdb

u/xSimoHayha · 3 pointsr/steroids

Idk what that guy freakout out about lol but go to any pharmacy or online and they should have one of these there. make sure the cuff is appropriate size for your arm. Check at home freely and they are pretty darn accurate.

P.s. always take 3-4 readings. ignore the first one and average the last 3. thats your BP.

u/StefaniePags · 3 pointsr/nursing

I just purchased this one (My BP has been high since getting pregnant and I needed a home monitor). It is a little pricey, but I find that the readings are quick and accurate.

u/dren-dk · 2 pointsr/keto

I have this one and it seems very well built and reliable:

If you aren't a small child, then you'll need the large arm cuff too, the medium one is tiny.

u/mulderc · 2 pointsr/AppleWatch

This is the one I use


I spent a lot of time researching various different brands and models and this seemed to be a good choice and I recently found out that the local medical university uses the same model.



u/SlowSteadyProgress · 2 pointsr/Steroidsourcetalk

This is the one I got. I love it. It syncs via bluetooth to your phone and does 3 measurements with time in between to get a more accurate reading.

If you have an option, go for the upper arm cuff. It's more accurate.

u/SwoleTide · 2 pointsr/steroids

I have this one and like it.

u/The_Grid_Is_Up · 2 pointsr/Stims

A home blood pressure cuff like this one which is highly rated will allow you to check it at home.

As far as warnings go, since high blood pressure is largely symptomless it gets a little tricky. One thing I've personally noticed is that my ears will periodically get that high pitched ring that cuts out sound for a second when my pressure is high. That's not to say it would happen to you.

One way to tell with nearly 100% accuracy is to check the visual status of your vasoconstriction, and see how your heart is beating. If your hands are cold and purple, and your heart is beating at a relatively normal pace, but each beat SLAMS then your blood pressure is high. Not necessarily dangerously so, but definitely high.

Stims with a nasty reputation for vasoconstriction (like the seductive but malevolent Alpha-PVP) are risky. PVP was the reason for my 170.

u/Ephemeral_Halcyon · 2 pointsr/AskDocs

This one is super highly rated. Lots of great features. Omron over all is great, if you want an upper arm cuff instead.

u/Way2evil · 2 pointsr/askcarsales

With this bad boy you can monitor your blood pressure 24/7. No more guessing how fast that old piece of shit will send you to the emergency room, now you’ll know just minutes beforehand. This one also monitors heart beat, so you can really tell when that jag will get you worked up and you know it’s time to step away before you need a few stents.

u/-particularpenguin- · 2 pointsr/TFABGrads

yeah, mine was the same - it's the only meds i've taken this pregnancy but it was the only way I could sleep. A bit of caffeine sometimes helped as well. Thankfully this stage only lasted 2-3 weeks for me, but it was rough. Oh, I also found that it was worse if I forgot to wear my nightguard (I'm a big teeth grinder..)

I bought this BP monitor: - I consistently register 140/90 @ my Dr's office, and like 105/70 at home so having the home monitor has been hugely helpful. I like this one because it syncs to your phone and I can show my dr the trends. Worth it for the peace of mind if you're worried about Pre-e (like I am!)

u/agent_of_entropy · 2 pointsr/nursing

I've been using this Panasonic EW3109W Portable Upper Arm Blood Pressure Monitor for a little over 7 years. Great cuff, really accurate.

u/pushdose · 2 pointsr/nursing

I have this little Omron 7 series wrist cuff. It’s very easy to use by yourself and I find it fast and accurate. Amazon has the best price I’ve seen.

u/BetaNiceGuy · 2 pointsr/steroids

This is the one I use, very accurate after testing. My mother is a nurse and I had her take my blood pressure manually followed by the automatic wrist cuff and they matched up.

u/alinroc · 2 pointsr/AskMenOver30

Unfortunately that's only every 8 weeks.

You can get a cuff that connects to your iPhone (to log the data in Apple Health) for under $50.

u/jessienotcassie · 2 pointsr/POTS
u/InterminableMedicine · 2 pointsr/AskDocs

The pulse in your head (usually sounds like it's behind your eardrum) is likely related to elevated blood pressure. The fact that you are hearing your pulse in your head probably isn't serious on its own, although there are rare cerebrovascular (blood veins/arteries in your head) conditions that could have this effect -- this is unlikely though. However you should talk to your healthcare provider in detail about this for further assessment.

Exercise, diet and reducing alcohol all will definitely have an impact on both this problem and many preventable conditions that could occur in your future.

130/85 and 140/70 aren't terribly elevated, but it's best to get the measurement after you have been sitting down for several minutes (>10, preferably) without having exerted yourself prior (no running up 10 flights of steps) and without recent caffeine or nicotine use.

Do you take other medications? Some asthma medications and ADHD medications (among others) are notorious for causing elevated blood pressure.

I love the Mayo Clinic's database for patients on medical conditions -- it's always a reliable place to go for information. Try some of the lifestyle modifications they suggest here.

Maybe it's worth getting a home sphygmomanometer (don't worry, I can't pronounce it either), better known as a "blood pressure cuff/machine" from amazon or similar. Some are cheap, automatic and accurate. I've used this one with patients, before, but most reputable machines will work well -- check the user ratings to make sure people have found it accurate. Keep a record in the morning first thing and maybe when you get home at night -- same rules apply. Rest for 10 minutes and avoid caffeine, nicotine, alcohol. That log, along with info about your alcohol, caffeine and nicotine use (and any other medications taken) should be sufficient for your primary care provider to be able to counsel you on whether blood pressure medications are needed.

u/RXience · 1 pointr/Fitness

I appreciate the input, man!

> either the hand-held ones or the ones built into a floor scale

It was a combination of both, a previous model of this device here: Omron BF 511

> they're in no way reliable or accurate enough to give any meaningful day-to-day data.

Which is why I consider not one single measurement but rather the monthly trend. Nonetheless, the margin of error would be even bigger with fewer measurements.

> Secondly, there's no way you actually gained 2 kg (4 pounds) of muscle mass in a month. That's roughly double what anyone can achieve naturally (more realistic is <0.5 kg/month).

I agree. But since your estimate lies just within the confidence band of 1 σ, it would be no surprise to me if the growth would be around that. Time and more measurements will tell.

> The reality is you're probably gaining both proportionally as your weight goes up.

Probably. This hypothesis is entirely congruent with the data I currently have about myself. And this is precisely why a cut is scheduled for after Christmas.

> Also as an aside, you should be labelling your axes as muscle (kg) instead of muscle/kg. You see why the latter can be confusing.

No, I should not if I want to abide by the conventions of the Bureau International des Poids ed Mesures. Probably should have written it as mᵐᵘˢᶜˡᵉ/kg and respectively mᶠᵃᵗ/kg, though.

u/fergusonwallace · 1 pointr/askscience
u/PM_ME_YOUR_FETISHES · 1 pointr/funny

I bought one -- very handy as it syncs to Microsoft Health Vault.
I tried [this] ( to measure BP.. but it sucks ass.

Wanting to find a wifi capable one that does not suck -- would be nice to get a wifi ekg as well.

u/ArtisticKittens · 1 pointr/BabyBumps

My BP has been high at doctors appointments, and I've learned it is just me being there. My OB did tell me to take a baby Aspirin every day as a precaution since it is not super high. I did purchase my own BP monitor from Amazon this one and it saves the last 100 readings. I have never had protein in my urine but they do have it on my chart to monitor this and my BP closely.

u/necromundia · 1 pointr/Fitness


I have been using this analyser over the course of my weight loss plan. Even when adhering to the guidelines set by the manufacturer (3 hours after a meal or exercise etc.) and measuring myself at the same time each day, the BF measurement is inconsistent. May I ask, would you be using BIA and would your results be more consistent?

u/tlacualerozacatal · 1 pointr/Fitness

Get a blood pressure monitor, like this (

I used to have the same symptoms and beyond only weighting 210 lbs, almost the same physical work and high streess (but in México).

Checked for my blood pressure and after one week of two times a day measuring, kidney ultrasound and heart ecograph, the doctor Dx as "high blood pressure", give me a daily pill Rx (Olmesartan ).

I have now two months without symptoms, my daily life is much better, no headaches, no wear out feeling after hard work day, not exausted, my sleep hours and quality have improved.

(english if not my first language, in case you fail to notice)

u/funchords · 1 pointr/loseit

Congrats on -10 lbs!

Don't be scared, that will just heighten your anxiety which will raise your blood pressure right before you test it. Look, it is whatever it is! It's not something you like or dislike. It's not your judge, it's just a condition. If you've got high BP, you have it whether you measure it or not or whether you know it or not. Not knowing is not preventing it. Hope will not affect it.

This is what we bought. I suggest you test it frequently until you get over your fears of seeing it. It's just data. Knowing your BP and getting used to testing it can only help you. Do it when you're just sitting there calmly for a while, pull it out and test. Keep a pad nearby and write down your results. Ultimately, you'll want to test once a week or so. Being calm about it when it's tested is going to improve the readout. If you still get anxious during a BP test in the doctor's office (resulting in a high false reading), you can show your calm home results to the doctor for comparison.

My spouse was on meds for BP. He was and is a ritual exerciser. He lost about 15 lbs. and was able to cut the dose in half.

I was not a ritual exerciser. I had a very high BMI, much higher than the spouse, but was only on the edge of needing BP meds. I've lost a lot of weight and my BP is even lower and no longer borderline.

We both walk for exercise now. 3-4 times a week, for 30+ minutes usually. Nothing much.

u/[deleted] · 1 pointr/TwoXChromosomes

Wait, WTF? He tells you that you have high pressure, and all he does is not prescribe you birth control? You are following up the blood pressure thing, right? Because 1) if there's an underlying cause, you need to find it and 2) if there's no known cause (very common with hypertension), then you can control it very easily with meds.

I was diagnosed with hypertension at age 30 (it's genetic, so thanks Dad!). After we had determined that it wasn't just a freak one time occurrence, and there was no disease causing it, my doctor just prescribed me a beta blocker. She didn't say a damn thing about birth control.

You're not a smoker by chance, are you? Because that will increase your risk for stroke on the pill. Haven't really heard of people being turned away from the pill because of hypertension though (especially since it's such an easy fix).

Edit: If you suspect that you really do have hypertension, you can monitor it at home with something like this. Blood pressure monitors are surprisingly cheap, especially if you learn how to use old fashioned analog ones that the doctor's office uses.

u/icantdigestdairy · 1 pointr/POTS

I highly recommend getting your own little BP/ heart rate monitoring device and doing a poor man's tilt table test, particularly in the morning (but be careful to sit down before you possibly pass out, preferably have someone there to take measurements).

u/bakers39 · 1 pointr/AskUK

Depends on your age?

You can effectively screen yourself quite cheap.

Buy a blood pressure monitor - A&D UA-611 Upper Arm Blood Pressure Monitor

Scales to work out your bmi and Google thrivia to get blood and cholesterol tests . Shoot me a pm of you want a money off code.

All the above will give a good idea of where your health is.

If it's good then save your premiums instead of buying a policy. Seeing a consultant privately is cheap, even MRI is cheap, anything major won't be but if it's serious tje NHS will cover it and fast track you anyway.

u/slabby · 1 pointr/ehlersdanlos

The one I've got (Omron BP 652) is supposed to be one of the more accurate ones. It's this one:

Overall, I would recommend it... but you have to babysit it a bit to get an accurate reading. More on that in a second.

There is a reviewer on that Amazon page who claims that the proper way to use the cuff is to hold your wrist away from your chest, completely unsupported. As far as I can tell (from the manual and from watching some of Omron's promotional material demonstrating how to use the cuff), this is not true, and will in fact elevate a reading. (If you think about it, she's asking you to essentially perform isometric exercise, which would undoubtedly affect BP to some degree.)

Another thing about wrist cuffs: you have to be careful of the protruding wrist bone at the tip of your ulna (same side as your pinky). If you put the cuff over that part, it'll artificially lower the result. So in order to get the proper reading, you need to slide the entire cuff down about an inch.

Oh, one last thing: taking an accurate reading with a wrist cuff also depends on elevation relative to your heart. (the stat is that 1 inch higher than heart level is 8 mmhg lower [diastolic], while 1 inch lower than heart level is 8mmhg higher) Omron's cuff does an okay job of this, but it'll let you cheat a little if you're not paying attention. It gives you a blue light when you're supposedly in range, and an orange light when you're not. But be sure to check independently of that.

Oh, and be sure to check it against your doctor's arm cuff if possible. It's not unheard of for these things to be poorly calibrated straight from the factory.

u/alvfrn · 1 pointr/Minoxbeards

Maybe your blood pressure is low, this is a known side effect from minoxidil use. To make sure your blood pressure is below average you should buy one of these

u/madstephanimal · 1 pointr/hypertension

I have the same exact problem. I agree with everyone else who suggested buying an at home blood pressure kit. I got this one on Amazon and it’s great. It’s not a wrist cuff and it even came batteries. It wasn’t expensive and the device saves your readings which is helpful!

My doctor recommended I check my blood pressure every other week. (It’s currently under control with weight loss and a diuretic which is why he only recommends every other week) he recommended going to a pharmacy or grocery store to check my blood pressure but I even get nervous there. All I can think about is times in the past when I’ve gone there and it’s been high and it stresses me out.

So I ordered the at home one, and my routine is this: every time I go to take it, I make sure I’ve had a lot of water that day, haven’t eaten anything crazy high in sodium (well that’s the goal every day now!) and I’m taking it before I’ve had my coffee. I sit on my couch for about five minutes, chill and scroll on my phone on mindless stuff. Then after that, I do a quick, five minute meditation to clear my brain from stressing about my blood pressure. I sit with my arm on the arm of my couch, nice and relaxed, arm facing up and I have my blood pressure taken with calming music playing. Over the top? Yup 😆 but it works! It’s significantly higher at doctors offices, and my heart rate isn’t crazy high like it is when they’re taking it at the doctors. Good luck!

u/Cadyus · 1 pointr/hypertension

Wrist cuffs are typically less accurate than upper arm cuffs because it is measuring a smaller artery. I'd recommend getting a reliable home BP monitor, like this one, so you can measure your BP without the doctor's office anxiety. It really gave me peace of mind!

u/minustheh · 1 pointr/BabyBumps

This is the machine I have. Any recommendations for a better machine? My doc said mine was accurate except for the bottom number. She told me only pay attention to the top number when doing readings. Just curious if anyone else has run into the same issue with bp readings?

u/CarpetPuncher · 1 pointr/ADHD

I'm nervous at the doctors too. Every time.

What I did was get a BP monitor off of Amazon. This one. along with a large cuff. What comes with it must have been made to take BP readings off of a chickens foot.

Anyway, I started monitoring my BP every day. Took the results to my doctor and he was happy.

At the docs office my BP readings were 140/90 and 85 bpm. At home or work they are 124/82 and 69 bpm adverage.

It's hard for anxious people not to be anxious in situations like the Doctors office.

u/PriceKnight · 1 pointr/redditdeals

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u/Kingpawn87 · 1 pointr/personalfinance

So I’m not going to speak to any of the financial side of things directly.

I had a kidney transplant 6 years ago. I don’t remember the exact amount I paid out of pocket for my transplant, but it was less than $1000 in Michigan. I had an employee health plan plus Medicare kicks in.

Something to think about right now is moving, if you don’t live near a hospital where he can have the transplant. The reason to move now is so you can get set up with a pcp that is in the same system as your nephrologist. This eliminates a lot of your husband potentially being the go between for his doctors. Also the hospital has a lot of resources, like support groups, that you can start to utilize. After transplant your husband will be seeing his nephrologist once a week for about 2 months, then every other for 4 months. It’s a lot of driving. There is a lot hat goes into moving. I am just bringing it up as something to think about.

Next I would look at the two types of dialysis. This is a big decision that you will more than likely have to make down the road. I had to make the decision rather quickly, I was on dialysis for 9 months, and there is a lot of information to digest.

Following that you want to get a good picture of his family medical history. Along the same lines get familiar with what they test for during blood draws and what it means. If he hasn’t started already, checking blood pressure daily is also a good thing to start. It’s easy to go to amazon and get a good one (Blood Pressure Monitor Cuff Kit by Balance, Digital BP Meter With Large Display, Upper Arm Cuff, Set also comes with Tubing and Device Bag (BP Monitor New) this is the one I use. Water retention is another thing to keep an eye on.

Regular exercise and a good diet go a long way. Talk to a dietician.

Knowledge is power. I like to keep a list of questions that I think of for my next doctors appointment. Like I said earlier, learn to have at least a basic understanding of his labs. Both of you should know what medications he takes, and what they are for. Be an active participant in treatments.

This can be very challenging and overwhelming. Feel free to ask me questions need help.

Edit: words removed upon mod request.

u/Thrashoholic · 1 pointr/steroids

Does it need to be anything fancy? Or is this one fine?

u/xanderbitme · 1 pointr/nutrition

Doctors love to tell people to limit sodium. Even though "sodium has no role in the etiology of hypertension."

> How can one test for things like hyper responsivity to dietary sodium?

Keep track of sodium consumed (a diet tracking website like or is extremely helpful here) and blood pressure. There are at least half a dozen apps and websites to track these values, or you could use a spreadsheet, or good old pen-and-paper. Is your blood pressure dramatically higher the day following a particularly heavy sodium consumption? If not, then you're not a hyper responder. For example, both my diastolic and systolic readings go up three to five points the day following an extremely salt-heavy day. I'm not a hyper responder.

IMHO, everyone with high blood pressure (aka hypertension) should have a home blood pressure monitoring unit and should keep track of their readings. They're quick and extremely easy to use (Can you operate Velcro? Can you press a button?), accurate, and fairly inexpensive. (Here's one that costs less than three months' worth of a generic brand blood pressure medication:

u/Mereviel · 1 pointr/steroids

Anyone here used a electronic BP cuff and can verify its accuracy? I was looking at this one on amazon and thinking of buying it in conjuction with a manual one also.

u/BeechesLoveLeaves · 1 pointr/running

Runkeeper and a Google Docs spreadsheet. Using this to monitor heart rate and BP.

u/Theageofplague · 1 pointr/steroids

Omron BP742N 5 Series Upper Arm Blood Pressure Monitor

u/drinkallthecoffee · 1 pointr/dysautonomia

If you like Omron, it looks like they make models that pair with your phone via bluetooth:

u/linvmiami · 1 pointr/explainlikeimfive

Thanks a lot for your answer. Side question.

I've purchased this blood pressure meter and the results it's giving me vary a lot from reading to reading. Is that normal? (i've gotten a range like: 142-121 & 69-75)

u/tomtoadie · 1 pointr/Drugs

Want to be 99% sure you're healthy during a trip?

$45. Accuracy is very close to what doctors use. Sit down near a table or other flat surface, slip it on, press start, and it does all the work for you.

If your resting blood pressure and heart rate are reasonable (blood pressure below ~140/85, heart rate below 140), then you know you're fine and can carry on safely. Do it about 5 times on a normal sober day to know your usual levels.

It's normal for many drugs to raise blood pressure and heart rate though, so don't be too paranoid about it. You'd only have to really worry about it if blood pressure is starting to rise over 155/100 for more than a few minutes. If that happens and you start feeling very light-headed and unable to think, then you know it's time to get help.

Same goes for if it's less than 90/60, especially if your usual blood pressure is much higher.

u/X-FER · 0 pointsr/GalaxyS7

I knew about the heart rate sensor, but mind blown with the SpO2 sensor. I just wonder how accurate it is. The heart rate censor isn't very accurate.

Source: I wear an actual heart rate monitor

u/NeckbeardVirgin69 · -14 pointsr/NewToEMS

I see. I just bought an electronic BP cuff. It reads pretty much exactly the same as the BP cuff on the monitor.

Here is the one I use. I recommend it.