The Best blood pressure monitors in 2022: The UK’s Most Popular monitors Rated & Reviewed.
That said, the home based blood pressure market has become cluttered with poor quality products and dodgy internet sellers. Please take care when considering making a purchase, especially with home medical products. If the price seems to good to be true, it probably is. Accuracy may be poor, which defeats the point of buying the product. Even well recognised brands are rushing to put out subpar product that is not worth your hard earned money.
This is where we come in…
If you’re thinking of buying a blood pressure monitor, this list (updated monthly) will help you make the best choice with a focus on accuracy and ease of use, features, and overall value for your money.
1. VitalTrack Pro (NHS approved): Editor’s pick for the most accurate readings & ease of use.
Where to buy the VitalTrack in the UK?
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So what makes the VitalTrack Pro the best all around blood pressure monitor?
True Medical Grade Accuracy. The problem with many home based medical devices is that the accuracy can be questionable. You want a straight forward result that you can understand and be confident the machine has reported it correctly, otherwise what’s the point?. Tested against our hospital machine the VitalTrack Pro was the only monitor to consistently match the results time after time, using multiple participants. It gives complete and total peace of mind, especially if you’re needing to report the results back to your doctor.
Holds 99 (x2) Readings. If you’re tracking your progress or wondering what your readings are throughout the day, the VitalTrack Pro will save your results (and one other persons) for up to 99 readings. This is extremely handy as you can look back at the time and date and see exactly what your readings were throughout an extended time period.
EDITOR’S NOTE: VitalTrack is now available with £30 off this month (while stocks last) VitalTrack have knocked £30 off their normal price of £84.99 bringing the monitor to just £54.99 at the time of writing.
UK based customer support. We have been continuously disappointed with blood pressure monitors in the past, even from medical giants like Omron. Part of that disappointment comes with poor or absent customer service. We tested VitalTrack on several occasions with questions and every time received proper replies within an hour. That demonstrates commitment to the UK market and contributes greatly to our award of Editor’s Pick.
2. Omron M2: Solid but loose cuff issues remain £63.00 at Argos.com
Where to buy the Omron M2 in the UK
Why Omron makes the list of best blood pressure monitors in the UK
Excellent marks for accuracy. While the accuracy wasn’t quite as good as the Healthpoint, the overall measurements matched the hospital grade machine we’ve been testing against quite well. They are a little more expensive, but you are paying for the brand name.
Cuff can cause issues. For the most part the Omron M2 is a fantastic device. Some of our participants in the test reported the cuff becoming loose as mentioned before. It seems the cuff needs to be in the exact position to gain an accurate reading. It takes a little getting used to but once you’ve found the spot (everyone is different) the device works brilliantly.
3. A&D Medical UA-1020: Accurate Monitor but showing its age
Where to buy the A&D UA-1020 in the UK
Why A&D gets our approval for the home
Comes with huge array of options. You’re able to hook your mobile device up to this monitor and tinker with the myriad of settings available. It’s handy to look back at the saved measurements but setting up can be a little tasking, especially if you’re not used to pairing devices to your phone and network. If this is something you enjoy doing then the benefits are fantastic and can trump most on this list.
Built for home use. While A&D are known worldwide for their outstanding medical equipment, their folly into home based readers is a relatively new one. Whilst touted as for home use we do recommend a professional to set this device up as it’s not always clear when pairing your devices. They also need calibrating once a year on average to stay accurate.