Are wrist blood pressure monitors accurate?
Blood pressure monitors that utilize a wrist cuff can be accurate if they are used in the way the manufacturer has suggested. According to the American Heart Association, the most accurate location for testing your blood pressure is your upper arm. Wrist monitors are effective if used properly. The best way to determine the accuracy of your wrist blood pressure monitor is to take it with you to the doctor. They can do a reading, their way, with their equipment as well as teach you the proper methods for measuring your blood pressure at home, with your device. They also may be able to give you advice on the best blood pressure monitors on the market. One of the best wrist blood pressure monitors on the market is the Omron 7 Series (Bp652). According to some reviews and consumer reports it is very accurate.