* Check your blood pressure easily with these at-home monitors
* The AHA released new guidelines for assessing blood pressure this month
* Great for those who experience “white coat hypertension” at the doctor
Earlier this month, the American Heart Association released new guidelines for assessing blood pressure. According to these new guidelines, those with a blood pressure of 130/80 or over are now considered to have hypertension.
Having an at-home blood pressure kit is a fast, easy and relatively accurate way to check and monitor your blood pressure. Testing your blood pressure while you’re relaxed at home may also reduce the “white coat effect,” many people experience when getting tested at the doctor’s office, and give you a more accurate assessment.
If you’re among a third of Americans who are currently battling high blood pressure or just want to keep your eyes on your heart health, invest in one of these 10 great digital blood pressure monitors.
1. Prsung Portable Wrist Blood Pressure Monitor
Featuring a crystal clear LCD display, this easy-to-read monitor is able to check your blood pressure with a simple click. Place the monitor around your wrist for a fast, accurate check anytime, anywhere.
2. IEKA Upper Arm Digital Blood Pressure Monitor
This super accurate monitor is able to check your blood pressure in under one minute. With big, bright readings on the LCD screen, you’ll have no problem checking (and double-checking) your blood pressure throughout the day.
3. VALLENN Upper Arm Blood Pressure Monitor
This one-size-fits-all pressure monitor is fully adjustable and sits comfortably on your arm. With the ability to store up to 180 separate readings, this monitor makes it easy to record and keep track of your blood pressure.
4. Fam-Health Portable Wrist Blood Pressure Monitor
With an adjustable and easy-to-use wrist cuff, this monitor is able to check both your blood pressure and pulse, automatically alerting you if an irregular heartbeat is detected. It’s also able to record and store health data for two users at once.
5. Kimitech Upper Arm Blood Pressure Monitor
This incredibly precise pressure monitor includes advanced accurate detection to ensure the accurate readings every time. With a contoured cuff design, it fits snugly around your arm. It also automatically notifies you when an irregular heartbeat is detected.
6. Good-Health Blood Pressure Monitor Kit
Comfortable, convenient and accurate, this monitor measures your systolic and diastolic blood pressure, as well as your pulse. With irregular heartbeat detection and a big, bright LCD display, it’s a great kit to have on hand.
7. Fam-Health Automatic Digital Upper Arm Blood Pressure Monitor
Dual-system settings let you monitor and record blood pressure levels for two users. A single touch of a button automatically checks and records your blood pressure levels, while the easy-to-see colored screen makes it easier to keep track of your health.[caption id="attachment_90842" align="aligncenter" width="300"] Image courtesy of Amazon[/caption]
8. ALOFOX Upper Arm Blood Pressure Monitor
Fully FDA certified, this simple blood pressure monitor accommodates two users and includes an extra wide (and extra bright) backlit display to make it easier to check and record your readings. Highly portable, this monitor is great to keep at home or pack for your next trip.
9. QQCute Accurate Blood Pressure Monitor
Sporting a 5.5-inch LCD touchscreen, this monitor makes checking and recording your blood pressure foolproof. The oversized indication monitors and easily navigable menu buttons make it a great option for geriatric users.