The 9 Best Wrist Blood Pressure Monitors
This wiki has been updated 8 times since it was first published in November of 2018. Checking your blood pressure regularly can be important for managing a range of health conditions, but it is not practical to visit your doctor every day. One of these convenient wrist monitors can provide you with the data you need at home. Our selection includes devices offering discreet designs, large and easy-to-read screens, and built-in memories to track your readings over time. When users buy our independently chosen editorial choices, we may earn commissions to help fund the Wiki. Skip to the best wrist blood pressure monitor on Amazon.
Omron HeartGuide Named in Time magazine’s 2019 list of best inventions, the HeartGuide is a blood pressure wristwatch monitor, and the first ever FDA-approved model of its kind. While it functions like any other wrist BP monitor and uses an inflatable cuff to take readings, it’s also a lot more inconspicuous, and besides being also able to tell time, it has an array of other features commonly found on smartphone watches. Its developers are quick to point out that this it isn’t a wearable blood pressure monitor; it’s a blood pressure monitor that just happens to be worn on the wrist. omronhealthcare.com
August 12, 2020:
While upper arm cuffs are the gold standard for BP monitoring, wrist cuffs have gained a lot of ground recently and are now more accurate than ever before. I’ve taken out some models that were struggling with availability, accuracy or other issues and moved in a couple of similar alternatives, and of the models in this list, I've moved those with apps like the MocaCuff Automatic and Beurer BC57 higher up.
The now-removed A&D Ultraconnect reflected a common issue with many of these BP wrist cuffs and monitors, which is that simple and affordable monitors generally work better, and while many fancy, avant-garde monitors look great and offer sophisticated tracking options, they often fail to deliver basic functionality – and they still charge a premium. This was the case with the QardioArm A100 when I updated BP monitors, and this was also somewhat the case with the A&D Ultraconnect that I’ve removed here, which had charging issues as well as app-related problems.
I’m not saying an app is not important if you want to track trends - but the reliance on these features, and the need to make the app or the high tech features their primary selling point is where more upmarket options fail. Other than the Beurer BC57 which was a replacement for the Ultraconnect, it was actually quite hard to find decent wrist cuffs with apps, unlike many upper arm cuffs which do have apps. Presumably, it appeared this way to me because many of the upper arm cuffs I recommended during my update of our list of best BP monitors were from Omron – perhaps the only truly reliable high-end brand - and therefore all use the Omron Connect App as does the Omron Gold – by contrast, smaller BP monitor makers may not put in the money to hire a developer to build an app - margins on these products are already thin.
Models which I’ve recently added like the Paramed Cuff, Topffy Digital and Potulas Wrist – as well as those that I’ve removed - may not have apps, but are affordable, simple to use, reliable, and provide accurate systolic and diastolic readings and have an arrhythmia indicator, as well as enough onboard memory for about 100 readings, which, in a sea of faulty high-tech monitors which fail to deliver on reliability and other basic features, is all that you can ask for; besides their target demographic overwhelmingly doesn’t seem to be requesting the inclusion of an app.
November 07, 2018:
Included Care Touch Platinum for its easy-to-read backlit LCD. The Apulz Cuff's positional detection system makes it quite intuitive and practical. Also added the Omron 7-Series, as it automatically inflates its wrist cuff when a user's arm reaches heart level. Also included the A&D Ultraconnect due to its Bluetooth compatibility and multiple-user storage.