Omron Evolv Automatic review

Test score

93%
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verdict: Great features and accuracy

This monitor pairs impeccable accuracy and comfort with useful features, such as a companion app for monitoring your data. It’s one of the top-scoring models we’ve tested. For such an expensive device, though, it would be nice if it could be used to monitor blood pressure for more than one person.

Pros
  • Accurate
  • Comfortable
  • Plenty of features
  • Can be connected to an app on your smartphone
Cons
  • Screen is awkward to read and font is small
  • Can only store readings for one user

Boots Blood Pressure Monitor – Upper Arm review

£20.00Typical price

Test score

91%
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 verdict: Keeps it simple but accurate

If you’re looking for impeccable accuracy, this is a great option. It’s no-frills though, so would suit someone who only cares about the quality of the readings rather than fancier features or advanced analysis.

Pros
  • Accurate
  • Easy to use
Cons
  • Light on features

Omron RS2 Wrist Blood Pressure Monitor review

Test score

84%
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 verdict: Very accurate and portable wrist monitor

This portable Best Buy wrist monitor is extremely accurate and is one of the lightest we’ve tested. It’s easy to set up and take your readings. At a mid-range price, it includes some extras such as a memory function.

Pros
  • Accurate
  • Quick to take a reading
  • Comfortable to use
  • Light and portable
Cons
  • Fewer features than some
  • Digits and start button on the small side

Withings BPM Connect review

Test score

72%
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 verdict: Worth considering

This is a good, portable blood pressure monitor that’s highly accurate and easy to use. Comfort levels could be better, however, and it falls a little short of the standard required to be a Best Buy.

Pros
  • Very accurate
  • Portable
  • Easy to use
  • Wi-fi and Bluetooth-enabled
Cons
  • Arm cuff could be more comfortable

Braun ExactFit 5 Upper Arm Blood Pressure Monitor BP6200 review

Test score

65%
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 verdict: Expensive with plenty of features

This model is good overall for accurate blood pressure measurement, but some of its results aren’t as spot-on as our highest scoring monitors. You’ll be paying a premium price, but in return you’re getting a comprehensive range of basic features on a monitor that you’ll find easy to operate.

Pros
  • Good accuracy overall for blood pressure readings (but not top marks on two of three tests)
  • Comprehensive range of basic features including two cuff sizes
  • Quiet
Cons
  • Others achieve higher (top) marks on all accuracy tests
  • It’s a heavy monitor
  • You’re paying a premium for the features

Omron HeartGuide review

£499.00Typical price

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13%
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 verdict: One to avoid

The HeartGuide is a fantastic idea, but implemented poorly. It’s highly inaccurate, bulky and uncomfortable to wear. It’s a Don’t Buy.

Pros
  • Innovative
  • Easy to use
Cons
  • Inaccurate blood pressure measurement
  • Heavy
  • Bulky
  • Tricky to put on
  • Very expensive
  • Not waterproof