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The best blood pressure monitors

Business Insider India Logo By Kraig Becker of Business Insider India | Slide 1 of 5: The Omron Platinum has an easy-to-read digital screen, support for multiple users, and the ability to track how your blood pressure changes over time.Thanks to its ease of use and numerous features, the Omron Platinum tops our list as the best at-home blood pressure monitor on the market. The device has a cuff that is designed to fit most individuals and it can wirelessly share its readings with the base unit. It doesn't have any cables or pumps that can get tangled or in the way while measuring your blood pressure. You can easily strap the monitor onto a patient while they are in a chair or even in bed for quick and easy checks. The Omron Platinum can also support two users and keep track of the results for each person individually. The device can save 100 blood pressure readings per user in its memory and that information can easily be shared with doctors as well. Thanks to the Platinum's built-in Bluetooth, the base unit can be paired with a smartphone as well. You can add even more users and results and save them in Omron's free app for iOS and Android. The app isn't as user friendly as it could be, but it is usable once you get the hang of it.One of the more unique features of this particular monitor is its ability to compare current blood pressure results with those stored in the memory and issue an alert if something is amiss. The device can tell if the systolic or diastolic measurements are abnormal, which is especially helpful in the morning when there is a higher risk for heart attack or stroke. By raising the users' awareness of their condition, it gives them time to see medical assistance for what could be a potentially life-threatening problem. Well built and easy to use, the Omron Platinum's dual backlit screens are bright and easy to read from any angle. This dual-screen approach allows the device to display the user's current blood pressure readings on one side, and show historical data on the second screen. This can be extremely helpful for giving patients a better understanding of how their blood pressure varies from day to day and how stress, anxiety, and other factors can influence it. Pros: Fast and easy to use, wireless cuff, rechargeable battery, multi-user support, saved historical data, and irregular heartbeat alertsCons: Smartphone app not user friendly

The best blood pressure monitor overall

The Omron Platinum has an easy-to-read digital screen, support for multiple users, and the ability to track how your blood pressure changes over time.

Thanks to its ease of use and numerous features, the Omron Platinum tops our list as the best at-home blood pressure monitor on the market. The device has a cuff that is designed to fit most individuals and it can wirelessly share its readings with the base unit. It doesn't have any cables or pumps that can get tangled or in the way while measuring your blood pressure. You can easily strap the monitor onto a patient while they are in a chair or even in bed for quick and easy checks.

The Omron Platinum can also support two users and keep track of the results for each person individually. The device can save 100 blood pressure readings per user in its memory and that information can easily be shared with doctors as well. Thanks to the Platinum's built-in Bluetooth, the base unit can be paired with a smartphone as well. You can add even more users and results and save them in Omron's free app for iOS and Android. The app isn't as user friendly as it could be, but it is usable once you get the hang of it.

One of the more unique features of this particular monitor is its ability to compare current blood pressure results with those stored in the memory and issue an alert if something is amiss. The device can tell if the systolic or diastolic measurements are abnormal, which is especially helpful in the morning when there is a higher risk for heart attack or stroke. By raising the users' awareness of their condition, it gives them time to see medical assistance for what could be a potentially life-threatening problem.

Well built and easy to use, the Omron Platinum's dual backlit screens are bright and easy to read from any angle. This dual-screen approach allows the device to display the user's current blood pressure readings on one side, and show historical

data on the second screen. This can be extremely helpful for giving patients a better understanding of how their blood pressure varies from day to day and how stress, anxiety, and other factors can influence it.

Pros: Fast and easy to use, wireless cuff, rechargeable battery, multi-user support, saved historical data, and irregular heartbeat alerts

Cons: Smartphone app not user friendly

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