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The best blood pressure monitors

Business Insider India Logo By Kraig Becker of Business Insider India | Slide 2 of 5: The Beurer BM47 is easy to use thanks to its digital screen, adjustable cuff, and ability to track four patients' blood pressure over time.Inexpensive, easy to use, and feature-packed, the Beurer BM47 upper arm blood pressure monitor will suit the needs of most people. The compact device includes a soft, adjustable cuff designed to fit small and large arms. The monitor supports up to four users.One of the BM47's best features is its simplicity. Once the cuff is securely in place, all you need to do is tap a single button to activate the device. Within a matter of seconds, the cuff will constrict and measure systolic and diastolic blood pressure. The readings are then displayed on the large LED screen along with the patient's heart rate. A series of colored lights along the edge of the unit serve as an indicator of a patient's current danger level, making it easy to tell at a glance if their blood pressure is too high. The BM47 is lauded for its accuracy and it has the ability to save up to 30 blood pressure measurements for four unique users in its onboard memory. When checking an individual's current blood pressure, the device can then compare the results to the readings that have been taken over the previous seven days. This can be useful for tracking short-term variances, but if you want to compare data for a period longer than a week, you'll need to save the data manually. Because the BM47 tracks a user's pulse, it also has the ability to identify unusual heart rhythms. This is yet another safety feature that could give users a warning if the device detects arrhythmia.Pros: Accurate, simple to use, multi-user support for up to four people, large LED screenCons: Only saves historical data for seven days

The best digital upper arm blood pressure monitor

The Beurer BM47 is easy to use thanks to its digital screen, adjustable cuff, and ability to track four patients' blood pressure over time.

Inexpensive, easy to use, and feature-packed, the Beurer BM47 upper arm blood pressure monitor will suit the needs of most people. The compact device includes a soft, adjustable cuff designed to fit small and large arms. The monitor supports up to four users.

One of the BM47's best features is its simplicity. Once the cuff is securely in place, all you need to do is tap a single button to activate the device. Within a matter of seconds, the cuff will constrict and measure systolic and diastolic blood pressure. The readings are then displayed on the large LED screen along with the patient's heart rate. A series of colored lights along the edge of the unit serve as an indicator of a patient's current danger level, making it easy to tell at a glance if their blood pressure is too high.

The BM47 is lauded for its accuracy and it has the ability to save up to 30 blood pressure measurements for four unique users in its onboard memory. When checking an individual's current blood pressure, the device can then compare the results to the readings that have been taken over the previous seven days. This can be useful for tracking short-term variances, but if you want to compare data for a period longer than a week, you'll need to save the data manually.

Because the BM47 tracks a user's pulse, it also has the ability to identify unusual heart rhythms. This is yet another safety feature that could give users a warning if the device detects arrhythmia.

Pros: Accurate, simple to use, multi-user support for up to four people, large LED screen

Cons: Only saves historical data for seven days

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