How to choose the best blood pressure monitor for you
Are you looking for a new blood pressure monitor to use at home? How do you know which blood pressure cuff is the best choice for you? Do you know the different types of blood pressure monitors and the pros and cons for each? Qardio is here to help to choose the one that will suit you best.
Why is it important to choose the right blood pressure monitor?
Choosing the right blood pressure monitor for you is more important than you might think. Hypertension is a chronic condition that needs to be managed effectively to stay heart-healthy and fit. It also means your doctor is very likely to ask you to monitor your blood pressure levels at home as often as daily. So choosing the right blood pressure monitor is very important.
What are the different types of blood pressure monitors?
The two main categories of blood pressure monitors are wrist monitors and upper arm blood pressure monitors. Wrist blood pressure monitors are generally more compact to carry around but they are considered less accurate and rarely recommended by medical professionals. An upper arm blood pressure monitor is the type of blood pressure cuff your doctor has in his office and the kind which they usually recommend to their patients. QardioArm smart blood pressure monitor is a wireless upper arm cuff that is clinically validated to take your blood pressure reading with medical accuracy and offers the benefits of a wrist monitor by being compact and easily portable, making your blood pressure routine easy.
What to consider when choosing a blood pressure monitor?
When choosing a blood pressure monitor for home use, you should assess the features and qualities that you need to make your blood pressure routine as simple as possible. Do you travel frequently or were you advised to measure your blood pressure several times a day? Then a compact and portable size are essential. Do you need to keep your doctor informed about your blood pressure levels in-between visits? Then a smart, connected blood pressure monitor such as QardioArm might be the best option for you as it allows you to email your data to your doctor straight from your smartphone. So write a list of features your blood pressure cuff should have before purchasing one because you are more likely to use a blood pressure cuff that suits your lifestyle and needs.
What are the main concerns I should be aware of when choosing a blood pressure cuff?
Check the fit and make sure the cuff is appropriately sized for your arm. Consider the cost. It might seem like a prudent move to go with a cheaper blood pressure monitor, but if such a blood pressure monitor will lack the features that make it easy to use, you will not get the benefit of the preventative care it facilitates. Staying heart healthy should be worth the extra expense for a monitor that works for you. Plus, blood pressure monitors qualify for FSA/HSA spending which means you can purchase them with a pre-tax dollar. Read reviews to find more information on your chosen blood pressure before you buy one to avoid disappointment.
QardioArm wireless blood pressure monitor fits seamlessly into your everyday life, allowing you to track and share your blood pressure and heart rate data the smart way! Set goals and reminders, track irregularities, or perform triple measurement averaging. The free Qardio App is full of useful features, making blood pressure management quick and easy – the way it should be.
American Heart Association