Arm vs. Wrist Blood Pressure Monitors: Accuracy and Convenience Explored

arm vs. wrist blood pressure monitors
An upper arm blood pressure monitor is being used to take the reading
An upper arm blood pressure monitor is being used to take the reading

Arm Blood Pressure Monitors

Indications

Pros

Cons

Wrist Blood Pressure Monitors

Indications

Pros

Cons

Wrist blood pressure monitor
Wrist blood pressure monitor

Comparison of Accuracy: The Much Needed Outcome  

Scientific Evidence

ParametersArm Blood Pressure MonitorsWrist Blood Pressure Monitors
Continuous BP Measurement
Tracking FrequencyLowHigh
PositioningBrachial arteryRadial artery
Cuff SizeLarge with paddingLimited
ComfortHighHigh
DisplayLarger and easy to readSmaller and hard to read for some
AccuracyHighAverage
Interference With Medical ConditionsNot affected by arrhythmias or obesityLikely to be impacted

Blood Pressure Monitors: Types, Brands, and Specifications

● Upper Arm Blood Pressure Monitors

BP785 Omron 10 Series Upper Arm Blood Pressure Monitor

Home1829 Home Aide Talking Sense Blood Pressure Monitor

ETUPARM Easy Touch Sure Life Upper Arm Blood Pressure

EASCHARM Home Aide Health Sense Upper Arm Blood Pressure Monitor

● Wrist Blood Pressure Monitors

BP652 Omron 7 Series Wrist Blood Pressure Monitor

ADVOCBPWRIST Advocate Wrist Blood Pressure Monitor

ETWRIST Easy Touch Sure Life Wrist Blood Pressure Monitor

Home Aide Heart Check Wrist Blood Pressure Monitor

Healthcare worker taking blood pressure of a patient with an upper arm blood pressure monitor cuff
Healthcare worker taking blood pressure of a patient with an upper arm blood pressure monitor cuff

The Bottom Line

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https://www.heart.org/en/health-topics/high-blood-pressure/understanding-blood-pressure-readings/monitoring-your-blood-pressure-at-home#:~:text=The%20American%20Heart%20Association%20recommends%20an%20automatic%2C%20cuff%2Dstyle%2C,they%20yield%20less%20reliable%20readings.

https://www.ahajournals.org/doi/10.1161/HYPERTENSIONAHA.119.12674

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