BP Devices

This app is not a device to measure Blood Pressure. You will need your own device to do that.

Once you have taken your reading, you may record your BP via the yellow button (before and after) and we will track your results.

The American Heart Association recommends an automatic, cuff-style, bicep (upper-arm) monitor. Wrist and finger monitors are not recommended because they yield less reliable readings.

  • Choose a validated monitor.
  • Make sure the monitor has been tested, validated and approved by the Association for the Advancement of Medical Instrumentation.
  • Ensure the monitor is suitable for your special needs.
  • When selecting a blood pressure monitor for the elderly, pregnant women or children, make sure it is validated for these conditions.
  • Make sure the cuff fits.
  • Children and adults with smaller or larger than average-sized arms may need special-sized cuffs. They are available in some pharmacies, from medical supply companies and by direct order from companies that sell blood pressure cuffs. Measure around your upper arm and choose a monitor that comes with the correct size cuff.

Both the Australian Heart Foundation, and the American Heart Association refer to the British Hypertension Society of accredited devices, which is long. We’ve attached that list here,
Ask your healthcare professional for advice in selecting and using a device to monitor your blood pressure at home. Also have the device checked by your healthcare provider when it’s new and once a year to make sure the readings are accurate.
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You can read the most recent reviews on home devices here