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Blood pressure meter recommendation

Discussion in 'Ask A Question' started by lucylocket61, Dec 13, 2020.

  1. lucylocket61

    lucylocket61 Type 2 · Expert

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    I am in the UK and don't have a lot to spend.

    Can people recommend an easy to use blood pressure meter please?
     
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    xfieldok Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    I got one from Amazon for £25. ANS I think. Took it to the surgery and tested against an NHS one, it was close eniugh.
     
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    Goonergal Type 2 · Moderator
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    I have an Omron (M3 I think). Very similar to the one used by my GP surgery. Omron is a good brand in general.
     
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    hankjam Type 2 (in remission!) · Well-Known Member

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    I have an Omron M2 Basic. It does the job
    Generally I'm not a fan of Amazon but this will give you the idea.
    I should use it more often..... note to self!!!
     
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    Mr_Pot Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    I have the same one, recommended by my doctor, I can't fault it, seems very well made.
    https://www.argos.co.uk/product/8986834
     
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    DCUKMod I reversed my Type 2 · Master
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    @lucylocket61 - I'm an Omron fan too for many things, but when I was in the market for a BP machine, Which has just tested home BP machines, and the Lloyds Pharmacy own brand came out top, in the basics range. As I wasn't looking for any thing with more than a consistent reading and a memory, I went for it. It's been fine

    It was a while ago now, so it may have changed, but it looks very similar to this: https://lloydspharmacy.com/products/lloydspharmacy-blood-pressure-monitor-and-cuff

    The machine is clinically validated, meaning it meets certain standards for accurancy.: http://www.bloodpressureuk.org/your...CI-8Q-trk0sJsi1eO3SRiGKeccwj0U9hoCTOIQAvD_BwE
     
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    Rachox Type 2 (in remission!) · Moderator
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    I have a Kinetik one, recommended by St John’s Ambulance and a little cheaper but no less accurate than the Omcrom ones in my experience:
    https://www.argos.co.uk/product/8470687?clickSR=slp:term:blood pressure monitor:2:20:1
    Edited to add, “this Blood Pressure monitor as well as being a fully certified medical device is also manufactured to the European Society of Hypertension (ESH) and the British Hypertension Society (BHS) guidelines.”
     
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    #7 Rachox, Dec 13, 2020 at 9:55 PM
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  8. Mrs T 123

    Mrs T 123 Type 2 (in remission!) · Well-Known Member

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    DCUKMod I reversed my Type 2 · Master
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    I should have added that in the Which piece, they found wrist monitors were not as reliably accurate as the arm cuff versions.
     
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    LaoDan Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    I’m also using an Omron
     
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    Robinredbreast Type 1 · Oracle

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    Hi I bought one about a month ago from Lloyds pharmacy online. It was delivered quickly and is easy enough to use. It has a cuff and cost £19.99.
    Blood pressure Monitor.
     
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    JohnEGreen Other · Master

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    I have a 1byone blood pressure machine purchased from Amazon cost me £26.00.

    I also used it to calibrate my fitness band which I use to keep track of BP and heart rate throughout the day.

    Edit to add did check it against the one used in GP's surgery and it is quite accurate.
     
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    This thread is a bit old now, but thought I’d mention that Lidl has Omron blood pressure meters in the ‘middle of Lidl’ starting today.
     
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  15. lucylocket61

    lucylocket61 Type 2 · Expert

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    I bought an iron basic one, it's great.

    However, I also had to buy a bigger arm cuff, as mine came with one too small, so people need to be aware of this and check their arm width in CMS
     
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