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7 Things To Consider Before Buying A Blood Pressure Monitor
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One of the biggest mistakes people make when buying blood pressure monitors is buying the wrong instrument. That's why a lot of people get frustrated and annoyed in just a matter of weeks of use.

So what do people need to do and learn to get the right product?

Here are 7 Things that Hypertensive Consumers should Consider when Buying a BP Monitor

Appearance:

  • Blood pressure monitors come in all shapes and sizes. Choose one that best fits your lifestyle. That’s the simplest and best advice.

Accuracy:

  • This is the most important factor you want to consider. Anything that deals with one’s health has to be accurate. It’s the only way to go.
  • You don’t want to go rushing in to the ER (Emergency room) just because your machine tells you got super high blood pressure. You don’t want that kind of problems and worries.

Easy to operate

  • The main idea to purchase a blood pressure monitor is because you want a fast and accurate machine that you can easily operate at home. You want something that straps on and with a push of a button reads and finishes the reading in less than 3 minutes.
  • That’s the standard you want to put up.

Memory

  • Monitoring is best done when you have a couple of data to compare. A lot of blood pressure monitors have huge memory banks storing about 80 or more readings.
  • If you’re going to buy a blood pressure monitor that’s so hard to use then might as well stick with sphygmomanometer and stethoscope.

Battery

  • If you’re hypertensive, your doctor might recommend a 24 hours monitoring with the use of the machine. That’s about 40 readings, that’s why you want something that lasts longer than 24 hours.
  • Check the machines’ battery time and save yourself a lot of time and money. Take the ones that goes off after 400 or more readings.

Warranty

  • The best blood pressure monitor brands out there got to where they are through great customer service. Technical support plays a big role to the overall performance of the machines

Reviews

  • Finally, you want social and living proof that the machine actually does what it does. You want to hear good and bad things about it to get a better view on what to buy.

Keep these simple factors in mind whenever looking for something to purchase especially when it comes to buying blood pressure monitors.


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