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Don't Buy blood pressure monitors

by Joanna Pearl

Blood pressure monitors that fail to make accurate readings in our tests are highlighted with the Which? Don't Buy warning.

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Our Test Labs compare features and prices on a range of products. Try Which? to unlock our reviews. You'll instantly be able to compare our test scores, so you can make sure you don't get stuck with a Don't Buy.

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We've tested blood pressure monitors from market-leaders, including Boots, IBP and Omron, to help you find the right one for you. Our in-depth tests have separated the blood pressure monitors that we recommend, from the poor-scoring blood pressure monitors that are uncomfortable, difficult to use and inaccurate or inconsistent.

  • Each blood pressure monitor we test is put through the same exacting tests on real people, which include accuracy, comfort and time taken to get a reading.
  • Every blood pressure monitor is given a Which? test score, so you can immediately see at a glance which are the best and worst, plus how each model compares with the others on features and specifications.
  • Our tests cover a range of brands, prices and blood pressure monitor types; including arm and wrist monitors, and ones that can connect to a smartphone or tablet.

The image shows the real life implications of our testing. How our expert lab tests separate the best blood pressure monitors from those you should avoid. 

Don't waste your money on a blood pressure monitor that lets you down on the vital readings you need, or bamboozles you with fancy features you don't need and can't work out how to use.

Which? is independent – we work for you, the consumer, so you can be sure that our product recommendations are influenced only by our test results. We're not influenced by third parties and we don't accept freebies from product manufacturers or retailers. We buy all the products that we test ourselves, so our advice helps you to make the right choice first time and avoid costly mistakes.

Join Which? as a member and find out which blood pressure monitors are Don’t Buys and which are Best Buys.