Best blood pressure monitor

Hypertension Canada recommends Non-Clinically Validated Blood Pressure Devices

Hypertension Canada recommends 39 Blood Pressure Monitors with 17 having a Gold rating and 22 with a Silver rating stating, “Both Gold & Silver levels are accepted as accurate and have been clinically validated to be accurate”.

Medaval cannot find any evidence for 13 of the Gold devices and 20 of the Silver devices, proving that those devices are accurate, as it appears that no published and peer reviewed validation information can be found.

If the monitor is not clinically validated for accuracy it should be avoided.

Editorial by the European Society of Hypertension, "Improving the accuracy of blood pressure measurement"

Read more from the Editorial

How will you know your device is not Clinically Validated for accuracy?

Simply Check on Medaval's Web Site

or check our Best Star Rated Monitors

Our advise, if we watermark the device with a question mark, then don’t buy.

Hypertension Canada’s listings v International Listing Platforms

Of the 17 Gold rated devices recommended by Hypertension Canada, 13 have not been proven to be accurate to a international protocol and are listed below.

Click on any image for details of the device and clinical validation status

A&D TM-2430 Upper Arm ABPM Blood Pressure Monitor
BIOS BD216 Upper Arm Blood Pressure Monitor
Microlife WatchBP Office AFib UPA BPM
Omron BP742CANN Upper Arm Blood Pressure Monitor
Omron BP769 CAN Upper Arm Blood Pressure Monitor
Pharma-Smart PS-2000D UPA Blood Pressure Monitor
Atoma 11115 Upper Arm Blood Pressure Monitor
BIOS Precision 10 (3MS1-4K) UPA Blood Pressure Monitor
Microlife WatchBP Office ABI UPA Blood Pressure Monitor
Omron BP761CAN Upper Arm Blood Pressure Monitor
Omron BP786CAN Upper Arm Blood Pressure Monitor
Pharma-Smart PS-2000 UPA Blood Pressure Monitor
BIOS Precision 6.0 W100 Wrist Blood Pressure Monitor
Life Source UA-1030TCN UPA Blood Pressure Monitor
Omron BP710CANN Upper Arm Blood Pressure Monitor
Omron BP765CAN (HEM-7311-CAS) UPA BPM
Pharma-Smart PS-2000C UPA Blood Pressure Monitor

Of the 22 Silver rated devices recommended by Hypertension Canada, 20 have not been proven to be accurate to a international protocol and are listed below.

Click on any image for details of the device and clinical validation status

A&D UA-767Plus Upper Arm Blood Pressure Monitor
A&D UA-767PSAC Upper Arm Blood Pressure Monitor
Bios Protocol 7D MII BD250 UPA Blood Pressure Monitor
BIOS BD201 Upper Arm Blood Pressure Monitor
Exact BM-35 Upper Arm Blood Pressure Monitor
Life BM-35 Upper Arm Blood Pressure Monitor
A&D UA-651CN Upper Arm Blood Pressure Monitor
Omron BP654 Upper Arm Blood Pressure Monitor
A&D UA-651BLE Upper Arm Blood Pressure Monitor
Atoma 11116 Upper Arm Blood Pressure Monitor
Bios Protocol 7D (BD240) UPA Blood Pressure Monitor
BIOS BD351 Upper Arm Blood Pressure Monitor
Exact BM-47 Upper Arm Blood Pressure Monitor
Life BM-47 Upper Arm Blood Pressure Monitor
A&D UA-767FAM Upper Arm Blood Pressure Monitor
A&D UA-767PLAC Upper Arm Blood Pressure Monitor
BIOS BD215 Upper Arm Blood Pressure Monitor
BIOS BD245 Upper Arm Blood Pressure Monitor
BIOS BD230 Upper Arm Blood Pressure Monitor
Exact BM-66 Upper Arm Blood Pressure Monitor
Life BM-66 Upper Arm Blood Pressure Monitor
A&D UA-787EJCN Upper Arm Blood Pressure Monitor

There are more Best rated Blood Pressure Monitors to avoid than there are to recommend.

In fact, 85% of over 3,100 we know of, need to be avoided.

Most of these so called “Best Blood Pressure Monitors” now appear on-line. 

Please click here for more information on clinically validated 4 & 5 star rated Blood Pressure Monitors.
Best Selling Blood Pressure Monitors

European Society of Hypertension rejects 45 Blood Pressure Monitors deemed validated by dabl Educational Trust.

There are more Best Selling Blood Pressure Monitors to avoid than there are to recommend.

In fact, 85% of over 3,000 we know of need to be avoided.

Most of these so called “Best Blood Pressure Monitors” now appear on-line. 

If the monitor is not clinically validated for accuracy it should be avoided.

This call is endorsed by the World Hypertension League and the International Society of Hypertension

Read more on what is being recommended

The World Hypertension League and the International Society of Hypertension in association with societies from around the world calls on all manufacturers of Blood Pressure Monitors to ensure that only clinically validated devices to a international protocol are placed on the market.

Medaval is leading the way in adopting and endorsing all four of their recommendations.

How will you know your device is not Clinically Validated for accuracy?

Simply Check on Medaval's Web Site

or check our Best Star Rated Monitors

Our advise, if we watermark the device with a question mark, then don’t buy.

European Society of Hypertension rejects 45 Blood Pressure Pressure Monitors deemed validated by dabl Educational Trust.

ESH Device Listing
A&D UA-767F U/Arm Blood Pressure Monitor
Nissei DS-B10 Upper Arm Blood Pressure Monitor
PlusMed PM-NT01 Upper Arm Blood Pressure Monitor
Nissei DS-G10 Upper Arm Blood Pressure Monitor
Beurer BM55 Upper Arm Blood Pressure Monitor
A&D TM-2657P Upper Arm Blood Pressure Monitor
Chiesi Diesis Plus Upper Arm Blood Pressure Monitor
Pic Solution Smart Rapid U/Arm Blood Pressure Monitor
Beurer BM-45 Upper Arm Blood Pressure Monitor
Medel Check (V2) Upper Arm Blood Pressure Monitor
Beurer BM-28 Upper Arm Blood Pressure Monitor
Omron HEM-7322T-E Upper Arm Blood Pressure Monitor
Inventum BDA-632 Upper Arm Blood Pressure Monitor
Pic Solution Help Rapid U/Arm Blood Pressure Monitor
Pic Solution Mobile Rapid U/Arm Blood Pressure Monitor
A&D UA767S Upper Arm Blood Pressure Monitor
Citizen CHU-304 Upper Arm Blood Pressure Monitor
Beurer BM-85 Upper Arm Blood Pressure Monitor
Nissei DS-N10 Upper Arm Blood Pressure Monitor
Beurer BM66 Upper Arm Blood Pressure Monitor
A&D UM-102 Blood Pressure Monitor
Omron HEM-7134E Blood Pressure Monitor
Pic Solution Clear Rapid U/Arm Blood Pressure Monitor
Pic Solution Cardio Simple U/Arm Blood Pressure Monitor
Microlife BP A150 Afib Upper Blood Pressure Monitor
Beurer BM-27 Upper Arm Blood Pressure Monitor
Inventum BDA-432 Upper Arm Blood Pressure Monitor
Grandway G.Lab MD4180 U/Arm Blood Pressure Monitor
Pic Solution CardioAfib U/Arm Blood Pressure Monitor
Safety Pronto Syntesi Upper Arm Blood Pressure Monitor
Nissei DS-A10 Upper Arm Blood Pressure Monitor
Citizen CHU-305 Upper Arm Blood Pressure Monitor
Braun ExactFit 5000LA U/Arm Blood Pressure Monitor
Nissei DS-S10 Upper Arm Blood Pressure Monitor
Visomat Comfort Eco (V4) 24026 U/Arm BPM
Chiesi Diesis Upper Arm Blood Pressure Monitor
Pic Solution Easy Rapid U/Arm Blood Pressure Monitor
Pic Solution Cardio Maxi U/Arm Blood Pressure Monitor
Medel Control Upper Arm Blood Pressure Monitor
Microlife BP A2 Classic Upper Blood Pressure Monitor
Grandway G.Lab MD4180 U/Arm BPM, BHS/AMMI/ISO
Inventum BDA-619 Upper Arm Blood Pressure Monitor
Hartmann Veroval GCE604 U/Arm BPM
Hartmann Veroval BP750X U/Arm Blood Pressure Monitor
Safety Pronto Integra Upper Arm Blood Pressure Monitor
Please click here for more information on clinically validated 4 & 5 star rated Blood Pressure Monitors.
Blood Pressure Monitors

Best Blood Pressure Monitors TO AVOID by WHICH

There are more Best Blood Pressure Monitors to avoid than there are to recommend.

In fact, 85% of over 3,000 we know of need to be avoided.

Most of these so called “Best Blood Pressure Monitors” now appear on-line. 

If the monitor is not clinically validated for accuracy it should be avoided.

This call is endorsed by the World Hypertension League and the International Society of Hypertension

Read more on what is being recommended

The World Hypertension League and the International Society of Hypertension in association with societies from around the world calls on all manufacturers of Blood Pressure Monitors to ensure that only clinically validated devices to a international protocol are placed on the market.

Medaval leads the way by adopted and endorsing all four of their recommendations.

How will you know your device is not Clinically Validated for accuracy?

Simply Check on Medaval's Web Site

or check our Best Star Rated Monitors

Our advise, if we watermark the device with a question mark, then don’t buy.

These are the 20 Blood Pressure Monitors rated by Which?, the UK consumer organisation.

Which 20 Blood Pressure Monitors Reviewed

These are the 12 Blood Pressure Monitors rated by Which?, based on accuracy.

Of the 7 Blood Pressure Monitors rated by Which as “Best Buy” their top 4 have not been proven to be accurate, and should be avoided.

Omron HEM-7120 Upper Arm Blood Pressure Monitor as reviewed by Which
Boots (Wrist) Blood Pressure Monitor as reviewed by Which
Omron RS2 Wrist Blood Pressure Monitor as reviewed by Which
HoMedics BPA2000EU Upper Arm Blood Pressure Monitor as reviewed by Which
Omron Evolv BP-7000 Upper Arm Blood Pressure Monitor as reviewed by Which
IBP HL868Z (not ZA) U/Arm Blood Pressure Monitor as reviewed by Which
Omron M7 Upper Arm Blood Pressure Monitor as reviewed on Which

Of the 6 Blood Pressure Monitors rated by Which as “Don’t Buy” one of the most accurate device was deemed by Which to be the least accurate.

iHealth BP 7 Wrist Blood Pressure Monitor as reviewed by Which
Kinetik BPM3C Wrist Pressure Monitor as reviewed why Which
Beurer BM40 Upper Arm Blood Pressure Monitor as reviewed on Which
Kinetik BPx1L Upper Arm Pressure Monitor as reviewed why Which
Beurer BC31 Wrist Pressure Monitor as reviewed by Which
IBP HL168ZA Wrist Blood Pressure Monitor as reviewed on Which

Of the 7 Blood Pressure Monitors remaining out of 20 reviewed by Which as “Don’t Buy” 3 devices which are proven to be accurate, have been discounted from either Best or Don’t Buys.

Boots (Arm) Upper Arm Blood Pressure Monitor as reviewed by Which
Braun BPW4300Upper Arm Blood Pressure Monitor as reviewed on Which
Phillips DL8765-37 Wrist Blood Pressure Monitor as reviewed by Which
Omron 7 Series BP-654 Wrist Pressure Monitor as seen on Amazon
Boots (Wrist) Blood Pressure Monitor as reviewed by Which
Braun BP6200 Upper Arm Blood Pressure Monitor as seen on Amazon
Omron Pro logic PL100 Upper Arm Blood Pressure Monitor as reviewed on Which

Just recently in their Top five blood pressure monitors for 2018, the Top 2 recommended as “Best Buys”, have also not been proven to be accurate. Their second “Best Buy” previously rated 93% for accuracy but not proven to be accurate, is now excluded completely, in the 2018 review.

Further one of the devices proven to be accurate has been rated as a “Don’t Buy”, citing the reason as. “It got a measly one star for accuracy”.

Omron HEM-7120 Upper Arm Blood Pressure Monitor as reviewed by Which
Omron RS2 Wrist Blood Pressure Monitor as reviewed by Which
Omron M7 Upper Arm Blood Pressure Monitor as reviewed on Which
IBP HL868Z (not ZA) U/Arm Blood Pressure Monitor as reviewed by Which
HoMedics BPA2000EU Upper Arm Blood Pressure Monitor as reviewed by Which

The accuracy of any medical device is the most critical issue, not its price. Extra features on a accurate device are a bonus, but on a inaccurate device are just meaningless and make the device little more than a toy.

Please click here for more information on clinically validated 4 & 5 star rated Blood Pressure Monitors.
Best Selling Blood Pressure Monitors

Best Selling Blood Pressure Monitors TO AVOID from Amazon

There are more Best Selling Blood Pressure Monitors to avoid than there are to recommend.

In fact, 85% of over 3,000 we know of need to be avoided.

Most of these so called “Best Blood Pressure Monitors” now appear on-line. 

If the monitor is not clinically validated for accuracy it should be avoided.

This call is endorsed by the World Hypertension League and the International Society of Hypertension

Read more on what is being recommended

The World Hypertension League and the International Society of Hypertension in association with societies from around the world calls on all manufacturers of Blood Pressure Monitors to ensure that only clinically validated devices to a international protocol are placed on the market.

Medaval leads the way by adopted and endorsing all four of their recommendations.

How will you know your device is not Clinically Validated for accuracy?

Simply Check on Medaval's Web Site

or check our Best Star Rated Monitors

Our advise, if we watermark the device with a question mark, then don’t buy.

Of the 75 Blood Pressure Monitors rated by Amazon as the “Best Selling Blood Pressure Monitors” on this page, 74 have not been proven to be accurate.

Best Selling Blood Pressure Monitors
QardioArm A100 U/Arm Blood Pressure Monitor as seen on Amazon
Omron 5 Series BP-742N Upper Arm Pressure Monitor as seen on Amazon
Care Touch PSW01 Wrist Blood Pressure Monitor as seen on Amazon
Care Touch PSA01 Upper Arm Blood Pressure Monitor as seen on Amazon
Greater-Goods by Balance 0602 Upper Arm Blood Pressure Monitor as seen on Amazon
Omron 10 Series BP786 Upper Arm Blood Pressure Monitor as seen on Amazon
Care Touch SSW2.1 Wrist Blood Pressure Monitor as seen on Amazon
iProven BPM337 Blood Pressure Monitor as seen on Amazon
iProven BPM2244BT U/Arm Blood Pressure Monitor as seen on Amazon
DrKea K900 Elite Wrist Blood Pressure Monitor as seen on Amazon
Slight Touch ST501 Upper Arm Blood Pressure Monitor as seen on Amazon
Generation Guard GM-500W Wrist Blood Pressure Monitor as seen on Amazon
Fam-Health Arm U/Arm Blood Pressure Monitor as seen on Amazon
Omron Evolv BP-7000 Upper Arm Blood Pressure Monitor as seen on Amazon
iProven BPM337 Blood Pressure Monitor as seen on Amazon
iProven BPM337BT Wrist Blood Pressure Monitor as seen on Amazon
Omron 7 Series BP-764 Wrist Pressure Monitor as seen on Amazon
Vive Precision U/Arm Blood Pressure Monitor as seen on Amazon
Omron 3 Series BP-742N Upper Arm Blood Pressure Monitor as seen on Amazon
ChoiceMMed BP11 U/Arm Blood Pressure Monitor as seen on Amazon
Koogeek BP1 Wrist Blood Pressure Monitor as seen on Amazon
Mabis 04-615-001 Wrist Blood Pressure Monitor as seen on Amazon
Omron BP-654 Wrist Blood Pressure Monitor as seen on Amazon
iProven BPM-634 U/Arm Blood Pressure Monitor as seen on Amazon
GoWise GW-22051 U/Arm Blood Pressure Monitor as seen on Amazon
Warmlife U80EH U/Arm Blood Pressure Monitor as seen on Amazon
CKeep (Wrist) Blood Pressure Monitor as seen on Amazon
Contec 08C U/Arm Blood Pressure Monitor as seen on Amazon
Omron 10 Series BP786N Wireless U/Arm BP Monitor as seen on Amazon
Omron 7 Series BP-652 Wrist Pressure Monitors seen on Amazon
Omron 3 Series BP-710N Upper Arm Blood Pressure Monitor as seen on Amazon
Greater Goods/Balance 0604 Upper Arm Blood Pressure Monitor as seen on Amazon
Omron 3 Series BP-629 Wrist Blood Pressure Monitor as seen on Amazon
Bluestone Wrist Blood Pressure Monitor as seen on Amazon
Vive Precision DMD-1001 (V2) Upper Arm Blood Pressure Monitor as seen on Amazon
Care Touch CSW01 Wrist Blood Pressure Monitor as seen on Amazon
Vive Precision DMD-1001 (V1) Upper Arm Blood Pressure Monitor as seen on Amazon
Fanry (Arm) U/Arm Blood Pressure Monitor as seen on Amazon
Hylogy MD-H35 U/Arm Blood Pressure Monitor as seen on Amazon
Welch-Allyn Home 1700 Upper Blood Pressure Monitor as seen on Amazon
Panasonic EW-3109W Upper Arm Blood Pressure Monitor as seen on Amazon
HOMIEE (Arm1) U/Arm Blood Pressure Monitor as seen on Amazon
Fam-Health (Wrist-2) Blood Pressure Monitor as seen on Amazon
LotFancy BPM61 U/Arm Blood Pressure Monitor as seen on Amazon
Balance 0604 Upper Arm Blood Pressure Monitor as seen on Amazon
TEC.BEAN U80Q U/Arm Blood Pressure Monitor as seen on Amazon
APULZ BP-880W Wrist Blood Pressure Monitor as seen on Amazon
Ozeri BP01K Wrist Blood Pressure Monitor as seen on Amazon
Omron 7 Series BP-761 Upper Arm Pressure Monitor as seen on Amazon
1byOne TMB-1585 U/Arm Blood Pressure Monitor as seen on Amazon
Nokia BPM U/Arm Blood Pressure Monitor as seen on Amazon
Tenker U80Q U/Arm Blood Pressure Monitor as seen on Amazon
APULZ BP126A Upper Arm Blood Pressure Monitor as seen on Amazon
Fir Health (Wrist) Blood Pressure Monitor as seen on Amazon
Mocacuff (Wrist) Blood Pressure Monitor as seen on Amazon
Please click here for more information on clinically validated 4 & 5 star rated Blood Pressure Monitors.
Best Selling Blood Pressure Monitors

Best Selling Blood Pressure Monitors | TO AVOID

There are more Blood Pressure Monitors to avoid than there are to recommend.

In fact, 85% of over 3,000 we know of need to be avoided.

Most now appear as the Best Selling Blood Pressure Monitors on-line

If the monitor is not clinically validated for accuracy it should be avoided.

This call is endorsed by the World Hypertension League and the International Society of Hypertension

Read more on what is being recommended

Medaval leads the way by adopted and endorsing all four of their recommendations

How will you know your device is not Clinically Validated for accuracy?

Simply Check on Medaval's Web Site

or our Best Star Rated Monitors

Our advise, if its not there, then don’t buy.

 

Inaccurate measurements can lead to inaccurate diagnosis, which could be damaging to your Health.

International Society of Hypertension

International Society of Hypertension and World Hypertension League

Clinical Validations

Medaval Lead Implementation of World Hypertension League and International Society of Hypertension Recommendations

In May 2016, the World Hypertension League, in conjunction with the International Society of Hypertension and other hypertension organisations, published a policy statement in which they made four important recommendations concerning the regulation of the manufacture and marketing of blood pressure monitors and cuffs.¹ The free-access document is available from Wiley here.

Medaval lead the implementation of these recommendations.

With over 3,100 blood pressure monitors, Medaval provides the most comprehensive registry of blood pressure monitors, in the world.

Each device is marked according to how it is tested independently to meet an international validation standard. Each certificate is awarded dependent on the cuffs tested in the validation.

Medaval endorses the calls on the private sector to ensure that only validated devices are sold on the market and marks devices which have not been subjected to validation. Over 2,500 (86%) devices have not been validated.

 

Medaval endorses the calls governmental organisations to develop policies and regulations to allow only the sale of validated blood pressure monitors.

 

Lists of best-rated blood pressure monitors and validated monitors according to several categories are provided.

 

Medaval endorses the recommendation for upper-arm devices.

 

All Medaval lists include the site of measurement.

 

Cautions are provided for wrist devices.

 

Medaval provides a simple easy-to-understand branded symbol to identify clearly the level of validation.

One to five stars are awarded based on the protocol used, when it was validated, multiple validations and certification to ensure independent guarantee of strict adherence to the protocol.

Medaval 5 star Blood Pressure Monitors

Certified by Medaval with multiple validations

Medaval 4 star Best Blood Pressure Monitors

Certified by Medaval with a single validation

Medaval 3 star Blood Pressure Monitors

Multiple validations including using a current protocol and since 2007

Medaval 2 Star Best Blood Pressure Monitor

Two of: validated using a current protocol and, validated since 2007 and multiple validations

Medaval 1 Star Best Blood Pressure Monitor

One of: validated using a current protocol and, validated since 2007 and multiple validations

No validation found-accuracy unknown

No validation information found – Accuracy unknown

Reference

  1. Campbell NR, Gelfer M, Stergiou GS, Alpert BS, Myers MG, Rakotz MK, Padwal R, Schutte AE, O’Brien E, Lackland DT, Niebylski ML, Nilsson PM, Redburn KA, Zhang XH, Burrell L, Horiuchi M, Poulter NR, Prabhakaran D, Ramirez AJ, Schiffrin EL, Touyz RM, Wang JG, Weber MA. A Call to Regulate Manufacture and Marketing of Blood Pressure Devices and Cuffs: A Position Statement From the World Hypertension League, International Society of Hypertension and Supporting Hypertension Organizations. J Clin Hypertens (Greenwich). 2016 May;18(5):378-80. doi: 10.1111/jch.12782. Epub 2016 Feb 8. PMID: 26852890.
which continue to disregard

WHICH? Continue to Disregard Correct Blood Pressure Monitor Validations

WHICH? Continue to Disregard Correct Blood Pressure Monitor Validation

In August 2017, Prof. Eoin O’Brien and Prof. George Stergio, two of the world’s most eminent experts and leaders in blood pressure and in blood pressure monitor validation published a critical editorial on the quest, over 35 years, for the recognition of the importance of blood pressure monitor validation and for the importance of institutions and individuals only to use a blood pressure monitor that has been validated according to a recognised protocol.¹ The salient use of “A 35-year travail”, in the title, indicates how frustratingly difficult this has been. The free-access document is available from Wiley here.

The article contains a scathing indictment of how “devices appearing on the market must fulfil stringent safety requirements but are not required to have undergone accuracy testing according to one of the [ESH-IP 2010² and ISO-81060-2:2013³] protocols”. WHICH? consumer magazine is criticised for its lack of transparency in its tests for accuracy and it cites a “Don’t Buy” recommendation for a device proven to be accurate by a proper scientific study⁴. The article acknowledges that both consumer and scientific bodies have a common goal and calls for closer collaboration between consumer and scientific bodies to eliminate differences in their processes.

As of May 2018, they present reviews of 20 blood pressure monitors. The table below compares the WHICH? reviews both to actual validations, as shown on Medaval, and to recommendations by the ESH⁶. Under the Medaval Listing, four of the devices are marked as Unverified derivative, indicating a British and Irish Hypertension Society (BIHS) status, based only on manufacturer declarations⁷ while the Unpublished validation marks a device shown as validated by the Deutsche Hochdruckliga but the results for which are not published⁸.

Note:  As no wrist devices are recommended by the European Society of Hypertension (ESH), they are excluded from this table. 

Unfortunately, WHICH? have shunned this call and continue to make recommendations that are at odds with scientifically proven validations⁵.

Blood Pressure Monitor WHICH? Recommendation Medaval Listing ESH Recommended
iHealth Feel BP5 Between Best & Don’t Buy ★★★★ Yes
iHealth Sense BP7 (KD-972) Don’t Buy ★★★★ (Wrist device)
Omron M7 (HEM-780-E) Best Buy ★★★ Yes
Withings BP-800 Between Best & Don’t Buy ★★ Yes
Braun ExactFit 5 (BP-6200) Between Best & Don’t Buy Yes
Braun Vitalscan 5 (BPW-4300) Between Best & Don’t Buy (Wrist device)
Homedics BPA-2000-EU Best Buy Unverified derivative Yes
Omron M2 Basic (HEM-7120-E) Best Buy Unverified derivative Yes
Omron Pro Logic PL100 (HEM-7101-PR) Between Best & Don’t Buy Unverified derivative Yes
Omron RS2 (HEM-6121-E) Best Buy Unverified derivative (Wrist device)
Beurer BM-40 Don’t Buy Unpublished validation No
Boots – Upper Arm Best Buy Not validated No
IBP HL868ZA Best Buy Not validated No
Omron Evolv BP-7000 (HEM-7600T-Z) Best Buy Not validated No
Kinetik BPx1 Don’t Buy Not validated No
Boots – Wrist Between Best & Don’t Buy Not validated (Wrist device)
Philips DL8765-37 Between Best & Don’t Buy Not validated (Wrist device)
Beurer BC-31 Don’t Buy Not validated (Wrist device)
IBP HL168ZA Don’t Buy Not validated (Wrist device)
Kinetik BPM3C Don’t Buy Not validated (Wrist device)

Medaval cautions all consumers, whether they be professional healthcare or individuals, on the importance of only buying Blood Pressure Monitors and Blood Glucose Monitors that have been PROVEN to be ACCURATE.

Just because it’s a Medical Device does not imply it is ACCURATE. The Industry and all review sites and ‘search engines’ cannot be relied upon to give you the consumer any scientific data to backup their claims. Medaval can however because we do not sell devices, only the scientific services that prove device accuracy.

References

  1. O’Brien E, Stergiou GS. The pursuit of accurate blood pressure measurement: A 35-year travail. J Clin Hypertens (Greenwich). 2017 Aug;19(8):746-752. doi: 10.1111/jch.13005. Epub 2017 Apr 21. PMID: 28429879.
  2. O’Brien E, Atkins N, Stergiou G, Karpettas N, Parati G, Asmar R, Imai Y, Wang J, Mengden T, Shennan A; Working Group on Blood Pressure Monitoring of the European Society of Hypertension European Society of Hypertension. International Protocol revision 2010 for the validation of blood pressure measuring devices in adults. Blood Press Monit. 2010;15:23-38. doi: 10.1097/MBP.0b013e3283360e98. PMID: 20110786. Erratum in Blood Press Monit. 2010;15(3):171-2.
  3. Association for the Advancement of Medical Instrumentation, American National Standards Institute, International Organization for Standardization. AAMI/ANSI/ISO 81060-2:2013, Non-invasive Sphygmomanometers – Part 2: Clinical Investigation of Automated Measurement Type. Arlington, VA, USA: AAMI; 2013.
  4. Wang Q, Zhao H, Chen W, Li N, Wan Y. Validation of the iHealth BP7 wrist blood pressure monitor, for self-measurement, according to the European Society of Hypertension International Protocol revision 2010. Blood Press Monit. 2014 Feb;19(1):54-7. doi: 10.1097/MBP.0000000000000017. PMID: 24361919.
  5. Which? 20 blood pressure monitor reviews. [Internet] London, UK: Which?; 2018. https://www.which.co.uk/reviews/blood-pressure-monitors. Accessed 2018 May 21. [Registration required for full details.]
  6. Stergiou GS, Asmar R, Myers M, Palatini P, Parati G, Shennan A, Wang J, O’Brien E; European Society of Hypertension Working Group on Blood Pressure Monitoring and Cardiovascular Variability. Improving the accuracy of blood pressure measurement: the influence of the European Society of Hypertension International Protocol (ESH-IP) for the validation of blood pressure measuring devices and future perspectives. J Hypertens. 2018 Mar;36(3):479-87. doi: 10.1097/HJH.0000000000001635. PMID: 29384984.
  7. British and Irish Hypertension Society. Validated BP Monitors for Home Use. [Internet] Leicester, UK: BIHS; 2017/2018. https://bihsoc.org/bp-monitors/for-home-use/. Accessed 2018 May 21.
  8. Deutsche Hochdruckliga eV DHL. Geprüfte Messgeräte 2001-2017. [Internet] Heidelberg, Deutschland: DHL; 2018 Apr 28. https://www.hochdruckliga.de/messgeraete-mit-pruefsiegel.html Accessed 2018 May 21.
Best Rated Blood Pressure Monitors

Best Blood Pressure Monitors with a 5 or 4 Star Rating

Medaval has awarded the following Best Blood Pressure Monitors with a 4 Star Rating and are Certified Accurate by us.

A Medaval Certified device is one that has been scrutinised from scratch

  • to ensure that a suitable protocol, meeting current standards, was used,
  • to ensure that the protocol was followed correctly and
  • to ensure that the measurement technology satisfied the passing criteria.

All Best Blood Pressure Monitors with a 5 & 4 Star rating have been Clinically Validated in Multiple Validations and are our recommended Top Blood Pressure Monitors

In  alphabetical order they are:

A&D UB-651 Upper Arm Pressure Monitor
Andon-KD-5851 Upper Arm Pressure Monitor
Andon-KD-5965 Upper Arm Pressure Monitor
Bios BD-215 Upper Arm Pressure Monitor
Honsun LD-735 Wrist Blood Pressure Monitor
iHealth Feel BP5 Upper Arm Blood Pressure Monitor
Microlife BP-W2 Slim Wrist Blood Pressure Monitor
Omron BP765 (HEM-7311-ZSA) Upper Arm Blood Pressure Monitor
Omron HEM 7251G Upper Arm Blood Pressure Monitor
Omron HEM 7320F Upper Arm Blood Pressure Monitor
Omron RS3 (HEM-6130-E) Wrist Blood Pressure Monitor
Omron RS6 (HEM-6310F-E) Wrist Blood Pressure Monitor
PangaO PG-800B5-1 Upper Arm Blood Pressure Monitor
Rossmax CF-175F Upper Arm Blood Pressure Monitor
A&D UB-543 Wrist Pressure Monitor
Andon-KD-5917 Upper Arm Pressure Monitor
AViTA -BPM63S Upper Arm Pressure Monitor
Custo med custo screen 400 Ambulatory Blood Pressure Monitor
iHealth BP3 Upper Arm Blood Pressure Monitor
iHealth Sense BP5 Wrist Blood Pressure Monitor
Omron BP760N (HEM-7320-Z) Upper Arm Blood Pressure Monitor
Omron HEM-7130 Upper Arm Blood Pressure Monitor
Omron HEM 7252G-HP Upper Arm Blood Pressure Monitor
Omron HEM 7500F Upper Arm Blood Pressure Monitor
Omron RS6 (HEM-6221-E) Wrist Blood Pressure Monitor
PangaO PG-800B11 Upper Arm Blood Pressure Monitor
PangaO PG-800B68 Upper Arm Blood Pressure Monitor
UEBE Visomat Double Comfort Upper Arm Blood Pressure Monitor

Medaval only awards star ratings to validated devices and the rating policy for BPM devices is

  • 5-Star Medaval Certified and multiple validations
  • 4-Star Medaval Certified (Validation study according to current protocol, within past 10 years, proven to be conducted strictly according to protocol requirements)
  • 3-Star All three of: Published validation according to current protocol, within past 10 years, multiple validations
  • 2-Star Two of: Published validation according to current protocol, validated within past 10 years, multiple validations
  • 1-Star One of: Published validation according to current protocol, validated within past 10 years, multiple validations

     Graphical explanation as below

 

Best Blood Pressure Monitors

Please click here for more information on these 4 star rated Blood Pressure Monitors.

Validated Blood Pressure devices

Blood Pressure Monitors are now Star Rated by Medaval

Medaval has introduced for the very first time, a scientific means of star rating Blood Pressure monitors for accuracy.

Why is it necessary to do so?..

To protect consumers from inaccurate devices.

Best Blood Pressure Monitors

Comparison sites such as ‘Which’, ‘Best Reviews’, ‘Consumer Reports’ etc and ‘Amazon’ and ‘Alibaba’ and countless others, combined with the search engines sites of ‘Google’, ‘Yahoo’ and ‘Bing’ etc, means the consumer side of the medical device industry is nothing short of a lottery.

The ACCURACY, of any medical device, is the first and only consideration, when it comes to making a purchase decision.

Extra features and comforts, coupled with price, are then only a bonus.

If the device is not ACCURATE, then it is a toy, and your health is at serious risk.

The scientific community over the last 25 year or more, have done all the hard work for the consumer.

The science is there, its called Clinically Validated Devices, and if it’s not Clinically Validated, then it is not proven to be accurate.

It’s as simple as that.

From last month, we STAR RATE all clinically validated blood pressure monitors (BPM’s) from 5 stars down, with a special emphasis on 3, 4 and 5-star devices.

Please see here for the criteria for our ratings. We have also added the 3, 4 & 5-star rated devices to our Device Registry landing page for BPM’s and will be rolling out the same for BGM’s shortly.
 
HOWEVER, we watermark all images on our site where no validation information can be found for a device. We further list under Assessment, categories for Non-Published Studies, and Non-Standard Studies, as well as a multitude of filtering options.
 
This is the most comprehensive market study ever undertaken for Blood Pressure Monitors and supersedes the recent ESH study editorial, (using listings by Medaval)  Ref: Journal of Hypertension 2018,36:479-487, which had many inaccuracies.
 
We are concerned for the consumer with the proliferation of pseudo validation studies and advertisements designed to be inferred as scientific assessments.
We plan to carry out further analysis over the year in order to highlight the shocking state of the market and lack of any meaningful regulation to prevent non-validated devices being sold as “clinically tested”.

From our findings, it would appear that the majority of online sales are now going to non validated devices.

No validation found-accuracy unknown

Where No Clinical Validation Information can be found for Blood Pressure Monitors, you will find this watermarked image

Medaval announces that where BPM devices that have ‘no validation information found’ (marked in red on this site), those devices are now watermarked with a question mark and a image from our logo.

We have been highlighting Non Validated Devices and accurate devices for some time to allow for correction to the information we display and all corrections notified to us and verified have now been made.

Less than 20% of the known devices in the market place, which we list in our registries, for Blood Pressure Monitors, Blood Glucose Meters and Pulse Oximeters, have been clinically validated, which means that 80% have not

Therefore there is a high likelihood, that the medical device you purchased and thought was accurate, is probably not.

Manufacturers who’s devices are not validated are encouraged to contact us for further assistance.

Consumers are cautioned against buying non-validated medical devices.

accurate certificates

Certified Accurate Blood Pressure Monitors Medica 2017.

Certified Accurate Blood Pressure Monitors awarded to 7 more Manufacturers at the recent Medica 2017 Trade Fair  in Dusseldorf. The certificates that Medaval awards are a Certificate of Accuracy for Blood Pressure Monitors that have been proven to be accurate, for a particular function, according to a specified protocol.

The validation is studied, not only for the results but also to ensure the protocol was followed correctly. Blood Pressure Monitors certified by Medaval can carry a Medaval Accurate Certificates , on its packaging, in its literature and in advertisements for that device for a period of time.
Medaval certifies the measurement technology, rather than the device itself. Medaval also provides a Comparative-Equivalence Service whereby devices that share the same technology can also carry the certification.

Currently 11 manufacturer’s have now received Medaval’s Certificates proving the accuracy of their Blood Pressure Monitors (see all in our News Section of the website)

Microlife Corporation

Received on behalf of Microlife Corporation. by,
Gerhard Frick,
Vice President Business Development, CTQO

Ramona Stecher
Product Manager.

Vic Lin
Director.
New Technology Development Department.

erry Lin.
Product Manager.
Consumer Medical Product Business Unit.

Presented to Microlife Corporation.
By Con Creedon, CEO Medaval Ltd.
Neil Atkins Chief Analytical Officer, Medaval Ltd. 
Received on behalf of Microlife Corporation. by, Gerhard Frick, Vice President Business Development, CTQO Ramona Stecher Product Manager. Vic Lin Director. New Technology Development Department. erry Lin. Product Manager. Consumer Medical Product Business Unit. Presented to Microlife Corporation. By Con Creedon, CEO Medaval Ltd. Neil Atkins Chief Analytical Officer, Medaval Ltd. 

iHealth Labs (Europe)

Received on behalf of  iHealthLabs EMEA by,
Stéphane Kerrien.
CEO EMEA at iHealth
Presented to iHealthlabs EMEA by,
Con Creedon, CEO Medaval Ltd.
Neil Atkins Chief Analytical Officer, Medaval Ltd.
Received on behalf of iHealthLabs EMEA by, Stéphane Kerrien. CEO EMEA at iHealth Presented to iHealthlabs EMEA by, Con Creedon, CEO Medaval Ltd. Neil Atkins Chief Analytical Officer, Medaval Ltd.

Andon Health

Received on behalf of Andon Health Co.,Ltd. by,
Yi Liu.
Chairman.
Presented to Andon Health Co.,Ltd.by,
Con Creedon, CEO Medaval Ltd.
Neil Atkins. Chief Analytical Officer, Medaval Ltd.
Received on behalf of Andon Health Co.,Ltd. by, Yi Liu. Chairman. Presented to Andon Health Co.,Ltd.by, Con Creedon, CEO Medaval Ltd. Neil Atkins. Chief Analytical Officer, Medaval Ltd.

Rossmax International

Received on behalf of Rossmax International Ltd. by,
Bill Wang, Ph.D.
Special Assistant to the Chairman.

Yolanda Lin.
Directors
Sales & Marketing Div/Quality Management Div.

Vincent Chen
Sales Director.
Sales & Marketing Div

Presented to Rossmax International Ltd.by,
Con Creedon, CEO Medaval Ltd.
Neil Atkins. Chief Analytical Officer, Medaval Ltd. 
Received on behalf of Rossmax International Ltd. by, Bill Wang, Ph.D. Special Assistant to the Chairman. Yolanda Lin. Directors Sales & Marketing Div/Quality Management Div. Vincent Chen Sales Director. Sales & Marketing Div Presented to Rossmax International Ltd.by, Con Creedon, CEO Medaval Ltd. Neil Atkins. Chief Analytical Officer, Medaval Ltd. 

Scian (Honsun)

Received by and on behalf of Scian (Honsun Nantong Co.,Ltd)
William Xiang.
President.

Presented to Scian (Honsun Nantong Co.,Ltd) by,
Con Creedon, CEO Medaval Ltd.
Neil Atkins. Chief Analytical Officer, Medaval Ltd.
Received by and on behalf of Scian (Honsun Nantong Co.,Ltd) William Xiang. President. Presented to Scian (Honsun Nantong Co.,Ltd) by, Con Creedon, CEO Medaval Ltd. Neil Atkins. Chief Analytical Officer, Medaval Ltd.

AViTa Corporation

Received on behalf of Avita (Wujiang) Co.,Ltd. by,
Bill Huang
Assistant Vice President.
R&D Department.

Presented to Avita (Wujiang) Co.,Ltd by,
Con Creedon, CEO Medaval Ltd.
Neil Atkins. Chief Analytical Officer, Medaval Ltd.
Received on behalf of Avita (Wujiang) Co.,Ltd. by, Bill Huang Assistant Vice President. R&D Department. Presented to Avita (Wujiang) Co.,Ltd by, Con Creedon, CEO Medaval Ltd. Neil Atkins. Chief Analytical Officer, Medaval Ltd.

Panga0 Home Health

Received on behalf of Shenzhen Pango Electronic Co.,Ltd
Steve Shen
Sales Director
Presented to Shenzhen Pango Electronic Co.,Ltd by,
Con Creedon, CEO Medaval Ltd.
Neil Atkins. Chief Analytical Officer, Medaval Ltd.
Received on behalf of Shenzhen Pango Electronic Co.,Ltd Steve Shen Sales Director Presented to Shenzhen Pango Electronic Co.,Ltd by, Con Creedon, CEO Medaval Ltd. Neil Atkins. Chief Analytical Officer, Medaval Ltd.