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.
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?
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.
Of the 7 Blood Pressure Monitors rated by Which as “Best Buy” their top 5 have not been proven to be accurate, and should be avoided.
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.
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.
Just recently in their Top five blood pressure monitors for 2019, the Top 2 recommended as “Best Buys”, have also not been proven to be accurate. Their second “Best Buy” previously rated highly for accuracy but not proven to be accurate, is now excluded completely, in the 2019 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”.
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.