The 3 Best Blood Pressure Monitors for Home Use in 2022

A dependable home blood pressure monitor can be a vital health management tool for people with hypertension, and for anyone else who needs or wants to check their blood pressure at home. After interviewing medical professionals, spending 40 hours researching more than 70 monitors since 2017, and testing 18 of them with the help of nursing students, we think the Greater Goods Smart Blood Pressure Monitor 0604 is the best machine for monitoring blood pressure at home. We found it consistent, easy to use and read, and comfortable. If you prefer a non-smart machine, Greater Goods’s Blood Pressure Monitor + Kit 0602 is essentially the same monitor, without Bluetooth.

Our pick

Greater Goods Smart Blood Pressure Monitor 0604

This Bluetooth monitor and its corresponding app are very easy and intuitive to use. The device itself provides consistent readings that can be averaged; plus, it has a cuff that fits most arms, both battery- and wall-charging options, and a large, backlit display.

Buying Options

*At the time of publishing, the price was $45.

The Greater Goods Smart Blood Pressure Monitor 0604 is everything we think most at-home users want in a blood pressure monitor: It has the ability to both detect an irregular heartbeat and average pressure readings, it pairs easily with a companion app over Bluetooth, and it features an easy-to-read, backlit screen. The device can store up to 60 readings per each of two users, while its companion app can store unlimited results.

Runner-up

Greater Goods Blood Pressure Monitor + Kit 0602

For people who want to avoid the hassle or privacy concerns that come with app connectivity, this monitor is basically the same as our top pick. But it doesn’t have the capacity to retrieve data or average readings automatically.

Buying Options

*At the time of publishing, the price was $40.

The Greater Goods Blood Pressure Monitor + Kit 0602 lacks Bluetooth, meaning it can’t be paired with an app. (And there’s no way to retrieve data from the device, so you’ll need to log your results manually.) But for people who don’t want or need this feature, or for those who are concerned about the privacy issues or potential hassles associated with app connectivity, our runner-up pick is nearly identical to the Smart Blood Pressure Monitor 0604—without the added ability to average readings.

Also great

Omron Evolv

This all-in-one device with Bluetooth is consistent and easy enough to navigate, but while the on-cuff display is backlit, it is small and can be tough to read. Unlike our other picks, though, the Evolv can accommodate an unlimited number of users.

Buying Options

*At the time of publishing, the price was $80.

The wireless, cuff-and-monitor-in-one Omron Evolv provided consistent readings in our testing, is comfortable and straightforward to use, and is the only one of our picks that can handle unlimited users. However, the on-cuff backlit display is smaller than that of the Greater Goods monitors we recommend, and the numbers can be difficult to read. Like the Greater Goods Smart Blood Pressure Monitor 0604, the Evolv can connect to a companion app via Bluetooth.

Our picks at a glance

Greater Goods Smart Blood Pressure Monitor 0604

  • Regular price: $68
  • Irregular heartbeat detection: yes
  • Bluetooth: yes
  • Backlit screen: yes
  • Averages readings: yes
  • Cuff size and options: 8¾ to 16½ inches
  • Number of users: two
  • Reading memory (per user): 60 on the device, unlimited in the Balance Health app
  • Power options: four AAA batteries (or AC adapter)
  • Warranty: two years

Greater Goods Blood Pressure Monitor + Kit 0602

  • Regular price: $53
  • Irregular heartbeat detection: yes
  • Bluetooth: no
  • Backlit screen: yes
  • Averages readings: no
  • Cuff size and options: 8¾ to 16½ inches
  • Number of users: two
  • Reading memory (per user): 60 on the device
  • Power options: four AAA batteries (or AC adapter)
  • Warranty: two years

Omron Evolv

  • Regular price: $110
  • Irregular heartbeat detection: yes
  • Bluetooth: yes
  • Backlit screen: yes
  • Averages readings: yes
  • Cuff size and options: 9 to 17 inches
  • Number of users: one on the device, unlimited in the Omron Connect app
  • Reading memory (per user): 100 on the device, unlimited in the Omron Connect app
  • Power options: four AAA batteries
  • Warranty: five years

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