9 best blood pressure watches for at-home monitoring

Take care of your health and monitor your blood pressure with one of these clever watches.

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by Lorna White |
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In the past, tracking and monitoring your blood pressure required a trip to the doctor, but now, thanks to technology, there are a whole host of clever gadgets, such as blood pressure watches, which you can use to keep track. From blood pressure monitors to smartwatches, it's easier than ever to take care of your health at home with these home health gadgets. Here are the best blood pressure watches on the market right now to stay on track.

So, how does a blood pressure tracker work? These trackers are great for keeping an eye on your blood pressure between GP appointments, but if you are concerned about your blood pressure, it's always a good idea to see your GP or specialist right away for the most accurate assessment of your blood pressure and health.

Best blood pressure watches at a glance:

Best overall: Popglory Smart Watch – Buy now on Amazon UK
Best for style: X-WATCH SIONA Women Fitness Tracker with Blood Pressure – Buy now on Amazon UK
Best interface: Bleutty Smart Watch - Buy now on Amazon UK

These blood pressure monitors take the technology of a regular blood pressure monitor and condense the components into a watch. According to OMRON, 'the watch works using an inflatable cuff within the watch band to take a blood pressure reading.'

In addition to taking and monitoring your blood pressure, these watches also track everything else, including heart rate, sleep quality, steps, body temperature and oxygen levels, plus more. That's why we've put together a list of the best blood pressure watches for both women and men to allow you to monitor your levels while you're on the go.

Best blood pressure watches

Best overall

Ideal if you're looking for a prettier watch that will look feminine and fashionable while you're on the move. As well as having all the bells and whistles as the rest of the blood pressure watches mentioned, the wallpaper of this Popglory Smart Watch can be changed to add your very own personal touch.

Customer review: "Very nice fitness watch. I bought this as a gift for my girlfriend who is into sports. It was very easy to use for her with Samsung 9, just downloaded the app and synchronise. There are a lot features and functions that are usable every day like. Notifications is always instant. The strap is flexible and soft. Nice gadget."

Pros

  • Fashionable design with different colours
  • Customisable wallpaper

Cons

  • Strap not the most robust

Best for easy use

This sleek blood pressure, sleep monitor and heart rate tracker comes with a number of features, such as a body temperature tracking system and step counter. Not only is it good for checking your blood pressure but this Activity Tracker Fitness Trackers Smart Watch is also ideal for runners or walkers who want to track their calories burned.

Customer review: "I've had this watch for a week now and am delighted with everything about it. Well made, looks and feels good, strap better than any of my previous watches. The instructions included with the device were easy to read, precise, clear, and relevant. The screen is bright and easy to read. Touch-sensitive and you can run tests, on heart rate, blood pressure, blood oxygen level, etc., easily. The app was simple to install, binding to the device worked the first time with no problems. The battery lasted nearly seven days on its initial charge. I could not be more delighted with my new smartwatch/fitness tracker and happily recommend it to anyone."

Pros

  • Sleek and thin watchband
  • Good for recording physical activity

Cons

  • Not the best for phone functions

Best interface

Bleutty Smart WatchBleutty

Yet another slick, light and stunning smartwatch, the Bleutty Smart Watch has a stunning interface that is easy to pick up and customise. The silicon strap is well-made and the overall feel of the product is incredible for its price. It has advanced sensor technology to measure data to help you better understand your health.

Customer review: "Very good quality, I bought as a gift for my brother and he was so happy, I’m jealous now so I have to buy one for myself! Lovely watch worth the money spent."

Pros

  • It is easy to set up and use
  • Looks sleek

Cons

  • Some accuracy issues

Best for value

Precise, modern and minimalistic, the HONOR Band 5 Fitness Tracker is the perfect way to keep track of blood pressure 24 hours a day at an unbeatable price. It can automatically record sleep patterns, track your heart rate and also alert you to incoming calls, text messages, emails and more.

Customer review: "This is my second purchase of Honor band, one for my daughter then decided get one for myself. The band itself looks great and for the price surprised by how good it is. I got for monitoring my bpm and oxygen levels however I was sceptical, so on a hospital appointment I checked how accurate it was against the hospital monitor and to my surprise it was spot on"

Pros

  • Affordable and comfortable
  • Has a great battery life

Cons

  • Can be a little fiddly

Best for men

Another far more traditional smartwatch, this bulkier metal design has great wrist feel and most importantly looks terrific. Capable of monitoring heart rate and blood pressure and even monitoring sleep, this LIGE Smart Watch for Men is a great option for a birthday gift that feels premium without completely breaking the bank.

Customer review: "I brought this as a birthday present for my very fussy boyfriend who has everything and he was over the moon! So was it's incredible value for money."

Pros

  • Nice everyday design for men
  • Good features

Cons

  • Not the best battery life

Best for style

X-WATCH SIONA Women Fitness Tracker with Blood Pressure
Price: $147.00

At a great value, this X-WATCH SIONA Women Fitness Tracker with Blood Pressure can do practically everything the more expensive watches can do at a fraction of the cost. Rocking a classic circular watch design and a stunning display, use this smartwatch to check calls and messages, monitor heart rate, sleep and more.

Customer review: "The watch is beautiful to look at as well as easy to manage & I am thoroughly able to enjoy all the functions including monitoring of my blood pressure & counting my steps. I enjoy the blood pressure monitoring immensely especially as taking my blood pressure was one of my greatest fear now with this feature on my Siona Watch I have overcome this fear - amazing."

Pros

  • Nice everyday design
  • Simple interface

Cons

  • Needs frequent charging

Best for price

The HAVAFIT Smart Watch is light, comfortable and suitable for practically anyone. Incredibly comfortable even while sleeping and perfect for tracking heart rate and blood pressure with an easy-to-use app included, this watch is practically faultless and is worth your consideration.

Customer review: "Excellent watch for the price, I have paid more for a previous product that wasn't as good. Sleep and step counter are as accurate as my phone and heart rate and oxygen levels adjust according to physical exercise.
Choice of 2 straps so can wear what suits your style, both are comfortable but prefer the rubber strap as i feel this gives an overall better look to the watch."

Pros

  • Good battery life
  • Extremely comfortable

Cons

  • It only vibrates, with no sound or microphone

Best for sports

YAMAY Smart WatchYAMAY

With a built-in 24-hour blood pressure monitor, sleep tracker, heart rate monitor and more, this stylish YAMAY Smart Watch can also connect to your smartphone so you'll never miss a call or text while you're on the go. Whether you're into running and jogging or love to swim or do Yoga, this smart watch will track your progress.

Customer review: "Great purchase, my husband wanted a fitbit but they were just too expensive for us so thought I would try a cheaper version. my husband is delighted with it and won't take it off now :-) well worth the money, great quality feel about it and he had no problems setting it up with the free app that you can download to go with it."

Pros

  • Basic design
  • Sporty look

Cons

  • It may be too basic for the officewear of formal attire

FAQs

Do blood pressure watches work?

Some wrist blood pressure monitors are accurate if used as directed and checked against measurements taken in your doctor's office. You can also use an NHS-approved pulse oximeter to monitor the oxygen levels in your blood to get an overall picture of your blood pressure.

However, for the most reliable blood pressure measurement, the American Heart Association recommends using a monitor with a cuff that goes around your upper arm, when available.

How accurate are BP watches?

Blood pressure watches (or BP watches for short) are mostly accurate when compared to readings taken by your GP. However, they are known to sometimes provide falsely high readings due to poor positioning. To get the best results, ensure your watch is placed directly on the pulse point of your wrist so you can feel your radial pulse, which means making sure it's not worn over clothes.

You'll also want to make sure that you keep your wrist at heart level, stay as still as possible and don't bend your wrist while you're taking a reading.

How much can anxiety raise blood pressure?

Anxiety can elevate blood pressure by 10 points or more. Studies have shown that clinics rarely take two or more blood pressure readings, even though the ACC/AHA guidelines suggest that doing so could reduce the effects of WCH.

Lorna White is a Senior Digital Writer at Yours.co.uk. She was previously a writer at Yours Magazine writing features and news stories before joining the digital team. Lorna loves the great British countryside and likes to spend her spare time out and about in her home of Nottinghamshire walking her dog, Pippin.

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