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The best blood pressure monitors 2021 with app: purchase advice


Measure blood pressure on the upper arm or wrist or using a smartwatch – we present the best smart blood pressure monitors with apps. Some devices also warn of irregular heartbeats and some even create an EKG and can use it to detect atrial fibrillation. Market overview and purchase advice 2021.

High blood pressure can lead to heart attacks and strokes. Therefore, people at risk should measure their blood pressure. We present smart blood pressure monitors for the upper arm and wrist that send their data to an app. The advantages of the app are obvious: you not only see the data in it more clearly than on the display of the blood pressure monitor, but you can also see the course of your measured values ​​perfectly. Apps therefore offer a similar added value to blood pressure monitors as

also with body composition scales.

Important:

Some blood pressure monitors also offer an EKG function that is comparable to the EKG on the Apple Watch. This can be used to detect atrial fibrillation. Blood pressure monitors without an EKG function only recognize irregular heartbeats.

Blood pressure monitors for the upper arm

Withings has two smart blood pressure monitors on offer: the BPM Connect and the BPM Core. But there is a significant price difference separating the two.

Withings BPM Connect

BPM Connect
is an inflatable upper arm cuff that transmits its measurement data (systolic and diastolic blood pressure as well as heart rate / pulse) via Bluetooth directly to the app when the smartphone is near the BPM Connect. Alternatively, the measurement data is sent to the Withings servers via WLAN. From there, the measurement data can then be synchronized with the smartphone. At the push of a button, BPM Connect starts the measurement process and an LED display directly on the device shows the blood pressure. You can see the complete history of your measurement data in the Health-Mate app, as can the

Withings cardio scale
uses. With the iOS version, the measurement data can be passed on to the doctor.

Withings BPM Core

  • from around 200 euros

  • Upper arm measurement

  • App and cloud

  • systolic and diastolic blood pressure, pulse

  • EKG, digital stethoscope: detect atrial fibrillation and heart valve problems

  • WiFi and Bluetooth

The

BPM Core
can do everything that the BPM Connect can do, but also offers a 1-channel ECG including a “digital stethoscope”. The EKG function should be the

Apple Watch EKG
correspond, so it should be able to detect atrial fibrillation. In addition, the BPM Core should also be able to identify heart valve problems.

You will find that

Test report of the BPM Core in PC-WELT 12/2019.

Beurer also offers several blood pressure monitors with an app connection. Most Beurer models use batteries for power supply, while the BM 85 uses rechargeable batteries as a power source. There is an important difference between the models when it comes to app support: some devices transfer their data to the Beurer Cardio Expert, while other blood pressure monitors send their data to the Beurer Health Manager app. The latter supports numerous other Beurer devices, such as the body composition monitor

Beurer BF 105.

Beurer BM 95

  • from around 135 euros

  • Upper arm measurement

  • Beurer Cardio Expert app and USB / PC

  • systolic and diastolic blood pressure, pulse

  • EKG, digital stethoscope: detect atrial fibrillation

The

Beurer BM 95
(22 – 42 cm upper arm circumference) measures the blood pressure and creates a 1-channel ECG. The data is transferred to the Beurer Cardio Expert app. Alternatively, data transfer to the PC is also possible.

On Amazon, however, many users criticize the app or the bumpy connection to the smartphone.

Beurer BM 85

  • from around 80 euros

  • Upper arm measurement

  • Beurer Health Manager app, USB / PC

  • systolic and diastolic blood pressure, pulse

  • Detect irregular heartbeats

The

Beurer BM 85
(Cuff size 22 – 42 cm), unlike most other Beurer upper arm blood pressure monitors, it can also be used in battery mode. The BM 85 cannot write an ECG.

Beurer BM 77

  • from around 70 euros

  • Upper arm measurement

  • Beurer Health Manager app, USB / PC

  • systolic and diastolic blood pressure, pulse

  • Detect irregular heartbeats

The

Beurer BM 77
(Cuff size 24 – 40 cm) is very similar to the BM 85 from a technical point of view, but is powered by batteries instead of rechargeable batteries.

Beurer BM 57

  • from around 44 euros

  • Upper arm measurement

  • Beurer Health Manager app

  • systolic and diastolic blood pressure, pulse

  • Detect irregular heartbeats

The

Beurer BM 57
In terms of functionality, it is largely similar to the BM 77, i.e. it cannot write an EKG and works like this with batteries. However, it cannot be connected to the PC.

Beurer BM 54

  • from around 40 euros

  • Upper arm measurement

  • Beurer Health Manager app

  • systolic and diastolic blood pressure, pulse

  • Detect irregular heartbeats

The

Beurer BM 54
is the cheapest upper arm measuring device from Beurer. In contrast to the other devices, the display is not illuminated. A risk indicator is also missing.

Beurer BM 93 with ECG function

  • from around 130 euros

  • Upper arm measurement

  • Beurer Cardio Expert app

  • systolic and diastolic blood pressure, pulse

  • EKG, digital stethoscope: detect atrial fibrillation

The Beurer BM 93 blood pressure monitor is the latest upper arm blood pressure monitor (cuff size 23 – 43 cm) from Beurer. It calculates average values ​​and detects atrial fibrillation and, above all, has an EKG finger sensor. It also enables an electrocardiogram to be created. This is a 1-channel EKG, like the one that the Apple Watch can create. The measured values ​​are transferred to the iOS or Android app via Bluetooth. The device should actually be available from May 2020

be available in the Beurer online shop
, but is still not available there in January 2021.

Omron offers a variety of different blood pressure monitors. Including many smart models. But above all: the first serious smartwatch for measuring blood pressure.

Omron Heartguide: Smartwatch for measuring blood pressure

  • from around 550 euros

  • Smartwatch

  • App and cloud

  • systolic and diastolic blood pressure, pulse

  • Pedometer, sleep tracking, display of SMS, Whatsapp and incoming calls

The Omron Heartguide is a smartwatch with a blood pressure cuff that measures blood pressure. In the test, the smartwatch shows considerable accuracy, but the Heartguide is heavier and larger than a conventional smartwatch. You can find our detailed test report of the Omron Heartguide here:

Omron Heartguide in the test – Smartwatch measures blood pressure.

However, it is annoying that this watch is only available in

Manufacturer’s online shop
there, but not on Amazon or any other online shop. In addition, the Omron Heartguide is not exactly a bargain.

Omron Heartguide in the test: Smartwatch measures blood pressure

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Omron Heartguide in the test: Smartwatch measures blood pressure

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Omron also offers a variety of blood pressure monitors (cuff 22–42 cm) for the upper arm. All of the following four Omron upper arm blood pressure monitors offer Alexa support.

Omron X4 Smart

  • from around 70 euros

  • Upper arm measurement

  • optional: app, Alexa, cloud

  • LED to detect irregular heartbeats

  • For two users

It starts with the comparatively cheap one

Omron X4 Smart.
It is also approved for diabetic patients and is said to detect irregular heartbeats. With the help of an LED traffic light display, you can immediately see whether you have high blood pressure. Two users can save up to 60 measurements each. It transmits its measured values ​​to the Omron Connect app for iOS and Android.

Buy the Omron X4 Smart at Otto

Omron X4 Smart in price comparison

The


Omron M400

is a direct alternative to the X4 Smart in terms of price and functionality.

Buy the Omron M400 from Otto

Omron M400 in price comparison

Omron X7 Smart

  • from around 70 euros

  • Upper arm measurement

  • optional: app, Alexa, cloud

  • LED, detect atrial fibrillation (AFib)

  • For two users

The


Omron X7 Smart

costs a little more than the Omron X4 Smart. It also offers an average value function when measuring. In addition, the two users can each save up to 100 measurements. The X7 Smart can also warn of atrial fibrillation (AFib).

Buy the Omron X7 Smart at Otto

Buy the Omron X7 Smart from Amazon

We have extensively tested the Omron X7 Smart, you can read our test report here:

Omron X7 Smart in the test – measure blood pressure, detect atrial fibrillation, with app & Alexa.

Evolv

With the

Omron Evolv
In contrast to the X4 and X7, you get a stylish all-in-one device. The display device is no longer required and is replaced by the smartphone app. You can also see the current values ​​on a display that is located directly on the cuff. The more stylish and compact design compared to the X4 and X7 is bought by the Evolv with a limited range of functions: only 100 measurements for one user, no diabetes validation and neither LED traffic light validation nor average value function.

Blood pressure monitors for the wrist

Omron offers two smart blood pressure monitors for the wrist. They transfer the measurement data to the app, but do not support Alexa.

RS3 Intelli IT

  • from around 40 euros

  • Wrist measurement

  • For one user

  • App

The

RS3 Intelli IT
can save up to 30 measurements for one user. It can recognize irregular heartbeats and uses traffic light to indicate the risk of blood pressure. The

RS3
transmits its measured values ​​to the Omron Connect app for iOS and Android.

RS7 Intelli IT

  • from around 60 euros

  • Wrist measurement

  • For two users

  • App

The

RS7 Intelli IT
offers a little more functions than the RS3, but also costs a little more.

In order to
two users can save up to 100 measurements each. And it offers an average function.

Review:

We tested the RS7 Intelli IT with an app, you can find our test report here.

Beurer offers four blood pressure monitors for the wrist, three of which transfer the measured values ​​to the smartphone app via Bluetooth. A device sends its data to the PC via USB.

Beurer BC 54

  • from around 44 euros

  • Wrist measurement

  • Beurer Health Manager app

  • Battery operated

  • Detects irregular heartbeats

  • Illuminated display

  • Cuff size 13.5 – 21.5 cm

The

Beurer BC 54
shows its measured values ​​on the display and transmits them to the Beurer Health Manager app via Bluetooth. It calculates the average value and has a risk indicator. However, there is no positioning indicator.

Beurer BC 57

  • from around 44 euros

  • Wrist measurement

  • Beurer Health Manager app

  • Battery operated

  • Detects atrial fibrillation

  • No backlit display

  • Cuff size 14.0 – 19.5 cm

The

Beurer BC 57
is a blood pressure monitor without lighting and without a position indicator. It sends its data to the smartphone app and a risk indicator is available.

Beurer BC 58

  • from around 40 euros

  • Wrist measurement

  • USB / PC

  • Battery operated

  • Detects irregular heartbeats

  • Illuminated display

  • Cuff size 14.0 – 19.5 cm

The

Beurer BC 58
does not support the app, but sends its data to the PC via the USB port. A positioning display is missing.

Beurer BC 85

  • from around 55 euros

  • Wrist measurement

  • Beurer Health Manager app, USB / PC

  • Battery operated

  • Detects irregular heartbeats

  • No backlit display

  • Cuff size 13.5 – 23 cm

The

Beurer BC 85
does not have an illuminated display, but has a positioning indicator. The

Reviews on Amazon
however, are mostly negative.

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