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Digital Blood Pressure Monitor £9.99 @ Maplin

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7y, 11m agoFound 7 years, 11 months ago
Basic Blood Pressure Monitor on special offer at the moment (was £19.99).

Price for instore purchase. Online add delivery.

I think Lild/Aldi have a smilar item every now and then. Looks like a good price for what's currently available.

Summary details:

* Keep a check on your blood pressure quickly and easily
* Measures systolic, diastolic and heart pulse in the comfort of your own home or when travelling
* Easy to read LCD screen with simple, automatic operation
* Stores your last result in the memory
* Battery powered (2 x AAA sold separately)
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#1
Not so sure these wrist ones are meant to be as accurate as the arm strap ones.
#2
i had one similar to this the battery kept running down overnight:x
#3
http://familydoctor.org/online/famdocen/home/common/heartdisease/treatment/128.html

Tests have shown that finger/wrist devices do not measure blood pressure very accurately. They are extremely sensitive to position and body temperature, and are more expensive (more than $100) than other monitors.

Ironically, the last bit of the statement now doesnt apply, as they generally can be picked up cheaper than cuff one..but certainly not as reliable.

We have a cuff one instead, bought from Lloyds when they were on offer for a tenner, they can run off battery or an ac/dc adaptor you can pick up cheaply.

If a cuff one is good enough for a GP practice, well safe to say its going to be more accurate in the home.
#4
Well, I bought the arm strap version from Lloyds Pharmacy, and find that it is very inaccurate. I bought it for my wife to check out her BP as she's pregnant - found that it is commonly way out - it measures her as 120/80 whereas she's 100/65 when taken at her check ups.

I guess if you're aware of the level of inaccuracy these offer, you at least have an idea of what your real BP is - but otherwise they are about as much use as a handbrake on a canoe.:whistling:
#5
cicobuff
If a cuff one is good enough for a GP practice, well safe to say its going to be more accurate in the home.


Our GP uses a wrist monitor. I doubt it's a Maplin basic model though!
#6
wont be voting on this one... and i wouldnt encourage anyone buying this...bought exactly this one from Maplin... is generally INaccurate... made in China obviously... go and buy from Lloyds... they are much more reliable...
#7
underin
wont be voting on this one... and i wouldnt encourage anyone buying this...bought exactly this one from Maplin... is generally INaccurate... made in China obviously... go and buy from Lloyds... they are much more reliable...


See my post above, I've not found the Lloyds one accurate either.
#8
moob
Well, I bought the arm strap version from Lloyds Pharmacy, and find that it is very inaccurate. I bought it for my wife to check out her BP as she's pregnant


Try it on yourself, bet your own blood pressure has gone up since you found out she is pregnant :thumbsup:

Be even worse when you have to do the nightly feeds :thumbsup: Seriously though, congrats!

As for the monitor, are you using the correct cuff size? Have you tried readings on both of her arms, one arm can be more accurate than the other.
#9
cicobuff
Try it on yourself, bet your own blood pressure has gone up since you found out she is pregnant :thumbsup:

Be even worse when you have to do the nightly feeds :thumbsup: Seriously though, congrats!

As for the monitor, are you using the correct cuff size? Have you tried readings on both of her arms, one arm can be more accurate than the other.


Thanks very much.:thumbsup:

Yeah, tried both arms and the cuff is correct size - always seems out by around 20 - perhaps I've got a duffer - you never know.

Less than 6 weeks to go - [email protected] it already!:whistling:
#10
Doooooooooonnnnnnn't buy a wrist based monitor.

I was foiled by a similar item, it showed a slightly elevated BP, when the correct reading was very much higher!!
For the sake of your health, buy the upper arm cuff type, then check its accuracy with your local GP. Normally, they would be happy to do this with you, as they always encourage a pro-active stance to self care. HNY
#11
Go for an arm cuff - I tried a wrist monitor and it was *way* off. I got an arm cuff from Lloyds when they were on offer a while back and it's as spot-on as makes no difference.
#12
http://www.lloydspharmacy.com/webapp/wcs/stores/servlet/ProductDisplay?catalogId=1008&storeId=90&productId=15556&langId=-1&parent_category_rn=&top=&top_category=&fromPage=Search&hotspot_prefix=

Lidl also have wrist monitor for approx £10 coming next week but arm version available at Lloyds (above link) @ £9.78 plus p&p and batteries.
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Murielson
http://www.lloydspharmacy.com/webapp/wcs/stores/servlet/ProductDisplay?catalogId=1008&storeId=90&productId=15556&langId=-1&parent_category_rn=&top=&top_category=&fromPage=Search&hotspot_prefix=

Lidl also have wrist monitor for approx £10 coming next week but arm version available at Lloyds (above link) @ £9.78 plus p&p and batteries.


thx! just wot i was looking for! :thumbsup:

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