Best Blood Pressure Monitor In India

For people with blood pressure issues, being able to measure blood pressure from the comfort of home is really necessary. It helps catch issues quickly. Most of all it helps decide whether you need to go to the doctor or not.
So, after reading reviews and collecting information from various sources, I have concluded that the best blood pressure monitor in India, according to me, is Omron HEM-7132. Bluetooth capable monitors and three very popular blood pressure monitors in India are also listed below.

 

 Omron HEM-7120Omron HEM-7113Omron HEM-7132 Operon BPM-Trendy 16 WRIST Bp Monitor
PriceRs. 1097Rs. 1,229Rs. 2,540Rs. 1,250
Body Movement DetectionYESYESYES
Irregular Heartbeat DetectionYESYESYESYES
Readings Memory11460 readings, 2 users90 readings, 2 users
Arm Circumference22 - 32 cm22 - 32 cm22 - 32 cm12.5 - 21 cm (Wrist)
Batteries4 AA4 AAA4 AA2 AAA
Pulse(beats per minute)40-180bpm40-180bpm40-180bpm40-199bpm
Pressure (upto)299mmHg299mmHg299mmHg280mmHg
Accuracy+/- 3mmHg+/- 3mmHg+/- 3mmHg+/- 3mmHg
Extra FeaturesHypertension indicatorHypertension indicator
Shows average of last 3 readings
Can use with electricity(requires extra adapter)
Low Battery Indicator
FlipkartOmron HEM-7120 Automatic BP Monitor
Omron HEM-7113 Automatic BP MonitorOmron HEM-7132 BP MonitorOperon Wrist Type BP Monitor
AmazonOmron HEM-7120 Automatic BP MonitorOmron HEM-7113 Automatic BP MonitorOmron HEM-7132 BP MonitorOperon Wrist Type BP Monitor

I did consider the Citizen CH 432 for review, but it has a single line display which I really don’t like. Also considered Operon Comfort 623, but I could not find information regarding body movement detection and irregular heartbeat detector. So, I dropped these two from my table. If you would like to understand how the blood pressure monitors work, check How to BP Monitors work

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Omron HEM-7120 and HEM-7113

Omron HEM-7113

Omron HEM-7113

These 2 blood pressure monitors are quite popular in India because of their value for money proposition. Currently, the HEM-7120 is the #1 BestSeller on Amazon. Both the monitors come with body movement detection and irregular heartbeat detection. When the heartbeat is irregular, it is displayed on the screen. Irregular heartbeats make calculating blood pressure a little difficult. So, if the irregular heartbeat is displayed regularly, then you should consult your doctor. Both the monitors work with a error rate of +/- 3mmHg. This is acceptable considering that this is a home device for blood pressure monitoring.
The main difference between the two is the memory. The 7113 can store upto 14 readings where as 7120 can store only 1. This feature is important if you are interested in knowing your historical readings. The other difference is minor – the use of batteries. The 7113 uses AAA sized batteries where as 7120 uses AA. Since the price difference is really not that high, I would recommend that you go for the HEM-7133 with higher memory. There’s a detailed review on 7133 here – HEM 7133 review and a review of 7120 is available here – HEM 7120 review

You can check them out here at Amazon and Flipkart.

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Omron HEM-7132

The Omron HEM-7132 like the Omron HEM-7201 can store 60 readings in its memory for 2 users with date and time of reading. It works on the state-of-the-art technology of oscillometry.
Its is governed by Intelligent body motion sensor, which helps calibrate the static Blood pressure and the dynamic blood pressure with accuracy of 99.9 percent.
Omron 7132
It has the IntelliSense technology which helps in pre-setting and re-inflation with comfortable arm press.It gives sixty measurements with 12 hour format and calendar record.It has great finger touch operation and lightweight.

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Omron HEM-7201

Omron HEM 7201

Omron HEM 7201

The Omron HEM-7201 has many extra features compared to the other BP monitors. For starters, it can store 60 readings in its memory for 2 users. Yes, this is such a thoughtful feature as 2 people can share the blood pressure monitor and both can save their readings for trend analysis purposes. The device can also be used with electricity directly although it does require an additional adapter for connecting to electricity. So, what this means is that you will need the batteries only when you take it out during travelling.

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Blood pressure monitors with Bluetooth

Almost all smart phones today come with Bluetooth. Both iPhone and Android now come with dedicated support for monitoring health and fitness. Pedometer, calorie counter, time spent walking, running, working out can all be stored in a smart phone. So, why not store your blood pressure information? Many Blood pressure monitors with Bluetooth are available in US and other developed countries. In India, e-commerce sites are starting to stock them.

Currently, there are two choices available on Amazon – Ihealth Bp7 Wireless Blood Pressure Monitor (Rs. 9704) and iHealth BP5 Wireless Blood Pressure Monitor (Rs. 9881). Both of these come with smart phone apps which collect, store and display data. So, it is necessary to check that the Apps are available for your phone before buying them. iPhone and Android apps are available(not all devices).

These come with many advantages. The main advantage is that there is no limit to the number of readings that you can store. Multiple users can use them and all readings can be noted down by the App or in an excel sheet. Historical data can be used to draw charts to see how the blood pressure has changed over time which will give a clear indication whether the treatments, fitness programs and dietary modifications are working.

Here’s a video explaining how to use the wireless blood pressure monitor. He explains how to use the App to take measurements and also how to actually use the device to get correct readings. Take a look and see how easy it is.

Wrist Blood Pressure Monitors

The wrist blood pressure monitors are different from the upper-arm monitors. The general belief is that the upper arm monitors are easier to use than the wrist monitors.They are really useful when upper arm monitors cannot be used due to injuries, or other reasons. With care and by following doctor’s advice, it is easy to learn to get accurate readings with these devices.

Operon BPM-Trendy 16

Operon BPM-Trendy 16

So, the Operon BPM-Trendy 16 WRIST Bp Monitor has really good reviews and ratings in the wrist blood pressure monitors category. It does come with a whole lot of features. It can store 90 readings for 2 users. It comes with an inbuilt inflation detection function which allows quick cuff inflation to the desired pressure level. This generates accurate and reporducible results. So, do check it out if you are looking for a wrist monitor.

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Here’s another detailed comparision chart from the omron website. It lists all their blood pressure monitors and shows a chart of features. Omron HEM 7132 which looks good in this chart is available here on Amazon – Omron HEM-7132 Blood Pressure Monitor. It does not have a backlight which makes it difficult to use during low light and night times. Other than that, it looks solid.

Omron BP Monitor comparison

Omron BP Monitor comparison

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