Top 5 Blood Pressure Monitor in Singapore
Monitoring one’s health is a habit not everyone has but should get into. A very simple monitoring system of a person’s health condition is blood pressure. Our blood pressure has a specific set of readings which is considered to be normal by everyone. Anything below or above that reading is bad for our health and can indicate hypertension. So, if you want to keep an eye on your blood pressure regularly, it’s better if you get a blood pressure monitor for your personal use.
These machines are very easy to use and show accurate readings. To lessen your work, we put together a list of 5 blood pressure monitors below. You can take a look and get a better idea of how they work.
1) Omron Portable Smart Elite Blood Pressure Monitor HEM-7600T
Monitor your blood pressure with this elite machine from Omron. The wrap-cuff design allows 360° wrapping around your arm for an accurate reading. Enjoy a hassle-free blood pressure reading since the machine is wireless. You can just connect it with your smartphone to get a live reading of your blood pressure. Being connected to the app allows you to sync the data and also send it to someone else through the app. So, you can send your data to your physician if you wish with the press of a few buttons.
Price: S$250 range
2) OMRON Upper Arm Blood Pressure Monitor JPN500
This is another blood pressure monitor from Omron. With its Intellisense technology, this machine can detect the right amount of pressure needed for getting an accurate reading of your pulse. It can instantly tell if your heartbeat is irregular and if you are suffering from hypertension. The digital display will show you the numbers of your systolic and diastolic pressure values. You get a live reading so you can find out your health condition. The machine is very easy to operate, you just need to put on the cuff and push the little on/off button at the bottom. The machine will do the rest.
Price: S$150 range
3) Xiaomi Andon Smart Blood Pressure Monitor
This intelligent machine comes with a 5.2-inch display to show you the reading of your blood pressure. The machine is very compact and light so you can easily carry it around. The cuff is made from skin-friendly nylon. The machine itself is tilted at a 12.5° angle to provide you a better view of the screen while sitting down. The machine can automatically detect any abnormality in your pulse rate while reading your blood pressure and show it on the screen. The machine runs on a 2200mAh rechargeable battery which can be used 150 times with a single charge.
Price: S$100 range
4) BION Blood Pressure Monitor MA350f / MA801f
Get a perfect and extremely accurate reading of your blood pressure with this machine from Bion. It can detect your movement while taking the reading. There is a hypertension risk indicator that will light up when your blood pressure is higher than normal. The machine can also detect irregular heartbeats. It can show you an average of the last 3 readings it took to give you an overall idea about your health condition. The machine is easy to operate with a large screen display that will show you the readings and has the risk indicator on the side. The risk indicator is color-coded so you can see when you’re in danger.
Price: S$50 range
5) Homlly ARM Wrist Blood Pressure Monitor
This one is a bit different since you can strap this machine on your wrist and it will get a reading of your blood pressure. It can also your heartbeat and indicate if you’re at risk for hypertension. The machine is very compact and easy to use. It automatically turns off after one minute of being inactive. The machine keeps a record of your blood pressure in case you need to see it before the next use.
Price: S$30 range
Blood Pressure Monitor Maintenance Guide
A machine that is used to keep track of your well-being deserves some care from you to stay in its utmost condition. To keep your blood pressure monitor fully functional for a long time, you need to keep maintaining it properly.
Before using your blood pressure monitor, you should consult your physician. In that way, you can get a clear idea about the readings to know your current health status. You should make a medical professional use the machine on you. If it’s a digital machine that can automatically detect the pressure needed on the cuff, you can take your own readings or ask a family member to do it.
Never try to take the blood pressure monitor apart, check before every use to see if all the parts are properly connected. The cuff of these machines should be placed midway between your shoulder and 2-3cm above the elbow. Find the pulse and make sure the cuff is at the same height as your heart is.
For a more accurate reading, you can use a stethoscope. The stethoscope should be placed directly over your brachial artery or the major blood vessel on your upper arm. All of these instructions come with the user manual of your machine. You can also take a look at tutorial videos online to see how it’s operated.
To keep your blood pressure, monitor clean, you can use a soft cloth with a solution of water and mild detergent to scrub over the parts. Make sure no liquid can enter the machine. You can roughly clean the machine before using it and strapping in the cuffs. The detergent solution can be used on a bi-weekly basis. The cuff cover can be washed with warm water, you need to completely air dry it before putting it back on the machine. Do not use any machine for both the washing and the drying part.
We hope the list helped you in coming to a decision about the blood pressure monitors available in the market. Just pick one from the list to see how your lifestyle is affecting your health and look for rooms to improve.