If you are looking for a blood pressure monitor to use at home for hypertension management, then you’re probably like me and you want to get the best. When I’ve shopped for blood pressure monitors, there are lots of choices out there, so it’s hard to tell which one to get. Well, I’m here to tell you that Welch Allyn Home 1700 Series Blood Pressure Monitor is one that I’ve tried and with which I’m very happy. I recently visited a friend in the hospital, and I noticed the familiar brand of Welch Allyn on some of the equipment used by the nursing staff. Knowing that hospitals use this brand makes me even more confident in my use of this Home BP Monitor!
The Welch Allyn Home BP 1700 requires 4 AA batteries, which are included in the box, and the cord for the cuff easily snaps onto the monitor. The cuff has lines and directions on it so it can easily be positioned on your arm. In fact, the same SureBP technology used by doctors and hospitals enables an accurate measurement in half the time of the leading competitor without the unnecessary discomfort or overinflating. The large display screen is also bright and easy to read.
My favorite thing about this Home BP Monitor is that you can pair it with your smartphone. I have an iPhone that doesn’t have a lot of memory left on it, and I was able to quickly and easily download the Welch Allyn Home App from the App Store and pair my phone to the device. (You can also download from Google Play). It was so simple. I was taking my blood pressure in no time – a reading actually takes 20 seconds! Instead of having to write down your results (in case you have to record them for doctor’s visits), the app records the results and you can enter comments with each result. You can also set a SYS/DIA goal, and the app will chart your results on a graph so you can see your range over time. This allows you to track and share your readings with loved ones and caregivers if that’s what you need. Check with your physician to see if he/she participates in the Welch Allyn Home Hypertension Program. This clinical portal is available to establish critical connectivity between physicians and patients to provide access to trusted care team members to review blood pressure results automatically.
You can get more information on the Welch Allyn Home Hypertension Program and more information regarding the Welch Allyn 1700 Series Blood Pressure Monitor on their website: WelchAllynHome.com. The Home BP Monitor currently retails for $109.99.
This post is sponsored by Welch Allyn, but thoughts and opinions are my own.