Are Blood Pressure Watches Accurate?

Blood Pressure Watch

Your blood pressure is an important biometric that can give you important information about what's happening in your body. Even if you don't have a diagnosis or family history of hypertension, it's important to keep an eye on your blood pressure values, especially if you're older or pregnant.

Undiagnosed and untreated high blood pressure can lead to a range of health complications, from optic nerve damage to heart disease. When you know what your blood pressure is, you and your doctor can better understand whether you need to adjust your medications, diet, exercise or other activities.

Since blood pressure can fluctuate throughout the day, it is best to take readings frequently. But in the past, most people were limited to getting an accurate blood pressure reading at a doctor's office. Consumer-friendly blood pressure cuffs can be more convenient because you can use them at home, but you may not be able to wear them all the time because they're bulky and uncomfortable.