7 blood pressure monitors for in your truck

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Truckers with high blood pressure don’t often have a convenient way to log their systolic and diastolic numbers. For drivers looking to keep a close eye on their hypertension, a portable blood pressure monitor can give them the numbers they need without seeing a doctor.

These seven blood pressure monitors all work automatically and received the highest ratings across different retail websites.

1. Omron 5 Series Upper Arm Blood Pressure Monitor

The Omron 5 series monitor is the highest rated blood pressure monitor on Amazon. It features a BP Level Indicator to let you know how your reading compares to normal blood pressure levels, and it alerts you immediately if it detects an irregular heartbeat while measuring your blood pressure. The monitor logs your last 100 readings, and provides you with an average blood pressure number based on your last three readings. The cuff fits standard and large adult arm circumferences from 9-17 inches. It retails at $70. 

2. Citizen Arm Blood Pressure Monitor

The one button system records systolic, diastolic and pulse readings on an LCD monitor. Its memory bank stores up to 90 readings and averages the last 3 readings. It also has a body movement indicator to alert the user to excessive movements during measurement, as well as irregular heartbeat detection. It retails at $74.

3. Vive Precision Blood Pressure Monitor

This system has a two user functionality and records up to a combined 120 readings. It records pulse rate and systolic and diastolic numbers, and has an alarm for irregular heartbeat detection. It has a wide range cuff, fitting 8 1/2 inches to 17 inches. It retails at $50.

4. Withings Wireless Blood Pressure Monitor for Apple and Android

The Withings Wireless Blood Pressure monitor syncs with the Withings Health Mate App, compatible with iOS and Android. It measures blood pressure as well as heart beat and can monitor results for more than one person, making it a good option for team drivers. The system’s app tracks the data from your readings. It retails at $129.95.

5. MeasuPro Wrist Digital Blood Pressure Monitor

This monitor is designed for two users and records 60 readings per user. It detects systolic and diastolic numbers as well as irregular heartbeat and any arrhythmias. Its backlit LCD screen is color coded to help users easily classify readings. The machine is wireless. It retails at $60. 

6. iHealth Lab Inc Blood Pressure Monitor

The iHealth Lab Inc system monitors your blood pressure from your iPad, iPod Touch or iPhone. It records your systolic and diastolic numbers, heart rate and pulse wave. You can generate custom graphs and share them with your family or your doctor. It has Bluetooth connectivity and works both online and offline. It retails at $99.

7. Panasonic Upper Arm Blood Pressure Monitor

The Panasonic monitor has a one-touch operation system, making it an extra user-friendly option. The display will flash readings above 139 systolic and 89 diastolic automatically on the LCD screen. It captures up to 90 readings, so you can track readings over time. The system itself is slim, making it incredibly portable. It retails at $74.