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Blood pressure monitor watches may give fairly accurate readings. However, they can be expensive, and only the Omron blood pressure watch has clearance from the Food and Drug Administration (FDA).

High blood pressure (hypertension) is very common, affecting almost half of American adults. It is a major risk factor for several health conditions. Research shows that self-measured blood pressure monitoring can help people lower their blood pressure.

People with low blood pressure (hypotension) may also wish to keep track of their levels. Using a blood pressure monitor watch could support these efforts.

This article looks at four of the best options to consider and discusses the research on the accuracy of blood pressure monitor watches.

Please note that the writer of this article has not tried these products. All information presented is purely research-based and correct at the time of publication.

Best FDA-cleared option: Omron HeartGuide

  • Price: around $499.99
  • Battery life: 2 days
  • Shipping: not included
  • Returns: limited 5-year warranty

The Omron HeartGuide uses the oscillometric method to measure a person’s blood pressure. This is the same method doctors use, and blood pressure cuffs primarily use this measuring method. However, it is somewhat unusual in a blood pressure monitor watch.

This device has a small cuff that inflates around the wrist, similar to the arm cuff that people may use in a doctor’s office. This is the only blood pressure monitoring watch with FDA clearance.

This device monitors a person’s blood pressure, stores the data, and provides links to color-coded graphs. It also tracks steps, distance, calories burned, and hours slept. It has enough memory to store data from up to 100 blood pressure measurements.


  • The watch uses the oscillometric method to measure blood pressure.
  • It connects to both iOS and Android phones.
  • The battery is rechargeable.
  • The watch has FDA clearance.


  • It is expensive.
  • Some reviewers say it is bulky and uncomfortable.
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Best for everyday wellness: Samsung Galaxy Watch 5

  • Price: around $279
  • Battery life: reportedly 36–50 hours
  • Shipping: free standard shipping
  • Returns: within 15 days of receipt

The Galaxy Watch 5 measures a person’s blood pressure using pulse wave analysis, which also tracks a person’s heart rate. Samsung has curved the sensor so it makes better contact with the skin and provides more accurate readings.

This smartwatch also measures and analyzes a person’s sleep patterns and provides a person with a plan for healthy sleep habits. Additionally, the device can measure a person’s body fat, basal metabolic rate, skeletal muscle, and body water.

It is an option for those looking for an all-around health tracking watch that also provides blood pressure readings.

A person can select one of six watch faces and one of eight colored bands to customize their watch.


  • This watch is water-resistant.
  • It is suitable for tracking everyday health metrics.
  • It offers a variety of fitness trackers.
  • People can customize the watch to match their style.


  • Users must calibrate the blood pressure monitor every 28 days.
  • It is available only for Android devices.
  • Some functions work only with Samsung devices.
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Best for smaller budgets: FitVII GT5IP68 SmartWatch

  • Price: $94.90
  • Battery life: 7 days
  • Shipping: free on orders over $79
  • Returns: unconditional refund in 30 days, 180-day warranty

This smartwatch offers 24/7 blood pressure monitoring. It automatically uploads data every 5 minutes. It also checks a person’s heart rate every 100 milliseconds and uploads the data every minute.

Additionally, people can measure their sleep and save 7 days of sleep records. The watch can track 20 types of fitness activities, including running, cycling, hiking, yoga, baseball, and mountain climbing.

A person can customize the watch face with the accompanying app or use their own photos. The band comes in six colors.


  • This is one of the most affordable options available.
  • It records and stores measurements very regularly.
  • The battery reportedly lasts for 7 days.
  • The watch also tracks 20 activities.


  • Some online reviewers found syncing the device difficult.
  • Not everyone will need such regular blood pressure readings.
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Best for family health management: YHE BP Doctor Pro

  • Price: $449
  • Battery life: 3 days
  • Shipping: free worldwide
  • Returns: 12-month warranty

The manufacturer describes this product as an “all-in-one health management smartwatch.” It measures blood pressure through a patented inflatable air cuff design similar to that of blood pressure arm cuffs.

It tracks several key metrics, such as blood oxygen saturation, heart rate, and sleep patterns. It also works as a fitness tracker, monitoring a person’s heart rate zones, goals, and recuperation.

People can share their data with their families with the smartphone app if they want support in managing their blood pressure.

The battery lasts for 3 days with normal use or 7 days in standby mode. It reportedly recharges in 90 minutes.

General functions such as an alarm, a schedule, notifications, and a family share program can help a person keep track of priorities and share information. A person can also track their daily calorie consumption.


  • Some online reviews say the blood pressure readings are accurate.
  • The device tracks multiple health metrics.
  • People can share their data using the phone app.


  • It has shorter battery life than other options.
  • Online reviews say the app is difficult to use.
  • The device is expensive.
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Below, we compare all the products in this article.

List price Battery lifeShippingOther featuresApp connectivity
Omronaround $5002 daysnot includedsleep, distance, and calorie trackeriOS and Android
Samsungaround $28036–50 hoursfree standard shipping• heart rate, sleep, metabolism tracker
body fat, skeletal muscle, and body water measurements
FitVII$94.907 daysfree on orders over $79• heart rate, body temperature, and sleep trackers
• 20 sport trackers
• pace, steps, and calorie trackers
iOS and Android
YHE$4493 daysfree • heart rate variability tracker
• blood oxygen saturation measurements
• heart monitor
• sports trackers
• smartphone app
iOS and Android

There is limited research into the effectiveness of blood pressure watches.

In one small 2022 study investigating the accuracy of a Samsung Galaxy watch, the researchers concluded that it was not accurate enough for clinical use. This means these types of smartwatches are unsuitable replacements for the blood pressure monitor cuffs doctors use.

The authors of a larger 2023 study concluded that smartwatches like those we list above could be suitable for use in the general population, but developers need to improve the accuracy of the devices’ blood pressure readings.

The authors wrote that users regularly recorded blood pressure readings, and many found calibration very easy. This may mean that people might find it easier to keep track of their blood pressure more closely with a smartwatch than with traditional cuff monitors.

High blood pressure can increase a person’s risk for heart disease and health conditions affecting the brain, eyes, and kidneys. But the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) states that high blood pressure does not usually cause noticeable symptoms.

The only way to tell whether a person has high blood pressure is to use a blood pressure measuring device such as a cuff or a smartwatch.

Learn about normal blood pressure ranges.

The Office of Disease Prevention and Health Promotion (OASH) recommends that people get their blood pressure checked regularly beginning at age 18 years, with follow-ups every 3–5 years. While healthcare professionals will obtain the most accurate measurements, at-home testing can help a person monitor their status between appointments.

According to the OASH, certain people have a higher risk of developing high blood pressure, including those who:

  • are 40 or older
  • have overweight or obesity
  • have African American heritage
  • are pregnant
  • do not get enough physical activity
  • smoke
  • drink alcohol heavily
  • live with heart disease, diabetes, or kidney disease

Learn more about what is considered high blood pressure.

High blood pressure is a major public health concern that affects almost half of Americans adults. However, it does not always cause symptoms. The best way to take blood pressure readings is with a blood pressure monitoring cuff or smartwatch.

At-home monitors can make it easier to take readings in between health appointments, but researchers do not believe they are accurate enough to be useful replacements for readings in a doctor’s office.

Below, we answer some frequently asked questions about blood pressure watches.

Is there a smartwatch that monitors blood pressure?

Yes, several smartwatches measure blood pressure, including the Omron HeartGuide and the Samsung Galaxy Watch 5. Their readings are unlikely to be as accurate as those from the blood pressure monitors doctors use, but they can help people keep track of their blood pressure in between medical appointments.

Do blood pressure watches really work?

Current research suggests that blood pressure watches are not accurate enough to replace clinical monitoring devices, but they can help people keep track of their blood pressure from day to day. They can be fairly accurate — a 2023 study found that a Samsung Galaxy watch provided readings close to results the users obtained at a doctor’s office.

Is there a Fitbit that takes blood pressure?

Fitbit watches do not currently measure blood pressure. However, in January 2023 the company filed a new patent application for a smartwatch with blood pressure monitoring technology.

Does an Apple Watch monitor blood pressure?

As of August 2023, Apple Watches do not measure blood pressure.