A while back I was diagnosed with high blood pressure. I'm not talking just barely over the line, I'm talking way above normal, almost to stroke levels. I went into the doctor for something completely different, and walked out with high blood pressure and a prescription for medication that I now have to take every single day for the rest of my life. I was also given instructions to keep constant tabs on my blood pressure. I could have decided to make daily trips to the local Walmart to check my blood pressure on their machine, but instead I chose to purchase the MeasuPro BPM20A upper arm blood pressure monitor. This thing has been great.
It only takes a minute to check my blood pressure, and the digital readout gives me accurate results. It also shows my pulse. The thing I like most, though, is that the background color of the screen changes, depending on how high my blood pressure actually is. For readings within normal ranges, the baground glows blue. Slightly elevetated readings result in an orange screen. And when it gets really high, the background changes to a bright red color, alerting you to the fact that you have an issue. Mine is usually in the red, unfortunately.
The BMP20A also keeps a running log of readings, which can be viewed at any time by simply pressing the center button. And it can be used by two people, and keep separate readings for each (it has separate buttons for each user).
The monitor is easy to use. Simply slide the cuff on the upper arm, adjust the tightness (it has a velcro enclosure), press the button, and wait for a minute. That's it. It's really simple.