My arm is thick enough that I have to use the regular cuff on my lower arm instead of the upper part. I seem to get accurate pressure and heart rate readings from it. I tested it that way on several family members and got similar readings on both lower and upper arms. I turn it backwards however so the pulse sensor will be as high as I can get to the inside elbow on the lower arm. My upper arm is 21-22" round depending on how tight I pull this cloth measurement tape.
The cuff on our BP monitor sprung a leak
So we are considering the following options:
1. Replacement cuff ($30 with shipping)
2. New monitor
3. Wrist monitor -- seem to run about $75 but most we have looked at have memory functions our current monitor doesn't have. Also like the better portability.
I've heard that wrist monitors aren't as accurate. Is this true? Does anyone know how they compare to similarly priced or quality arm cuff monitors available for home use?