Panasonic Automatic Portable Arm Blood Pressure Monitor
The cuff is already in a semi-contoured tube (no flopping around), so sliding your arm into it is very easy. Placing the cuff so that the line from the unit to the cuff runs like a straight line to your pinky finger is one of the only things you really have to pay attention to for an accurate reading. The other things are not to take your blood pressure right after eating (a universal rule of thumb), have your arm approximately at the same height (on a table next to you) as your heart when taking your blood pressure reading, and take one reading, not multiple readings one after the other, for the best results.
Securing the cuff with the velcro closure is very easy, but don't put it on too tightly. Once you push the button to start the test, the cuff gets quite tight, and may even feel uncomfortable, but it's only for a very short while. The entire testing process takes no more than 30 seconds. My last reading took 13 seconds.
The readout is large enough to easily see it, despite the unit itself being surprisingly small. Overall it does an excellent job and meets all my criteria for this product: good price, accurate, fits many sizes of arms, and easy to use. I recommend this blood pressure monitor for anyone looking for a simple device that does the job.A year later this cuff is still working great with daily use. Highly recommend it for ease of use, accuracy and durability.
Cuff is STILL in use, and seems accurate as ever. Very impressed with this product!
My husband and I use this cuff nearly every day and it's still working as it did out of the box. Accurate, easy to use and reliable. I also bought my mother one, and she too has had the same experience with the product. A+ for Panasonic~!
It's still working and seems to be as accurate as the day we got it. I still wouldn't hesitate to recommend this blood pressure cuff for its price, performance and durability.