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According to the WHO, hypertension or high blood pressure affects 1.3 billion people in the world and causes 10 million deaths each year. World Heart Federation. Hypertension, which affects the whole body of a patient and damages their blood cells over time, is the number one cause of death on a worldwide scale. High blood pressure can be treated, but it is not always easy for people to detect or monitor.
Dr. Kazuomi KarioProfessor and chairman in cardiovascular medicine at Jichi Medical University, Prof. Dr. Jiang, spoke about the potential of wearable technologies to manage high bloodpressure. An articleJournal of the American Heart Association.
Recent studies have shown that wearables “are validated and reliable” and “have performed well against current out of office BP measurement methods.” The user is responsible for choosing the right wearables and using them correctly.
To help you find a smartwatch you can use as a blood pressure monitoring tool, we pulled studies from doctors to evaluate the best commercially-available blood pressure watches, keeping in mind accuracy, data privacy, and price. ZDNET’s current choice for the best blood-pressure watch is the Samsung Galaxy Watch 5The device is very popular and has accurate readings. It does not have FDA clearance in the US for its blood-pressure feature. (Our former top choice, the Omron HeartGuideThis product has FDA clearance but was out-of-stock at the time this article was written. Compare the different blood pressure watches available.