If you have borderline hypertension, you should monitor at home. It is a smart move for people with hypertension (high blood pressure or prehypertension, and people at risk for those conditions because of heart disease, diabetes, or other problems. Home monitoring can give your doctor a view of your blood pressure over time and help determine whether your medication is working. Top-rated home monitors from our latest tests include the CVS Premium BP3MV1-3WCVS cuff monitor, $66, and the Omron 7 Series BP 652 wrist monitor, $70. Full Ratings are available at Consumer Reports.org (search “blood pressure monitors”).
Source: Consumer Reports on Health May 2014