Blood Pressure Monitors
In association with
St John Ambulance, the nation’s leading first aid charity has joined forces with Kinetik Wellbeing on a range of healthcare products designed to monitor, manage, and support people’s health.
For every purchase of a Kinetik Wellbeing device, St John Ambulance receive a donation from Kinetik to help them carry out their crucial work.
How do Kinetik Wellbeing blood pressure monitors differ from others?
Our range of blood pressure monitors is designed to give you control over your own health, and results you know you can trust. All our upper arm and wrist BP monitors are certified and validated class IIa medical devices.
As standard Kinetik Wellbeing offer a universal cuff with a range from 22-42cm. Our blood pressure monitors are provided in association with St John Ambulance, who share our passion for empowering you to look after your health effectively. On top of that, they’re designed to be easy to use, represent fantastic value for money, and have won several best buy awards.
What is a blood pressure monitor and how does it work?
Our range of advanced and fully automatic upper arm and wrist blood pressure monitors provide a simple and accurate way to measure your blood pressure, which is measured by two numbers.
Systolic (top) and Diastolic (bottom), Systolic pressure is the force that your heart pumps blood around the body.
Diastolic pressure (bottom number) is the resistance to the flow of blood in your blood vessels. Both of these pressures are measured in millimeters of mercury (mmHg). In addition, our advanced blood pressure device (BPX2) due to its increased sensitivity can also detect irregular heartbeat which might give a false reading and highlights the need for seeking medical advice.
How do I use a blood pressure monitor?
- Put the cuff on following the instructions that came with your blood pressure machine.
- Make sure you are relaxed and comfortable. If you are anxious or uncomfortable, this will make your blood pressure rise temporarily.
- When you are taking your reading, keep still and silent. Moving and talking can affect your reading on the blood pressure monitor. Take two or three readings, each about two minutes apart, and then work out the average. Some people find that their first reading is much higher than the next readings. If this is true for you, keep taking readings until they level out and stop falling, then use this as your reading.
- Record your reading, either in the memory of your blood pressure monitor or on computer or paper.
Calibration isn’t cheap and so we have found a way to subsidise those costs and reduce the waiting time that customers would face. All you need to do is send your old device to:
Unit 3, Perrywood Business Park,
Honeycrock Lane, Salfords,
Redhill RH1 5DZ
We will then:
Send you a personal code for 20% off any of our new pre-calibrated Blood Pressure Monitors – this code will also include free shipping to any UK address.
Clinically Validated Medical Devices
Our range of Blood Pressure Monitors are all compliant with European medical device regulations and are Class IIa Medical Devices. So rest assured you’re buying quality products.
FAQs About Our Blood Pressure Monitors
Are your BPMs clinically validated?
Yes, all of our BPMs are tested and approved to ESH standards. For reference, they have been tested to ESH International Protocol 2010 (IP2). Our WBP1 has had additional testing, and so has been validated for use by the BIHS – which means it is listed on their ‘For Home Use’ blood pressure monitor list.
What is the difference between systolic and diastolic pressure?
Your heart is just like a pump which works all the time to make the blood flow through all blood vessels. Blood pressure measures the force on the wall of the blood vessels caused by the pressure of the blood. Systolic pressure is the pressure of the blood when your heart beats to pump blood out. Diastolic pressure is the pressure of the blood when your heart rests in between beats. This reflects how strongly your arteries are resisting blood flow.
When is the best time to test my blood pressure?
Blood pressure fluctuates constantly during the day. Its value in the daytime is higher than in the evening with the lowest level being at midnight. The pressure begins to rise again at 3:00am and reaches its highest level any time during the day – so it is impossible to get a consistent reading. For this reason, please take your measurements at the same time of day. Relax for 10-20 minutes before taking a measurement and remain relaxed whilst measuring. Do not move or talk during measurement, as this will affect the accuracy.
Do I need to test at the same time, every time?
It is important to remember that your blood pressure is constantly changing and can vary massively over 24 hours. Therefore we recommend that you take readings at the same time each day – for example, 11am, 2pm and 6pm – then after 5 days you can look at the results, average them out and get a more accurate picture of what your blood pressure is, on aver-age, at that time of day. While the devices can be used to give you an ‘on the spot’ reading of your current pressure, it is highly unlikely you will ever get the same reading twice when measuring subsequently.
What is the point of testing regularly?
Blood pressure can fluctuate since it responds to minute changes in the body. It is unusual for it to continuously remain at exactly the same value, which is why it is recommended that the blood pressure be determined based on an average of multiple measurements over time. If you do experience a higher than normal reading one day, don’t panic as this can happen. Relax and take a break for at least 10 minutes before measuring your blood pressure again. Then you can compare it to your readings over time again.
If there is any significant change we recommend you seek medical advice.
What do different blood pressure readings mean?
If the systolic and diastolic readings fall into different categories, the higher value should be taken for classification. For example if your reading was 161/98 you would be classified as having moderate hypertension. If your reading classifies you with any level of hypertension i.e. mild through to very severe, you should ask your doctor or pharmacist to assess you professionally at least once a year. Low blood pressure (Hypotension) and high blood pressure (Hypertension) can only be diagnosed by a qualified healthcare professional, such as a doctor or pharmacist.
If you have any concerns or questions, please contact your doctor or pharmacist.
What can I do if I have high blood pressure?
The first thing you should do is seek advice from a medical professional such as your doctor. They are best placed to advise you how to manage your condition. The best things you can do to promote healthy blood pressure are: Lose weight if you need to, exercise regularly, eat a healthy diet, reduce the amount of salt you eat, cut back if you drink too much alcohol, stop smoking, cut down on caffeine.
If you want more information about high blood pressure (hypertension) we recommend you take a look at NHS Choices. If you have low blood pressure (hypotension), you can find out more from NHS Choices too.
Can I use my Kinetik Wellbeing Blood Pressure Monitor if I suffer from atrial fibrillation?
The WBP1 has not been tested on those with atrial fibrillation, therefore we cannot recommend its use.Please consider the BPX1, BXP1A, BPX2 or BPX1W blood pressure monitors which are all suitable for use. You can use these BPMs if you suffer from atrial fibrillation. However, if you want to get accurate readings, we cannot recommend their use. At the moment, there is no blood pressure monitor on the market that can factor atrial fibrillation into a blood pressure measurement. What we can do is alert the user if an ‘Irregular Heartbeat’ is detected during the measurement, which may indicate that the reading is not accurate – our BPX2 and BPX1W have the Irregular Heartbeat feature.
Why can’t I get my blood pressure monitor to stop flashing?
Please contact customer care with a copy of the receipt or proof of purchase so we can arrange for a replacement.
When does a Blood Pressure Monitor need calibrating?
Blood Pressure Monitors that are used at least 5 times a day have to be calibrated once a year and this particularly applies to Health Care Practitioners. In the case of home use, it is recommended that these monitors are re-calibrated every 3 years based on amount of use.
Calibration isn’t cheap and we have found a way to subsidise those costs and reduce the waiting time that customers face. All you need to do is send your old device to:
Unit 3 Perrywood Business Park,
Honeycrock Ln, Salfords,
Please enclose your name, address, email and telephone number. We will then email you a personal code for the 20% discount to use on our website against any of our new pre-calibrated Blood Pressure Monitors. Not only that, but we will ship the device for free to any UK address.
If you have more than one device to trade in, please let us know.
How do I reset my monitor to have the correct date and time?
This varies depending on the Blood Pressure Monitor you have, please refer to the user manual, which you can download from the User Manuals page.
What can I do if I keep getting inaccurate readings?
Please ensure that you:
- If taking multiple measurements at the same time of day it is important to leave at least 15 minutes between them to allow your body to settle back into a normal rhythm.
- You should sit still and in a quiet for at least 5 minutes before taking a reading. Ideally you should relax for at least 30 minutes before and avoid eating or drinking during this period.
- The cuff should be placed on your upper arm with the tube running down the inside of your forearm and should be tight, but you should be able to insert two fingers underneath the cuff (so not too tight).
- The cuff may be too small for the users arm. It is best practice to check the measurement of the arm (around the middle of the bicep at the widest point) and make sure that the arm measurement falls within the measurement of the cuff (the standard cuffs supplied with our monitors are 22-42cm). If the cuff is too small then this will be the cause of the high reading.
- A high reading can also occur if the user moves, talks or is not sitting properly during the measurement. Full instructions on how to take a reading accurately are included in the book supplied.
Am I able to buy a replacement cuff for my blood pressure monitor?
We don’t have replacement cuffs available for purchase but please contact us directly to arrange a replacement.
Do you sell bigger cuffs?
All of our cuffs are universal 22cm-42cm which cover the standard (22-32) and large (32-42cm) cuff range. At present cuffs we do not sell paediatric (42cm) cuffs.
Do you offer a repair service for your Blood Pressure Monitors?
Instead of offering a Calibration service (which costs over £100+) to our customers and to reduce the waiting time for our customers we are pleased to offer a 20% discount on a brand new pre-calibrated device.
All you need to do is send your old device along with the Calibration offer form to the following address and we’ll send you a personal code for 20% off & free shipping for any of our new pre-calibrated Blood Pressure Monitors.
Unit 3, Perrywood Business Park,
Can I swap cuffs of different models?
Cuffs can only be used with the blood pressure monitor they were purchased for.