Updated 16 Apr 2015

Microlife

BP A200 AFIB

Snapshot: The Microlife BP A200 AFIB arm blood pressure monitor has an irregular heart beat display and can store 200 readings. But how accurate is it?

BP A200 AFIB
Consumer score
SCORE
Avg price

$255

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Test results

Overall score
80
Accuracy
?/10
Ease of use
?/10

Good points

  • Very good accuracy.
  • Easy to use.
  • Excellent screen with very large-sized numbers.
  • Has irregular heart beat display.
  • Can be operated from mains power (comes with adapter).

But

  • No hypertension indicator.
  • Not as comfortable as other models (pressure stays on the arm too long).

How we test

Overall score includes:

Accuracy (80%)
Ease of use (20%)

To check the monitors’ accuracy we took readings from a group of 10 men and women of varying ages. We then compared the results with those obtained from a recently calibrated hospital-grade blood pressure monitor.

Ease of use is assessed on the instructions, how easy the monitors were to operate, screen quality, the information displayed, and how comfortable the cuff was.

Key data

Model

Avg price
$255

Specifications

Type
Arm
Batteries
4 AA

Features

Irregular heart beat display
Yes
Hypertension indicator
No
Data storage
200

More Info

Notes
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