Last Updated on September 22, 2023
EDITOR’S NOTE: Updated for 2023.
Monitoring your blood pressure at home can be an important part of your overall healthcare. Whether you have high blood pressure, borderline high blood pressure, or if you deal with anxiety in medical settings and prefer to take your readings in a more familiar and relaxed setting at home, blood pressure monitors are easy to use and inexpensive.
Aldi has sold several different kinds of blood pressure monitors over the years, and I’ve found them to work as well and be as reliable as pricier name brands such as Omron, which I’ve also owned.
I deal with white coat syndrome and get very nervous in the doctor’s office, so I purchased an upper arm monitor from Aldi about six or seven years ago to help provide more accurate readings for myself and my doctor. That old monitor still works well if I make sure the batteries are fresh.
Last year, I also purchased a wrist blood pressure monitor from Aldi that I like even better than the upper arm monitor. The wrist monitor is compact and simple to use, and its small size makes it feel less invasive or intimidating to use.
Here, I’m taking a look at the upper arm blood pressure monitor.
What We Know:
The Welby Upper Arm Blood Pressure Monitor (Product Code: 826582 in 2023; Product Code: 808487 in 2022) cost $24.99 in September of 2023. That’s the same price it cost in March of 2022. That price is on the lower starting end for blood pressure monitors at other retailers.
This is an Aldi Find, so it’s only in stores for a short time. You can’t order it online from Aldi if it’s not in stock at your local store. Fortunately, this is one of those Aldi products that tends to come back around every year or two, although we can never know for sure.
Here’s more information on the 2023 blood pressure monitor, according to Aldi:
- Easy touch operation
- Includes battery indicator
- Offers automatic shut off
- For dual users; stores up to 60 readings each
- Provides date and time stamp for each reading
- Automatic inflation
- Irregular heartbeat detection
- Voice output
- Wide range cuff included
- Adjustable cuff fits standard and large sized arms (8.6″–16.5″)
- Four AA batteries included
This monitor’s screen also appears to light up in different colors depending on whether you have normal blood pressure (green), mild hypertension (yellow), or hypertension (red).
The 2023 model comes with a three-year warranty.
What We Don’t Know:
While we own and like an older version of this model, we don’t own this particular newest model of the Welby Upper Arm Blood Pressure Monitor, so we don’t know for sure how well it works, how long it lasts, or how easy it is to set up and use. We write open threads so readers can talk about their experiences with a product.
Do you own the Welby Upper Arm Blood Pressure Monitor? Tell us what you think of it in the comments below.