Automatic and manual blood pressure machines are used to monitor blood pressure. If you are looking for a home blood pressure monitor, and you are not a nurse or doctor we advise choosing an automatic blood pressure machine.
An automatic blood pressure machine can be used by anyone, and does not require any medical training or a stethoscope to use it. Automatic BP machines do require batteries to work. They are used by millions of patients worldwide to monitor their own blood pressure at home. They are also widely used by doctors, nurses and paramedics, as they are quick and easy to use.
A manual blood pressure machine is for use by medical professionals only and requires a stethoscope and some medical training to use it.