Omron has developed a blood pressure monitor that enables you to check your blood pressure by simply wrapping the monitor around your wrist. The Wrist Blood Pressure Monitor has a cuff that automatically inflates to the proper pressure for your wrist and then displays your blood pressure and pulse rates. The readings are displayed on an easy-to-read digital panel that saves the most recent reading to enable comparison with your next reading. The wrist cuff feature makes the monitor easier to use for people with arthritis and others who may find it difficult to apply the traditional arm cuff.

The suggested retail price is $149 but consumers may find it at a discounted price in some stores. Available from stores such as K-Mart, Longs Drugs, CVS, and Brooks. To locate the store nearest you call toll-free 877-216-1333.