'Can an Apple Watch measure blood pressure?': Yes, it can — if you use it with a paired accessory

GettyPairing your Apple Watch with a blood-pressure monitor allows it to track your blood pressure via Bluetooth.

  • Your Apple Watch alone cannot measure your blood pressure, but if paired with an accessory it can give fast and accurate readings.
  • The Apple Health app can store and track blood pressure data over time, giving you a better snapshot of your overall health.
  • Monitoring your blood pressure can help you manage stress, sleep, diet, exercise, and inform you if you might need intervention by a medical professional.
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The Apple Watch can do all sorts of great stuff when it comes to monitoring health and wellness metrics.

The watch can track your heart rate, track your step count, help estimate calorie burn, and more.

And with the addition of the right hardware, your Apple Watch can even measure and monitor your blood pressure.

Apple Watch Health appJill Ann Spaulding/Getty ImagesHigh blood pressure can be a symptom of stress, poor diet, lack of sleep, or a more serious medical condition, so test it often if you have ever had elevated readings.

Check out the products mentioned in this article:

Apple Watch Series 5 (From $US399 at Best Buy)

iHealth Feel Wireless Bluetooth Blood Pressure Monitor (From $US99.93 at Amazon)

QardioArm Smart Blood Pressure Monitor (From $US79 at Amazon)

How to measure your blood pressure with an Apple Watch

Using your Apple Watch and a paired blood pressure monitoring cuff gives you fast, accurate readings and can help you avoid blood pressure spikes that can occur when the test is conducted in a medical office.

This allows you to create a reliable baseline for your blood pressure from which you can then start assessing when and why your blood pressure goes up or down at varied times.

Here are two blood-pressure monitors that you could use to measure your blood pressure with a paired Apple Watch:

The iHealth Feel Wireless Bluetooth Blood Pressure Monitor connects easily to your iPhone and Apple Watch via Bluetooth and can be used about 80 times per charge.

Apple Watch appsMediaNews Group/Bay Area News via Getty ImagesThere are other apps that can also be helpful in monitoring blood pressure.

And the QardioArm Smart Blood Pressure Monitor also pairs with your phone and watch and has an app that uses an easy to understand colour-coded system when displaying results.

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