This A&D Medical LifeSource automatic upper-arm blood pressure monitor receives excellent accuracy ratings in independent tests, along with an A/A, the highest possible rating from the British Hypertension Society (BHS), and a Recommended rating from the dabl Educational Trust. However, more than one expert reviewer expresses concerns about this unit's accuracy when measuring the higher blood pressure ranges. This may explain why most users say this unit is quite accurate, often after comparing it to their doctor's readings, a few report wildly varying readings and doubt its accuracy.
At first glance, the UA-767 is available in several different models, but most of them are different configurations of the same monitor with different-size cuffs and with or without an AC adapter. One of the most common complaints about this model is the cuff size range is mislabeled; customers had mixed results when trying to rectify this problem through customer service. Some of the online product information is confusing as well, users say: The manufacturer's lists show that a few sizes of the UA-767 offer a 30-reading memory function, but according to the product literature, each version of the 767 stores up to 90 readings in its memory.
Other features include a large, easy-to-read display, and a feature that warns you if your heartbeat is irregular. Customers generally find this unit to be easily portable, with quick setup and easy, straightforward use. However, several wish that the reading would stay on-screen a little longer, and one user comments that the hose is a bit short, so you have to keep the unit close by when doing readings. If you're more interested in features, consider the Omron 10 Series BP785 (*Est. $80) .
The most reliable expert source for reviews of the A&D Medical LifeSource UA-767 is ConsumerReports.org. The (BHS) Society and dabl Educational Trust both offer information about the unit's performance and which standards it meets. User reviews on Walgreens.com and Amazon.com give better insight into how well the unit performs once you take it home.
Three sizes of the A&D Medical LifeSource UA-767 were tested in a roundup of blood pressure monitor ratings from ConsumerReports.org. A total of 21 monitors, including the three UA-767 sizes, were tested; full details are available to subscribers.
Review: Blood Pressure Monitor Ratings, Editors of ConsumerReports.org, Jan. 2012
2. dabl Educational Trust
The dabl Educational Trust gives the LifeSource UA-767 a Recommended rating, but it notes that it's best for at-rest readings and "not high BP." Otherwise, no comments are made, and no comparisons offered, about this monitor's performance.
Review: Sphygmomanometers for Self-measurement of Blood Pressure (SBPM), No author
3. British Hypertension Society
The LifeSource UA-767 receives the highest possible A/A grade from the British Hypertension Society (BHS), and it is also marked as having passed the Association for the Advancement of Medical Instrumentation (AAMI) standard. The BHS warns that this monitor may be inaccurate in the higher blood-pressure ranges.
Review: Validated Blood Pressure Monitors, Editors of British Hypertension Society
More than 30 users give the UA-767PAC. the medium-cuff version of the 767 model, a better than 4.5-star average rating; 94 percent of buyers say they would recommend it to a friend. The reviews praise this model for its sturdiness and its quick, easy setup and use. Most say the UA-767PAC offers consistent readings, although one is suspicious of its accuracy.
Review: LifeSource One-Step Memory Automatic Blood Pressure Monitor with AC Adapter - Medium Cuff UA-767PAC, Contributors to Walgreens.com
More than two dozen contributors give this version of the UA-767, which comes with an AC adapter, a 4-star average rating.
Review: LifeSource UA-767PAC One Step Auto Inflate Blood Pressure Monitor with Medium Cuff and AC Adapter, Contributors to Amazon.com
More than 20 Amazon.com reviewers give this battery-powered version of the UA-767 an overall 4-star rating. Most say the monitor is accurate, but a few wonder about that accuracy as they get "wildly" different results from tests on their left and right arms, or take several measurements within a short time. We also found some complaints about mislabeling of the cuff size on the product's description, and one reviewer had problems accessing the memory function.
Review: LifeSource UA-767PV One Step Auto Inflate Blood Pressure Monitor with Medium Cuff, Contributors to Amazon.com