Can you change the display angle of your sphygmomanometer?
Traditional mercury sphygmomanometers have a fixed display angle at 90°. This angle has to be kept to assure proper mercury movement inside the column.
As shown in a user review of the UM-102 from Australia (http://www.mercury-free.jp/products/aandd/review/um102_review01.html) shows, the adjustable display angle of hybrid sphygmomanometer supports simple analysis of daily measurements.
When you open the display to 180°, you can also enjoy effortless battery replacement.
The adjustable display angle is a big advantage of using a hybrid sphygmomanometer, however not every brand on the market is available with this important feature. Some devices have a fixed display angle at 90° like mercury sphygmomanometers.
When you choose a hybrid sphygmomanometer, please ask 'Can I change the display angle on this sphygmomanometer?'.