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If you have High BP tracking is essential, this monitor is accurate and makes it so easy...worth the price
on 17 July 2016
I suffer from high blood pressure. The doctor asked me to keep regular measurements so I bought a regular blood pressure monitor thinking the problem would go away. Unfortunately blood pressure isn't like a cold. Especially for someone like me who doesn't smoke, drink etc.
This may be just me, but I found using a traditional blood pressure monitor and tracking the number cumbersome and put me off doing it. I finally gave in a decided to get the much more expensive smart monitor. I read reviews for this one and the Withings one, the Withings looked nicer but was a bit more expensive. I read a number of 5 star reviews of both and struggled to decide which one to get. I then read some 1 start reviews. 1 star complaints with this one were with it being a bit odd way of registering the monitor with phones and other minor issues the Withings 1 star reviews were complaining about the accuracy of the readings themselves. This one is also approved by FDA etc, I can put up with it of fidilyness for accurate readings. However I never had any problems using it. The batteries were dead when it arrived though, which is irritating, but I saw a review complaining about this too.
I have been using it for over a week now and it is great. Much quicker and easier than a traditional BP monitor. It integrates really nicely with heath kit and shows my manually recorded readings. It allows you to put comment describing how you are feeling when you take BP and automatically records where you were too using your phone location (my BP is much higher at work than home).
It shows you your BP readings on the World Health Organisation chart which makes it easier to understand your BP readings. You can also do things like email report to doctor which includes summary of results and full details in attachment.
It also has a nice feature where it automatically take a number of readings in a row with a short gap between to try and get a more accurate reading. Which the nurse and doctor always do, but it does it automatically.
It can also show your slideshow from the photos on your phone to help keep you be relaxed during the measurement.
Really nice product I wish I had bought it months ago!
One final tip. I found that different colours on the Amazon page were differently priced. I got the gold one because it was £15 cheaper than the other colours! Worth looking out for.