Withings blood pressure monitor (Withings BP-800) was made for users with iPods, iPhones, and iPads. Users of these devices will be happy to find that they can record their systolic, diastolic, and heart rate with the free Withings blood pressure app from the Apple app store. As soon as you plug in the Withings BP-800, the app will load immediately for you to take measurements. You will be able to do a single measurement or three different measurements to get an average of your results.
What is nice about this product is the ability to save an unlimited amount of results and track your progress over time. Other blood pressure monitors that offer this often come with clunky software and could be confusing as to how you get that information to your doctor. With the Withings blood pressure monitor, you’ll be able to email your results to your doctor that uses all the same terminology that most doctors use such as optimal pressure, elevated pressure, or detections of hypertension. All of your data will be safely backed up so you will never have to worry about losing your progress. It communicates easily with services such as Google Health or Microsoft HealthVault
The ability to view your data in a way you can understand is also something to value. We are all used to how smart phones make it easy for us to view the information we want. The app does exactly this in a way that we are used to using our devices. I’d say that’s a smart business plan on Withings part to make sure you are conforming your product to devices that are an important part of our day-to-day.
Withings BP-800 Features:
- 4 Triple-A batteries are needed and included.
- Automatic inflation of cuff
- Pressure release valve
- Free and secure online account
- Compatible with: iPhone, iPhone 3G, iPhone 3GS, iPhone 4, iPad, iPad 2, iPod Touches 2nd-4th Gen.
- Convenient; conforms to the way we use devices today
- Automatically inflates
- Visually appealing graphs
- Safe uploading of data to the free account provided
- Easy to send your Doctor your results
- Easily portable
- Not compatible with Android or other popular devices (I’m an Android user myself)
- No way of recharging, must buy rechargeable batteries.
The Withings Blood Pressure Monitor is still a new product and there are not too many reviews to be found by users. With what I did find, the reviews rave about how easy it is to use the product. It’s exactly what they’ve been looking for as a way to seamlessly and better connect themselves with their health via their hand held devices. Many buyers of blood pressure monitors look for consistency from reading to reading, which is personally something I look for as well. From user reviews, it certainly delivers on the consistency side of things as well.
With what we did find, we would feel safe in recommending this as a product you can feel good about buying. It is not as expensive as some of the other fancy blood pressure monitors where you have to pay for software.