Because of apps, iOS devices like iPhones and iPads can become virtually anything we need them to be; from color identifiers to detailed maps, iOS devices have many uses. Blood pressure cuff and monitoring system can now be added to that list.
For the first time ever, you can use your iPhone, iTouch or iPad to test, track, graph and share your blood pressure results. iHealth measures both systolic (the blood pressure when the heart is contracting) and diastolic (when the heart is relaxed) blood pressure, as well as heart rate, pulse and measurement time.
The system allows for previous results to be stored and tracked for reference. This way, you can monitor your blood pressure from the comfort of your own home and save a trip to the doctor’s office.
The iHealth system includes a dock and a blood pressure cuff, connect cable and user guide. The cuffs come in two sizes: standard and large. When purchased together, the system is $99. The dock itself acts as a charging station and will not the drain the battery of your phone or iPad. The battery in the dock lasts for up to a month or 100 tests.
In addition to the blood pressure cuff and monitoring system, the iHealth system also offers a digital scale that works in conjunction with the iHealth Digital Scale app, which is available free at the App Store. This system allows you to easily record and track daily weight measurements on any mobile device with wireless Bluetooth connection, even when you’re on the move.
Much like the blood pressure system, the scale makes it easy to track and manage your progress over time and even set target goals using the Milestone feature. The app makes it easy to transfer data and email personal data to healthcare providers.
The iHealth app is great because you can visualize, track, manage and share the results of your tests quickly and efficiently. You can see your testing in progress, track blood pressure changes (or weight changes) via graphs and summarize statistics by time and date. The management feature allows you to compare graphs and average calculations.
Because there is no need to venture to the doctor’s office with this app, iHealth is great for those with mobility issues and even visually impaired users because of the built in accessibility of the iPhone, iPad and iTouch.
Check out this video that describes how to use the blood pressure monitoring system: iHealth Demo.