• 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Dangerous

    • Written by from Newport

    '0' stars really. I tried 2 of these meters as I liked the idea of being able to review BP on the fly whilst away without having to carry around my well-rated but inconveniently bulky Omron desktop BP monitor. The results were +/-20 mmHg out in for each machine on the diastolic figure compared to my readings with the Omron set-up taken at the same time, and the that had given very similar readings to the doctor's BP monitor.

    Whilst wrist BP monitors generally are known to give less reliable readings than the arm cuff version, I tried both iHealth (wrist and arm cuff) products and would urge you to look elsewhere - these very significant inaccuracies render the devices useless... potentially misleading and so dangerous.

    1 of 1 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Readings are random and useless

    • Written by from hove

    I'm comparing the wrist cuff iHealth against an old Omron that I know is accurate. The iHealth readings vary wildly and are almost always 20 points high on systolic and diastolic scale compared with the hospital and the old Omron machine. Wrist cuff monitors are generally not like much by professionals, my cardiologist says always buy a bicep type. I don't know if the iHealth Bicep type is better than the wrist type but I'm not going to take the chance and buy one. The wrist cuff machine seems to me like a total waste of money. The Tracker and the scales they make are very accurate and the recording is useful. Just this machine deserves to be in the bin.

    3 of 3 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    NOT ACCURATE.. DO NO BUY.

    • Written by from Antioch

    i would give this a NO STAR. it does not give you the correct BP. SAVE YOUR MONEY & TIME FROM BUYING THIS WORTHLESS USELESS ITEM.

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    Really easy to use

    • Written by from Gainesville

    I received mine yesterday. In spite of comments in some other reviews which almost dissuaded me from buying it, I found it amazingly easy to set up and operate. The app will not let you do it wrong. It shows which hand, how to put it on and what position in must be in. It will not start unless all of these are correct. And, they are clearly explained and illustrated in the app and the instruction booklet.

    Also, in spite of some other reviews, I found it to be at reasonably accurate (I have no way of determining absolute accuracy). My, and my wife's, readings were consistent with those taken at the doctor's office and a manual cuff that my wife has. We did several readings and they were all within our normal range.

    1 of 1 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Wrist monitor no use

    • Written by from Cupar

    I have the wrist blood pressure monitor and most of the time it tells me my blood pressure is too low to measure. I Raised a ticket and was contacted to ask where I purchased it and have heard nothing since.

    I really advise not to buy this until it's proved to be consistently medically accurate.

    1 of 1 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Getting tense using this product

    • Written by from Centreville

    My readings were wrong and shows consistently higher. Just when this morning one reading showed 140/100 and next minute were 124/84

    It's been a while I bought so I cant return it so it's going in e-trash

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Really not accurate

    • Written by from Red Deer

    This thing ended up being a waste of money. I followed the instructions and tried many times, but has yet to be accurate when I compare the results with two other machines I use. Significantly off.

    1 of 1 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Simply inaccurate

    • Written by from Sydney

    im a physician, compared with omron as as sphygmomanometer.. Consistently higher results- SYS-DIA-BPM

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Great concept but inaccurate readings

    • Written by from Bluefield

    This unit consistently gives me high readings... Tech support suggested verifying writ size, proper placement of cuff a fingers width below wrist and making sure arm is at correct level. I can get readings anywhere from 15-20 points higher on both systolic and diastolic. If these were my actual readings I would not alive right now or would be in line at the drugstore getting hypertension medicine filled.

    My BP runs pretty close to normal... 120/80. I tried 3 units and all 3 give me readings something like 150/90.... 165/105, etc. Not consistent at all. I verified readings with 3 other cuffs... 2 electronic ones and a manual... This iHealth unit isn't even in the ballpark. He pulse reading however is accurate best I can tell.... until you see the Bp reading and it freaks you out til you pulse goes up too... lol !

    I bought the scales too... with are spot on. But after my experience, I returned both to switch brands. Did not want 2 different apps for weight and Bp.

    6 of 6 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Piece of Trash

    • Written by from Santa Fe

    Super finicky on position and arm angle. Up to 40mm error even when position and angle are according to directions. Reads Heart Rate ok. PI reading EXTREMELY erratic. Sleeve type monitors are a lot more reliable.

    3 of 4 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Too finicky

    • Written by from victoria

    The bluetooth is super finicky and hard to connect at times. It gave me diastolic readings 20 pts higher than when my doctor did it 2 minutes later. So not accurate. While the app does make a cool graph you are unable to make it bigger or manipulate it in any way. Useless. Sent it back!

    7 of 7 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Loved it but not accurate

    • Written by from Birmingham

    This is a beautifully designed piece of kit in the highest tradition of made-for-Apple accessories with a neat App and a website sync option. I have a bulky but accurate NHS type issue Omron monitor and wanted something portable for holidays etc. The iHealth seemed to fit the bill. Unfortunately although the upper (Systolic) and heartbeat readings were virtually identical to the Omron, the lower reading (diastolic) was consistently over recording by around 20%. I took several like-for-like comparison readings over several days and the results were always the same. I really wanted this to work and tried every possible variation of fitting and position. Eventually I returned it to Apple who took it back without quibbling. It may be that I had a faulty one and that a replacement would have been fine. There is some opinion out there that wrist monitors are not as accurate as the upper arm ones which is presumably why you rarely if ever see health professionals etc. using them. In the end I bought another Bluetooth monitor from Apple, but this time an upper-arm one which works fine, though inevitably it's nowhere near as neat as the iHealth. What a shame.

    15 of 15 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Ihealth upper arm blood pressure machine

    • Written by from fort worth

    After buying many regular blood pressure monitors that stopped working after only a few months I bought the Ihealth bp monitor. I could not be happier! My doctor kept telling me that I was over medicated when my old monitors kept showing my bp to be high. When I started using the ihealth machine I realized how right he was! My blood pressure (with medication) is stable 95% of the time.

    I am very pleased with my purchase!

    3 of 5 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    READING ARE WAY OUT NO GOOD

    • Written by from Sandgate

    I have been using a home BP monitor for years and it gives accurate readings. I thought I would update and use the i health wrist monitor so I could store all on my iphone. Looks great works well but the readings are totally wrong. My BP is in the 120 to 135 range over 60 to 70. ( this has been verified by regular checks at doctor). The I health was giving me readings of 168 to 190 over 100 to 120.

    I have returned it to the apple store. Very disappointed.

    3 of 3 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Great Product

    • Written by from Nhill

    I have been using the wrist monitor for a few months now and find it simple and efficient to use. I took it to my GP and found it to be only a few points out from their expensive units

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Scary!

    • Written by from Weymouth

    I bought this product thinking it would be great to use, in conjunction with an exercise regime, to monitor BP changes over time. Huge disappointment because the device gives consistently high (very high) readings. Falsely thinking that with enough complaints, something to correct the problem either through software or replacement devices would come along, and, I did not return the unit (I live 3 hours away from the store) and tend to be optimistic. Now ... I am stuck with a useless BP wrist cuff! I wish there was a fix.

    18 of 20 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    iHealth Wireless BP Wrist Monitor Outstanding

    • Written by from Innisfil

    Great device, bluetooth link to my iPad Air and iPhone5s seamless. Intuitive device with onscreen instructions that even an engineer can understand (why waste the paper on the instructions never used them)! Checked its reliability against BP monitor at Doctor's office +/-2%. on ten samples. My Doctor bought one after I introduced it to her.

    6 of 8 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    misleading

    • Written by from THOMASVILLE

    I am a physician. Had high hopes for this device but after trying it for 2 weeks and comparing found it routinely calculated the diastolic reading too high. Actually I had a medicine change because of this device. Later found out it was completely inaccurate. Tried it on 6 teenagers for fun, and if we are to believe the readings all of them would be put on medicine.
    This is a dangerous device and in no way would I recommend it. Later I found out from a nephrologist that this particular device is infamous for misleading patients.
    Do NOT buy this

    49 of 53 people found this useful

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    Great product, once you figure out how to use it.

    • Written by from Mississauga

    Got this for my Dad to monitor his blood pressure. It is easy to download the app and pair the device with Bluetooth. At first we were getting really high readings, which probably didn't help his blood pressure, but we found if he sat on a couch with a deeper seat, and rested his arm on a higher armrest (with a pillow) he was getting very accurate readings. Make sure this is level with you're heart, and you are not tense, and it works really well. He likes the fact that he can track trends to see how he is doing, and uses it a couple of times a day! Great device, just be patient with it.

    6 of 7 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Save your money

    • Written by from New Braunfels

    I purchased this BPM to have an easier way to log my daily blood pressure readings. The interface to the IPhone works fine and is wasy to master. The problem is that the monitor itself is wildly inaccurate. I have a large old school manual tester that I have checked it against and this wrist monitor always gives consistently higher readings (much higher).

    Unless you want to terrify yourself, save your money and buy something more conventional. I really liked the product concept but an inaccurate monitor is really useless.

    20 of 21 people found this useful