• 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.

    4 of 4 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.

    2 of 3 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.

    11 of 11 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!

    2 of 4 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.

    17 of 19 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.

    5 of 7 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

    44 of 47 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.

    19 of 20 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Good idea, woefully inaccurate

    • Written by from Portola Valley

    This product is a good idea, but it reads inconsistently compared not only to successive readings a few minutes apart, but compared to an old Omron home unit (arm cuff style, but otherwise reads out automatically to a display). And in the doctors office, compared to her properly calibrated device.

    The iHealth unit reads higher than actual in general, but in successive reading 3 minutes or so apart, the reading varies by over 20 point (like 151 to 131; actual BP is 124).

    As another poster said, maybe the unit must be positioned EXACTLY correctly on the wrist. But most people won't get it that perfect all the time, and compared with an arm cuff, which is easy to position, it's just not ready for prime time yet.

    The iPad / iPhone app works perfectly; offline readings are easy to do and to the upload to the iPad, etc.

    The Apple store took the return without any fuss - so that's a star or two in Apple's corner!

    14 of 15 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    This product met my expectations and I had high expectations.

    • Written by from San Francisco

    This is my second wrist monitor and I bought it to replace my eight year old microlife. Since I owned a wrist BP monitor before, I found this easy to use for the first time. Some first time wrist BP owners might not figure out how to use it properly right away. I work in the high tech design and manufacturing industry and I rate it 5 stars for design, ease of use, quality, container design, app software. I have used it for 3 weeks and compare the reading with my other unit. One feature I like is the rechargeable lithium batter which holds a charge for a long time. If you have other brand name devices such as a digital scale, you can manually record your weight and BF etc... Recommended. Supports multiple users.

    4 of 5 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    good product and good support

    • Written by from Perry

    I bought the cuff in Mar 2013 and it has worked without an issue. then last week it stopped working. i wrote to the support group and they diagnosed the issue and had it fixed within 2 days.

    1 of 3 people found this useful

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    Great

    • Written by from Half Moon Bay

    Great product!

    1 of 2 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Not Accurate - High reading

    • Written by from Dubai

    I am planning to return it back as the readings always high compare to another biceps device which I have from Boots. My suggestion before you buy it try it in the store and compare it with another device that you know it gives accurate reading.

    19 of 22 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    DO NOT BUY THIS PRODUCT

    • Written by from Santa Clara

    If you do care about your health and you do need ACCURATE readings on your BP, do not buy this product. It never N-E-V-E-R has provided accurate results. I tried on multiple persons. Always wrong. For info, at 240/170 you're dead ! Those were readings I could get sometime. I returned it.

    21 of 24 people found this useful

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    Good product, not without quirks.

    • Written by from Roselle

    I bought this after 3-months of virtually non-stop overseas travel and the feeling that my bp was getting out of control. Unlike other reviewers, I didn't think the instructions were too bad and made sure I installed the iHealth APP prior to starting the device for the 1st time. Although the bluetooth connection was made immediately, it took 4 or 5 attempts before the 1st successful reading. Then it worked fine for close to 2 weeks with several readings per day. Took it to my doctors' appointment yesterday and he was impressed with it, also noting that it takes readings from 'bottom up, vs. top down'. Beginning last night, the unit would not complete a cycle to take any readings, even though it was charged to 100%. After 8 or 9 attempts and multiple restarts, it began working properly again after I did a hard restart on my iPhone.

    7 of 8 people found this useful