• 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.

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