• 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.

    4 of 4 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.

    17 of 17 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Typical excellence as usual

    • Written by from Enfield

    Does exactly what it says on the box, very impressed, easy to use and checked against my old kit seems very accurate but with built in records and graphs and much more very pleased.

    66 of 72 people found this useful