• 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Not Accurate

    • Written by from Lodi

    I used this product for a week and was worried about my high BP. I saw my doctor and we tested it three times in her office. My doctor took my BP and it was 132/83, but the iHealth consistently said 145/101. My doctor said take it back or depending on my frustration level....throw it away! I have a friend with the wireless blutooth bicep BP cuff from iHealth, and my BP is normal on his.

    21 of 24 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Does not work on left wrist

    • Written by from New Westminster

    I have a medical condition that does not allow me to use product on my left wrist (product's "App" requires usage ONLY on left wrist).

    Nowhere in specifications for the product nor on set up instructions does product state you cannot use in right wrist.

    Don't purchase if you are medically required to use on right wrist.

    I purchased direct from ihealth so I hope I can return. I am not sure of ihealth's direct return policy (compared to Apple's).

    19 of 31 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Great idea, but not accurate at all

    • Written by from Roy

    This product initially appealed to me because it works on bluetooth and can also work in an offline mode. I used the device daily for a week and compared it with both my doctor's readings and another wrist monitor that I have. Readings were consistently high. I wrote to iHealth to find out if it was a software defect and they recommended that I exchange the device. Well, I did that today and now readings are even higher. For those of us who are regularly monitoring BP we rely on an accurate device. I am surprised this device has passed FDA standards because the readings are so inaccurate. I will be returning this device and would encourage anyone looking at this device to look elsewhere because with such inaccurate readings, this cannot be used to monitor hypertension.

    57 of 66 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Still not updated?

    • Written by from KENNEBUNK

    How long has iOS6 been out? This thing still doesn't work with it? What does that tell you about the company? Didn't realize when I bought the wrist blood pressure cuff. Thought I could use it as a stand-alone monitor? Nope. Doesn't work. Guess I'll take my health eco-system purchasing elsewhere.

    8 of 18 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    I would not recommend this product

    • Written by from SHELBY TOWNSHIP

    I found this this device is very inaccurate, I followed the directions and compared it with my doctors in-office device and the numbers signifiganly different. I attempted to contact iHealth 4 times during their regular busines hours to no avail, after hearing the lenghty recoreded message and pressing 1 to speak with support I was disconnected on each attempt. Lastly, no where in the directions or manual does it tell you to download a "new" app to sync the data and use the device I had to research it on my own. If you want to try this product this is the app you need to use: iHeath MyVitals

    32 of 37 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Wireless wrist blood pressure not accurate

    • Written by from Markham

    I follow all the instructions, but it always shows high readings. Not accurate. I even compare with ihealth blood pressure dock. Not good.

    13 of 20 people found this useful