• 4.0 out of 5 stars

    Cool Blood Pressure Cuff

    • Written by from BRAMPTON

    Being a Cardiac Nurse, this product features are:
    (Pros) small, pocket size, paired with my iPhone 5 right away (after registration), worked & showed what seems to be accurate BP for myself, it records BP measurement and Heart rate.
    (Cons) needs bluetooth connection with a smartphone (i have an iPhone5), did not work with my Macbook Pro even after I downloaded the iHealth vitals which CORRECTION: iHealth vitals are available in the iTunes Store and not the App Store (to be downloaded) in your Mac. It did not come with an electrical adaptor, hence charging it only via USB to your computer. Otherwise you can use any usb adaptor to plug directly to wall electricity.
    As a patient using a beta blocker (heart rate control), I needed a BP monitor on a daily basis maintaing my privacy at work.
    Considering I am a high tech person with medical knowledge, this unit works great for me.

    9 of 10 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

    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

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Very good tool for self control

    • Written by from Vilnius

    I found it very easy to use and very friendly app. I had no problem choosing proper app. Just maybe it is not as precise as medical equipement. But for control, travel use it is absolutely fantastic!

    10 of 13 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

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Simple to Use

    • Written by from Winnipeg

    I have hypotension (low blood pressure), and the doctor is always asking me about it, so I bought this machine when I saw it because I thought it would be a good idea to keep an eye on it. The machine works really well, very accurate. The design is really beautiful and simple. It was very easy to set up and install the app and get it running. I read some people complain about the instructions but I didn't have a problem at all. I don't know how the manufacturer could make it any more simple! If your arm isn't in the right position/angle, the app won't let you run the test. When you put your arm in the right position, the button on the app lights up and allows you to run the test. It only takes a minute and it charts your results very nicely with the date and time and you can email it or send it to Facebook or Twitter (although I don't know why anyone would want to.) It only took about an hour to charge the battery. The only complaint I can even think of with this machine is that the charging cable will not fit in the storage case, but that's not really important. I would recommend this monitor because it has great build quality, is incredibly simple to set up and use, and it's inexpensive. I was actually surprised at what a solid, quality machine this is when I opened the box. I thought for the price it would be cheaply built, but I was wrong. Basically this blood pressure monitor does all the work for you, except for, you know, fix your blood pressure. That'll still be up to you.

    7 of 8 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Excellent

    • Written by from Aurora

    I just bought it today, got home and spent maybe 5 minutes setting it up. I downloaded the app that made the most sense out of the two options... I took numerous readings and all are pretty identical readings. I have no problems with the device at all

    12 of 18 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

  • 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

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Lifesaver (big time)

    • Written by from PELHAM

    We were trying to find a way to test my Mother's BP twice daily. And write that down, plus her weight, for her doctor visits. Voila! My brother discovered the iHealth BP checker and it is a GODSEND! Works like a charm (after one call to tech support). Go for it, people...what are you waiting for?

    11 of 17 people found this useful

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    Great Product

    • Written by from SAINT-BRUNO

    So far so good, did not encounter any issue with synching, set up, etc. (iPhone4S). Set up on iHealth website was smooth with no issue. Took about an hour to charge the unit. The only negative so far is the travel case is a little small.

    4 of 5 people found this useful

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    Wrist Blood Pressure

    • Written by from Pittsford

    Took me a while to figure out the connection between the blood pressure device to iPad using the bluetooth. The apps are bit confusing b/c iHealth has 2 apps and I wasn't sure which one to use. After awhile I got it figured out. Directions were poor and agree with other reviews. I'm pretty good figuring out things. I maybe returning it b/c you do have to hold your wrist at a certain position and it shows you. However if you don't have something behind your wrist to rest, it could be tiring holding it that one position. That's why I'm thinking of getting the iHealth Blood Pressure cuff around your arm. At least you can rest your arm on the table.

    I think this is great to have especially, it does everything for you - chart and list your readings. Also, love the fact it's cordless :-)

    6 of 9 people found this useful

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    Healthy Individuals

    • Written by from SWOYERSVILLE

    I bought this for daily monitoring of my moms blood pressure. I need to get an accurate reading to determine if she should get her blood pressure pill. If using iHealth Blood Pressure Wrist Monitor you must be healthy and be able to sit still. My mom has Parkinson's Disease and cannot sit still for long periods of time. Sometimes I have to redo her blood pressure. Plus you can only do blood pressure twice within 20 minutes. This should be made known to anyone who has Parkinson's Disease. There has to be a blood pressure unit for individuals with Parkinson's Disease. I am happy with the unit otherwise. I had no problems setting up the blue tooth and getting a connection to the device.

    3 of 4 people found this useful

  • 3.0 out of 5 stars

    Will not work with iPhone 5

    • Written by from Cave Creek

    Received this today and after trying this device twenty five times, it only worked with my iPhone 5 twice, the other times is stopped in the middle and said it had a communication error and the device needed to be restarted. After all this I tried this with my iPad mini and so far it is working fine. I tested the readings against another blood pressure cuff from Walgreens and the readings are very similar, enough that I say it is pretty accurate.

    8 of 14 people found this useful

  • 3.0 out of 5 stars

    I question the accuracy

    • Written by from Danbury

    This device is easy to use and works as described. One thing you need to do, that is not mentioned in the instructions, is charge the device for a few hours before you use it. Also there appears to be a number of variations of the app available in the App Store. You need to be sure you get one that supports this device.
    Now for my gripe: despite iHealth's claims in the product description, I question the accuracy of the device. I am sure I am positioning it correctly, and it measures consistently enough, but mine seems consistently low. I just got out of the hospital, where one of the last things they did was check my BP. As soon as I got home I used this unit and got a lower reading than I got when I was relaxing in the hospital. Something's not quite right here.

    10 of 18 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

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Excellent Product

    • Written by from Airdrie

    This is the best blood pressure monitor I have ever owned. It's simplicity and accuracy is amazing. I no longer have to attach a dock to my iPhone, the position sensor is simply and easy to understand, and the battery charges in a very short period of time. I have had no problems with the instruction or with getting it set up. As long as you have the iHealth app installed on your IOS and know how to pair a Bluetooth device with your IOS you will be okay and be ready to go in less than 2 minutes. Everything is super easy and intuitive, just what you expect from and Apple device. I can highly recommend this BP monitor. It works great! It's worth every penny.

    2 of 3 people found this useful