New iOS App: Withings blood pressure and heart rate monitor

By Posted 20 Jun 2011, 17:05

Keep an eye on your blood pressure and heart rate with the new Withings blood pressure monitor available for the iPhone, iPad and iPod Touch.

Withings Blood Pressure Monitor can be connected to your device and has eventually become accessible for you to order your own. In an article by Zach Honig on Engadget, a report is given on this great application available on iOS devices. Track early warning health problems using Withings Blood Pressure Monitor for $129, this is a bit steep compared to other off the shelf monitors available although it integrates well with Withings scale for a complete vitals management solution. Using this app you can send your results to the Microsoft HealthVault, Google Health and straight to your local doctor.

Just connect the monitor to your device and launch the Withings application. If you have not installed it already, you will be requested to do so. There is an on screen button that will inflate the cuff and give you details of your results after thirty seconds. An FAQ screen will help to explain your results with color circles to show you of any possible health problems. In the Kmart test viewed on the demo video below you will see that the results were similar to the in-store machine, which shows more than one test will probably give you a more accurate reading when you compare the averages.

The French technology company Withings has announced its blood pressure monitor has been made available to the U.S today. This is the only blood pressure cuff that connects straight to any iOS device. An ideal easy to use app for anyone who needs to monitor his or her current health situation. With over 25% of people developing hypertension, the Withings application uses advanced technology and a sophisticated design to get you the best quality readings with your iOS device. You can view previous results saved or see them on a personal Withings webpage instantly.

For those of us that use our devices for so many tasks, medical care will always feature as a priority in peoples lives. Do you think this is also a great way to use your device? The Withings Blood Pressure Monitor could be something you use to measure your fitness from time to time.

  • guest

    133/95, 96bpm, and 147/93, 94bpm.  Unless the reviewer just ran some distance to get to the K-mart, I would say he is borderline (or perhaps more than borderline) hypertensive.  That is not a normal heart rate.  Go see your doctor.