Withings Blood Pressure Monitor 

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While a lot of devices claim to take your blood pressure they give a single figure and most will know your blood pressure is made up of two components systolic and diastolic the ideal reading is something like 120 over 80. What most devices give you is your pulse which in a fit and healthy person can be around 60 when resting.

Withings BPM Connect Electric Arm Blood Pressure Monitor
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Your doctor will use a cuff that fits on your arm and in the times when it was possible to see a doctor in person outside of an A & E visit they would attach such a device to your arm and then tell you to stop talking while they take your reading.

This unit has a solid rechargeable internal battery which means the display sits on your arm along with the cuff and will work either on a bare arm or over a shirt and still give accurate readings.

The solid part is 15x4.5x3cm and the whole thing with the attached cuff weighs 255 grams.

While the unit displays the results after each test the results are then sent to the Withings App via Wi-Fi so that you can track your readings over time.

The material of the cuff is grey and is 53cm long with the measurement bit 10cm from one end, the cuff width is 14cm, and it is grey in colour with an 11cm Velcro area near the other end and again a 5cm section near the centre. There is a stainless steel loop near one end that the cuff loops through.

Just pull the cuff comfortably tight on your arm and press the single button on the unit and the display will say BP and then with your arm resting comfortably press the button again and the unit will begin to inflate, after inflating a result is shown. Three figures are shown for a couple of seconds each, systolic, diastolic and your pulse. These are then sent to the App.

Should you have any other Withings devices then there results are shown on the same App, you can drill down to see the results over time to get a trend.

In the box is a short Micro USB to USB lead. If you do not have a computer you will need to get a USB plug front to charge the unit. Under normal conditions I would say let a neighbor charge it for you but these are not normal conditions. However that would also apply to your mobile phone so that would also require USB to charge.

Everything you need is covered in a small black on brown Instruction Manual.

The App allows you to give comments beside any entry with a reason why that particular reading was what it was. It also shows trends over time so you have all the details when you speak with your doctor.

This is a nice easy to use product that works when you need it without having to search for batteries.

At the time of publication the Withings BPM Connect is available from Amazon £89.95.

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