Withings Wireless Blood Pressure Monitor (BP 801) Review
Withings blood pressure monitor is not just another monitor available in the market. It is very different because it does not come with a monitor. It just have cuff. In this device your smart phone becomes the monitor. This device is very handy, stylish and a symbol of innovation. It is unique and highly sophisticated.
People, who are high on technology and want everything on their phones, should take a good look on Withings.
Withings Blood Pressure Monitor is high on accuracy with automatic wireless or wired sync with Withings Health Mate App. Withings health application(app) is freely downloadable on your phones from iOS store or from Android play store. Single touch of a button on the cuff will activate the app automatically on the phone. Touch of a button on the phone will measure the blood pressure and pulse rate and upload it to the health mate app and on the HealthMate site. The application displays detailed results and recommended values. It has amazing technology with dual connectivity (wireless and wired), which will make monitoring blood pressure fun. For bluetooth transfer there are two other choices Omron BP786 and Omron BP761. However, for both these devices, bluetooth capabilities are limited with multiple issue. So, if you looking for Data Transfer features Withings would be the way to go.
It is highly accurate monitor with the deviation of ±3 mmHg or 2% of reading. It has clearance from FDA of USA and medically approved in Canada, Australia and New Zealand.
The cuff circumference is 9”- 17” and is suitable for most of the people. The cuff inflates automatically.
Ease of Use:
Withings wireless blood pressure monitor is the very simple and easy to use. Just slip on the cuff on your arm, turn the device on and the Withings Health Mate app is launched automatically. For accurate measurement, position your arm properly and you are ready to take your blood pressure.
- Color: The app provides the feedback of your readings in color (green, orange, red) as per the standards suggested by the National Health Institute. The color display helps to grasp the measurement easily.
- Dual connectivity: The device has dual connectivity. The device can be connected to your phones through Bluetooth. It has regular Bluetooth and Bluetooth low energy connectivity. In
addition, device can also be connected through your phone’s USB cable.
The Withings Health Mate app stores all the readings of your blood pressure and sends it to the Withings Health cloud. The app points readings taken from time to time on the chart and display so that you can easily understand how you are doing on your blood pressure management.
- Multi User: The Withings blood pressure monitor can be configured for more than one person. A single tap on the user icon changes the user.
- Averaging: You can configure the monitor to take the reading one time or three times. It takes reading three times and provide average of all the three readings.
One more important feature is you can get all your readings on iPhone, Android phones, even on the dashboard of your PCs. It shows all the readings in comparison to normal readings set by the International Organization. The history of your readings is always available, because everything is backed up, no chance of losing any data.
You can even share your readings with your Doctors with an easy few clicks on your Smartphone. Thus, your doctor is updated about your readings and if any complications occurs, you can get treatment immediately.
The Withings blood pressure monitor does not come with carry case. It would have been better considering its portability.
Value for Money:
It is a expensive product. The price is for the technology. Once you start using, you will appreciate what it can do for you. It is convenient, easy to use, have great looks. If you are not short on budget, this is a product worth trying.
4 “AAA” alkaline cells. (inserted already)
12 months warranty.
- iOS 5.0 or higher devices
- Android 4.0 or higher
- Integrates well with Apple Health App
- Integration with Google Fit is underway
Note: App will work in Tablets; however it is not optimized for Tablets.
Standard Box Contains:
- 1 Withings Wireless Blood Pressure Monitor
- 1 User Manual
- 4 “AAA” Alkaline Batteries (Already Inserted)
Withings launched this Blood Pressure Monitor in April 2014. Withings create smart products, their advanced technology enhances the usability of the products. The advanced features, the certifications, make Withings blood pressure monitor a very lifestyle friendly device. The Withings blood pressure monitor is not for everyone. If you can afford it, it is worth a try.