Best iOS Blood Pressure Monitor?

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  1. alexglee macrumors regular

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    I use the same one.

    Also, if you have an FSA plan with your employer, you can use FSA funds to pay for it. No prescription or Letter of Medical Necessity required.
     
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    Another vote for the Omron 10 Series Upper Arm. It is the most accurate one I have found and my Doctor was impressed when I could show her the graph results on the Omron App on my iPhone.
     
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    Thanks! I was trying to decide if I should go Withings (as I already have the scale), but Omron looks to be the winner. Anyone have experience with the Withings and willing to compare?
     
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    I used Consumer Reports as a guide for blood pressure monitors. The Omron 786N was their top-rated with a score of 84. The Withings was next-to-last with a score of 50.

    Amazon seems to agree. The crowd gives 4.3 stars to the Omron, and 3.7 stars to the Withings.
    The Omron is also only 2/3 the price of the Withings.
     
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    This is great! Really helpful. I'm going to order this Omron:
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    Thanks!
     
  8. DMVillain macrumors 6502a

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    To add to the resounding chorus, I use Omoron 10 series as well.
     
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    Considered any of the others like the Qardio, for example?

    I've only tried the Withings. I also already had the scale and didn't want to deal with yet another app despite the many very positive reviews for the Omron 10. Haven't had any of the problems mentioned in some of the reviews on Amazon. However, I have yet to compare the Withings to the doctor's readings.
     
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    This looks very interesting. I have seen that ECG/EKG device. Looks promising. I guess I should pick one up and see which one works better.
     
  11. M_Johnson macrumors newbie

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    I use QardioArm. I got it after a friend recommended it to me… I have been using it for some time now and it works great on my iPhone 7. My doctor was impressed with it’s accuracy. I strongly recommend it!
     
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    Do you like the app? Any experience with the Qardiocore?
     
  13. M_Johnson macrumors newbie

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    I use it daily, they added a feature to send your Blood pressure data directly to my doctor, it's the app feature I use the most. I like it because it weighs nothing and is easy to bring with you.

    I still need to test the Qardiocore, from the pictures it looks cool, waiting for more reviews before purchasing it.
     
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    I just purchased the Qardio BP monitor on Amazon last week and so far I really like it. It's light, seems very accurate, and is easy to use and store (folds up very small). It syncs with the Apple Health app, which is great. My only complaint so far is with the Qardio Apple Watch app. It seems pretty useless. In order to initiate a blood pressure reading from the Watch, you must open the app on your iPhone (and the Qardio app must be visible on your iPhone screen; it can't just be open in the background). If I'm going to do that, I might as well just use the iPhone app. Unless I'm missing something, there is no way to use only the Apple Watch app to conduct a BP reading, without having the iPhone involved.

    I hope one day they are able to fix this so I can conduct a blood pressure test using the Apple Watch, without having to first open the Qardio iPhone app.
     

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