Blood pressure measurement with iphone 6?

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by munkydust, Sep 14, 2014.

  1. munkydust macrumors member

    May 2, 2010
    I had heard rumors of being able to monitor blood pressure with the iphone 6. But, since it's debut, I haven't heard anything. Is there some new device you need buy to do this? I didn't hear mention of the apple watch being able to do this. I know there are some current devices available that are expensive and don't have the best reviews.

    Considering just buying a dedicated device that has a good price and reviews without iphone connectivity if there is nothing new with the 6.
  2. vkramer macrumors regular

    May 15, 2008
  3. rambo47 macrumors 6502a


    Oct 3, 2010
    Denville, NJ
    Should be part of the Health Kit once the Apple Watch is released.
  4. IllIllIll macrumors 65816

    Oct 2, 2011
    You can monitor almost anything with an iPhone as long as you have a sensor that can do it, and interface with the phone.

    As it stands there is nothing inside an iPhone of any generation that can inherently measure blood pressure.
  5. munkydust thread starter macrumors member

    May 2, 2010
    That's the one that is expensive and poorly rated on
  6. munkydust thread starter macrumors member

    May 2, 2010
    Is there any other news about blood pressure monitoring? I held off on buying anything as I thought there would be some sort of announcement about the 6 monitoring blood pressure or other devices released in concert with the 6 that would monitor blood pressure.

    The Healthkit app has all sorts of logs for monitoring various bodily functions but I don't see much new in regards to reading the data and inserting into this app.
  7. aliensporebomb macrumors 68000


    Jun 19, 2005
    Minneapolis, MN, USA, Urth

    I believe this is where the iwatch comes in...
  8. munkydust thread starter macrumors member

    May 2, 2010
    Eh... not really interested in buying that fat monstrosity. Plus, I really didn't see how a watch could accurately measure blood pressure.

    I may just have to buy some cheaper alternative unless I hear some other news soon that may entice me to buy something specifically for the Healthkit app.

    (the watch gives me flashbacks to my Casio calculator watch I had in the 80's and that white band I had on my wrist where I had no tan)
  9. woodekm macrumors 65816


    Feb 24, 2008
    What? No "need for measuring blood pressure waiting for phones to arrive" jokes here?!!?
  10. Trek2100 macrumors 6502a


    Oct 20, 2009
    Sevierville, TN
    You can purchase a very good Omron for around $50.00. Highly rated and recommended to me by both my Internist and Cardiologist. They are extremely accurate and will perform the 3 BP test which is more accurate than the 1 time test as it performs the test 3 times with a 1 minute pause between them and then averages the 3.
  11. munkydust thread starter macrumors member

    May 2, 2010
    Yeah, I almost bought one of those a month or so ago and then had heard about the new iPhone having some sort of ability to gather blood pressure data. So, I was waiting to hear how exactly that would be delivered. And, I'm still waiting... Was hoping for some new device or some innate feature in the iPhone to be able to read this data and track within the iPhone.

    Guess if there isn't anything new being released in tandem with the iPhone and HealthKit app initiatives, I'm probably just better off buying a non-connected Omron device.
  12. robostig macrumors member

    Sep 12, 2014
    As stated above the iPhone 6 already has this capability, you can use it now with the withings app, it's free in the AppStore. Put your finger over the light and camera, and the app will tell you your heart rate. I bought the withings pulse O2 for the extra features, and it's pretty cool.

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