French technology company Withings announced the US availability of its Blood Pressure Monitor (BPM) for iPad, iPhone and iPod touch. This Withings BPM, including blood pressure cuff and companion Withings App, is a modern way to measure and record blood pressure readings in the personal and professional arenas.
The Withings BPM is a plug-and-play solution for blood pressure measurement and tracking. Users simply wrap the blood pressure cuff around their arm and plug it directly into their iPad, iPhone or iPod touch using the incorporated cable. Once connected, the Withings App launches instantly on the iOS device and is ready to begin the measurement. When the reading is complete, the full results (Systole, Diastole and heart rate) are saved directly on the device, eliminating manual tracking.
A user's stats can be accessed instantly from their iOS device or from their personal Withings webpage. Results are saved denoting dates and time of day for each reading, to help when comparing morning, afternoon and evening readings, and readings over time. Results can easily be shared by emailing results to a doctor and/or using the device's automatic sharing feature to sync with popular personal health record sites like Google Health and Microsoft HealthVault — virtually eliminating the gap between patient and doctor.
When used in conjunction with the Withings WiFi body scale, weight and blood pressure are tracked on the same graph within the app, giving users an at-a-glance health snapshot. Both products bring together in one place two vital pieces of your overall health, which is ideal when tracking trends and early warning signs of health problems.
Withings Blood Pressure Monitor Technical Specifications:
- Works with: iPad, iPad 2, iPhone, iPhone 3G, iPhone 3GS, iPhone 4, iPod touch 2nd generation, iPod touch 3rd generation and iPod touch 4th generation
- Measurement: Oscillometric Method
- Measurement range: 0 to 285mmHg
- Pulse: from 40 to 180 beats per minute
- Cuff circumference: fits arm circumferences from 9″ to 17″
- Pump: automatic inflation with air pump, controlled pressure release
- FDA: device has received FDA clearance
Price and Availability
The Withings Blood Pressure monitor is available at www.withings.com or Amazon.com for $129, while the app is free on the iTunes App Store.