More than a billion people suffer from hypertension in the world. In the next 10 years, this figure is expected to increase by 60%. It is therefore a real public health problem. As in many other health sectors, connected objects have emerged to meet this need for care. For those who opt for a smart health and connected hesphygmomanometer, several logic are at work. The desire to be able to control oneself in order to react quickly is the first of them. Between high-tech objects and more classic models, what are the most convincing? What do connected sphygmomanometers really bring in terms of services and technological benefits? We have selected three models to help you choose the one that best suits your needs.
Connected sphygmomanometers or conventional sphygmomanometers ?
Should we really opt for a connected blood pressure monitor? What are the advantages over a more classic model. The benefits are multiple. Design, ergonomics, functions, compilation of figures over a period of time … Difficult to make an exhaustive list. The real brake can however be the financial aspect.
Koogeek, the simple and cheap connected blood pressure monitor
Ease of use. This seems to be the key word of this connected blood pressure monitor. It attaches to the wrist with a scratch and bluetooth connects to your phone. On this one, just install an application (available iOS and Android). Then simply pressing the start button launches this blood pressure monitor. It contracts and emits a beep on the rhythm of your heartbeat. Systolic, diastolic and cardiac rhythms are then heralded by a female voice. The application provides a history of your data, as well as a compilation of data from your different Koogeek objects. If you are dizzy, you can set an alarm to remember to check your blood pressure regularly.
BP5 IHealth, the multi-option connected blood pressure monitor
From our selection, it is probably the one that comes closest to medical equipment. Connected to your smartphone via Bluetooth, it works linked to the iHealth My Vitals app (iOS and Android). Once inflated, the cuff indicates your pulse on the screen. The measures of systole, diastole and your heart rate are displayed once the cuff deflated. True advantage of this connected blood pressure monitor, its weight. This model is very light. It weighs only 135 grams! Plus, it works with a rechargeable battery and not batteries like most competitors.
Note that the company offers two models the BP5 which is fixed on the arm and the BP7 for your wrist.
Withings, the connected blood pressure meter of a reference brand
Withings is one of the leading companies in term of connected health. Its products cover most of the field of health and produce very high quality results. The connected blood pressure monitor is no exception. To make it work, simply connect it to an iPhone, iPad or iPod Touch. He clings around the arm thanks to a scratch. Then just launch the application. The cuff will inflate automatically to the required pressure level. Once the test is complete, it deflates and results are displayed on your screen.
This connected sphygmomanometer provides two types of results. Blood pressure (systolic and diastolic) and heart rate (number of pulsations per minute). Only one model is necessary for the whole family since it is possible to manage several profiles from a single machine. On the application, the data is displayed in curves and graphics with color codes recommended by WHO. Finally, you can share the results with your loved ones or your doctor through an e-mail.