iPhone Life magazine

Withings Blood Pressure Monitor and App

I bought the Withings scale about a month ago and love it. Between it and the WiScale app my iPad and iPhone, I keep tabs on my weight loss progress. It's easy and convenient. Today, I received the Withings Blood Pressure Monitor for review. Here's what I like about the unit:

1. It's super easy to set up! I pulled it out of the box, connected it to my iPad with the cable that is attached to the monitor, and it was all ready to go! Three minutes or less! Since I had already configured my scale, it immediately recognized who I was and was ready to go. 

2. You can configure your blood pressure monitor for more than one person, so I set my husband up, too. A simple tap on user icon changes the user. 

3. You can configure the monitor to take your blood pressure one time or take it three times and average the results. (I like this because I have a phobia to blood pressure cuffs and always read high the first time.)

4. The results were accurate compared to a blood pressure monitor I own that was recommended to me by my doctor. 

5. My iPad and iPhone keeps track of my daily progress - weight, fat, and lean with the Withings scale and blood pressure with the Withings monitor. You can even track results both in the morning and evening. The results can be read as a listing or as a graph. 

6. It stores neatly in a small box. 

The only thing I didn't like was the results! I hadn't taken my blood pressure for a while and I discovered my blood pressure was high again.  I thought maybe it was inaccurate, so I had my husband take his and then checked it against the monitor my doctor recommended. I was disappointed to see that the Withings was accurate. ' Time to go back to eating healthier again. 

If you're looking for an easy, convenient way to track your blood pressure and weight, I strongly recommend the Withings products. It couldn't be easier!

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