The Withings Blood Pressure Monitor has been available in the US for almost a week now. And we have been very pleased to see that many of you were awaiting it so eagerly!
Furthermore, a lot of famous blogs wrote some very positive reports about its ease of use, its accuracy and its design. We are so proud!
Cnet.com for example is pretty keen on the sharing feature.
“You can share results with your doctor via an integrated email link or sync with personal health record sites like Google Health and Microsoft HealthVault that your doctor can access. “
Tuaw.com likes the perfect integration with the device with iOS devices :
“The setup process is incredibly simple — you just unlock your device, if you have a lock screen set up, and then plug the cable into the Dock Connector on the iOS device. Chances are pretty good that when you start using the Blood Pressure Monitor, you won’t have the free WiScale app on your device, so the monitor “tickles” your device to see if the app is there, and sends you to the App Store to download it if is not.”
Engadget author Zach Honig even made a video of himself using the Withings blood pressure monitor in a store. It is a funny story by the way. The rather worrying display of hyper-tension prompted a salve of comments advising him to go see a physician ASAP. Don’t worry about him though, it’s just that he was using the device while speaking and moving, hence his above-average readings.
Mobiledia.com reminds the context and precise that “Remote medical monitoring could save the U.S. nearly $200 billion in health costs over 25 years, according to a two-year-old study. That’s, in part, because of devices like the cuff, which let people relay frequent medical data to health care providers to track problems before they get serious and require more drastic interventions.
Finally, Tuaw.com concludes with some personal thoughts:
If you’re a middle-aged guy like me whose background includes many ancestors with heart and blood pressure problems, your doctor has probably told you to keep an eye on your BP. The Withings Blood Pressure Monitor, coupled with your iPhone, iPad or iPod touch, is a fast and fun way to get into that healthy habit and share your information with your healhcare provider.
And you, what has been your experience so far using the Withings blood pressure monitor ?