Updated 16 Apr 2015

iHealth

BP7

Snapshot: The iHealth BP7 wrist blood pressure monitor has a hypertension indicator. But how accurate is it?

BP7
Consumer score
SCORE
Avg price

$125

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Test results

Overall score
69
Accuracy
?/10
Ease of use
?/10

Good points

  • OK accuracy.
  • Very easy to use.
  • Has hypertension indicator (in app).
  • Has irregular heartbeat display.
  • Information is shown as a timeline in the app, with graphs showing blood pressure and pulse trend.

But

No obvious bad points.

How we test

Overall score includes:

Accuracy (80%)
Ease of use (20%)

To check the monitors’ accuracy we took readings from a group of 10 men and women of varying ages. We then compared the results with those obtained from a recently calibrated hospital-grade blood pressure monitor.

Ease of use is assessed on the instructions, how easy the monitors were to operate, screen quality, the information displayed, and how comfortable the cuff was.

Key data

Model

Avg price
$125

Specifications

Type
Wrist
Batteries
n/a

Features

Irregular heart beat display
Yes
Hypertension indicator
Yes (in app)
Data storage
n/a

More Info

Notes
Must be used with a smartphone.