Updated 16 Apr 2015

Nokia

BP-801

Snapshot: The Nokia BP-801 arm blood pressure monitor has a hypertension indicator. But how accurate is it?

BP-801
Consumer score
SCORE
Avg price

$203

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Test results

Overall score
76
Accuracy
?/10
Ease of use
?/10

Good points

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

But

  • No irregular heartbeat display.
  • A bit heavy to use.

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
$203

Specifications

Type
Arm
Batteries
4 AAA

Features

Irregular heart beat display
No
Hypertension indicator
Yes (in app)
Data storage
n/a

More Info

Notes
Must be used with a smartphone.