When we talk about a blood pressure monitor, most of the time, we would think along the lines of wrapping your arm around that cushion thingy before manually pumping air or press a button and let a more modern, digital version get the job done. Withings intends to spice things up in this particular department by extending their vision of user-friendly connected health another step through the introduction of the new Wireless Blood Pressure Monitor.
Hypertension is said to affect up to 25% of the world’s population, which is a pretty high statistic. What is scarier would be this – 50% of those happen to be unaware about the severity of their condition, and hopefully, with Withings’ new Wireless Blood Pressure Monitor, it might be able to cause ordinary joes like you and I to actually make the effort to check on our respective blood pressure readings in the comfort of our homes. After all, if it is wireless, all the better, considering how the world has moved on to wireless connectivity in many aspects.
Withings’ Wireless Blood Pressure Monitor does feature an award-winning sleek design, although it is not just a pretty face since it comes with Bluetooth 4.0 connectivity as well as Android compatibility. Taking measurements with the Wireless Blood Pressure Monitor is a no-brainer – just wrap the cuff around your arm and turn on the device.
It will then hook up to a smartphone via Bluetooth automatically, booting up the Withings Health Mate application. Once you tap on the start button within the application, the cuff will inflate, where it starts to take down your systolic and diastolic blood pressure in addition to your heart rate. Results will be shown and saved on your device, while setting reminders so that you can keep track of your blood pressure regularly. The asking price for the Withings Wireless Blood Pressure Monitor stands at $129.95 each.