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Smart Blood Pressure Monitors That Sync with Apple Health

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Pranam Shetty
I am the founder and CEO of Evolve Medical Systems. We are a Digital Health Company that specializes in mobile health apps. Some of our apps include SmartBP - a mobile based blood pressure management tool and Glucobyte a diabetes management app. I am an engineer by trade and love to build stuff. I have built various medical devices over 20 years. I live in Minneapolis - The coldest city with the warmest people!
I am the founder and CEO of Evolve Medical Systems. We are a Digital Health Company that specializes in mobile health apps. Some of our apps include SmartBP - a mobile based blood pressure management tool and Glucobyte a diabetes management app. I am an engineer by trade and love to build stuff. I have built various medical devices over 20 years. I live in Minneapolis - The coldest city with the warmest people!

High blood pressure, or hypertension, typically does not display any symptoms and can be comorbid with many other conditions. However, high blood pressure can lead to serious health issues, including heart attack, stroke and even death. Proper management of your blood pressure is essential to being proactive in your overall health journey. While you can go to the doctor to have your blood pressure measured, if you are experiencing high blood pressure then you will need to measure your blood pressure more regularly. This is what makes smart blood pressure monitors that you can use at home a great option!

How do I connect my blood pressure monitor to Apple Health?

You may power up your smart blood pressure monitor, use it, and wonder why that data is not being sent to your Apple Health app or other third-party apps. This is because your smart blood pressure monitor will not automatically connect to the app. You will have to set it up manually. You will need to do this through Apple’s HealthKit. Once the HealthKit is set up, which allows for third-party developers to sync into your Apple Health, you will be able to give the monitor permission to share that data.

How can I find a smart blood pressure monitor that works for me?

If you are on the hunt for a smart blood pressure monitor, you likely already know that there are a wide range of different options. Many different BP monitors have different capabilities, viewing options, and accessories. Depending on what you are looking for individually, you will want to assess your options thoroughly before making a decision. Our ranked list may be an excellent place for you to start. However, when in doubt, you can always contact your healthcare team to find other options that may work for your unique lifestyle.

Top 3 Recommendations

This list was curated based on the following criteria:

● FDA Approval.

● Ability to Sync with Apple Health.

● Listed on The American Medical Association’s (AMA) US Blood Pressure Validated Device Listing (VDL). Blood pressure monitors that are part of this list are devices that have been validated for their clinical accuracy. This is done through an independent review process. The Independent Review Committee is not swayed by the AMA for these listings.

● Rating on the Apple App Store.

● Amazon Reviews.

OMRON Series 10 BP7450

This smart blood pressure monitor is well-known for the easy-to-read dual LCD display. This allows you to not only store up to 200 readings on the device, but also allows you to keep track of two different users at the same time. The OMRON Advanced Accuracy technology is the driving force behind this blood pressure monitor, helping to minimize the impact that your movements will have on your results. This includes if you happen to move your arm slightly, as well as your breathing movements. This means your results are designed to be precise and accurate.

The OMRON Series 10 connects to the OMRON Connect App via Bluetooth. From there, the data can sync over to Apple Health. While the App is free to sync, the premium subscriptions can rack up a bill at $139.99 per year. However, SmartBP can also sync with the data from Omron through Apple Health for easy and cost-effective tracking.

Apple Reviews

OMRON Connect app has a 4.6 rating on the Apple App Store.

“The device seems to consistently read blood pressure accurately (I compare it to my Doctor office visits monthly). This Bluetooth pairing has not been seamless over the life of my OMRON BP monitor, but I have been able to re-pair when syncing stops working. The updated app feels a bit bloated and written to track other metrics other than blood pressure.”

“In general, I find the new update to be OK. It is different and that can cause some initial confusion, but I got past most of that in a day or two.”

Amazon Reviews

OMRON Series 10 has a 4.5 rating on Amazon.

“I’ve been using this for over a year now. My readings are always higher at the doctor’s office, so I wondered about the accuracy of this machine. I can only report on my own experience and this model seems very accurate. The nurse was quite impressed with it and made a note of which model I have.”

“I’ve used blood pressure monitors in the past and the Series 10 is a sum of all the good developments OMRON has had.”

Pros:

● Comfortable cuff fitting.  

● Easy to use with a double LCD display.

● Technology specific to the OMRON brand allows for precise readings.

Cons:

● Complaints about the company’s connectability software.

● The OMRON Connect app displays metrics other than just blood pressure.

● The OMRON Connect app may need to be re-synced regularly.

While the OMRON Series 10 is a great smart blood pressure monitor for functionality and usability, the connectivity of the app to sync with Apple Health does have notable spotty issues for users. While the app has undergone a major overhaul, some users have mentioned that bugs have not been fixed and the app is bogged down by other metrics that they don’t have equipment for. Users complain that the software still feels outdated and that properly viewing measurements is sometimes a hassle or even impossible. However, the blood pressure monitor itself is consistent and accurate.

Withings BPM Connect WPM05

Withings BPM Connect is known as being one of the best smart blood pressure monitors on the market today. Developed by experts in the field of cardiology, the Withings BPM Connect features a very simple and color-coded display screen for users to easily understand their measurements. This is a very different type of display than what is commonly found on blood pressure monitors. It’s compact, comfortable, and is only one piece altogether.

The Withings BPM Connect syncs via Bluetooth and Wi-Fi to the Withings Health Mate App. Apple Health can then be synced to this app. However, data measuring reports through the Health Mate app are limited to three months. SmartBP also has the capability to sync through Apple Health and there are no limits on the date rate for generated reports, trends, and charts.

Apple Reviews

The Withings Health Mate app has a 4.6 rating on the Apple App Store.

“This was a good app and blood pressure monitor when it was originally released. I’ve lost over a year of health data because of the “updates”. The most recent update resulted in the app no longer recognizing the device I’ve been using for over a year.”

“It’s an average app for what it is meant to do. Data collection and presentation are at the core of the product. Unfortunately, the app tries too hard to make the data relevant and becomes inconsistent. It’s the inconsistency that is holding this app back.”

Amazon Reviews

The Withings BPM Connect has a 4.3 rating on Amazon.

“I followed the instructions and discovered that the location on my arm for the BPM Connect is critical in the accuracy of the device. When I made these adjustments, it would provide readings much closer to the doctor’s medical device.”

“I am a nurse and I used it on my son and husband and then took their blood pressures manually. It was very close in the readings. I was easy to set up and super lightweight.”

Pros:

● Lightweight and comfortable.

● Easy to read and understand the display.

● Compact for travel.

Cons:

● The Health Mate app faces limitations, especially with charting.

● Has more detailed placement procedures that must be followed for accuracy.  

● Customer service for the Health Mate app is lacking.

The Withings BPM Connect has raving reviews for not only its display, but also how easy it is to set up. The color-coded display is helpful for those that may be vision-impaired or those that want a quick way to see their results. However, the Health Mate app has limitations when it comes to showing data and trends, as well as has users complaining about syncing issues. Users have also noted that syncing is sometimes spotty when the software within the app is updated or the app will sometimes not work altogether. While the Withings BPM is known for being comfortable and easy to put on, users must follow the instructions very carefully or risk an inaccurate reading.

OMRON Evolv Wireless Upper Arm Blood Pressure Monitor BP7000

The OMRON Evolv blood pressure monitor is revolutionary for being sleek, compact, and wireless. You don’t have to worry about lugging around a bunch of different parts or tubes in order to use this device. The technology included in the blood pressure monitor is what is known as OMRON’s Advanced Accuracy technology. This allows the monitor to measure more data points, as well as limit interference from a user’s movement and breathing. This means that the device helps to provide users with more precise and accurate readings.

The OMRON Evolv connects to the OMRON Connect app through Bluetooth technology to help monitor trends. This is the same app that all OMRON products, including the OMRON series 10, use. SmartBP provides a more cost-effective alternative that delves deeper than the limitations set forth by the Connect app that may hinder not only connectivity, but data management for users.

Apple Reviews

The OMRON Connect app has 4.6 on the Apple Store.

“A “pretty” interface is not necessarily a functional interface. I don’t find the current implementations at all useful. In the previous graphical history, one could easily observe long term trends. Roughly half the time, I will take a new reading, but the app will show no new readings.”

“I use the note section quite regularly to explain what I was doing or what I ate to help my doctor figure out why my BP fluctuates so much. However, sometimes the entire note is not displayed after I hit the share button.”

Amazon Reviews

Omron Evolv has a 4.5 rating on Amazon.

“I’ve used blood pressure monitors in the past and Evolv has been a nice surprise.”

“To be clear, the hardware is nice. The whole point of this monitor is portability (mission accomplished) with the reliance on your smartphone. Unfortunately, the new software release is a major step backwards. The history section where you actually track your blood pressure has an unreadable graph that makes tracking your BP over time a real chore.”

Pros:

● Compact and portable.

● Advanced technology provides accurate readings.

● Easy and simple to use.

Cons:

● OMRON Connect app has difficult to read and use graphs.

● OMRON Evolv has multiple parts.

● OMRON Connect app has many complaints on usability.

The OMRON Evolv utilizes the same advanced technology as the OMRON Series 10, which provides accurate readings and precise measurements. Users have taken note of how compact the device is, as well as how accurate the readings are when compared to their trips to their doctors’ offices. The data is easily displayed and stored for data management. However, the associated software within the OMRON Connect app comes with usability issues and makes it difficult for users to understand their data. The apps limitations have led to frustrated users that are seeking different options.

SmartBP: A Blood Pressure Monitoring App That Gives You The Whole Package

SmartBP is an innovative blood pressure measurement tracker containing advanced technology that is compatible with Google Fit and Apple Health, allowing users to access a reliable means of recording and monitoring their blood pressure measurements. Users are able to record, track, and analyze metrics relating to their blood pressure conveniently from their smartphone or mobile device. Results of these measurements are clearly displayed for you through easy-to-understand graphs. Gone are the days of worrying about whether your blood pressure app is not only compatible with Apple Health, but also will provide you with an effective way to track your measurements and spot trends in your data without date limitations. SmartBP gives you a tool that will ensure you have everything you need to properly manage your blood pressure alongside your smart blood pressure monitor.

Honorable Mentions

The recommended BP monitors that sync with Apple Health are below. The list is overwhelmingly OMRON because other devices like A&D and Microlife are able to sync with Apple Health, but their app ratings are poor because they don't offer seamless connectivity. We have paused full reviews for those machines. If or when their software is updated then we will update the list accordingly to reflect those new updates, as well as reviews. While Qardio is a very well-known and popular BP monitor, we have excluded it from our main list as it is not included in the AMA's VDL.

A&D Wireless One Button

This wireless blood pressure monitor produced by A&D Medical, which has other models of blood pressure monitors, is compact and easy to use. The interface is bright, simple, and only requires you to press one single button for operation. It's supposed to wirelessly track measurements through WellnessConnected. However, while the actual product has great reviews, the app connectivity appears to be buggy and unusable at times. This is true for more than just the blood pressure aspect of the app. The low ratings suggest that the WellnessConnected app does not seamlessly connect to the device or to Apple Health, leaving users wondering what their actual data metrics are for their blood pressure.

Microlife BP B6 Connect

The Microlife B6 was designed not only to accurately measure blood pressure, but to also detect atrial fibrillation. The device features wireless connectivity and the ability to track measurements for two different users. The data is easy to read and the Microlife provides several different metrics viewable on the screen. Microlife Connected Health is the associated app that is utilized by Microlife blood pressure monitors. However, according to reviewers and the low ratings it has received, the app has been deemed almost unusable. Those that have gotten the app to work, have stated that it took them quite a bit of time and effort. It appears that mainly complaints circle back to the app's UI.

QardioArm

QardioArm is an upper arm blood pressure cuff that is not only sleek and stylish, it is also compact and comfortable. It's wireless and users are able to view their blood pressure and data right from their mobile device. Qardio Heart Health is the associated app and has great reviews from users, ranking in at a 4.7 on the App Store. Users love how quickly the app is updated with their data, as well as how their information is visually represented. However, QardioArm is not included in the AMA's VDL. The AMA had created these requirements in order to determine which blood pressure monitors are clinically accurate. The AMA created this list of criteria with the help of the National Opinion Research Center at the University of Chicago to determine the requisites. Since QardioArm is not included on the VDL, we have chosen to exclude it from our main list.  

SmartBP: A Blood Pressure Monitoring App That Gives You The Whole Package

SmartBP is an innovative blood pressure measurement tracker containing advanced technology that is compatible with Google Fit and Apple Health, allowing users to access a reliable means of recording and monitoring their blood pressure measurements. Users are able to record, track, and analyze metrics relating to their blood pressure conveniently from their smartphone or mobile device. Results of these measurements are clearly displayed for you through easy-to-understand graphs. Gone are the days of worrying about whether your blood pressure app is not only compatible with Apple Health, but also will provide you with an effective way to track your measurements and spot trends in your data without date limitations. SmartBP gives you a tool that will ensure you have everything you need to properly manage your blood pressure alongside your smart blood pressure monitor.

Important: The information provided is NOT a substitute for a doctor or professional healthcare or advice. Any health related information provided in SmartBP® app and this website is for informational purposes only and should not be used to replace the advice of healthcare professionals.

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