iHealth have announced today the launch of a voice-supported smart blood pressure monitor (BPM). Unlike most other smart BPMs, iHealth Clear displays results and comparison charts on its display, meaning you don’t need to have your smartphone with you to analyze results.
The company’s latest BPM joins iHealth Sense, View, Feel, Ease and their Blood Pressure Dock. The new device is FDA approved and BHS certified for accuracy.
“iHealth continues evolving the experiences of reviewing blood pressure so that our senior users can know which stages of their blood pressures in an easier and clearer way,” said Wade Shu, Vice President of Product Development at iHealth.
“With just one glance, they can know if they need to pay more attention to their blood pressure.”
iHealth Clear highlights systolic pressure, diastolic pressure, and heart rate results with one push of a button and displays them on a large 4.3’’ display. The readings are color coded to highlight stages of hypertension. The six colours range from greed to red – dark green meaning “optimal BP” and red meaning “Stage 3 Hypertension”.
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The monitor is WiFi-enabled and easy to set up. It supports 2 users and can store up to 2,000 offline readings. For more detailed info, the smartphone app is useful as it sorts readings into a digital logbook format and displays this visually in more detail so you can identify trends over time.
The company has big plans for the future.
“In next 3-4 years, iHealth will continue rolling out new hardware products with simplicity and software platforms with flexibility. Leveraging unified solutions including both iHealth hardware and software, it offers unique advantages to assure the best user experience for our customers,” ” Wade Shu told us. “
There may be lots of gimmicks or unnecessary bits of equipment for your health available today, but rest assured that home monitors for blood pressure are not gimmicks and they are highly useful. Taking regular measurements is particularly important as you get older, as the effects of an unhealthy lifestyle can build up and your blood pressure can increase. If you smoke, are obese, are physically inactive, or have diabetes or high cholesterol, you may also be at an increased risk.
“iHealth is to become the global leader of Remote Patient Management for hospitals, clinics and long-term care utilizing our award-winning mobile devices and silicon valley breed most advanced technologies. We produce and develop our own products, partner with other leading vendors to fill the gap and acquire industry leaders to accelerate the market penetration,” Wade Shu added.
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