The iHealth Clear Wireless Blood Pressure Monitor is a new smart medical gadget that can read results aloud while storing stats in a companion app for easy tracking. If you are looking for an easy-to-use blood pressure monitor and tracker for an ailing loved one, this is your product. Here’s why!
The first thing you’ll want to do is download the app. The iHealth Clear Wireless Blood Pressure Monitor works with Apple iOS devices (requires iOS version 8.0 or higher) or Android devices (requires operating system 4.0 or later). That’s good to keep in mind if you are buying this for grandma. Make sure her phone is compatible or set aside an older phone to use just for monitoring, then do the set-up for her — it’s not exactly simple to do.
The iHealth Clear Wireless Blood Pressure Monitor is Wi-Fi connected, meaning you don’t have to rely on Bluetooth to get a reading. On the other hand, some older relatives might not have Wi-Fi in the home, so we wish iHealth would have added the option to use Bluetooth.
Using only Wi-Fi also means that setup is a little more complicated than a simple Bluetooth connect. Once you’ve got the iHealth Clear Wireless Blood Pressure Monitor connected, the results go to the companion app without having to ever turn Bluetooth on, which is a nice plus and ensures that all tests are recorded immediately. The app walks you through this setup and once it is done, you don’t have to fiddle with it any further.
Using the iHealth Clear Wireless Blood Pressure Monitor
This product has no innovation over the usual tried and tested means of blood pressure testing. Nor should it. It gets the job done. The cuff feels on par with any other cuff I have used to get a blood pressure.
The body is a small white block with a 4.3″ TFT screen display. When the results feed in, the screen turns a color ranging from green to red to let you know how the results look, with red being the worst news. This color coding is a great help in understanding the numbers without having the blood pressure ranges memorized.
You can charge the iHealth Clear Wireless Blood Pressure Monitor with the included USB cable, and it will last quite awhile. In fact, with just one charge you can get up to 180 measurements.