• 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Not working after 6 months

    • Written by from Osprey

    After only six month of infrequent use the device no longer works. I now consistently get the message: Error - Unable to detect measurements caused by arm/wrist movement. This message is totally useless as my arm is motionless resting on a desk. No support help so I am tossing this in the trash and going back to my very reliable Omron monitor.

    1 of 1 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Worthless

    • Written by from NOTTINGHAM

    66/44! I should be dead. The second reading from this device was 193/109 which is also way wrong. Repeated tests gave widely varying readings all of which were wrong.

    4 of 4 people found this useful

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    Good.

    • Written by from Bruce

    Just followed the instruction from the manual, it measures accurate value. Use left hand, put the wrist monitor on the right height which is as same height as heart. if the monitor is lower than the heart, it shows higher value.

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    High readings as others mentioned

    • Written by from Ny

    Granted this doesn't need to be perfect but in comparing my wife and I's readings to our consistent Omron, this machine is off by 20 on the systolic and 10+ on the diastolic. If its not close/reliable its useless. I would think Apple an i health would be better partners. With BP it just needs more accuracy than your average tech gadget. Will return next week unless someone tells me how to re-calibrate.

    5 of 6 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Dangerous

    • Written by from Newport

    '0' stars really. I tried 2 of these meters as I liked the idea of being able to review BP on the fly whilst away without having to carry around my well-rated but inconveniently bulky Omron desktop BP monitor. The results were +/-20 mmHg out in for each machine on the diastolic figure compared to my readings with the Omron set-up taken at the same time, and the that had given very similar readings to the doctor's BP monitor.

    Whilst wrist BP monitors generally are known to give less reliable readings than the arm cuff version, I tried both iHealth (wrist and arm cuff) products and would urge you to look elsewhere - these very significant inaccuracies render the devices useless... potentially misleading and so dangerous.

    9 of 11 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Readings are random and useless

    • Written by from hove

    I'm comparing the wrist cuff iHealth against an old Omron that I know is accurate. The iHealth readings vary wildly and are almost always 20 points high on systolic and diastolic scale compared with the hospital and the old Omron machine. Wrist cuff monitors are generally not like much by professionals, my cardiologist says always buy a bicep type. I don't know if the iHealth Bicep type is better than the wrist type but I'm not going to take the chance and buy one. The wrist cuff machine seems to me like a total waste of money. The Tracker and the scales they make are very accurate and the recording is useful. Just this machine deserves to be in the bin.

    9 of 11 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    NOT ACCURATE.. DO NO BUY.

    • Written by from Antioch

    i would give this a NO STAR. it does not give you the correct BP. SAVE YOUR MONEY & TIME FROM BUYING THIS WORTHLESS USELESS ITEM.

    5 of 6 people found this useful

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    Really easy to use

    • Written by from Gainesville

    I received mine yesterday. In spite of comments in some other reviews which almost dissuaded me from buying it, I found it amazingly easy to set up and operate. The app will not let you do it wrong. It shows which hand, how to put it on and what position in must be in. It will not start unless all of these are correct. And, they are clearly explained and illustrated in the app and the instruction booklet.

    Also, in spite of some other reviews, I found it to be at reasonably accurate (I have no way of determining absolute accuracy). My, and my wife's, readings were consistent with those taken at the doctor's office and a manual cuff that my wife has. We did several readings and they were all within our normal range.

    1 of 3 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Wrist monitor no use

    • Written by from Cupar

    I have the wrist blood pressure monitor and most of the time it tells me my blood pressure is too low to measure. I Raised a ticket and was contacted to ask where I purchased it and have heard nothing since.

    I really advise not to buy this until it's proved to be consistently medically accurate.

    5 of 5 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Getting tense using this product

    • Written by from Centreville

    My readings were wrong and shows consistently higher. Just when this morning one reading showed 140/100 and next minute were 124/84

    It's been a while I bought so I cant return it so it's going in e-trash

    3 of 3 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Really not accurate

    • Written by from Red Deer

    This thing ended up being a waste of money. I followed the instructions and tried many times, but has yet to be accurate when I compare the results with two other machines I use. Significantly off.

    5 of 5 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Simply inaccurate

    • Written by from Sydney

    im a physician, compared with omron as as sphygmomanometer.. Consistently higher results- SYS-DIA-BPM

    1 of 1 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Great concept but inaccurate readings

    • Written by from Bluefield

    This unit consistently gives me high readings... Tech support suggested verifying writ size, proper placement of cuff a fingers width below wrist and making sure arm is at correct level. I can get readings anywhere from 15-20 points higher on both systolic and diastolic. If these were my actual readings I would not alive right now or would be in line at the drugstore getting hypertension medicine filled.

    My BP runs pretty close to normal... 120/80. I tried 3 units and all 3 give me readings something like 150/90.... 165/105, etc. Not consistent at all. I verified readings with 3 other cuffs... 2 electronic ones and a manual... This iHealth unit isn't even in the ballpark. He pulse reading however is accurate best I can tell.... until you see the Bp reading and it freaks you out til you pulse goes up too... lol !

    I bought the scales too... with are spot on. But after my experience, I returned both to switch brands. Did not want 2 different apps for weight and Bp.

    10 of 10 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Piece of Trash

    • Written by from Santa Fe

    Super finicky on position and arm angle. Up to 40mm error even when position and angle are according to directions. Reads Heart Rate ok. PI reading EXTREMELY erratic. Sleeve type monitors are a lot more reliable.

    6 of 7 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Too finicky

    • Written by from victoria

    The bluetooth is super finicky and hard to connect at times. It gave me diastolic readings 20 pts higher than when my doctor did it 2 minutes later. So not accurate. While the app does make a cool graph you are unable to make it bigger or manipulate it in any way. Useless. Sent it back!

    10 of 10 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Loved it but not accurate

    • Written by from Birmingham

    This is a beautifully designed piece of kit in the highest tradition of made-for-Apple accessories with a neat App and a website sync option. I have a bulky but accurate NHS type issue Omron monitor and wanted something portable for holidays etc. The iHealth seemed to fit the bill. Unfortunately although the upper (Systolic) and heartbeat readings were virtually identical to the Omron, the lower reading (diastolic) was consistently over recording by around 20%. I took several like-for-like comparison readings over several days and the results were always the same. I really wanted this to work and tried every possible variation of fitting and position. Eventually I returned it to Apple who took it back without quibbling. It may be that I had a faulty one and that a replacement would have been fine. There is some opinion out there that wrist monitors are not as accurate as the upper arm ones which is presumably why you rarely if ever see health professionals etc. using them. In the end I bought another Bluetooth monitor from Apple, but this time an upper-arm one which works fine, though inevitably it's nowhere near as neat as the iHealth. What a shame.

    21 of 22 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Ihealth upper arm blood pressure machine

    • Written by from fort worth

    After buying many regular blood pressure monitors that stopped working after only a few months I bought the Ihealth bp monitor. I could not be happier! My doctor kept telling me that I was over medicated when my old monitors kept showing my bp to be high. When I started using the ihealth machine I realized how right he was! My blood pressure (with medication) is stable 95% of the time.

    I am very pleased with my purchase!

    4 of 7 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    READING ARE WAY OUT NO GOOD

    • Written by from Sandgate

    I have been using a home BP monitor for years and it gives accurate readings. I thought I would update and use the i health wrist monitor so I could store all on my iphone. Looks great works well but the readings are totally wrong. My BP is in the 120 to 135 range over 60 to 70. ( this has been verified by regular checks at doctor). The I health was giving me readings of 168 to 190 over 100 to 120.

    I have returned it to the apple store. Very disappointed.

    4 of 4 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Great Product

    • Written by from Nhill

    I have been using the wrist monitor for a few months now and find it simple and efficient to use. I took it to my GP and found it to be only a few points out from their expensive units

    0 of 1 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Scary!

    • Written by from Weymouth

    I bought this product thinking it would be great to use, in conjunction with an exercise regime, to monitor BP changes over time. Huge disappointment because the device gives consistently high (very high) readings. Falsely thinking that with enough complaints, something to correct the problem either through software or replacement devices would come along, and, I did not return the unit (I live 3 hours away from the store) and tend to be optimistic. Now ... I am stuck with a useless BP wrist cuff! I wish there was a fix.

    21 of 23 people found this useful