• 1.0 out of 5 stars

    I really wanted to like the BPM


    The application was well designed for taking measurements; however, it appears as though Nokia stopped updating it and the technology it is stagnant. An iPad application that incorporates all the features of the web portal is long overdue. BP trend monitoring is woefully inadequate.

    The hardware is attractive and Nokia had the right idea.


    The unit eats batteries. BP readings can be reliably obtained when the batteries are new; however, the batteries are quickly depleted and the unit becomes less reliable.

    My unit is a little over 18 months old and the Velcro in the cuff no longer holds reliably. As such, the Velcro slips and, on average, it takes 6-7 tries to get a valid reading when operating in three-reading mode.

    Single readings are highly inaccurate. In comparison with my Doctor's office, the unit reads about 10 inHG too high. It gets a little better if you put it in three-reading mode.

    1 of 1 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Slick except the measurements are 15-20 higher than reality

    Works great except that the measurements are over reality by over 15-20 percent

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Great BP monitor

    Wow....I see a number of folks who are not happy with this product. First let me say this product is everything it says it is. It works very well. I have used Nokia/Whithings products and I have found them very reliable. The initial set up with Health Mate was an absolute breeze. Much quicker than I had anticipated. To use it simply wrap it around your arm, press the activating button and Health Mate will ask you which family member (if you have entered them) is being tested. When we first used the monitor I too saw reading much higher than we saw using our older conventional BP monitor. But this is where you need to pay attention to what Nokia tells you to do. In particular if you do not have your arm straight , as they tell you to do, you will experience higher readings, if you don’t have it within a reasonable level of your heart, as they tell you to do, you will have higher BP readings. If you do not sit properly or relax for 5 minutes ( or there abouts), as they tell you to do, you will,have higher BP readings. Simply put this is a medical instrument and sensitive to the input it receives. I found that when I followed the guidelines Nokia has for you to follow, that my readings and my wife’s reading where very accurate. As for the comment it is heavy and clumsy to handle.......seriously.......what did you expect from an instrument that has the actual monitor on the cuff. As for the construction it is well made IMO. It is a good product, follow the guidelines and yes I would buy it again, or recomend it to family members.

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  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Reads high all the time

    I have owned this unit for awhile now, got it as a present and finally realized I had it and should us it. It consistently reads 10 to 15 points higher than readings taken with a old school cuff. Tried multiple positions of the cuff, of my body, etc... no major change to the result.

    I would be more upset if I bought the unit, but that doesn't change the fact that it is not accurate.

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  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Great app, worthless hardware!

    I purchased this as I really like the Nokia App (using with Body Cardio scale). The design of the BPM+ is sleek. I loved the automatically captured readings, graphing/trend, ease of deleting a bad reading, ease of emailing the readings...in general, the App is 1st rate all the way around. Pairing was rock solid, never an issue. Do be AWARE, this unit has NO display, so no iPhone, no BP readings!

    Now for the not so good.

    Right out of the box, I started having issues. I wanted to use the 3 reading average as such is more accurate but I discovered that getting the unit to successfully measure BP 3 times in row was about the same as winning PowerBall!. Tried the unit on my spouse with same results. I contacted Nokia (email only....they really need to reconsider how to do customer support). They did respond within a few days with a laundry list of this to do, but most were so obvious as to be almost condescending. I decided to ditch the 3 reading average and just go with the standard mode as I could always start a new reading if it came back with a reading failure message.

    I used the device for a week, taking multiple readings a day while tossing out readings that were clearly erroneous (more than just a few). I then had the opportunity to compare the unit against a couple of hospital grade automatic BP machines. Those machines, across several readings, were very consistent with each other. Then we tried the BPM+. I already suspected it was returning consistently high readings, but what we found was more than within any reasonable range. The unit was a good 25-35 points HIGHER than the two units against which is was being compared. My Dr then looked at me and asked, "can I inquire as to what you paid for that". When I told him, he gave me a look of disbelief that such an EXPENSIVE device could be SO far off the mark. I then showed him my readings for the week which were ALL clearly WAY high as well.

    I returned the unit to Apple and got a full refund.

    I had read reviews complaining about HIGH readings and poor customer support, but I gambled knowing I could return the unit. Nokia needs to pull this thing off the market, work out HOW to take accurate BP measurements and then return as the unit is VERY cool conceptually, the app is great, but if the device is incapable of ACCURATE BP measurements it is worthless. Guess it is better that it overstate readings than understate them, but I expected better.

    8 of 8 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Horribly INACCURATE

    Bought this fancy, pricey Nokia BPM+ Blood Pressure Monitor hoping to keep track of my blood pressure. Was horrified when the readings were 50-60 points OFF, compared to the readings by TWO totally different BP monitors, which had the same reading. I did the same test 3 times in a row 3 times during the day. Still Nokia BPM+ Blood Pressure Monitor shows VERY SIGNIFICANT BP reading. I can not comprehend what kind of quality, accuracy test controls NOKIA does before releasing a HEALTH related product.

    From the point I view it, they are playing with people's health, and possibly lives. The reason I make this statement is because I also bought THERMO by NOKIA. I fell ill a few days ago, used THERMO to check on my temperature; it showed 98.1 degrees. I thought it can not be because I was shivering. I repeated procedure 3 more times; the readings did not get anywhere close even to 99 degrees. At that point, I got my simple thermometer and made 3 measurements. All 3 measurements showed that I had fever over 102.5 to 102.8. Again, I got another, 2nd simple thermometer from my mother, after I did measurements, it confirmed that my fever was 102.5+

    Please, people, take care of your health by proven tools, and not shiny new electronic, unproven toys.

    13 of 13 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Horribly inaccurate.

    Mine reads almost 50 points higher than the one in my doctors office. I also have the previous one, and it is far more accurate, but also more clumsy.

    11 of 11 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars


    I love the idea of syncing devices so that all of my health data can be easily retrieved on my iPhone or iPad, as accessed from Nokia’s HEALTH MATE app. I love and rely on the Withing’s Body Cardio’s pulse wave velocity feature, as well as other health related readings. I decided to spend almost $130.00 to get the NOKIA BPM+, for further convenience of having my health data in one place. I have a $40.00 blood pressure cuff which has been very reliable, and compared it years ago with the monitor’s reading in my doctor’s office. The NOKIA BPM+ readings however, were way off!! Systolic and diastolic numbers were 10-40 points higher than my cuff, as well as in my doctor’s. Erroneous reading such as 168/101 or 161/98 are frightening to see, only to use my cuff and get readings closer to normal like 128/81. The one star is for sleek design and packaging. Please take this item off shelves and work the bugs out. I returned mine to Apple. I’ll await improvements.

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  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Heavy, clumsy and nothing special. App is pretty mediocre

    The best news is that it works. That's about all. It pairs up with an iPhone easily and the app works although it's pretty rubbish. Overall it's super heavy and cumbersome compared to other monitors. The casing is metal but the battery cover is a strangely fragile and badly designed piece of plastic. It's not particularly nice to use and honestly, I am glad it was a gift and I hadn't paid for it. Spend your money elsewhere.

    5 of 5 people found this useful

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    Most Convenient Blood Pressure Monitor Out There

    I really like being able to track my blood pressure using this device. I like that the cool down rate between automatic readings is quicker than Nokia's regular Blood Pressure Monitor. I think as a tool, the device accomplishes it's job and that's all I ask. Set up process is still not perfect. Would really like to be able to track blood pressure without using a phone and simply checking the readings later. Those are minor notes. Overall, its worth it if you need something portable and fast.

    2 of 4 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    You are giving all your data to Nokia

    Be aware that the app you are forced to use transmits all of your data to Nokia's servers and you can not even use the BPM+ unless you agree to Nokia keeping your data. Sorry to say companies and governments have routinely demonstrated that they can't be trusted with this kind of responsibility. We should be able to keep our data on our phones so then we are responsible for protecting it.

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  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Useless -- Should be recalled and taken off the market

    I struggled with this thing for months. Nokia tech support had me reset it, measure my arm, and did everything else they could to deflect blame from this inaccurate and unusable device. They even questioned the competence of my doctor!

    Bottom line: This BPM is more than 10% off from any other BPM I have ever seen, including my doctor, my cardiologist, other doctors, and even Walmart and an old blood forearm blood pressure cuff that I have. This kind of inaccuracy is intolerable, potentially leading to life-threatening misdiagnoses. The product should be recalled immediately and taken off the market.

    22 of 23 people found this useful

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    Almost Perfect

    It is really well built and design is modern which is what I was after. I mean, if I need to use one of these regularly, it has to look good. First thing I did was compare it with my old one several times and reading were spot on every single time and in line with my historical readings.

    While operating it is very quiet which is something else I needed because there are times when I need to use this at work or when someone is asleep next to me at home. It does not emit annoying beeps like my old one. App will force you to create an account which is completely unnecessary and you can't use this device directly with Health app.

    Rated it 4 stars because of really high price, app forcing account creation and bluetooth connectivity is not the greatest.

    4 of 11 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    The product stopped working properly after a month, and the App is bad.

    This blood pressure monitor is compact in size and great for travel. However it perform really bad in few areas:
    1. Doesn't work well with multiple phones. If you're sharing this with families then it's terribly troublesome to manually connect to bluetooth of different phones

    2. After a month of use, the monitor stopped working properly. It constantly stop working in the middle of the measurement, 9 out of 10 times. Very very hard to take measures.

    3. The App is bad. It keep asking me to take a survey, but I ALREADY submitted the survey 3 times, and it keep asking. very annoying

    4. I couldn't easily find any resource for taking my device for repair. i have to send email and ask, which is pretty bad customer support

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    If you have a low BP and want it to look higher.... then buy

    I like the app, how it displays on the iphone, how it integrates with the health app, but unfortunately this product is disappointingly inaccurate. Being conscious of my health and fitness, I thought this product would be a great avenue to monitor my BP in a non medical environment. I bought this BP cuff right after having a medical check-up, thinking that daily, tracked readings would be a truer indication than once in a while at the doctor's office. At the doctor's office my BP reading was lower than I expected, however, when I first opened the package and gave it a try I was surprised at the unusually high reading. I didn't think much about it since BP does fluctuate, and maybe I was just excited about my new toy... wrong... the high readings continued over the next couple of days... also, if I took a second reading a minute or 2 after the first, it would read 5-10mm systolic lower, which made me really question it's accuracy. I work in the Fire/EMS field and decided to to do a test at work. We compared the BPM+ with the regular manual (sphygmomanometer) BP cuffs and it consistently read 20-30mm systolic, and 5-10mm diastolic higher. Returning the product.

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  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Not at all accurate

    I have several blood pressure monitors. I have earlier versions of the Withings BPM monitors and an OMRON device. I measured my blood pressure 3 times with this new Nokia model. The readings varied by over 10 points on diastolic and systolic readings in the three measurements. I did the same test with an OMRON device and got readings that were all within 3 points of each other. Further, the OMRON readings were significantly lower than the Nokia device. Based on other reviews, it seems the Nokia has a serious accuracy and calibration problem. I am taking my device back to Apple.

    23 of 23 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Absolutly DO NOT BUY!!!!!

    Purchased 30 days ago. After a week of checking my blood pressure everyday it jumped up to Crisis readings. I felt absolutely fine but made an appointment with my doctor anyway. When they checked my pressure it was fine. They double checked it still fine. I showed the doctor my Nokia BP cuff and we ran it. We did the reading 3 times. All were between 40 and 60 points off.

    Of course, this all was beyond the 14 day period for returns. Apple will not stand by products they sell, so I am stuck with a completely useless product. Add the cost of the Doctor's visit on top of it and it really should give me high blood pressure.

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  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    I really should have listened to reviews over the temptation to buy

    Bottom line: Readings are 100% in-accurate. I'm not talking like off marginally, ... I'm talking it labeled me as a RISK 2 HIGH BP immediately after checking my BP both the old fashioned way (120/80) and using Withings BP cuff (the original generation of this evolved version which was prior to Nokia's acquisition). Even the Withings older model was accurate! This one, not at ALL! Returning,...

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  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Readings Are Not Accurate

    I've had this for a few months now and the readings are surprisingly inaccurate. I brought it to have my doctor check the accuracy.To compare he checked my blood pressure manually as well as with a Omron automatic cuff. The Nokia's systolic number was on average 22 points high and the diastolic was on average 8 points higher.

    184 of 189 people found this useful