There is a lot of fitness helps that an Apple Watch can provide you with. One of the most advantageous features of using the Apple Watch is its simplicity. People find using Apple Watch really comfortable whenever fitness is the primary concern. In the same point of view, it should be really comfortable to monitor blood pressure on an Apple Watch. It is true that the conventional blood pressure measuring technique is uncomfortable and needs an update. However, people often doubt the accuracy of the blood pressure measured by an Apple Watch. So, let’s explore more about this function of an Apple Watch.
How Does an Apple Watch Help Monitor Blood Pressure
Traditional blood pressure monitoring is indeed inconvenient. However, the right way to monitor the blood pressure is by stopping the blood flow on your upper arm with the traditional cuff. Then, you need to deflate the cuff and listen to the changes in your arteries. So, Apple Watch can’t monitor your blood pressure by itself. You need an additional device like QardioArm that will help you with the same. Ensure that the device you use is clinically tested, approved by the FDA, and has a CE Mark.
How to Monitor Blood Pressure with an Apple Watch
To monitor your blood pressure, you need the following requirements.
- A smart blood pressure monitor like QardioArm
- Apple Watch
- Qardio App
With the above requirements, you can start with the process as follows.
1. First, make sure that you have installed the Qardio App on your iPhone from the App Store and enabled it on your Apple Watch.
2. Carefully fit the QardioArm device on your upper left arm.
3. On your Apple Watch, launch the Qardio App.
4. From inside the Qardio app, tap the START button.
5. It will start inflating the device.
6. Finally, get your blood pressure reading along with your measurement history on your Apple Watch.
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Other Devices to Measure your Blood Pressure
Apart from QardioArm, we have a few other devices that help you connect to your Apple Watch. Let’s make us aware of a few such devices with cuffs that you connect to your Apple Watch.
Withings is a user-friendly device that measures your blood pressure accurately. The way Withings represent your reading needs to be praised. It makes use of colour-coded charts comparing your past measurements to your present measurement. You can connect Withings to your Apple Watch via the Health Mate app and Bluetooth.
Omron is a very simple portable monitor that shows your readings on its screen. You can be assured about its reading as they are accurate. Also, compare your present readings with your history of measurements in a convenient way. You can connect to this device with the Omron Connect iOS app via Bluetooth.
iHealth is another useful device that you can sync to your Apple Watch via Bluetooth. You can get 200 offline readings with iHealth. You need to get the iHealth app on your Apple Watch. The app gives you a detailed reading of your systolic and diastolic pressure values. Also, it lets you know if your reading is normal or not.
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Measuring the blood pressure level with an Apple Watch is simple and effortless. It is also good to compare your history of measurement with the Apple Watch. However, people doubt the extent of accuracy of this blood pressure monitoring. However, you can be completely confident about this reading because you have a clinically tested and FDA-approved device. QardioArm is a device following all these necessities and is trusted by doctors across the globe. For more cool tricks and tricks on your Apple devices, visit our blog.