Under pressure, yes that has been my story with regard to my Blood Pressure. I looked up Hypotension under Wikipedia looking for some good news. Nothing turned up so to invent my own ...
- Over your lifetime your blood pressure goes up, so at my prehistoric age (!!) it should be up to normal or even slightly high by now
- The average heart goes on for about 2.6 billion heart-beats, so a lower average heart rate points to a longer life span
- During periods of intense exercise I find my heart rate jumps above 100 and my blood pressure starts to look pretty normal. So whilst frantically exercising I never have to think slow down, heart rate too high. Surely good news :-)
Now the process of monitoring is simple yet annoying, so I'm pleased to announce a big leap forward in Automation.
I have been waiting for this for some time and finally it is available in Switzerland, for example from Galaxus Here is my summary
- The gadget has an Apple connector. It works with an Apple iPhone or Apple iPad. It will not plug into your PC or Apple computer!
- It comes pre-installed with some AA batteries. This is handy because we can not figure how to get the battery cover off. The paper manual provides no clue! So when the batteries run out then we have some head scratching to do.
- We plugged it into an iPad and on the third or so insertion it sprang into life. The application installed and then we are all set to go
- The gadget sits on the upper left arm, conversely most other devices attach to the wrist
- After some whirring it does what you think: measures Blood Pressure and Heart rate, sending the results to the mywithings website
Overall then, if you chose to regularly monitor your blood pressure, this gadget will make the measurement much more automated and convenient. If the numbers are not good, then it is of course up to you to make the necessary changes, the gadget can't do that for you.