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Top 4 Apps to Monitor Your Blood Pressure

Transform your smartphone into a personal blood pressure monitor device. Blood pressure and weight readings, graphs, charts, reminders, reports and more.

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High blood pressure (hypertension), also known as “the silent killer,” is often the precursor of more serious illnesses such as stroke, heart attack, arterial disease and more. People who have hypertension are often unaware of their condition, which is hard to detect without constant monitoring.

The good news is that small changes in lifestyle and diet can lower blood pressure. The hardest part is to get started – just remember that you can make these changes one step at a time, and at your own pace. While you’re at it, why not give one of these blood pressure apps a try?


iBP Blood Pressure

Singapore - $1.28 SGD / Malaysia - $0.99 USD (iOS)
Singapore - $1.25 SGD / Malaysia - $0.99 USD (Android)

This app may not be free, but it is the #1 blood pressure app for iPhone. The wide range of sharing options provides ample channels for patients to loop their caregivers in on their conditions. It is also the only app that can sync your data with all your iOS and Android devices, hence creating a reliable backup solution if you tend to switch between devices frequently.

The app provides a wide range of displays for tracking systolic and diastolic pressure, pulse, weight, and more, along with convenient data filtering and charting functions. If you have a Withings blood pressure monitor or wireless scale, life just got even better – iBP Blood Pressure will sync with your Withings account and retrieve all your data.

Pros:
Great interface, supports multiple users, syncs across all devices.

Cons:
Not free (yet affordable).

Best for:
Those who want to track data across multiple devices.

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Heartwise Blood Pressure Tracker App

Singapore - $3.98 SGD / Malaysia - $2.99 USD (iOS)

Heartwise Blood Pressure Tracker allows users to log systolic and diastolic blood pressure, heart rate, weight measurements and more. Once charted, the well designed graph automatically calculates mean arterial pressure, pulse pressure, and body mass index. It also provides range and warning lines if the patient is at risk for hypertension or hypotension, combined with convenient sharing capabilities, it allows physicians and caregivers to monitor data closely.

Pros:
Well designed graphs, user-friendly interface, detailed instructions.

Cons:
Not available across devices.

Best for:
Patients and caregivers who require close monitoring.

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Health Tracker PRO

Singapore - $3.98 SGD / Malaysia - $2.99 USD (iOS)

$3.65 (Android, tablets only)

If you are looking for one app that does it all – this is it. The Health Tracker PRO focuses on three common health problems: blood pressure, including systolic, diastolic pressure, resting heart rate, and mean arterial pressure, blood sugar level, and body mass index. The app, with intuitive, self-explanatory designs, is developed to cater for non-medical users. It also congregates your data so that you can easily identify out of range readings.

Pros:
Puts all your data together in one place.

Cons:
A bit more expensive.

Best for:
Those who want a holistic view of their health.

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iHealthMyVitals

Free (iOS & Android)

If all that data entry turns you off, try this app from iHealth instead. Designed to work with the suite of iHealth devices – WiFi-connected weighing scales, blood pressure monitors and more – this app quietly updates all your data as it is measured, without any effort on your part. Create a personal dashboard based on your devices and preferences, and share your data instantly with friends and family.

Pros:
Rich and informative app, wireless syncing, easy to use.

Cons:
Only works with iHealth devices.

Best for:
Those who have an iHealth blood pressure monitor.

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Whether you have been diagnosed with hypertension, pre-hypertension, or simply have risk factors for high blood pressure, home blood pressure monitoring gives you (and your doctor) a more complete picture of your heart health. It also helps your doctor figure out what lifestyle changes and/or medications are helping to lower your blood pressure. Try one of these apps and see how it easy it is to share your daily data with your healthcare provider.

Home monitoring is not a substitute for regular visits to your doctor, though. See your GP if you have any doubts or concerns.

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