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Tuesday 31 January 2017

Blood Pressure Companion - App Review

As we all seem to be becoming more health conscious, one of the parameters we want to monitor is blood pressure and heart rate.

This App does not measure any of the above but does enable you to monitor your 'progress'.

Now for the ACIDS test:

First, a bit of housekeeping which means crating a (your) profile. This includes date of birth, gender, weight, height, as well as optional goals for blood pressure, heart rate, and weight. These are all optional but, especially if you are monitoring more than one person, very useful. At this stage, you can also set colour ranges for when the values are graphed. If your physician hasn't advised anything specific, you're probably best advised to leave the suggest values.

You now need to measure systolic and diastolic pressures, as well as heart rate. There are plenty of (fairly) accurate monitors at reasonable prices which will enable you to do this., All you then need do is enter the values.

Over time the built-in graphing function will easily enable you to monitor progress on a daily, weekly, monthly, or annual basis.

The App Costs a nominal $1.

You could use an Excel worksheet (or anything else for that matter) to store your readings but, this does make life easy.

The readings will, of course, only be as accurate as the measurement instrument you are using.

When viewing summary information by day/week/month, the App uses the appropriate average.

This is an iPhone App which works in 1x and 2x modes on an iPad.

The App can be protected with a four digit passcode.

The App can use notifications to send you reminders.

The App can back up directly to your PC, as well as via Dropbox and iCloud.

ACIDS Test Rating:

Easily store heart pressure/rate recordings.

To find out how the ACIDS Test works, click here.

You can get Blood Pressure Companion here and support for the App here.

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