2019 Withings BPM Connect Review – The BEST & EASIEST Smartphone Blood Pressure Cuff for Patients!!
This is like a Wi Fi connected blood pressure. Monitor will connect straight to your iPhone, actually sold by Apple, so super cool that are saying you know it’s medically accurate. I guess you’re able to share these with your physician super easy to operate so let’s get it opened up and check out inside inside the box. Again BPM connect it’s right in here is the charging cord that you would use just a standard USB to do that. Leave Micro there’s an instruction manual in here. You should always read instructions and the actual unit which you can see is about the size of my hand, so it’s super compact. It expands out, as you expect, into a normal blood pressure cuff, and you can obviously adjust the size here. You know as needed, so let’s get this put on and show you how it works and then we’ll talk a little bit about kind of the medical devices and connectivity as we move forward in medicine, so I’m going to show you how easy this is to put On and you can put it on yourself, so you just take the device just like this kind of get it cinch through looped pre, preset you’ll slip it on your arm. Just like this, like you, would a normal blood pressure, cuff pull tight, wrap around and you’re good to go. You’Ll see, we just hit the battery once and it comes up with blood pressure. We hit it again and it will start to cycle now.
I’Ll tell you, the cuff has been super accurate when I have taken readings kind of sitting on the couch relaxing as you’re supposed to and it relaxed throughout five minutes before taking your blood pressure. Have your arm at the level of your heart. All those are aaj recommendations and the best is to have an average but I’ve been moving around. I picked coffee. This is gon na be high. I can tell you, but it pumps up doesn’t, get too high it’s, really not as uncomfortable as like a hospital cuff and the material is actually really nice as well, so we’ll. Let this pump up. Take it to pressure pump it up to get that systolic number. At the top – and there you have it so it’s gon na show 141 on 86, been moving around. Like I said you know, had some coffee all things that don’t exactly help keep your blood pressure down. What’S nice is it’ll. Tell you you know. This is obviously not an ideal blood pressure, and this will go straight to my app and you can check out your app on your smartphone. It will log all of the blood pressures in there and what it’ll do is it’ll actually keep track of them trend them, and then you could of course send that to your physician. So why connectible? Why wearables? Well, the truth is moving forward. Medicine is modernizing just like everything else and everyone practices, medicine differently sees medicine differently, but I think there’s, a big industry for both patients and physicians in terms of like the telemedicine component.
So you have a device like this. You have a patient who let’s say: has borderline hypertension now, obviously going into emergency medicine, this long term care isn’t, something that I necessarily do but I’ve rotated in family medicine, and I know how it is. You get a patient that comes in they’re borderline hypertensive, maybe they’re in the high one 30s. So you see them in the next visit and you just check up on them. You have them monitor their blood pressure at home. Well, how do you know they’re? Actually, monitoring the blood pressure at home, they’re doing correctly, XY and Z, you teach them how to do it, but then a device like this, which is super affordable. You can give it to them and it will sync right to their iPhone and that way when they come in, they just show you their phone and it’s got a whole graph of trended blood pressures, and you can say yeah. You know what it’s just white coat. Hypertension it’s, when you come in the office you get worked up. You know your pressures are actually in the one teens at home, perfect. They don’t need blood pressure, medication, but maybe they’re, showing up at 130 in the office and at home they’re actually having episodes. You know when they’re checking a blood pressure after relaxing for 10 minutes and having the arm at the level the horror all of the recommendations and they’re still in the 140s or one 50s that’s, someone who needs to be started on blood pressure medication.
So I think you know in terms of heart, health and overall patient health and patient safety. These devices are really fantastic and obviously I’m sure you’ve seen in the media there’s devices that can do a basic EKG on your wrist. There are things for cyclists that will track your heart rate, there’s scales, that will you know, connect and plug in that information as well. These are really really helpful tools, as we move forward in medicine to be able to see how our patients are doing at home, and obviously, the more of these things that we can see with a patient at home. The less we need to have a patient admitted to the hospital I’ve really enjoyed having this device again. Thank you to winnings for sponsoring this video and for sending me this device I’ve enjoyed it I’ve actually had my mom. Try it out my dad. Try it out works on all different sized arms nobody’s had a problem with it and it will actually sync with multiple devices. I think you can sync, with up to three devices drop a comment down below.