iHealth is releasing a new blood pressure monitor called iHealth Ease that uses your iPhone or iPad to control the device and display readings.
iHealth is the makers of popular smartphone-connected wireless scales, glucometers, and blood pressure cuffs. The device is designed to be more affordable while offering similar features compared with iHealth's previous models. New version is very portable and costs only $40.
The device is like a arm cuff with a base attachment for your portable device. All you want to do is - plug in the phone, put on the cuff, launch the app. Now you have a full featured blood pressure meter.
The American Heart Association recommends home monitoring for all people with high blood pressure. This will help the healthcare provider determine whether treatments are working.
However, home monitoring is not a substitute for regular visits to your physician. If you have been prescribed medication to lower your BP, don't stop taking them without consulting your doctor. This rule is applicable even if your blood pressure readings are in the normal range during home monitoring.