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$35 Bluetooth Blood Pressure Monitor Works with Android and iOS

People with hypertension or other heart conditions may want to monitor their blood pressure daily, and since I was asked recently, I studied blood pressure monitors available on the market from Chinese websites. The simplest ones that simply display the results on an LCD are quite inexpensive since they cost about $15 shipped, unless you buy brands like Omron. You’d then need to enter the data in a spreadsheet or on paper after each measurements, so you’d rather have the process more streamlined, you could consider a Bluetooth version that will automatically keep measurements stored in your Android or iOS smartphone, such as the model below that sells for around $35 on Aliexpress and Ebay.

Blood_pressure_monitor_bluetoothKey features for this unnamed digital blood pressure monitor

  • Display – 70 x 55mm; 3x 3 Digits lines for systolic and diastolic pressures, and heart rate; Memory/Heartbeat/Low battery indication
  • Measurements:
    • Oscillometric method
    • Pressure Range- 0 to 299mmHg ( 039.9kPa); ±3mmHg (±0.4kPa) accuracy
    • Pulse – 40199 pulses/min; ±5% accuracy
    • Blood pressure classification (WHO) indicator;
    • Irregular heartbeat (IHB) indicator;
    • 2×90 groups memory function;
    • Life time – 10,000 times under normal use
  • Connectivity – Bluetooth 3.0 & 4.0
  • Misc – Start/Stop, Set, New buttons
  • Power – 4x AA batteries or AC adapter (not included) – Automatic power-off in 3 minutes; Around 300 measurements on AA batteries.
  • Certifications  – Medical CE approval, RoHs, REACH, PAHs, Phthalates compliance.
  • Dimensions – 139mm x 95mm x 45mm
  • Weight – 254 grams

The blood pressure monitor comes with a cuff (22-32 cm) to put around the upper arm, and a user’s manual in English.

You’ll need to download “Bluetooth BP monitor” app for Android or iOS, and pair the monitor with your mobile device over a Bluetooth connection using 00000 pin key. The reviews are not so positive for the Android app due to a lack of timezone support.

Bluetooth BP Monitor App (Click to Enlarge)

Bluetooth BP Monitor App (Click to Enlarge)

The app will also let you get the historical results in text format to send by email. The unknown with this type of inexpensive device is the accuracy, but it could be easily tested during your next doctor visit.

If you don’t feel like buying a brandless medical device, but don’t want to spend $100+ on an Omron  blood pressure monitor, Xiaomi has also launched iHealth Bluetooth blood pressure monitor going for $50, but it has no display, and only supports Android for now.

  1. March 2nd, 2015 at 21:52 | #1

    Very interesting product, do you know any supplier for buy in bulk?

  2. March 2nd, 2015 at 22:12 | #2

    @Amador
    The model number is shown on the back of the unit, but the pictures I found where not clear enough.

    Maybe you can try @ http://portuguese.everychina.com/f-z52e7e3a/p-102286443-bluetooth_4_0_arm_cuff_blood_pressure_monitor_ios_upper_sphygmomanometer.html

    Not exactly the same product, but the description is very similar.

  3. Al
    March 3rd, 2015 at 10:10 | #3

    Seen any decent heart rate monitors ? that do more than just count the rate – give the wave form with intervals
    I’ve seen these http://www.alivecor.com/home and more than a few based on the TI chips (ADS129x series)

  4. Sumanth
    April 5th, 2015 at 01:46 | #4

    When I scan for bluetooth info , I got this:
    ——
    peripheral with UUID 8cde5263626e found
    Local Name = Bluetooth BP
    Service Data =
    Service UUIDs =

    services and characteristics:
    1800 (Generic Access)
    2a00 (Device Name)
    properties read
    value 426c7565746f6f7468204250 | ‘Bluetooth BP’
    2a01 (Appearance)
    properties read
    value 8000 | ”
    2a04 (Peripheral Preferred Connection Parameters)
    properties read
    value 060080000000800c | ‘

    180a (Device Information)
    2a29 (Manufacturer Name String)
    properties read
    value 49535343 | ‘ISSC’
    2a24 (Model Number String)
    properties read
    value 425435303530 | ‘BT5050’
    2a25 (Serial Number String)
    properties read
    value 384344453532363336323645 | ‘8CDE5263626E’
    2a27 (Hardware Revision String)
    properties read
    value 353035305f5350500000000000 | ‘5050_SPP’
    2a26 (Firmware Revision String)
    properties read
    value 32303235303231 | ‘2025021’
    2a28 (Software Revision String)
    properties read
    value 30303030 | ‘0000’
    2a23 (System ID)
    properties read
    value 0000000000000000 | ”
    2a2a (IEEE 11073-20601 Regulatory Certification Data List)
    properties read
    value 0001000400000000 | ”
    49535343fe7d4ae58fa99fafd205e455
    495353436daa4d02abf619569aca69fe
    properties read, write
    value 003600360000002a00 | ’66*’
    49535343aca3481c91ecd85e28a60318
    properties write, notify
    fff0
    fff1
    properties notify
    fff2
    properties write
    ———-

  5. April 7th, 2015 at 15:14 | #5
  6. Filip
    November 18th, 2015 at 00:41 | #6

    The problem is the android app. I managed to download it, although it’s not anymore on Google Play but it crashes upon start immediately. No other compatible app found 🙁

  7. August 31st, 2016 at 14:57 | #7

    Dear,

    We as a company are searching for Bluetooth Healthcare products (specially blood pressure monitor) which can work with third party applications (or use an open standard). These products we want to test first, and then if approved in the future use these in our own portal / app.
    The main demand for this comes from the general practitioner groups / different home care departments in our region!
    What products uses the open Bluetooth standard so we can link it?, anyone a idea ?

    thanks

    johan

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