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Welch Allyn Home 1500 Series Upper Arm Blood Pressure Monitor with Easy Bluetooth Smartphone Connectivity RPM-BP100
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- Physician Trusted. 9 out of 10 U.S. physicians use Welch Allyn products in their daily practice. Welch Allyn is the brand used for blood pressure measurement by more physicians than any other brand.
- Fast and Comfortable. The 1500 BP monitor captures readings in less than 30 seconds, without over inflating or causing unnecessary discomfort or squeezing.
- Easy to Use. One touch triggers the 1500 blood pressure machine to capture a reading.
- Seamless Connectivity. Track and share results with loved ones and caregivers with Bluetooth connectivity and through the free Welch Allyn Home App.
- Clinical Accuracy. Clinically validated monitor and standard wide cuff (included) accommodates most adult arms, enabling accurate readings.The device detects the appearance of irregular heartbeats during measurement and gives a warning signal with readings
- NOTE: Refer to the User Manual before use. For customer support, please call (800) 856-4605.
|Item Weight||1.65 pounds|
|Number of Items||1|
|Warranty Description||2 years|
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Welch Allyn Home 1500 Series Upper Arm Blood Pressure Monitor with Easy Bluetooth Smartphone Connectivity
Welch Allyn Home blood pressure devices are designed with accuracy in mind using professional grade, upper arm cuffs that have been clinically validated (e.g. ISO 81060-2:2013) and tested to ensure the highest levels of accuracy.*
* K161886, U.S. Food and Drug Administration, 2016
- Nearly 1 in 2 American adults have high blood pressure
- High blood pressure contributes to approximately 1,000 deaths per day
- 46% of people with hypertension don’t have it under control
- The American Heart Association does not recommend devices that record bp on the wrist; they recommend an automatic, upper arm monitor.
Welch Allyn Home 1500 Series Upper Arm Blood Pressure Monitor with Easy Bluetooth Smartphone Connectivity
Trusted in the doctor’s office, made for the home
Trust clinical-grade blood pressure technology from the brand used in 9 out of 10 physician's offices. Our 1500 blood pressure monitor with upper arm blood pressure cuff captures an accurate bp reading in under 30 seconds as the cuff inflates without over-inflating or causing unnecessary discomfort.
Proper technique is critical for obtaining bp readings you can trust at home. Here are the recommended steps:
- Place the cuff on your bare upper arm, apply snugly allowing room for no more than two fingers
- Ensure the tube coming out of the cuff is on the inside of your arm
- The bottom of the cuff should be two finger widths (about 1 inch) above the bend in your arm
- Sit in a chair that supports your back, place feet flat on the floor and keep legs uncrossed
- Support your arm on a flat surface, ensure cuff is level with your heart
- Sit quietly for 5 minutes prior to taking a reading
- Refrain from moving or talking during the measurement cycle
9 out of 10 physicians use Welch Allyn products in their daily practice. Welch Allyn is the brand used for blood pressure measurement by more physicians than any other.
Like our professional devices used by doctors worldwide, the Welch Allyn Home blood pressure devices and cuffs have been clinically validated against all applicable standards (e.g. ISO 81060-2:2013) and thoroughly tested to ensure the highest levels of clinical accuracy.
Easy-to-use, one-button operation that captures readings on inflation in about 30 seconds—providing a fast and comfortable experience. The (included) D-ring style of cuff was specifically designed for easy self-application, while providing professional-grade accuracy.
Free smartphone app is powerfully simple and allows users to easily and securely share readings with loved ones and caregivers.
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|Compatible cuff sizes||Standard||Extra Small, Standard, Extra Large|
Trusted in the doctor’s office, made for the home. Experience clinical accuracy brought to the home by the brand used by 9 out of 10 physician's offices. The Welch Allyn Home 1500 Series Blood Pressure Monitor features easy-to-use, one-button operation to provide readings you can trust in less than 30 seconds. Captures blood pressure readings on inflation, without over inflating or causing unnecessary discomfort. Combined with the free Welch Allyn Home smartphone app, users can easily track, trend and share readings with loved ones and caregivers. Choose the brand used for blood pressure measurement by more physicians than any other brand. Ships with Welch Allyn Home 1500 Series Blood Pressure Monitor, Standard Wide Cuff (8.75-16.5 in / 22-42 cm) and 4 AA Batteries. AC Adaptor available for purchase separately.
Manufacturer Contact Information
- Product Dimensions : 2.48 x 7.01 x 9.45 inches; 1.65 Pounds
- Item model number : RPM-BP100
- Batteries : 4 AA batteries required. (included)
- Date First Available : July 6, 2017
- Manufacturer : Welch Allyn - Home
- ASIN : B073S4ZWPQ
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Unfortunately it is all too easy to crank out a low-cost BP machine, so naturally the market is crowded with pretenders. Most of the units I have encountered are variations on the same theme. They could well all be made in the same Gulag in China and just labeled with different brands. This unit is a thing of beauty. It is solidly built, with a quick-disconnect coupling between the cuff and the main unit. The main panel has a clear, simple display with a single button to take a reading. Once the initial bluetooth setup is complete, you don the cuff, turn on the app, and hit the button. The unit takes a reading, updates the app with the latest reading, and turns itself off.
The firmware that runs this unit is pretty sweet. As another reviewer pointed out, the motor doesn't just spin up to full blast while inflating the cuff; instead, it spins up and down, carefully listening and feeling its way along. Readings are very very repeatable. I have seen some interesting variations in the way it takes readings, so there is obviously more subtlety than your average BP machine. It appears to have been engineered by a team that understands not only product design, but the art of taking blood pressure as well. That latter aspect is what makes it a worthwhile purchase.
The iPhone app itself is very clean, intuitive and usable. It has a charting function that shows you trends over days, weeks, months. years.
Yes, it is priced a little higher than the average BP unit, but it is worth every penny. I recommend this unit highly.
Compared to the Omron 786n, this feels slightly more solid. It has a better hose connection to the device with some sort of metal jacket at the end of the hose that connects more securely than on the Omron which uses a plastic connector. The cuff on this device also feels more sturdy. It feels like the velcro will last longer. However, the Omron cuff is preformed and easier to put on. This one takes a bit more dexterity to apply but is not difficult. This cuff inflates more gently than the Omron, which sometimes has left red impressions on my arm. The Welch Allyn almost always measures your BP during inflation and thus faster than the Omron. Omron always measures during deflation, which can at times be very tight (and perhaps painful to some). This meter only measures during deflation if it can't get a read during inflation.
The rub is in the app and data review, however. The Omron app is simply superior. With the Omron device, you can take up to 100 readings per user (the Welch Allyn does not support multiple users), and you can review the readings on the device itself (you cannot do this on the Welch Allyn). With the Omron, can choose to sync to the monitor's readings to the app at any time. With the Welch Allyn, it syncs if you have the app open and the phone awake while taking a measurement. If you had taken measurements while away from your phone, they will sync while taking another measurement and keeping the phone awake and the app open (I confirmed with their tech support it will record up to 99 readings that you can later sync--but again you cannot review those on the device itself, and there is no sync button; you have to take another measurement in order to get older measurements to sync over). The Omron app lets you sync to the cloud, and you can view all of your data on Omron's web-site or by logging into the app on any device. This data has been amazingly helpful. It shows you charts of your systolic, diastolic, and pulse, and you can view averages over days, weeks, months, and years. It's simply a fantastic web-site and app. By comparison, you can view your data in the Welch Allyn app, but it doesn't sync to the cloud. You can manually export it if you wish. Some people don't like their data in the cloud, but I find it helpful.
If I could merge the physical hardware of the Welch Allyn with the app, web-service, and on-device review ability of the Omron, I would. The Welch Allyn is simply gentler on your arm, and it feels like it's very solidly made.
As for accuracy, the two measured comparably to each other. I've had doctors tell me before that my Omron tends to measure a bit higher than what they read, and the Welchy Allyn at times measured a smidge lower than the Omron in head to head comparisons. I can't really speak to the accuracy though as I haven't tested both side by side in a doctor's office.
This would not be a great device for someone who wants to take measurements and review them on the device only. If you don't use a smartphone, your only ability to review results would be to write them down somewhere.
I vacillated about how many stars to give because this is a really comfortable monitor and seems very solid. But for what I've come to expect with app performance and cloud storage, it falls a bit short. All the areas I mentioned not liking are ones Welch Allyn could easily improve, and I hope they do.