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Withings BPM Connect Wireless Blood Pressure Monitor, Grey $98 Delivered (Was $179.99) @ Amazon AU

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Withings BPM Connect Wireless Blood Pressure Monitor, Grey

Blood pressure: systolic and diastolic plus heart rate
Immediate results: instant feedback in the device and app
Feedback with color code: makes blood pressure readings simple and understandable
Automatic data synchronization: automatic synchronization with smartphone via Wi-Fi and Bluetooth
Rechargeable battery: 6 months of use of the product with a recharge

Price History at C CamelCamelCamel.
This is part of Black Friday / Cyber Monday deals for 2021

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  • How good is it? So 6 months battery everyday use?

    • +1

      It's pretty good.
      Rechargeable, and you can set it so it takes three readings and averages out the result. Or just have a single reading, if you're confident about your health status.
      It's not even remotely going to last 6 months on one charge, if you're using it everyday, but it's rechargeable
      The Healthmate app used to be a little janky, insomuch the reading does not show up for a while, but since the last update, I've found it displays the result within minutes.

      If you use the Health Sync app, it will feed the results into Google Fit, but I believe there is a small fee to pay them, as Withings charges them to be able to sync the (your) data.
      Withings also has Amazon deals on the scales, sleeping mat and thermometer too, IIRC.

  • Anyone can comment on how good this is from previous deal?

    • +10

      I bought one and like it. I like the three readings to get an average. Battery lasts awhile. The automatic logging into the app is also nice.

      Quite happy with it.

      • +4

        Same. I like mine. It’s convenient.

    • +1

      Bought from the Amazon prime day. It is quite good but does not come with a case.

      Better than the Omron dual user one I had.

    • +6

      No, avoid at all cost. These are not very accurate. I suggest getting proper commonly used, Omrons. They are way more accurate. Returned mine once I found out these are grossly inaccurate.

    • Very happy. Easy to use and battery lasts awhile (rechargeable via USB).

    • I have a Omron, measurement is very similar to the Withings, which is in turn similar to the one at the Doc. Battery life is OK, we've used it about 20 times and approx 50% left.

      Something I don't like is that you have to sign up for an account to (a) set up the device and (b) automatically log measurements. Yes I know you can provide fake info but I still dislike companies that force people to hand over personal detail when it's not really necessary.

  • Can this sync directly with 'My Health Record'

    • +1

      Yes, it does import automatically to 'My Health Record' after initial setup, never needed to open Withings app again.

    • I don't know why you would trust the government with your health record given that they've pledged to use de-identification on your data that they hand out.

      Whereas anonymisation has already been shown to be a scam because participants can be usually be de-identified while it claims that they cannot,

      de-identification formally implements the data that is required to de-identify you. It is not anonymous.

      The only reason that you would design such a system is if you wanted the third parties to be able to abuse it by de-identifying the participants in My Health Record. Why have data that will de-identify the user formally implemented if you have no plans to de-identify the user.

      • +2

        I don't know why you would trust the government with your health record

        So my medical history is known by any medical professionals I use.

      • +3

        The only reason that you would design such a system is if you wanted the third parties to be able to abuse it

        sure…. 🙄

  • Reviews arent too flash

    • Yeah a bit worry to use it to monitor my health

    • The Amazon app seems to throw up all the 1-star ratings first and I didn’t sort them. There are 71% 5-star so that’s not bad - and then add the 4-star ratings.

      • +1

        May try it since sold by Amazon AU, easy return

        • yup that does make sense. thanks for the clarification.

        • Easy returns on the condition that you don't return too easily, otherwise it leads to easy account closure:) I heard they don't even refund your gift card balances.

          • @truetypezk: I have no problem returned anything to Amazon.

            They even allow me to return my over 6 months Soundpeat because the battery didn't last long.

  • +1

    How come previous deal got more attention. This one $1 less too
    https://www.ozbargain.com.au/node/657749
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  • Any Omron deal OP?

  • +1

    I have been using it for last 3 months with no issues. I recommend this. Excellent price point

  • I have owned many Withings products. Sadly they have no customer service in Australia. I had to ship my faulty and in warranty device purchased from an Australian retailer back to America.

    Their devices when working are very user friendly and for the most part the quality is good!

    • from an Australian retailer back to America.

      This one from Amazon AU

      • Yes, but Withings doesn't have customer support in Australia. Regardless of where you buy it from if its faulty, you have to send it overseas for service.

        • Did you try chat with Amazon AU they may allow you to return and refund because sold by Amazon AU

          • @superforever: I am speaking broadly here about Withings products that I've owned over roughly a 10-15 year time span here. None of which were purchased though Amazon. I am sure Amazon may look at helping customers independently of Withings. I am simply trying to let prospective customers know that Withings has quite poor after sales support in Australia.

            • @barty10101: I am also trying to let others know that this is from Amazon AU you don't need to deal with manufacturer directly if any problem

        • Regardless of where you buy it from if its faulty, you have to send it overseas for service.

          You don't need to send it to the manufacture though. You can send it to your retailer. It doesn't matter that the manufacture doesn't have a presence in Australia, that's the retailer's problem.

          Some retailers, including Amazon AU, will pay the return postage from you to them.

  • +2

    I have been using this since the last deal.
    It's been working well, accurately and reliably.
    I had a theory that going wireless would encourage me to check my BP more - I was right.
    I'm checking it nearly daily (have a condition, not being a hypochondriac).
    Reccommended

  • Wireless Blood Pressure Monitor

    Can it monitor my BP wirelessly i.e. without putting it around my arm?

    • +2

      Yes. It uses a new 5G technology that came out — coincidentally — just before all this virus nonsense started. Revolutionary stuff!

  • My chemist does blood pressure tests for free

    • +4

      My chemist refused to serve me coffee and check my BP whilst I sat in my living room listening to the morning news, so I got this.
      But cool tip for others, all the same

  • Mine has problem of autologing. Cannot find via bluetooth

  • Cheers OP, got one for the parents!

  • Not needed if you have a Galaxy Watch 3, 4, or Active 2

    • That prompted me check again today and FINALLY my Active 2 has the ECG update available!

      • Does it use electrodes to measure or is it light based?

        • Electrodes for ECG (you have to touch a button with the other hand at the same time to complete the circuit), and light for HR/BP.

    • +2

      Samsung recommends you re-calibrate the BP function of your watch with a regular blood pressure machine every 4 weeks i.e. you need to be able to access a BPM every 4 weeks to ensure your watch is still producing reasonable results.

    • BP via wrist based devices without pressure mechanisms are just approximations of BP within a normal population. You can estimate BP yourself without them given temp and heart rate. They can't identify outlier conditions, which is what a BP monitor is generally used for. Pure gimmick imho.

      • I agree there's an element of gimmick but doubt Australia's TGA would give their approval if it was just that. Having said that, I wouldn't be relying on my Galaxy Watch 4 as the only source of my BP, heart rate or ECG data.

        • +1

          Only ECG function is TGA approved, not BP.

  • Have a look at the wellue smart blood pressure monitor with ekg/ecg. I'd say it's a much better product.

    • At what price point?

  • Mine seems to work ok but don't use often. I only use when I have reason to and results to date have been pretty much as expected so I haven't bothered using wife's Microlife BP monitor to check. The Withings BPM is quite compact and less cumbersome than wife's BPM.
    No matter which BPM you use, you need to ensure you follow the directions so that the results are a true reflection of your resting blood pressure. BP can vary significantly depending on how much time you have rested before taking - and what you were doing before resting, especially if you're still recovering from vigorous exercise. If BP is higher/lower than expected, you should wait a few minutes and test again…. and even a third time to see whether the initial result was an aberration. I generally take mine 3 times with the 2nd and 3rd generally noticeably lower than the first when I've taken the 1st too soon after sitting down.
    I also have Withings Scanwatch and I like having the results of both being automatically captured in the same app on my phone. It's a lot easier than manually recording BP, ECG, heart rate, etc if/when need to discuss any relevant issues with my GP or cardiologist.
    YMMV but I think the Withings BPM is good - and even better because I have Scanwatch too. Been thinking about getting Withings scales too….

  • I'm noob with these things. Does it also measure glucose? Gf's mum bday coming up soon, she needs a glucose measurer. Any recommendations?

    • +1

      No. Blood pressure and heart rate

    • You can get glucose monitors from your doctor for free, along with an initial batch of test strips. After that, she'll have to get them herself, either from the pharmacy or eBay/Amazon.
      Bear in mind the monitors only have to be within 20% accuracy, which can add in quite a bit of variation to the results.
      If you want to buy one instead, you can spend quite a bit of money, but Acc-Chek seem to be reliable and reasonably priced, and if you look at the different models, some will sync with your phone and Google Fit.
      If you have a look on the NDSS site, I believe they can provide monitors and reduced cost strips as well.

      Like the monitors, there's a wide array of apps, Diabetes:M and forDiabetes (Android) have a decent amount of connectivity for devices and Google Fit, but don't necessarily have the best interface.

      Probably not going to need a CGM, but that's a discussion with the doctor first anyway, so don't think you're getting a good gift based on price point, as CGMs are constantly attached to the person, and need to be fitted.

      Suspect it's not the birthday present she'll be looking forward to, given she has to jab her finger with a needle every day, and will probably need to make some significant changes to her lifestyle. That said, if she does, highly likely to have a much better quality of life than if she didn't.

  • I got this for $99 from the JB HiFi deal in late October. Great product, easy to use. I have it beside me at my desk and every so often I just go grab it and take a test. All the results are saved on my iPhone with no issues. The results are consistent with what I got at my Doctors (as I took it with me to compare) and so I am happy with the product.

  • Since it is Amazon AU I bought it anyway to see if any good.

    Paid with Amazon free credit and the current $75 gift card deal.

    • Omron and Beurer are good quality BPMs, and like the Withings BPM, medically certified.
      All that said, the results are going to vary based on you, mindset, placement of BPM, before/after meal, etc.
      Avoid wrist monitors, they're more gimmicky than useful.

      The value proposition that the Withings has over most BPMs, is the connectivity, meaning it's easier to do, thus more likely that you will.
      But any of the monitors you've indicated will do the job, you just may have to manually record the results.

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