TempIR BP Monitor
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- Rated 4.5 stars
- TempIR Blood Pressure Monitor - wrist cuff style
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- Memory store for BP readingsEditor: 80%
- Comfortable in useEditor: 90%
- Ease of useEditor: 95%
- Battery LifeEditor: 100%
- Accuracy compared to Omron M6Editor: 95%
The TempIR Digital Blood Pressure Monitor with wrist cuff has been reviewed by Tristan Haskins. An FDA medically certified blood pressure monitor with the ability to store up to 90 readings. A super bright LCD display clearly shows your blood pressure (diastolic & systolic) with pulse rate and memory recording number. The colour coded bar on the left indicates where your blood pressure lies within WHO (World Health Organisation) guidelines.
Released > January 2015
Replaced > New Product
Suggested Retail price (at time of release) > £49
Expect to Pay > Approx £30/$40
Who’s it For?
If you want to be able to accurately and easily monitor your blood pressure from home this TempIR device could be for you. It’s one of the best value for money Blood Pressure monitors on the market that reach the standards laid out by the FDA. This medical certification provides assurance relating to it’s accuracy and reliability. Taking a record of your blood pressure and understanding those readings can help avoid heart attack, stroke and other serious health issues.
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Track and Record your BP
The image below highlights some of the key reasons for purchasing this blood pressure monitor. Tracking your blood pressure over time is a good way of detecting improvements in your BP conveniently from the comfort of your own home. This device stores the last 90 recordings with a time and date stamp. Scrolling through these readings can help identify lifestyle changes that are having a positive impact lowering blood pressure.
How to use this BP Monitor
Using this blood pressure monitor is easy. Here’s some basic tips that can be found in the user manual.
- Apply cuff as illustrated below and tighten firmly before starting the reading
- Tighten cuff firmly ensuring it is snug. Not too tight or too loose.
- Take blood pressure at the same time every day. In the morning shortly after getting up is best
- Don’t use the monitor in a very cold environment
- Don’t use monitor when you want to discharge urine
- Avoid eating, alcohol, smoking, exercising, medications, and bathing for 30 minutes before measuring blood pressure
- Rest in a chair for 5 to 10 minutes before taking a reading
- Avoid talking or moving when measuring BP
- Sit in a comfortable position and rest your arm on a table at approximately heart level for the reading
- Note that your blood pressure can vary significantly in just a few minutes
- For maximum accuracy you can use the option to average your last 3 readings
Video Presentation of the TempIR BP Monitor
In this short video presentation I demonstrate how to use this blood pressure monitor to get accurate and consistent recordings.
Gallery – TempIR BP monitor
An example of a reading taken with this BP monitor. As you can see the indicator on the left shows GREEN – this reading is in the healthy NORMAL category. A reading of 128/82 is within the no risk category. The resting heart rate is shown as 57 bpm.
The image above shows how this device arrives with it’s outer cardboard box and plastic storage case. Instructions on the box and manual are written in good English. This leaves no confusion regarding the operation of the unit or the interpretation of the blood pressure readings.
TempIR BP online reviews
Here’s a sample of the review rating for this blood pressure monitor and an extract from FL’s review, a medical doctor.
I am a medical doctor and both my parents suffer from high blood pressure and so I was really keen to get a blood pressure cuff that they could use easily but more importantly gives accurate readings when compared to a manual blood pressure. Having seen this product on sale and the perceived ease with which it could be used I decided to take the chance and buy it even though I was sceptical about its accuracy. It came on time and was packaged really well and looked very professional and was very easy to use. I took multiple readings on my parents and compared them with readings on a manual sphygmomanometer and found that it was overestimating by quite a lot which was initially disappointing. However on reading the instructions it was clear that we hadn’t been following the instructions as advised as it says you have to hold your wrist at the same level as your heart rather than rest it on a table the traditional way. When we did this to our surprise the readings matched up with the sphygmomanometer accurately and highlights the need to follow the instructions to ensure this works properly. I would greatly recommend this product particularly to people who suffer from blood pressure and who perhaps live on their own and need to monitor their readings. Great product!
A bit about Blood Pressure monitors
Anyone with an interest in their health and wellness should know what their Blood Pressure is. It is also important that you have an understanding of what the numbers mean. Having a BP that is either too HIGH (hypertension) or too LOW (hypotension) is not something you can really feel or notice yourself. However, the long term affects of a high blood pressure can lead to life threatening issues like heart attack and stroke (ref¹). Low blood pressure, although not as serious, can lead to episodes of dizziness or even fainting.
All the blood pressure monitors reviewed on this website provide medically certified blood pressure readings with accurate diastolic and systolic readings. Your systolic blood pressure is the highest level your blood pressure reaches when your heart beats. Your diastolic blood pressure is the lowest level your blood pressure reaches as your heart relaxes between beats. If you are interested in electrocardiogram devices, I have reviewed some of the best, value for money ECG / EKG devices including the brilliant Kardia Mobile.
Understanding Blood Pressure readings
Ideally, we want to record a blood pressure below 120 over 80 (120/80). As the chart shows below this is considered OPTIMAL blood pressure. People with a BP below 120/80 have a much lower risk of heart disease or stroke.
Normal – High BP
Unfortunately, most adults have a blood pressure above this OPTIMAL level. A majority of adults have a blood pressure in between NORMAL and HIGH-NORMAL (shown in the chart below). That is those with a BP from 120/80 to 140/90. If your blood pressure is within this range you should look at ways of reducing it. These changes can relate to general lifestyle eg. taking more exercise, reducing alcohol consumption and eating more fruit and vegetables.
Hypertension – Grade 1 to 3
Any blood pressure reading with a systolic reading over 140 and a diastolic reading over 90 can be considered to be High Blood Pressure. If you have successive readings which consistently read in this HIGH BLOOD PRESSURE zone you should make an appointment to see your GP or nurse.
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Summary Of Blood Pressures
The chart below shows the most widely used 6 x levels of blood pressure. These BP zones can be summarised thus
- Grade 3 – Severe Hypertension > BP = 180+/110+
- Grade 2 – Severe Hypertension > BP = 160+/100+
- Grade 1 – Severe Hypertension > BP = 140+/90+
- High – normal > BP = 130+/85+
- Normal > BP = 120+/80+
- Optimal > BP = under 120/80
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