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iHealth Releases Wireless Smart Gluco-Monitoring System, Making it Easier for Users and Doctors to Track Numbers

Posted by Andrew Stevens on October 30th, 2013

iHealth has released a new Wireless Smart Gluco-Monitoring System, which is a portable bluetooth-enabled blood glucose monitor. It makes it easy on those who regularly check their sugars and allows family and doctors to remotely track their numbers by using a mobile device or by going online.

"Our new glucose monitor is an important and highly anticipated addition to our existing line of mobile personal health products. There is a strong relationship between diabetes and heart disease, so measuring, recording and tracking all your vitals from weight and BMI, to blood pressure, to blood glucose levels, is becoming increasingly important," said President of iHealth Lab, Adam Lin, in a press release. “We are focused on helping individuals lead healthier lives by delivering a full suite of connected mobile health devices that makes it simple for users to take an active role in managing their health and wellness.”

Users can purchase the Wireless Smart-Gluco Monitoring System, which includes 50 strips, at bestbuy.com or ihealthlabs.com for $79.95.

iHealth Digital Scale Review

+ Universal App - Designed for iPhone and iPad
By Rob LeFebvre on June 25th, 2012
Our rating: starstarstarstarblankstar ::
The iHealth digital scale is a good scale with an average app and some connectivity issues.
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This Week at 148Apps: June 18-22

Posted by Chris Kirby on June 24th, 2012
+ Universal App - Designed for iPhone and iPad

This week at 148Apps.com, we indulged in a little healthy living with our review of the iHealth Blood Pressure Dock. Site editor Rob LeFebvre writes, "The iHealth Blood Pressure Dock is a fantastic piece of tech that will allow anyone, regardless of experience, ability, or consciousness to have their blood pressure taken and monitored over time.

The free app that works alongside the actual blood pressure dock and arm cuff is simple, easy to use, and can be set up with multiple users. This allows families to keep track of more than one family member who might want or need to do so.

While high blood pressure is no laughing matter and should be monitored by a doctor or licensed health care provider, the iHealth blood pressure dock is ideal for tracking blood pressure in between doctor visits."

Want to know more? Read our full review at 148Apps.com.

Meanwhile, at GiggleApps.com, writer Amy Solomon took a trip to learn about polar bears via her review of the Smithsonian's Polar Bear Horizon. She writes, "Polar Bear Horizon – Smithsonian Oceanic Collection is an interactive application based on the book of the same name and now part of a series of Smithsonian applications developed by Oceanhouse Media. Like other apps by Oceanhouse Media, this application includes the choice to listen to narration allowing readers to follow along the included text which becomes highlighted when words are spoken, or to read this book to oneself. Auto-play is also an option."

Read Amy's full review at GiggleApps.

Finally, 148Apps.biz founder Jeff Scott announced the return of MobileBeat to San Francisco, saying "I think of MobileBeat as the business of mobile conference. The conference is about making connections with the business side of the mobile industry. This year the focus of MobileBeat is on something we see ignored all too often, design."

Read more about the upcoming MobileBeat conference on 148Apps.biz.

Another week has passed, but there's still plenty more where that came from. Join us on Twitter and Facebook to track the latest developments, and maybe even score a few free apps along the way. Until next week, stay Brave!

iHealth Blood Pressure Dock Review

+ Universal App - Designed for iPhone and iPad
By Rob LeFebvre on June 22nd, 2012
Our rating: starstarstarstarhalfstar :: OFF THE CUFF
iHealth Blood Pressure Dock is a well designed hardware accessory for iPad or iPhone/iPod touch that allows users to measure and track their blood pressure at home.
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Monitor Your Blood Pressure with iHealth

Posted by Bonnie Eisenman on January 4th, 2011

We use our iPhones for games, email, procrastinating, texting, and web browsing (and sometimes making phone calls, I guess). But iHealth wants your iPhone to do more still. Instead of an all-around awesome entertainment and productivity machine, what if your iPhone could help you manage your health, too?

Of course, we've seen weight loss apps and blood pressure logs before. But iHealth's new Blood Pressure Monitoring System is different: it couples a handy app with the actual hardware.

Available soon in the iHealth Blood Pressure Monitoring System is comprised of a blood pressure arm cuff and a portable, battery-powered dock which doubles as a charging station. Fire up the accompanying app, and testing your blood pressure becomes an easy matter. Not only will the app give you a reading, but it also stores the information so that you can later view your daily blood pressure history. This allows you to track your blood pressure over time as well as graph the data. You can also share the data with a family member or doctor.

What's great about this is that monitoring your blood pressure at home correlates to having it under control, and therefore better health: a recent report found that those who monitored at home were 50 percent more likely to have their blood pressure under control. From iHealth's press release:

"Regularly monitoring blood pressure in a relaxed consistent setting gives users the most reliable information on the status of their cardiovascular health," said Dr. Andrew Brandeis, a practicing physician at Care Practice in San Francisco. "More important, iHealth—for the first time—reveals trends and fluctuations in the data and enables the user to easily share the information using their iPhone, iPod touch or iPad, which encourages and reinforces lifestyle changes in real time."

The iHealth Blood Pressure Monitoring System will be on sale for $99.95 at iHealth99.com soon. The way I see it, iHealth is one of many examples of how the iPhone is far more than just another smartphone—it can do some really amazing stuff, with real results. Who would've thought we'd ever be able to conduct a blood pressure test on our cellphone? This is more than another "cool app" like Smule's long-since-released Ocarina; iHealth actually has the potential to improve lives.