WrisTech North American Health & Wellness Color Changing Wrist Blood Pressure Monitor
WrisTech Color Coded Wrist Blood Pressure Monitor
Wristech Blood Pressure Monitor Review
Hi. It’s Paris from Epic Review Guys
and today I’m going to be trying out
the As Seen On T.V. WrisTech.
This is a wrist band type blood pressure machine.
I’m going to be comparing the results it gives
with my long time, reliable and accurate
home blood pressure machine.
What prompted me to try this out is my dentist.
They actually take blood pressure before they do a cleaning
or any work on my teeth and they use this
type of machine
and since I take my blood pressure at home
with my reliable and accurate machine,
I have a pretty good idea what my blood pressure is
though I know I have a little bit of increased numbers
when I go to the dentist.
Still, when they’ve used this type of machine,
sometimes the numbers are up 10, 15 points,
sometimes down 10, 15 points
so I wanted to get one and try it out
and see if these are really as accurate
as the more traditional type blood pressure machine.
This goes for about 30 dollars.
I found it over at Fry’s.
If you can’t find them locally, I put a link for it
down below this video.
As I’ve mentioned, I’ve been pleased with this machine
I’ve been using, the Omran 780.
The results I get from this always match pretty closely
when I go to the doctor and they take my blood pressure
so I have faith in that one
and this is supposed to be accurate within three
milligrams of pressure, so basically
if it shows your blood pressure is top number 122,
could be 125, could be 119 .
That’s about how accurate it is.
Not a whole lot comes in the box.
They give you a little log book, well,
who keeps track of those?
That’s what you’re counting on the machine to do,
to remember your previous settings
and this will do about 100
of your previous blood pressure settings.
Now what kind of person is buying
a home blood pressure machine?
The kind of person whose eyes
can’t read this tiny typing
and there is no transformer included.
This is very compact
and I have to say for traveling
that this would work well,
this would be a lot better than
when I have to fold this thing up
in order to bring it along on a trip.
Let’s see what this looks like inside.
And once it’s
(mimics sound of explosion)
inflated, if you can still get it back in here.
I’ll test that out, too.
Now, this is tiny
I don’t have the batteries in it
and it takes two triple A batteries.
Yeah, see it doesn’t have to have that
big long strap go around your arm.
Kind of nice looking!
Here it is, with the As Seen on TV name,
I’m not sure which electronic company
actually manufactures this.
Battery should go in here, yup.
And there’s the size of the wrist cuff.
Now, I’ll try it on my-
I think, average sized wrist
and see how much extra room there is
in case you’re wondering if this would fit on you.
I’ve put in the two triple A batteries.
I took off my pebble watch.
They recommend doing it on your left wrist
so I will try that.
Monitor facing you,
snug but not too tight
and about half an inch from
where your palm starts down your arm
is where it should go, so,
that’s about right
and then its got Velcro
A bigger arm would fit
but a really big arm?
I don’t know.
Okay, we’re going to push the button.
Now, they do say this needs to be at your heart height.
Now, I know at the dentist office
they have you go like this,
The instructions here say I should hold it
with my armband resting on the table,
heart height, and just let my palm relax.
So, here we go.
Press the start button.
Numbers are appearing,
here we go!
(small buzzing noise)
Well, that did take a while,
it inflated very quickly, the deflation took a long time.
125 over 71 with a pulse of 61,
let me show you this,
of course, it’s going to remember that
and it remembers up to 100 settings
so if you took your blood pressure daily,
you could bring into your doctor’s office
about three months worth of data
if you brought this with you.
I’ll try out the other blood pressure machine
after a couple minutes of this arm resting
and then see if I get a similar number.
I have to admit the WrisTech was really easy.
You just slide the wrist in,
Velcro it and push the button.
This is always a little more involved
because I’ve got to line this up
directly with this spot on my arm.
I know sometimes that it fails
and it starts to inflate and gives up
and just gives me an error message.
Now, I know it’s not going to inflate as quickly,
but I hope it deflates more quickly.
I hate that feeling of it
being all under pressure.
Okay, a little different.
My machine is showing 114 over 67 with a pulse of 64.
Now the 67 and the 71, that’s pretty close
but that top number’s quite a bit
different, 114 versus 125.
I waited a few minutes
so I’m going to give this one another try
and see if I can get a number
closer to what the wrist monitor showed.
Attempt number two on the left arm.
Hmmm. 110 over 64 with a pulse of 61.
That top number’s the problem.
Now it’s showing 110.
The original WrisTech result was 125
and that’s a pretty big difference.
I’m going to try the WrisTech again
after a few minutes rest
and then I’ll try them both on my other arm.
A few minutes later, second attempt
with the WrisTech on the left arm
and I think I’ve got all the positioning correct.
Here we go.
Ha Ha! 110 over 65 with a pulse of 61.
This is almost exactly what my arm cuff
blood pressure monitor showed on the last go round.
We’ll try out this first on the right arm.
I have a target number.
I know what I’m shooting for.
This bears out this machine being a good one.
I’m going to show you.
110 over 62 with a pulse of 64,
almost exactly what it showed with the other arm.
Last test now of the wrist monitor,
see what happens.
(Breathes in and out)
129 over 68 with a pulse of 62,
so what can you attribute that to?
How could it change so much?
It was just 110 with the other machine.
Now it’s 129 and that’s a really large difference.
I don’t want to pass sentence with just that one try
in the arm, so I’ve waited a few minutes
and I’ll try one more time here.
Think low blood pressure thoughts.
127 over 67.
Maybe my blood pressure has jumped up
into the 120’s all of a sudden
so I’m going to try one last time
with my arm cuff monitor here
on the right arm.
I was working on thinking relaxing thoughts
and it seems to have worked
because it dropped it from 110 to 108,
so what’s with the 129’s and 127’s?
This number wasn’t too far off
and the pulse was okay,
but I am seeing a big problem
with the results I’m getting with the WrisTech monitor
with the top number of the blood pressure.
I don’t know what’s going on
with the WrisTech monitor
but it’s not working right for me.
It gives me that jump up in number occasionally.
Couple times it got it right
and then a couple times in a row it got it what I believe
is wrong, because as I mentioned,
I’ve been using this for years.
It matches very well with the one
at the doctor’s office
and what they use there is the old-style one
on the wall. They put the thing around,
put the stethoscope in and
(making pumping noises)
do that the old fashioned way!
This matches with that
and this was very consistent today
showing my readings left arm and again,
right arm, and again,
so this seems to be the piece that’s having problems
and it may not be that there’s something wrong
with the mechanism or the calibration,
it could just be that this wrist type blood pressure cuff
is more sensitive to where you have it on the wrist,
if it’s not exactly right position,
if you don’t have your arm the right way,
if , I don’t know, some blood vessel
going through here is on the table
I don’t know, but what that means
is the use of this, for whatever reason,
seems to be a little bit less reliable
than the use of this type of machine.
It would also explain why,
at the dentist office,
sometimes my pressure is whoa, 150 something,
are you kidding?
and sometimes it’s lower than what I would
expect it to be
and I ‘m just as nervous every time
I go for my cleaning because oh I know I’m going to use
the Ultrasonic scaler and I hate that!
But the variability happens there.
The variability is happening here as well.
I’m thinking it has something to do with
the design or use of this wrist cuff type
blood pressure monitor.
So, I’ll be sticking with my
It’s been good to me all these years
it also stores all of the settings.
It’s just big to bring it into the doctor’s office,
just to go through and show them
what my numbers have been the past few months,
but at least I know they
actually are my numbers.
Now, if you’re interested in either of these models,
I’ll put links to both of them down
below this video.
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