Three consecutive measurements in a row
Guidelines recommend taking at least two blood pressure readings each time and average the measurements.
Advantages of taking 3 consecutive measurements:
• More accurate blood pressure measurement.
• Three sequential measurements diminishes the influence of a single deviating (high) reading.
Transmit measurement data to PC via USB connection.
The software for all WatchBP devices is user friendly and allows easy data transfer and analysis. WatchBP software is free of charge to download direct from our website onto your computer.
Microlife's WatchBP Home is accurate for use in pregnancy and pre-eclampsia.
Pre-eclampsia is defined as new hypertension and substantial proteinuria after 20 weeks gestation. Due to the unpredictable nature of pre-eclampsia blood pressure must be constantly checked.
Most oscillometric blood pressure monitors underestimate blood pressure in pre-eclampsia and therefore must be specifically validated for this special patient group. The WatchBP Home allows pregnant women to measure their blood pressure at home which could reduce the number of hospital visits and may help to make motherhood safer.
Validated blood pressure monitors for patients with end-stage renal disease.
Patients with renal disease have a very high incidence of hypertension, paired with stiff (calcified) arteries. As automated measurements are often inaccurate in patients with stiff arteries, a special validation is required.
Accurate measurement for patients with Diabetes.
Microlife blood pressure monitors are validated for blood pressure measurement in patients with diabetes. Patients with Diabetes Mellitus type 1 and 2 may have stiff arteries that can affect the blood pressure measurement. A recent validation study in diabetes patients type 1 and 2 showed that the Microlife monitor is accurate when used in this patient group.
Accurate measurement for children 12-18 years
All automatic upper arm blood pressure monitors of Microlife and WatchBP Home series can be recommended for children and adolescents aged 12 to 18 years old.
“WatchBP Home A should be used for hypertension monitoring in primary care”
The National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE) officially recommends using the WatchBP Home during routine blood pressure measurement for all GP’s in the United Kingdom.
The National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE) officially recommends using the WatchBP Home during routine blood pressure measurement for all GP's in the United Kingdom