Qardio Monitor review:
- Product: QardioArm Wireless Blood Pressure Monitor
- Price: $74.00-$99.00 & FREE Shipping
- Size of machine: 5.5 x 2.7 x 1.5 Inches, 8.7-14.6 Inch Cuff Size, 0.68 Lb. weight
- My Ratings: 90 out of 100
Many things require the best tools or equipment for optimal success, be it at home, in the office or when you happen to be astir. When it comes to health issues, nothing is more important than being able to check your heart rates and BP readings and more importantly, being able to monitor those readings and do a follow up.
In 2012, Rosario Lanella and Marco Peluso introduced to the world a visionary company and subsequently very innovative devices that would in fact make heart rate check ups and reading one’s BP a breeze
Let’s have a brief biography of these remarkable founders.
Marco Peluso. Currently the CEO, he did a 14-year stint in the financial industry while in London. Incidentally, he was an investment banker at JP Morgan also having worked in technology, media and telecommunications. He was involved in hedge funds up until 2012, having graduated Magna cum laude with a Degree in Business Administration from Bocconi University.
Rosario Lanella. Currently the Chief Information Officer, he has 14 years’ worth of experience designing and following through with highly intense and complicated platforms in the IT field. This experience he acquired from working with Sun Microsystems and Oracle, as their Principal Solutions Architect as it were.
Lanella also has a lot of experience with businesses that are on the come-up i.e. start-ups. During his many years as COO and Chief Technology officer in a renowned communications-service provider, he managed to leverage and boost the company from $20m in revenues to over $120m.
Furthermore, he has developed architecture for intricate systems, worked globally in four continents and has a Master’s Degree in Electrical Engineering.
Qardio Blood Pressure…how it started…
The idea behind Qardio Arm came about because there was a need for the sick to be able to check their health stats on their own, monitor their blood pressure and heart rates from the comfort of their home, or anywhere they chose to, then just as easily email those results to their doctor/s.
With this machine and the App that works with it, the results can also be shared with your loved ones using the phone app or via Bluetooth. It has made reading and setting up a lot easier as well because you don’t have the traditional pup-action required with the old monitors.
The Qardio Arm blood pressure monitor is wireless and easy to carry around, seeing as it is not weighty. It also does not have any hoses (pipes) and is a silent piece of equipment. The machine keeps records of different users and their readings in its memory, can check irregular heart beats, and happens to have a BP risk category indicator.
The data can also be averaged to see how well one is doing, kind of like a glucose meter that sets reading for a couple of months. What the app does is to average 3 consecutive readings.
Consequently, the user has the ability to use Geo-tracking. What this implies is that you can monitor how your readings change when you are at work, at home, working out or parlaying off at some beach somewhere.
The Qardio Arm is clinically approved as well as FDA approved, therefore there is no doubt that what you are working with will be approved and endorsed by your doctor as well. The equipment also comes with features that help you set up a reminder for when you may need to re-check your blood pressure.
It is lightweight, doesn’t require expertise to use, set up or analyze readings. You can compare your readings with charts from WHO and the like. It is almost as simple as plug-and-play on computers, simply tap your app on the phone and go…
This machine is compatible with its app which works on Android devices (which, I think, are the most popular anyway), Android Wear as well as Apple phones, smart watches and Kindle!! it comes with two cuffs and one size fits all..no need for adjustments.
It is in fact quite affordable, efficient to use and accurate. Automatically keeps records of all you readings and you don’t need to set that up yourself. It also has a reminder to take your blood pressure which can be adjusted daily or every few times a week.
The device has low battery life. For those who have used it for a long time, they said that the battery life is only 2-3 months. It does not have an ac adapter; hence, we only use batteries, dispose, then get new ones.
It doesn’t link up as easily as would be expected..this could be attributed to the power failures. It is used with a smartphone and the system functions using an App.
Using a blood pressure machine at home is a good idea especially those people that require frequent checking. In choosing the right one for you all depends on what features do you really need. With the advent of different electronic blood pressure machines, it will be a lot easier for most people to use a device that is not that complicated.
Overall, Qardio blood pressure monitor is simple, easy to use and handy.
We’re hoping that this has helped in some way. If you ever need a hand or have any questions, feel free to leave them in the comment section and we will be more than happy to help you out as much as we can.
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All the best,
Jacy and Ryan (TMD Team)