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Getting Started With the iHealth Ease (BP3L)

Updated May 15, 2024

In This Article

Setting Up the Device

Setting Up the Device

1. Open the Welcome Kit and confirm you have received: 

  • Proper Size Cuff

  • iHealth BP3L Blood Pressure meter

  • Charging cord

Proper size cuff, BP3L blood pressure machine, and charging cord.

2. Log into the app using your mobile number and sign the consent form

3. Go to the home screen of the app

4. Press “Start” in the blood pressure circle on the home page to add/connect device

  • You only need to add your device the first time.

  • Your device will be connected whenever you are taking a measurement.

Press start on the blood pressure circle on the home screen

5. Once your device is connected, you will see an option for tips and tutorials at the top, and the battery percentage below it

  • Charge the device overnight once the battery level reaches 20-25%.

  • Use the white charging cord and insert the cord into the device and USB port.

  • Remember to unplug the charging cord before taking subsequent measurements.

Taking a Proper Measu
Option for tips and tutorials and battery percentage

Taking a Proper Measurement

1. Proper cuff placement 

Place the cuff on bare, left arm about 1 in above elbow crease. You can place two fingers placed snugly between cuff and arm.

Place the cuff on bare, left arm about 1 in above elbow crease
We want to make sure that the red artery marker is resting on the inside of the arm with the tube facing down towards your fingers

2. Proper body placement
Make sure to have both feet flat on the ground, legs uncrossed, and back straight. Your arm should be elevated to heart level.

Sarah sits at a table with the proper body placement.

3. Best practices for optimal reading

  • Measure on an empty bladder, and avoid caffeine for at least 1 hour before checking.

  • Make sure you are in a calm, quiet, relaxed environment

Intepreting Results

Interpreting Results

1. Press “Start” measurement

2. Confirm if you have taken any medications yet today

Screen asks if you've taken any medications today.

3. View your results

  • Systolic 

  • Diastolic

  • Pulse

Results screen shows systolic, diastolic, and pulse.

4. Swipe to view your result on the chart

  • Swipe your screen to the left to see a visual chart of where your reading falls compared to the “normal” range.

Second screen shows the results in a chart.

5. Chat with the care team

  • Below the results chart you will see a “Care Team” button, which allows you to type any questions you have regarding this reading and send it to the dietitian for review.

  • Keep in mind that the dietitians will see all readings so there is no need to send this every time you take a measurement.

  • This option is used only if you have a question about this particular reading.

Screen with a "Care Team" button allows you to type any questions.

5. Keeping a note to yourself

  • You can add notes that may be helpful references for the reading.

Checking Frequency

Checking Frequency

How Often To Check

  • Ideal: Measure paired blood pressure daily, mornings and evenings.

  • Paired readings: 3 minutes apart for accurate monitoring.

  • Minimum recommendation: Measure at least 3 days per week.

  • Flexibility: Measure more frequently if needed.

  • Discuss a paired reading plan with your care team or doctor.

Understanding Your Goals

  • Goals are based on baseline and health factors.

  • Variations are made for older adults, those with diabetes or kidney disease.

  • For most people, the goal is: first aim for <140/90, then <130/80, with "normal" <120/80.

  • Collaborate with your care team for personalized goal setting.

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