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CVS Premium BP3MV1-3WCVS Item# 800230
 
Approximate retail price:
$66
Summary: Has an Irregular Heartbeat Detector. Has a BP Risk Category Indicator. Allows multiple users to store readings separately. Includes two cuff sizes or a one-size-fits-most cuff. Has a large digit display. Data Averaging Function. Excellent for accuracy. Very Good for comfort. Directions of How to Use on Cuff.
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Type: Arm monitors
About - CVS Premium BP3MV1-3WCVS Item# 800230

The CVS Premium BP3MV1-3WCVS Item# 800230 is part of the blood pressure monitor test program at Consumer Reports. In our lab tests, blood pressure monitor models like the Premium BP3MV1-3WCVS Item# 800230 are rated on multiple criteria, such as those listed below.


Accuracy:
Accuracy is based on how the model's readings compared with those taken on a mercury sphygmomanometer used by two trained testers.

Convenience:
Convenience is based on pluses and minuses of the model's features (such as irregular heartbeat detection, a blood-pressure risk category indicator, and multiple user memories).

Comfort:
Comfort is based on opinion scores given by test subjects.
Features & Specs - CVS Premium BP3MV1-3WCVS Item# 800230
info Irregular heartbeat detector Yes
info BP risk category indicator Yes
info Multiple user memories Yes
info Two cuffs or one that fits most Yes
info Can download memory to PC No
info More portable than most No
info Large digit display Yes
info Data averaging function Yes
info Included cuff sizes (in.) One size 8.7-16.5
info Available cuff sizes (in.) -
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User Reviews - CVS Premium BP3MV1-3WCVS Item# 800230
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(5 of 5 customers found this review helpful)
 
4.0
This BP monitor is repeatable
8/14/2014
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Comment:
To bad there are negative comments about this BP monitor. I am a registered nurse and use this every week at senior center. Yes the cuff is bulky and stiff and may require another person to put on but it does work on both small and large arms. And the values may be a little off but I measure the same people week-after-week and they are all the same within 4 to 5 counts. I will say it finds both high and low BPs as I send the highs to the local clinic and they agree. This is a tool and a good one. I will provide consistant results over time and if you read higher, your BP is higher. Use it and the cuff will soften up. I have used many many BP cuffs in various hospitals and they vary just as much as the other reviewers have said of theirs. If you don't like the reading go to the fire station and see what they read. This sure beats guessing and will over time save you from the cardiac effects of high blood pressure. Consumer reports rates after extensive testing. This is the best of the litter and accept it for what it is. It is consistant, repeatable and for the most part accurate. What more do you want?
How long have you owned it:
More than six months
Bottom Line
Yes, I would recommend this to a friend.
(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)
 
1.0
Ugh!
7/12/2014
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Purchased this based on ratings, however this was not worth it! The cuff is way too large for the average arm so the reading was not correct. Am glad that I have a manual BP cuff and could accurately take his BP. Numbers were 15 points off. I am NOT impressed. Simply not acceptable. Am going back to the competition...Omron.
How long have you owned it:
A month or less
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(1 of 3 customers found this review helpful)
 
2.0
Not Accurate
6/30/2014
Pros
Reading Display Software
Cons
20 Points Off From Doctor
Best Uses
Comment:
I used it to record daily readings for a couple of months at a time, and then take the tables and graphs their software generates to the doctor. The problem is that the readings were consistently around 20 points off from what the doctor got for a series of visits, even after I returned it to the factory for calibration. That being the case, everything else doesn't matter.
How long have you owned it:
More than six months
Bottom Line
No, I would not recommend this to a friend.
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