What's this? Overall score is based on blood pressure accuracy, convenience, and comfort.
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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.
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 is based on how the model's readings compared with those taken on a mercury sphygmomanometer used by two trained testers.
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 is based on opinion scores given by test subjects.
Features & Specs - CVS Premium BP3MV1-3WCVS Item# 800230
Irregular heartbeat detector A symbol on the monitor that indicates that an irregular heartbeat rhythm was detected.
Irregular heartbeat detector
BP risk category indicator An indicator on the monitor that flags high readings as hypertensive.
BP risk category indicator
Multiple user memories A feature in which two or more individuals can store their results separately on the same monitor.
Multiple user memories
Two cuffs or one that fits most Two cuff sizes (large and medium) or a one-size fits most cuff is included with the monitor.
Two cuffs or one that fits most
Can download memory to PC The user is able to download readings from the monitor to a PC.
Can download memory to PC
More portable than most Smaller than most in weight and volume.
More portable than most
Large digit display Large systolic and diastolic digits.
Large digit display
Data averaging function The monitor averages blood pressure readings.
Data averaging function
Included cuff sizes (in.) Cuff sizes that are included with the model.
Included cuff sizes (in.)
One size 8.7-16.5
Available cuff sizes (in.) Cuff sizes that are not included with the model but available for separate purchase.
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
Yes, I would recommend this to a friend.
from New Jersey
(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)
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
By Al the data freak
from Chatham, IL
(1 of 3 customers found this review helpful)
Reading Display Software
20 Points Off From Doctor
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.