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CVS Premium BP3MV1-3WCVS Item# 800230 blood pressure monitor

 
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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. Can download memory. Data averaging function. Directions for 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 Yes
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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4.0
I use 2X Daily 24/7. It is Easy, Consistent, and Accurate
6/7/2015
Pros
Accurate
Consistent
Easy to use
Cons
none
Best Uses
Monitoring Vital Signs
Comment:
I read and followed the instructions, as clarified by my transplant coordinator. I found this monitor to be easy to use, and consistent. Its'accuracy has been confirmed via comparison to readings at regular and frequent Dr visits. (I am a transplant patient being closely monitored.) Yes, the cuff can squeeze your arm quite hard, but if you place the cuff about 1/2 above your elbow and wrap the velco strip so it is just barely snug before activating, it is A-OK
How long have you owned it:
More than six months
Bottom Line
Yes, I would recommend this to a friend.
 
1.0
Wide Fluctuation
5/24/2015
Pros
Cons
Best Uses
Comment:
I have found the reading on this device to fluctuate by 10-15 points within less than a minute. Seems highly inaccurate.
How long have you owned it:
More than six months
Bottom Line
No, I would not recommend this to a friend.
(8 of 8 customers found this review helpful)
 
4.0
Accurate and backed up by good service
9/19/2014
Pros
Accurate
Easy to use
Good customer service
Cons
Best Uses
Comment:
I'm surprised to see the comments about this device not being accurate. I took mine to the doctor with me and used it immediately after the nurse took my blood pressure. The result was within a couple points of what the nurse got. I take my blood pressure daily and the results seem to be consistent. I have no reason to doubt its results.<br /><br />The cuff is rather stiff, but that doesn't cause a problem. The cuff allows for a broad range of arm sizes: 8.7 - 16.5 inches and is described as size M-L. So if you have small arms you may need to order the small cuff.<br /><br />Eventually the cuff started to leak. At first I was annoyed that replacement cuffs aren't available in stores. But I called the customer service number that is on the back of the device intending to order one. I was very pleasantly surprised when they sent me a new cuff at no charge.<br /><br />Overall I would highly recommend this model.
How long have you owned it:
More than six months
Bottom Line
Yes, I would recommend this to a friend.
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