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Nokia BP-801 review

Arm blood pressure monitor. Priced at $187.

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CHOICE Expert Rating View more details.

This overall score is made up of accuracy (80%) and ease of use (20%).

Accuracy score View more details.

We test the accuracy of each blood pressure monitor against a recently calibrated hospital-grade blood pressure monitor. There's more detail in our 'How we test blood pressure monitors' article.

Ease of use score View more details.

Includes instructions, ease of fitting and operating the monitor, comfort, screen quality and the information displayed on the screen.

Operating score View more details.

This evaluates fitting the cuff and operating the monitor.

Comfort score View more details.

How comfortable the blood pressure monitor is, including whether it takes too long to take a reading when the monitor is creating pressure, causing discomfort.

Screen quality score View more details.

How large the screen is and whether it provides easy-to-read results.

Information score View more details.

The amount and quality of information the monitor provides to the user.

Recommended View more details.

We recommend currently available blood pressure monitors with an overall score of at least 75%, and have validated by a medical research organisation.

Status View more details.

This defines what is still available in the market. When a product is listed as discontinued, we can't find it to purchase anywhere in Australia or online. When listed as a Tested model, these are still available.

Discontinued model
Price View more details.

This is the manufacturer's recommended retail price, but remember you can often get a better price by shopping around.

$187
Cuff price - small
$One size only
Cuff price - medium
$Supplied
Cuff price - large
$One size only
Validated View more details.

We only recommend blood pressure monitors that have been validated by medical research.

Items supplied
Blood pressure monitor, 4 AAA batteries
Batteries
4 x AAA
Blood pressure range
0 - 285
Claimed accuracy
+/- 3 mmHg
Measuring uncertainty
Not stated
Pulse range
40 - 180
Recommended minimum time between measurements (min)
Not stated
Other data displayed
Error for movement, cuff not correctly fastened, cuff broken, pump or valve failure, pressure overflow. (All showed the same error message)
Data stored
(Depends on phone)
Number of users that can store data
Not applicable
Number of readings stored
Not applicable
Origin View more details.

The country of origin.

China
Contact
health.nokia.com/au/en/
Blood pressure
Yes
Heart rate
Yes
Irregular heart beat display View more details.

An on screen alert if your heart rate has some disturbance.

Yes (in App)
Irregular heart beat explained
No
Hypertension display View more details.

A hypertension warning on the screen if necessary – which is a good prompt to visit your GP.

Yes (in App)
Hypertension explained
No
Troubleshooting help
Yes
Maintenance details
Yes
Adult suitability only
Yes
Automatic power-off
Yes
Can operate from mains power
No
Low battery indicator
Yes (in App)
Time
Yes (in App)
Date
Yes (in App)
Time and date
Yes (in App)
Alarm
No
Computer interface
App based program, no display on monitor itself

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