Gear review: Braun iCheck 7 blood pressure monitor

How well do you know your heart?  

No, we don’t mean if you’ve found someone 100% your type on paper- this isn’t Love Island, but how well do you know your heart’s health?  Often, we are so focused on calorie counting and bulking up that we overlook things as simple as blood pressure and maintaining a happy healthy ticker.

Recent studies show that 1 in 3 adults in the UK have high blood pressure and that’s just the people who bother to check. With 1 in 5 of us unaware of our blood pressure measurements, this figure is likely (and rather scarily) higher. Largely remaining undetected, high blood pressure can lead to some very serious health problems including a heart attack or stroke and no one wants that.

Long waiting lists for the GP clinic often leads us to wait until something is wrong before we have that much needed check-up and who would blame us? We all lead busy lives.

Enter Braun, a healthcare company that has a track record of supplying us with the must-have home essentials of the healthcare world.

Offering a completely unique and revolutionary experience, Braun this summer has introduced its iCheck 7 and ActivScan 9 blood pressure monitors, allowing us to check in on our heart from the comfort of our homes or even on the go!

Simply placing the iCheck 7 on your wrist will give you an accurate reading of your blood pressure in minutes to a professional standard. If you aren’t familiar with what the readings mean then never fear- their colour coded system will tell you if everything is a-ok or when you should worry at a simple glance.

If the thought of all those World Cup burgers and beers have really worried you about how your blood is pumping then the ActivScan 9 is most definitely for you. The comfortable and intuitive monitor will measure and store your blood pressure, gathering information after each use to show you the evolving snapshot of your heart’s health. Colour Coded results also mean you don’t have to worry about the math, just make sure the only thing staying red is the England boys on the pitch.

As if maintaining a healthy heart couldn’t get easier, Braun’s Healthy Heart App will also show you your progress, recording sleep, exercise and nutrition in accessible graphs that can be shared with your doctor.

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