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Smartphone, tablet apps help track blood pressure

Staff
Published:   |   Updated: March 18, 2013 at 10:03 PM

As far as we know, no one has developed a smartphone or tablet app that can take your blood pressure — at least not without your having to buy an accompanying cuff. But there are several apps that can help you monitor your blood pressure once it's been measured by you or your doctor. Why bother? Because one good reading doesn't mean you're OK, and one bad reading doesn't mean you're on death's door. But tracking your blood pressure over time can help you spot the things — diet, stress, reading "Fifty Shades of Grey" — that cause your pressure to spike. Most blood pressure apps let you email updates to your doctor, and some make it easy to track your weight as well. Here are few that get good reviews:

APPLE

Free

99 cents

$2.99

ANDROID

Free

99 cents

Kim Franke-Folstad

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