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The Best Blood Pressure App Showdown for 2024: A Friendly Comparison

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Are you tired of feeling like your blood pressure is controlling you? Well, it's time to take charge with the right app for iPhone or Android! In this post, we're pitting five popular blood pressure apps against each other: SmartBP, Heartify, InPulse, Cardiogram, and BreathNow. We'll dive into their features and user feedback to help you find the perfect companion for your heart health journey.

SmartBP: The Simple yet Effective One

Main Features:

  • Track blood pressure readings 

  • Calculate average BP 

  • Export data 

  • Reminders for measurements and medication

  • Customizable dashboard

2024 User Feedback:

  • "I love how easy it is to use! The interface is clean and simple, and the reminders are super helpful." - Emily R. (5/5 stars)

  • "I've tried several BP apps, and this one is by far the most user-friendly. The export feature is a game-changer for my doctor's appointments." - David K. (5/5 stars)

  • "I wish it had more features, like heart rate tracking or insights, but it's a great basic app." - Rachel G. (4/5 stars)

Heartify: The Personalized Health Coach

Main Features:

  • Track BP and monitor heart rate

  • Health insights and recommendations

  • Mood tracking and correlation with BP

  • Customizable dashboard and reminders

2024 User Feedback:

  • "I was skeptical at first, but the personalized insights have really helped me understand my BP better. And the mood tracking feature is surprisingly accurate!" - James D. (5/5 stars)

  • "I love how it integrates with my Apple Watch! The reminders and notifications are so helpful." - Sarah K. (5/5 stars)

  • "I wish the free version had more features, but the premium subscription is worth it for the extra insights and support." - Mark Z. (4.5/5 stars)

InPulse: The Data Lover's Dream

Main Features:

  • Track BP, heart rate, and oxygen saturation

  • Rich graphs and statistics

  • Customizable alerts and reminders

  • Integrates with Apple Health

2024 User Feedback:

  • "The graphs and stats are so detailed and easy to understand! I finally feel like I have control over my BP." - Chris H. (5/5 stars)

  • "I love how it integrates with Apple Health! The data syncs seamlessly, and I can track my progress easily." - Lisa W. (5/5 stars)

  • "It's a bit overwhelming at first, but once you get the hang of it, it's an amazing app." - Tom B. (4.5/5 stars)

Cardiogram: The AI-Powered Companion

Main Features:

  • Track BP, heart rate

  • AI-powered insights and recommendations

  • Integrates with Apple Watch and Apple Health

  • Customizable dashboard and reminders

2024 User Feedback:

  • "The AI insights are incredibly helpful! It's like having a personal doctor in my pocket." - Karen T. (5/5 stars)

  • "I was skeptical about the AI, but it's surprisingly accurate and helpful. And the Apple Watch integration is seamless!" - Michael L. (5/5 stars)

  • "It's a bit pricey, but the premium features are worth it for the extra support and insights." - Daniel G. (4.5/5 stars)

BreathNow: The Relaxation and Exercise Guru

Main Features:

  • Track BP, heart rate, stress, cardio fitness (VO2max), oxygen saturation, AFib instances

  • Guided breathing exercises and meditations for BP, pulse and stress reduction

  • Personalized breathing and exercise plans to lower BP and pulse long term

  • Integrates with Apple Health, Apple Watch, Android Health connect

  • Customizable heart health insights, reminders and notifications 

2024 User Feedback:

  • "The guided breathing exercises are so relaxing! I feel like it's really helping me reduce my BP." - Amanda W. (5/5 stars)

  • "I love how it integrates with Apple Health! The data syncs seamlessly, and I can track my progress easily." - Peter S. (5/5 stars)

  • "Love the breathing techniques. Nice to look at proactive things to do to lower blood pressure" - Apazin. (5/5 stars)

The Verdict

All reviewed apps have a user rating of at least 4.7 (out of 5 stars). Each app has its unique strengths and weaknesses. SmartBP is perfect for those who want a simple, easy-to-use BP tracker. Heartify is ideal for users who want health insights and mood tracking. InPulse is great for those who want detailed graphs and statistics. Cardiogram is suitable for users who want AI-powered insights. BreathNow is perfect for those who want a broad set of calming and exercise techniques for BP, pulse and stress reduction plus powerful insights, notifications and reminders. 


All reviewed apps require an external BP monitor to take BP readings. This is also true for all other apps. The technology which would allow users to take blood pressure readings on their phones without a BP monitor is not available yet. If your BP monitor has a Bluetooth connection, you will be able to link it to your iPhone or Android phone and then BP readings will be automatically downloaded into your Apple Health or Android Health Connect accounts. 

The Bottom Line

When it comes to blood pressure apps, there's no one-size-fits-all solution. Consider your needs, preferences, and budget before making a decision. Whether you're looking for a simple tracking app or a comprehensive health companion, there's an app on this list for you. Happy tracking, and remember to take care of that heart of yours! In full disclosure: our team has created a BreathNow app and we would love to get your feedback. Try it for free on iPhone or Android. 


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