Purpose of App Review

  • To determine if Blood Pressure (My Heart) is a useful blood pressure tracking and management app

Introduction

Blood Pressure (My Heart) is an app that helps collect and analyze blood pressure data.

It does this by allowing users to enter their vitals and track trends in this information over time.

There are several sections of the app which help to manage and understand entered blood pressure data.

The sections of the app include:

  • Data (where users enter systolic, diastolic, pulse, weight, date, time, and description)
  • History (tracks all instances of entered info)
  • Graph (represents the history of blood pressure information given to the app)
  • Statistics (displays best, worst, mean, maximum, and minimum blood pressure data of all the information the user has provided to date)

User Interface

The Blood Pressure app has proven useful for tracking blood pressure data in a quick and easy fashion. The interface is understandable and manageable in terms of navigation and functionality. The icons found within the app are intuitive and allow for seamless transitions from one section to another.

Perhaps the most useful and visually pleasing portion of the app is the graphical representations generated based on the blood pressure data entered. Not only is there a general graph that plots all of the instances of when a users enters his/her blood pressure, it also summarizes the data by providing users with statistical charts and tables on more granular aspects of the blood pressure information entered. Users can also export the data in either CSV or XML formats.

The only qualm one might have with the usability of the app is the ads that appear on each screen. Although they take up minimal space at the bottom of the screen, they are still a distraction as they are bright and contain scrolling images/text, which draws the users attention to them and ultimately, away from the task at hand.

history

general graph

stats

pulse graph

pie chart

Price

  • Free

Likes

  • Easy to enter information and easy to view data history
  • Analysis and statistical understanding of blood pressure stats available
  • The varying types of graphs, charts, and tables generated
  • Ability to export blood pressure data

Dislikes

  • Number of ads

Conclusion

  • Offers users an intuitive interface for tracking blood pressure vitals and viewing trends over time
  • Generates useful graphs for visualizing and better understanding blood pressure data
  • Contains ads that can be distracting at times

Device used for review–Samsung Galaxy S3

Google Play Link

Rating: (1 to 5 stars) – 4.25

  1. User Interface – 4 (easy to use, yet ads sometimes get in the way of performance)
  2. Multimedia usage – 3 (limited sharing and exporting capabilities available)
  3. Price – 5 (no fee to download and use)
  4. Real world applicability – 5 (can be used on a daily basis by consumers and prescribed to patients by physicians as a means of collaboratively tracking blood pressure data)

Disclaimer:
This post does not establish, nor is it intended to establish, a patient physician relationship with anyone. It does not substitute for professional advice, and does not substitute for an in-person evaluation with your health care provider. It does not provide the definitive statement on the subject addressed. Before using these apps please consult with your own physician or health care provider as to the apps validity and accuracy as this post is not intended to affirm the validity or accuracy of the apps in question. The app(s) mentioned in this post should not be used without discussing the app first with your health care provider.