KooGeek Wireless Blood Pressure Monitor Review

1
KooGeek Smart Blood Pressure Monitor

It’s happening… we’re on a revolutionary journey to mastering our health… all thanks to tech!

From Air Purifiers to Heart Rate Monitors, everyone’s interest in health is growing in a big way! We’ve moved on from basic measurements like BMI with it now being more important to get an alround look at our health. You can literally measure everything with smart tech from from Stress, Blood Pressure, Heart Rate, Posture & now even our Brainwaves.

So, when I get contacted by brands who’s mission in life is to create easy-to-use and easy to access health tech… I get excited!

[column size=one_half position=first ]

Xiaomi Mi 9
Xiaomi Mi 9
Xiaomi Mi Mix 3
Xiaomi Mi 9

So who the heck are KooGeek? was exactly what I was thinking when they contacted me to review their Smart Enabled Blood Pressure Monitor…

Donning my research hat, I found out that KooGeek is actually a sub-brand of the giant online retailer TomTop.com. Who also owns the Dodocool brand that designs technology accessories, a few of which who we’ve reviewed here… it’s a small world…

The KooGeek brand specialises in creating smart things and have two main lines of products; Smart Health Products & Smart Home.

[/column]

[column size=one_half position=last ]

KooGeek Smart Blood Pressure Monitor Display

[/column]

So now that we know a little bit more about KooGeek, let’s see how their FDA Approved Smart Health Blood Pressure Monitor fairs in my full Hands-on Review!

(The price of the KooGeek Blood Pressure Monitor varies from region to region, so it’s worth shopping around. At the time of this review it was £55 in the U.K. / $70 USD & / 30% OFF in Germany @ 39.99 EUR)

[column size=one_half position=first ]
The Good

  • Up to 16 users
  • FDA Approved
  • Excellent Build Quality
  • Feels Medical
  • Simple Intuitive App
  • Clear Backlit LCD Display

[/column]

[column size=one_half position=last ]
The Could Be Better

  • 3rd Party Support –  Apple Only
  • Premium Price-tag

[/column]

KooGeek Smart Blood Pressure Monitor Design

Setup & Testing

As soon as you take the KooGeek blood pressure monitor out of the box, you feel justified that the rather expensive £55 is worth it. It feels like a premium piece of medical kit but I’ll get more into the build quality later on.

Inside the box, you’ll also find an instruction manual, warranty card and quality control card. Setting up is easy, you download the free KooGeek Smart Health App, (iOS Version), register your height and weight then select the Blood Pressure Monitor.

Now connect your smartphone to the KooGeek Blood Pressure Monitor via Bluetooth. Once connected, you can then take your first measurement via the app.

[column size=one_half position=first ]

KooGeek Smart Blood Pressure Monitor attached to an arm

[/column]

[column size=one_half position=last ]

The arm strap beings to inflate, applying a lot off pressure to your arm for an accurate reading. It’s not uncomfortable but a bizarre feeling if you’ve not had your blood pressure taken before.

I once used an overnight take-home (NHS UK) blood pressure monitor and the KooGeek Monitor feels just as good but has a much more futuristic design.

The arm band takes around 40 seconds to fully inflate. Then the monitor takes readings for your SYS (Systolic) & DIA (Dialostic) blood pressure as well as your pulse rate. Once completed, it then displays your reading (in the app) in a dial chart letting you know if your readings are within the healthy range.

[/column]

These measurements are all logged within the App and shown in simple graphs. This is great as it allows you to easily digest the health data and track your own blood pressure health.

If you need to guarantee a higher level of accuracy, the KooGeek Monitor will also let you take up to 5 measurements in a row. It will then take an average of these measurements eliminating the chance of an irregular reading.

Overall, I’ve really impressed with the ease and functionality of the KooGeek Blood Pressure Monitor. It worked flawlessly during my testing, recording my blood pressure measurements without any errors or strange readings.

KooGeek Smart Blood Pressure Monitor Setup

The App & Connectivity

The KooGeek Health App offers its own ecosystem of health tracking. They also have their own smart scales, smart thermometer and ab trainer allowing you to see your body fat, core body temperature, steps and other health related measurements.

I’m not the biggest fan of standalone ecosystems as you have to rely on the developers keeping it updated and feature rich. But… the KooGeek Blood Pressure Monitor will also sync with your Apple health if you use iOS… which is great!

It’d be nice to see more connectivity with more 3rd party apps in the future. The missing ability to sync with Google Health or Samsung Health is a small negative.

It’s not a deal-breaker though. Why? because the KooGeek app is simple, intuitive and does a good enough job of representing the data collected as a standalone app.

KooGeek Smart Blood Pressure Monitor Build Quality

Build Quality

With all medical devices, the build quality has to to be top notch and it is! It’s well made, has a clinical feel with the metal body, ergonomic rounded corners and overall, the KooGeek Monitor gives off a high-end impression.

The arm strap is made from a perforated breathable water-resistant (very realistic) faux leather that feels durable yet soft. There are no rough edges, the stitching is neat and overall, it’s well thought out product.

Finally, the backlit LCD display is bright and clear enough to easily read, although you’ll mainly be using the app.

KooGeek Smart Blood Pressure Monitor Design

KooGeek Blood Pressure Monitor – The Verdict

You can get blood pressure monitors for half the price. But… I genuinely feel the KooGeek Blood Pressure Monitor offers value for money.

One of the big problems with these types of devices is recording and displaying the data in an easy to digest way… which is exactly what the KooGeek App does well.

To get a similar experience to the KooGeek Smart Blood Pressure Monitor you’re looking at the either the more expensive Nokia or Withings options… or a cheaper monitor without the app…

So… do I recommend the KooGeek Smart Blood Pressure Monitor? It’s a YES! but only if you need the app recording functionality…

KooGeek Smart Blood Pressure Monitor – Tech Specs

 KooGeek Smart Blood Pressure Monitor White
ModelKooGeek Smart Blood Pressure Monitor
AppAndroid (4.3+) + iOS (8+)
Users16
CertificationCE, FCC, FDA
MeasurementsHeart Rate, Diastolic Blood Pressure,

Systolic Blood Pressure

MaterialPU Leather Finish / Water Resistant.
Arm Size8.7 to 14.2 inches (23 to 36cm)
Weight300 grams
ConnectivityBluetooth 4.0 + WiFi
Weight155 grams
Usage50+ Times Per Charge
Battery Size400mAh (Lithium-ion)