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Withings Hy-result analyzes your blood pressure

The feature is available to purchase within the iOS Withings Health Mate app for $5.

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Next time you open the Withings Health Mate app on iOS, you'll find an option named "HyResult" when you click the + button in your timeline. It's a new add-on that can analyze your blood pressure if you want to monitor it closely, developed by hypertension specialists from Hospital Georges Pompidou in Paris. If you decide to get it -- note that it'll cost you $5 -- the feature will prompt you to answer a list of questions about your health, lifestyle and physical stats.

Once you've set it up, you'll need to take your blood pressure thrice in the morning and thrice in the evening for five straight days. You can either use a connected device like Withing's own Wireless Blood Pressure Monitor, or just type in the data manually. Hy-result will then assess your blood pressure data, taking into account the information you've given it. The feature's final report will include your average blood pressure, color-coded to indicate if it falls within normal range or if you're hypertensive. It'll also include preventative measures you can take for any heart health risk and a PDF with the results that you can share with a doctor. You can see some screenshots of the in-app function right here.

Withings says it proved Hy-result's efficacy in a clinical trial that compared its findings with those of hypertension specialists'. According to the study published in Blood Pressure Monitoring Journal, the results generated by the app were the same as the specialists' findings 95.4 percent of the time. The feature's now available for download through the iOS app, but (unfortunately for a lot of people) only if you're in the US, Canada, UK or France.

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