Heartify Help Center

How do I measure blood pressure?

Unlike heart rate variability, blood pressure cannot simply be measured with the camera: the science simply isn’t there yet! However, Heartify can help you and your doctor keep track of your blood pressure log.

To measure blood pressure, you need a blood pressure monitor device. Most doctors recommend preferring an arm-cuff type monitor, rather than wrist-cuff ones.

  1. Wrap the cuff around your bicep. It should be snug, but not tight, because the cuff fill inflate.
  2. Sit upright in a relaxed position and rest your arm on a table or desk so that your wrist is at the level of your heart.
  3. Start the blood pressure monitor and sit still during the measurement.
  4. After the measurement, open the Blood Pressure Log in Heartify and enter your systolic (top) and diastolic (bottom) numbers.

If you track your blood pressure regularly, you can export a report of your blood pressure log to show to your doctor during your next check-up.