Qardio QardioArm A100
The technology used in the Qardio QardioArm A100, to measure blood pressure, has passed in a clinical validation study, in a general population, according to a recognised standard protocol, as published in a peer-reviewed publication.
|Medaval||★★ Recommendation||Recent clinical validation; recent protocol|
|BIHS (UK and IRL)||Self-measurement||Published evidence|
|Consumer Reports (US)||2019||B|
|Amazon Best Sellers (US)||2019||B (3.4 / 5)|
Chahine MN, Topouchian J, Zelveian P, Hakobyan Z, Melkonyan A, Azaki A, Diab R, Harb A, Asmar R. Validation of BP devices QardioArm® in the general population and Omron M6 Comfort® in type II diabetic patients according to the European Society of Hypertension International Protocol (ESH-IP). Med Devices (Auckl). 2017 Dec 27;11:11-20. doi: 10.2147/MDER.S142126. PMID: 29343992. Available from: PMC5749560. eCollection 2018.
ESH-IP:2010 - Pass General population
Mazoteras Pardo V, Losa Iglesias ME, López Chicharro J, Becerro de Bengoa Vallejo R. The QardioArm App in the Assessment of Blood Pressure and Heart Rate: Reliability and Validity Study. JMIR Mhealth Uhealth. 2017 Dec;5(12):e198. Epub: 2017 Dec 15. doi: 10.2196/mhealth.8458. PMID: 29246880. Available from: PMC5747597.
The reference device used was the Omron M3 (HEM-7200-E). However, this is a major and fundamental violation of the protocol requirements. Despite its claims, this study is simply a comparison of two devices and cannot be considered as a validation according to the ESH-IP protocol.
Mazoteras Pardo V, Becerro de Bengoa Vallejo R, Losa Iglesias ME, López López D, Palomo López P, Rodríguez Sanz D, Calvo Lobo C. The QardioArm Blood Pressure App for Self-Measurement in an Obese Population: Validation Study Using the European Society of Hypertension International Protocol Revision 2010. JMIR Mhealth Uhealth. 2018 Oct;6(10):e11632. Epub: 2018 Oct 25. doi: 10.2196/11632. PMID: 30361193. Available from: PMC6229517.
The reference device used was the Omron M3 Intellisense (HEM-7051-E). However, this is a major and fundamental violation of the protocol requirements. Despite its claims, this study is simply a comparison of two devices and cannot be considered as a validation according to the ESH-IP protocol.