How do I set up my blood pressure cuff and take a reading?

This article explains how to set up your device for measuring blood pressure. 

Step 1.Press and hold the red button for 3 seconds

The light will start to flash.

Then tap NEXT.

Step 2. Turn on Bluetooth

Make sure Bluetooth is turned on in your phone's settings.

(How to enable Bluetooth for  iOSAndroid).

Make sure your phone is connected to device named BP5 ######

Step 3: Find a quiet place to sit and take your reading

Find a place to sit with your feet flat on the floor (without crossing your legs). Make sure your back is straight.

Step 4: Put on the blood pressure cuff

Place your arm through the cuff's armband and position the display and armband on your upper arm. 

With your palm facing up, make sure that the display is firmly in the middle of your arm (width wise). See illustration. 

Step 5: Adjust the cuff

Position the cuff so that you are leaving 1 inch or two fingers width from the inside of your elbow crease to the start of the cuff's armband. Place your elbow and forearm on a flat surface and gently relax your arm.

Step 6. Tighten the Device

Now that you have your arm cuff in the right position, tighten the armband. Make sure the armband is firmly around your upper arm, keeping 2 fingers space between your arm and the band. 

Step 7: Get ready

When finished the display monitor should be in position at heart level for the most accurate reading.

Once the device is connected to the app and the arm cuff is in the correct position, the “Press to Start” button will appear filled in green. Tap the START READING button to begin your reading.


Stay still and do not talk during measurement. Do not move your arm or body. Once your reading is complete, your results will automatically sync to the app and be displayed.

Step 9: Complete your reading by answering a few questions.

You will be asked to manually input a few additional pieces of information that your doctor will need, such as your mood, and what activity you were doing right before taking the reading, then tap SAVE to complete your first reading!

Step 10. Then tap SAVE READING

Hooray! You just completed your first reading!

For all subsequent blood pressure readings...

  1. In your mobile device's Settings, toggle Bluetooth to ON.
  2. Open the Noteworth App, and tap the Blood Pressure section on the home screen. Your blood pressure monitor will automatically connect.
  3. Follow the on-screen instructions to make sure you're positioned correctly and to begin measurement.

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