Reviewer: Dr Alice Miller, GP, FRNZCGP, Wellington
Date of review: April 2021
Comments: The AVAX Blood Pressure app is a convenient way to record and share your blood pressure data with your healthcare professional. Keeping track of your blood pressure can help with adjustments to your medication to reach your blood pressure targets and help you feel more in control of your health.
The basic (free) option would be good enough for most people, but the premium version allows you to add more than one medicine and gives additional options including target setting and diabetes (blood glucose) tracking.
The app is most useful for motivated people who need monitoring or treatment of blood pressure and who prefer or have been advised to do this at home. You will need your own blood pressure machine, scales and other relevant equipment if you want to record other health data.
Safety concerns: None.
New Zealand relevance: Yes, relevant to a New Zealand audience.