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Review of Microlife 3MC1-PC Ultimate Automatic Blood Pressure Monitor with Irregular Heartbeat Detection

Very Good
Rating
4.10 stars
181
Reviews
$52.99-$81.39
Price Range
Reviewed on: September 07, 2013
Author: BoolPool.com

Pros & Cons

Pros
  • Portable and easy to use features
  • Large sized digital display for easy reading
  • Two user modes, 99 reading memory storage for each
  • Includes medium and large sized arm cuffs
  • Traffic light indicator feature as per NIH standard
  • Features reminder alarm for medication or emergencies
  • Includes BP analyzer PC software to track progress
Cons
  • Stiff and hard arm cuff
  • Software is rudimentary

Review Summary

This is the summary of consumer reviews for Microlife 3MC1-PC Ultimate Automatic Blood Pressure Monitor with Irregular Heartbeat Detection. The BoolPool rating for this product is Very Good, with 4.10 stars, and the price range is $52.99-$81.39.

Microlife 3MC1-PC Ultimate is a fully automatic digital blood pressure monitoring device for personal use by adults. It enables quick and reliable measurement of systolic and diastolic blood pressure and pulse through the oscillometric method. The device is designed to be user-friendly and is clinically proven for consistent accuracy. The device features a large tilted display with back light. It has two user modes and stores 99 reading for each user with date and time stamps. The kit includes two cuffs to fit most arms, medium (9.25-13.5 inches) and large (12-16 inches) in circumference. This kit also includes blood pressure analyzer software which can be connected to any PC through a USB cable, providing the ease to chart and graph the measurements and share with doctor when needed. Dual operating mode allows the device to work via AC adapter or 4 AA batteries (included) for easy portability. 

The device features irregular heartbeat detection during measurement and warns with the help of an indicator on the monitor along with the BP/Pulse reading. The averaging mode takes 3 measurements automatically in succession and displays an average which is more precise and accurate than a single reading. The 3 average measurements can also be viewed individually by holding the memory button for maximum of 7 seconds (holding the button longer deletes the memory data). The traffic light indicator feature is based on standards established by the National Institutes of Health JNC7, 2003. As per the standards, the bars on the left hand edge of the display ranged the BP values, depending on the height of the bar which appears after measurement. The readout value is either within normal, borderline or danger depicted by green, yellow or red colors respectively. The device also has the convenience of programming reminder alarms for medication or some other emergency activities.

However, users feel the new plastic cuffs are hard and stiff to wrap around. Some cuffs were malfunctioning by misaligned inner working with loose connectivity and replacements are expensive. Also the software provided with the kit was older version and not compatible with most of the latest operating systems.

Overall, the Microlife 3MC1-PC Ultimate Automatic Blood Pressure Monitor with Irregular Heartbeat Detection is easy to use and read, simple and consistently accurate. Loaded with necessary features, this device is highly recommended for its quality and affordable price backed with 5 years warranty.

*Traffic Light Indicator Classification:

  •   Green Zone: Indicates one bar and normal as per NIH
  •   Yellow Zone: Indicates 2-3 bars and Pre-Hypertension as per NIH
  •   Orange Zone: Indicates 4 bars and Stage 1 Hypertension as per NIH
  •   Red Zone: Indicates 5> bars and Stage 2 Hypertension as per NIH

User Voice

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Review Group #: 1
(5.00 stars)
12 Reviews
It's consistently accurateEasy to use and read, plus it stores the statisticsHigh qualitySome users wish the software had a easy way to delete an entry
Review Group #: 2
(4.50 stars)
15 Reviews
Excellent product Easy to use Batteries included Long lasting batteries Great product, really worth the money
Review Group #: 3
(3.50 stars)
16 Reviews
This BP cuff is very easy to operate, appears to be very accurate when compared to manual BP cuffThe cuffs are stiff and hard to wrap around the armCuff is now plastic with less comfort than the previous cloth cuffs Some cuff's hold is misaligned with the inner workings and the cuff doesn't connect
Review Group #: 4
(4.00 stars)
19 Reviews
Does a good and accurate job taking the readings Recommended to anyone who needs to keep track of their BP readings Readings can be stored, downloaded and printed to be taken to doctor's office
Review Group #: 5
(4.00 stars)
25 Reviews
Works very nicely and gives accurate readings It provides heart rate as well Option of three readings for an average, or just take one reading
Review Group #: 6
(3.50 stars)
27 Reviews
The monitor works well but the software is rudimentaryThe software did not work with XP or Apple product

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