The toughest part of covering health and fitness at CES is that the job inherently involves being reminded that, at least as far as this week is concerned, we should be consuming less coffee and junk food and getting more sleep.
Fortunately, the new Withings Blood Pressure monitor is so sleek and easy to use that my high blood pressure reading this morning didn't get me down.
Just out this month for $129, the monitor wraps around the upper arm like any other, but it can plug directly into an iPhone, iPad, or iPod Touch, allowing the simple set of results (systolic, diastolic, and bpm) to be shared almost instantly. Put it on, plug it in, and the device self inflates and then deflates as soon as the readings are taken.
For the most accurate results, Withings rep Jessica Darrican says to take three readings spaced one minute apart.