Systolic user instructions

Using Systolic is easy and it supports you in ensuring your blood pressure is under control. Use your blood pressure meter according to its instructions and then save the provided values into Systolic blood pressure app.

Blood pressure meter, also known as a sphygmomanometer, blood pressure monitor, or blood pressure gauge, is a device used to measure blood pressure. It’s composed of an inflatable cuff to collapse and then release the artery under the cuff in a controlled manner. Blood pressure meters can be bought from almost any retailers.

Important!

  • Your data is controlled only by you and nobody else can access it and we don't share it with 3rd parties

  • Systolic v3 stores data securely and safely into your own user account when you login with email, Google or Apple accounts (iOS devices). Data is synchronised automatically between all your devices, so there is no need for backups

  • Systolic v2 stores data into the device only and it's a good practice to make a backup occasionally, so that you can restore it any time e.g. in case you lost your device or if you just want to transfer the data to another device.

Tip! It is easy to print the report with PC when you send the report to yourself and then open and print it with your PC

Save the values you measured

Most digital blood pressure meters provide you systolic, diastolic and pulse values. You might also want to check your weight every now and then and keep track of that. You can also provide additional comments in order to figure out if certain occasions correlate with a blood pressure. Finally press Save button and the results will be stored for reporting.

It’s a good idea to make at least two blood pressure measurements every morning and evening two minutes from each others. It's possible to select morning and evening averages to be presented in the chart page. A 2min timer can be used to remind about the next measurement. A date and time are kept up to date automatically when the refresh (circular arrow) icon is selected i.e. blue. You can also select other dates and times for readings.


Check the report

Along with when you save more and more results, Systolic creates invaluable report containing the graphical chart. It allows you to track how your blood pressure is evolving. You can scroll the chart left and right and select different time spans. Report contains averages of morning and evening measurements so that all measurements after 12 are included into evening average. The report that you can share includes the chart for the same period that you have visible on the screen, additional information and detailed results.

In order to take a deeper look at the report and share it, you can rotate the device and turn into a landscape mode. Landscape mode is optimised for viewing the report and it occupies larger part of the screen. The share button on the top right corner allows you to share the report.

There are several time ranges available for the report and can be selected by pressing a range button twice (e.g. 1W).

Modify monitoring periods

Tapping titles collapses (closes) and uncollapses (opens) the groups. The arrow on the right side indicates if the group is collapsed or not. Tapping the item will allow you to delete or modify it.

A green icon indicates that both systolic and diastolic blood pressure are at the correct level. An orange icon means that either of the readings is too high and a red icon indicates both values are too high.

CSV files

Systolic v3 stores data securely and safely into your own user account when you login with email, Google or Apple accounts (iOS devices). Data is synchronised automatically between all your devices, so there is no need for backups.

You can export data to a CSV file for e.g. inspecting and analysing it with your computer's spreadsheet program. It is also possible to try to import CSV file that contains readings, but the format of the CSV must be exactly such that Systolic understands it. CSV files can also be used as a backup if you use the application without logging in. When you log in with Email, Google or Apple (iOS devices) account, then there is no need for backups because the data will always be synchronised to all your devices where you log in to Systolic using the same account.

Format

date, sys, dia, pulse, weight, medication true or false, unit of measures true for metric and false for imperial, "[occasion1, occasion2, etc]", "[comment1, comment2, etc]"

Example

2018-11-23 21:03:00.000, 151, 89, 68, 70, true, true, ["occasion1, occasion2, etc]", "[comment1, comment2, etc]"