Using SimpleEye Bluetooth Blood Pressure
Thank you for using SimpleEye Bluetooth Blood Pressure, the quick and easy way to get blood pressure measurements from your compatible Bluetooth-enabled blood pressure monitor to your Android device. Help information can be viewed at any time by clicking on the Help button on the bottom of the application.
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SimpleEye Bluetooth Blood Pressure is currently compatible with the following Bluetooth blood pressure monitors:

Android Device Compatibility: SimpleEye Bluetooth Blood Pressure has been tested and verified with Android 2.0 (Motorola® Droid on Verizon®), 2.1 (LG® Ally on Verizon® and T-Mobile® myTouch 3G Slide running HTC® SenseUI) and 2.2 (Google® Nexus One on T-Mobile®). Some minor issues that should not prevent measurements from being taken have been observed with Android 2.1 devices running the HTC® Sense UI: the Bluetooth implementations on these devices have unresolved errors.

Setting up the connection between your blood pressure monitor and your mobile device.

When the application is first started, it will check if this is the very first time the application has started or if the application has been updated since it was last started: if either of these is true, it will display a list of changes as shown in Figure 1 below.

Figure 1: application changes and new features

If this is the first time the application is started, the help screen will show as in Figure 2 below.

Figure 2: initial Help screen display

Tap the OK button to close the help screen: you can tap the Help button at any time to access this screen.

The application will then check to see if Bluetooth is enabled. If not, it will request that Bluetooth be turned on, as shown in Figure 3 below. Bluetooth must be activated to use the Bluetooth features of the software.

Figure 3: Bluetooth activation request

Tap Yes to approve the request: Bluetooth will turn on as shown in Figure 4 below.

Figure 4: Bluetooth successfully activating

Tap the Menu button to show the application menu as seen in Figure 5 below.

Figure 5: main application menu

FORA® D15b:

  • Press and hold the Bluetooth button until the screen on the blood pressure monitor shows PCL. See the manual for the FORA D15b for more details.

Once the blood pressure monitor is ready, tap the Select button and then tap the Find entry as shown in Figure 6 below.

Figure 6: finding the blood pressure monitor

This will open the the Android Bluetooth settings screen as shown in Figure 7 below. A scan will be performed (or press Scan for devices to start a scan): the phone should now find the blood pressure monitor. The caption on the item will show Pair with this device to indicate that the blood pressure monitor is not paired.

Figure 7: locating the blood pressure monitor

Tap the blood pressure monitor item to start the pairing process: a pairing key dialog will be shown as in Figure 8 below. Enter the proper pairing code (for the supported FORA D15b blood pressure monitor that code is 111111).

Figure 8: pairing code input

Tap OK: the pairing process will complete and the blood pressure monitor item will change its caption to “Paired but not connected” to indicate that the pairing process is complete: this is shown in Figure 9 below.

Figure 9: pairing completed

You are now ready to go!

Collecting measurements from your blood pressure monitor

Press the Back button to return to the application: it will automatically detect that a new blood pressure monitor has been added and will prompt you to add it to the list of saved meters as shown in Figure 10 below.

Figure 10: prompt to save the Bluetooth blood pressure monitor

Tap Yes to accept it: you will then be prompted to set this blood pressure monitor as your default blood pressure monitor as shown in Figure 11 below. Tap Yes to do so.

Figure 11: prompt to choose selected Bluetooth blood pressure monitor as the default blood pressure monitor

The application will enable the Connect button and ask if you wish to connect to the blood pressure monitor right now as shown in Figure 12 below.

Figure 12: Connect enabled

You can either tap Yes or tap Connect to connect: the connection will start up as shown in Figure 13 below.

Figure 13: connecting to blood pressure monitor

Once connected, the select button will be disabled and the Connect button will switch to Disconnect. To disconnect from the blood pressure monitor you can tap the Disconnect button.

As soon as a measurement is available, the blood pressure monitor will transmit it and the blood pressure measurement details will be shown as seen in Figure 14 below.

Figure 14: connected blood pressure monitor with captured blood pressure measurements

If voice reports are enabled (they are enabled by default) the application will read out the most recent measurement values at this time.
Note: the D15b blood pressure monitor can save multiple measurements even when no Bluetooth connection is present: when a connection is then established using SimpleEye Bluetooth Blood Pressure all the measurements will be automatically transmitted to the Android device and saved (see Application settings and preferences for more options) for future review. Only the latest measurement will be displayed on this screen: to see older measurements tap History.
Tap the Disconnect button to disconnect from the blood pressure monitor when the measurements have been captured. The connection will be automatically closed when the blood pressure monitor turns off.

Reviewing historical measurements

To review saved measurements, tap the History button on the measurement capture screen. This will open the History screen as shown in Figure 20 below. A chart of recorded blood pressure measurement data is displayed. This chart initially shows 1 month of measurements at a time.

Figure 20: chart of recorded blood pressure measurement data

The chart can scroll to show previous measurements as shown in Figure 21 below.

Figure 21: scrolling the chart to review older measurements

Tap on any point in the chart to see the measurement detail and the associated date as shown in Figure 22 below.

Figure 22: tap to show measurement detail

A long-press on the chart will open the chart options menu as shown in Figure 23 below: this allows the number of displayed measurements to be changed.

Figure 23: chart options menu

Figure 24 below shows the chart but with 1 week of measurements at a time.

Figure 24: chart of recorded weight measurements at one week resolution

When the orientation is changed to landscape the chart will enlarge to fill as much space as is available, as shown in Figure 25 below.

Figure 25: landscape view of chart

Tap List to see a listing of all measurements as shown in Figure 26 below. The measurements are ordered with the most recent measurement at the top.

Figure 26: measurement listing

Tap on any entry in the listing to view the details of the measurement, including the note attached to the measurement (if any), the time it was saved and last modified and any other additional measurement details taken: you may need to scroll to see those details. This is shown in Figure 27 below. Tap the OK button when done.

Figure 27: measurement detail

A long press on any entry in the listing will open its menu, as shown in Figure 28 below.

Figure 28: measurement options menu

Tap the Edit Note menu item to change the note attached to the measurement: you can then enter and changes into the provided input field as shown in Figure 29 below.

Figure 29: editing the note

Tap OK to save the changes as shown in Figure 30 below.

Figure 30: note saved

Tap the Delete menu item to remove a measurement, as shown in Figure 31 below.

Figure 31: deleting a measurement

A confirmation prompt will appear as shown in Figure 32 below. Tap OK to delete the measurement. This action is permanent: deleted measurements can never be recovered.

Figure 32: delete confirmation

The measurement will be permanently deleted.
You can also tap the Add button () at the bottom of the screen to open up the manual measurement recording screen as shown in Figure 17 above.

Share measurements

From the History list screen, measurements can be shared over SMS, email, or any other installed sharing option: each individual measurement has a Share menu option, shown in Figure 33 below.

Figure 33: individual measurement share

Tapping the Share menu item will open up the Android share menu, similar to what is shown in Figure 34 below.

Figure 34: sharing menu screen for an individual measurement

Select the desired share option and it will be passed the measurement data, as shown in Figure 35 below.

Figure 35: sharing a measurement via SMS

To send all measurements by email tap the Email button () at the bottom of the screen. This will open up the Android share menu as shown in Figure 36 below.

Figure 36: sending all measurements in an email

Select the desired option, and it will open up with an attachment as shown in Figure 37 below. You can then enter the recipient(s) email address(es), edit the body of the email and send the file.

Figure 37: all measurements attached to an email

The attachment is a comma-separated values (CSV) file that can be opened up in Microsoft® Excel® or Google® Docs, and will include the time the measurement was taken by the blood pressure monitor (from the blood pressure monitor’s internal clock), the time the measurement was saved by the Android device, the actual blood pressure values, the note that was attached (if any), and information about the specific blood pressure monitor that took the measurement; this last bit of information is useful to be able to separate out measurements that may be saved from multiple blood pressure monitors to the same Android device.

Measurement data backup and recovery

To safeguard your data against the loss of your phone, or to move your data from one Android device to another you can export and import the data stored by the application. This requires an SD card be plugged in and that the SD card not be mounted on a host computer. From the History chart view tap the Menu button to show the history import/export menu as shown in Figure 38 below.

Figure 38: history import/export menu

Tap Export to export the data. A new export data file will be created in the top level of the SD card with all the data saved to it. The name of the file will be displayed as shown in Figure 39 below. The export data file will have the date and time saved into the name and will have a suffix of bloodpressuredata.csv, and this file can be copied off the SD card and stored elsewhere for safekeeping or transferred to another Android device.

Figure 39: successfully exported data

To import an export data file, copy the file to the top level of the SD card and then select the Import option from the History chart view menu as shown in Figure 40 below.

Figure 40: import menu option

The application will search the top level of the SD card for all files named with the same suffix bloodpressuredata.csv and will display a list of possible data files as shown in Figure 41 below.

Figure 41: possible import data files

Tap the desired file to select it and start the import process as shown in Figure 42 below.

Figure 42: import in progress

Once the import is completed a confirmation will show with the number of measurements imported as shown in Figure 43 below. Tap OK to refresh the chart and show the newly imported data.

Figure 43: successfully imported data
Application settings and information

To adjust the application’s settings and preferences, tap the Settings button on the measurement capture screen. This will open the settings screen as shown in Figure 51 below. Options are available (you may have to scroll down) to review information about the software, terms of service and the privacy and content policies. If you do not wish measurements to be saved automatically, check the Manual Save option. Check the Disable Voice option to disable the voice reports. Check the Disable Vibration option to disable the vibration that occurs when a measurement is successfully received from a blood pressure monitor.

Figure 51: application settings and information

To configure measurement reminders, tap the Reminder Interval item as shown in Figure 52 below.

Figure 52: measurement reminder interval

You will then be able to select an interval from the options menu that appears, as shown in Figure 53 below. Changes will take effect immediately.

Figure 53: reminder interval options

To clear all saved measurements, tap the Clear saved measurements item as seen in Figure 54 below.

Figure 54: clear saved blood pressure measurements

This will prompt you for confirmation as shown in Figure 55 below.

Figure 55: initial confirmation to clear all saved measurements.

If you tap the Clear button, you will be prompted for confirmation a second time, as shown in Figure 56 below.

Figure 56: final confirmation to clear all saved measurements.

If you tap the Clear button a second time then the measurements will be deleted. This action is permanent: deleted measurements can never be recovered. After the deletion is done the Clear saved measurements item will be disabled, as shown in Figure 57 below.

Figure 57: successfully cleared all saved measurements

To clear all saved blood pressure monitors, tap the Clear saved blood pressure monitors item: this will prompt you for confirmation as shown in Figure 58 below.

Figure 58: clear saved blood pressure monitor information.

If you tap the Clear button, all saved blood pressure monitor details will be removed. Next time a blood pressure monitor is connected its details will be saved once again. After the blood pressure monitor details are cleared, the Clear saved blood pressure monitors item will be disabled, as shown in Figure 59 below.

Figure 59: successfully cleared all saved blood pressure monitor information

SimpleEye Bluetooth Blood Pressure provides reminders that help you regularly record your measurements. These show up in the form of a notification as seen in Figure 60 below: notice the application icon in the notification area (the top left of the screen).

Figure 60: reminder notification

You can then open the notification panel to see the full detail as shown in Figure 61 below. Tapping on the notification will open the application.

Figure 61: reminder notification detail

By default notifications are sent if it has been more than 1 day since your last measurement: the reminder interval can be changed as discussed above.

Sending Feedback

We really want to hear from you about errors you encounter, features you would like to see or suggestions on how to improve the user interface. To send us feedback, tap the Feedback button on the main application screen or scroll to the bottom of the Settings screen and select the Feedback item, as shown in Figure 62 below.

Figure 62: selecting the Feedback button

Enter an email address (this is required, so we can get back to you about your requested change) and your comments and press the Submit button as shown in Figure 63 below to send it. This will require that you have a network connection.

Figure 63: sending feedback

Your submission will be confirmed as shown in Figure 64 below, and that’s it. Thank you!

Figure 64: successfully submitted feedback