Trend: GP on your wrist

Your GP still tak­ing aeons to ac­knowl­edge your ex­is­tence, let alone treat you? Let tech give you an in­stant di­ag­no­sis

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Wear­ables have been to school to get a med­i­cal de­gree. Book an ap­point­ment now

Withings Blood Pres­sure mon­i­tor

Roll up your sleeve and we’ll be­gin… This med­i­cally ap­proved teched-up strap works in the ex­act same way as your doc’s ex­cept with­out the wires. Fu­elled by four AAA bat­ter­ies, it mea­sures sys­tolic, di­as­tolic and pulse rate be­fore stream­ing the re­sults to the HealthMate app on iOS and An­droid via Blue­tooth 4.0. $179, withings.com, out now

Wel­lo­graph Well­ness Watch

Un­like other fit­ness trackers that will take your pulse when asked, the Well­ness Watch keeps a con­stant check on your per­sonal beats per minute, us­ing the tri-LED sen­sor. It then com­bines these find­ings with your ac­tiv­ity lev­els to judge ex­actly how fit you are com­pared to oth­ers in your age range (no fib­bing). All of this info is then shipped via Blue­tooth 4.0 to the Wel­lo­graph app. When not ca­jol­ing you off the sofa, it also tells the time. US $349, wel­lo­graph.com, out July

Zen­so­rium Tinké sen­sor

This lit­tle guy can give you a full body MOT, mea­sur­ing your re­s­pi­ra­tory rate, blood oxy­gen level (above 95% is the aim) and heart rate by de­tect­ing changes in skin blood vol­ume in your fin­ger­tip. It plugs di­rectly into an iDe­vice via Light­ning or 30-pin con­nec­tor, or via Blue­tooth to An­droid de­vices, pre­sent­ing all of its data as in-depth graphs – which, if all is well, you can then share on­line to prompt so­cial health envy. US $129, zen­so­rium.com, out now

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