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Review: Withings Sleep Provides a Simple Way to Track Your Nights for $50 Cheaper than Apple's Beddit

Wednesday April 17, 2019 6:21 am PDT by Mitchel Broussard
Sleep tracking has become a popular activity for many people, since the practice can result in major benefits to your daily wellbeing, restfulness, stress levels, and mental health. There are many ways you can go about tracking your sleep, and Apple itself sells a few products that can help, including the Apple Watch (paired with a third-party app like Pillow) and the Beddit Sleep Monitor....

Withings Home Review: New Apple TV App and Baby Monitor Features Make a Solid Camera Even Better

Wednesday December 2, 2015 1:54 pm PST by Eric Slivka
Roughly a year ago, popular accessory company Withings introduced its Home security camera and air quality monitor, giving users an easy way to keep tabs on their homes with video streaming, push alerts for activity, and cloud storage of footage. Withings has continued to improve the Home with software updates since the launch, and several recent additions such as an app for the new Apple TV and...

Activité Pop Review: Hands-On With Withings' Simple and Stylish $149 Activity Tracker

Thursday May 21, 2015 1:27 pm PDT by Juli Clover
The Apple Watch is fantastic because it lets you receive notifications, communicate with friends, access apps from your iPhone, and record a wealth of activity-related data, but it's also a device that requires a heavy amount of interaction. It demands that you look at your wrist when you receive a notification, it taps you on the arm when you're not standing up every hour, and it often...

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CES 2020: Withings Unveils ScanWatch Featuring AFib and Sleep Apnea Detection

Monday January 6, 2020 6:29 am PST by Tim Hardwick
French consumer electronics company Withings today announced ScanWatch, a hybrid smartwatch that can both detect irregular heart rhythms and sleep apnea in wearers. Billed as Withings' most advanced device to date, the ScanWatch uses two detection methods to identify if users have an irregular heart rhythm (AFib) or if their heart rhythm is slow, high or normal. The first is through users...

Withings Launches New iPhone-Connected Blood Pressure Monitors

Wednesday July 17, 2019 12:00 am PDT by Juli Clover
Withings, known for its range of iPhone-connected health devices, today announced the launch of two new blood pressure monitors, the BPM Core and the BPM Connect. The BPM Connect, available today at Apple retail stores and through the Apple online store, is an updated version of the classic Withings blood pressure monitor. It's designed to make it simple to take and view cardiovascular...

Withings Sleep Now Tracks Breathing Disturbances, Full Sleep Apnea Detection Coming Later This Year

Tuesday March 12, 2019 6:20 am PDT by Mitchel Broussard
Connected health company Withings today announced new features coming to its sleep sensor mat, Withings Sleep, which will help track and provide detailed information about breathing disturbances during the night. This feature is available to all Withings Sleep owners today, and is the first step towards more advanced sleep apnea detection, which is coming later in 2019. Withings says that a...

CES 2019: Withings Unveils 3-in-1 Cardiovascular Monitor and Analog Smartwatch With ECG Feature

Monday January 7, 2019 2:19 am PST by Tim Hardwick
French consumer electronics company Withings has announced a trio of new wearable products at CES, including a three-in-one health monitor and two smartwatches, one with electrocardiogram (ECG) capability. The health monitor is an upper arm cuff called the BPM Core that can take blood pressure, valvular health, and ECG readings, the latter of which can identify atrial fibrillation or...

Withings Announces 'Pulse HR' Fitness Tracker With 20-Day Battery Life

Wednesday November 14, 2018 1:31 am PST by Tim Hardwick
Withings today announced the Pulse HR, the first all-new addition to its health and fitness tracker range since the French company relaunched two months ago. Reviving the classic design of Withings Pulse – the first tracker Withings ever launched in 2013 – Pulse HR matches an OLED display in stainless steel casing with a silicone wristband that comes in several optional colors....

Withings Brand Returns With 'Steel HR Sport' Hybrid Smartwatch

Tuesday September 18, 2018 3:13 am PDT by Tim Hardwick
Withings has returned with a new hybrid smartwatch offering, after one of the company's co-founders bought the brand back from Nokia earlier this year. Back in 2016, Nokia acquired health startup Withings in a deal estimated at $192 million, hoping to re-establish its presence in the consumer electronics market. It did so by rebranding Withings' line of iOS compatible products under its own...

Withings Co-Founder Buys Back Digital Health Company From Nokia, Relaunch Planned This Year

Thursday May 31, 2018 6:30 am PDT by Mitchel Broussard
Back in 2016, Nokia acquired health startup Withings in a deal estimated at $192 million, hoping to re-establish its presence in the consumer electronics market. Nokia did this by rebranding Withings' iOS compatible products under its own name, with devices like the Withings Steel Watch and Withings Go fitness trackers becoming the Nokia Steel and Nokia Go. Unfortunately for the company, the...

Nokia to Sell Digital Health Division Back to Withings Co-Founder

Wednesday May 2, 2018 4:34 am PDT by Tim Hardwick
Nokia has revealed plans to sell its digital health business back to the co-founder of Withings, the French health tracking company Nokia bought in 2016. Finland-based Nokia originally acquired Withings for $192 million in an effort to re-establish a presence in the consumer electronics market, rebranding Withings' iOS-compatible smart connected home products as well as a range of health and...

After a Year-Long Delay, the Nokia Steel HR Hybrid Smartwatch is Now Available for Pre-Order

Wednesday November 15, 2017 2:49 am PST by Tim Hardwick
Nokia has announced that its Steel HR hybrid smartwatch will ship in time for the holiday season, almost a year after it was supposed to launch under the Withings moniker. The watch was first announced in September 2016, but its scheduled launch the following month never happened as Nokia began negotiating its takeover of Withings, which was eventually finalized in June. Shortly...

Apple Resumes Selling Nokia's Digital Health Products Following Settled Legal Dispute

Wednesday July 19, 2017 5:26 am PDT by Joe Rossignol
Apple today resumed carrying Nokia's digital health products on its online store in the United States and Canada, nearly two months after the two companies announced they settled all litigation related to their intellectual property dispute. The products available to purchase again include Nokia's Body Cardio Scale, Body+ Scale, BPM+ Blood Pressure Monitor, and Thermo Thermometer. Each of...

Nokia Completes Withings Rebrand With Two New Connected Health Products

Tuesday June 20, 2017 1:25 am PDT by Tim Hardwick
Withings on Tuesday completed its rebrand to the Nokia label, following news of the buyout last spring, and as part of the transition two new connected health products have been released under the Nokia name. The Nokia Body ($60) is a new connected Wi-Fi scale featuring readouts for weight and BMI, with a Body+ ($100) offering additional metrics like body fat and water percentage plus bone and ...

Apple and Nokia Settle Patent Dispute With New Licensing Agreement

Tuesday May 23, 2017 12:59 am PDT by Tim Hardwick
Nokia and Apple announced today that they have settled all litigation related to their intellectual property dispute and agreed a multi-year patent license. Under the collaborative agreement, Nokia said it will provide "certain network infrastructure products and services" to Apple. In turn, Apple agreed to return all health products owned by the Finnish company to Apple retail and online...

MWC 2017: Nokia Announces Withings Rebrand and Nokia 3310 Reboot

Monday February 27, 2017 2:54 am PST by Tim Hardwick
All Withings products will be rebranded under Nokia by the summer, according to Withings CEO Cédric Hutchings. The announcement was made on Sunday during Nokia's event at Mobile World Congress 2017 in Barcelona, Spain. Withings makes iOS-compatible smart connected home products as well as a range of health and fitness wearables. Nokia bought the French health tracking company last year for an ...

CES 2017: Withings Debuts HomeKit-Enabled 'Home Plus' Baby Monitor and Security Camera

Wednesday January 4, 2017 10:05 am PST by Juli Clover
At this week's Consumer Electronics Show, Withings introduced the next-generation version of its "Home" smart security camera and baby monitor, which adds HomeKit compatibility. The new "Home Plus" is one of the first security cameras on the market to integrate with HomeKit, allowing it to interface with other HomeKit-enabled products and be accessed through Apple's own Home app. Like many...

CES 2017: Withings Teams Up With L'Oreal for Smart Hairbrush

Tuesday January 3, 2017 4:28 pm PST by Juli Clover
Withings, Kérastase, and L'Oréal have teamed up to create the world's first Bluetooth-connected smart hairbrush that's able to interface with your smartphone. The "Kérastase Hair Coach Powered by Withings" combines sensors created by Withings with signal analysis algorithms designed by L'Oréal to determine the quality of the hair and "monitor the effects" of your haircare routine....

Apple Pulls All Withings Accessories From Apple Online Store Following Nokia Lawsuit

Friday December 23, 2016 3:00 pm PST by Juli Clover
In the wake of its legal dispute with Nokia, Apple has pulled all Withings-branded accessories from its online store and presumably from all of its retail stores around the world. Apple appears to have pulled the accessories in the last day or two, eliminating Withings products like the Body Cardio Scale, the Smart Body Analyzer, and the Wireless Blood Pressure Monitor. When searching for...

Withings Debuts New 'Steel HR' Activity Tracker With Heart Rate Monitoring

Thursday September 1, 2016 9:01 am PDT by Juli Clover
Nokia-owned Withings today announced the launch of its newest activity tracker, debuting the Withings Steel HR analog fitness tracking watch with a built-in heart rate monitor. Like the Apple Watch, it uses green LED lights to detect variation in the level of the blood in the wrist, a technology known as photoplethysmography. Available in two sizes -- 36mm and 40mm -- the Withings Steel HR...

Withings Launches $100 'Thermo' Contactless Thermometer for No-Hassle Readings

Tuesday July 19, 2016 5:03 am PDT by Mitchel Broussard
Announced earlier this year at CES, Withings today officially launched its latest connected health device, Thermo, a contactless thermometer approved by the FDA that "yields the most precise temperature possible" for parents looking to diagnose not only their children, but themselves. With a connected app, which syncs to Thermo firstly through Wi-Fi but defaults to Bluetooth if Wi-Fi is...

Withings Announces New 'Body Cardio' Scale Able to Assess Cardiac Health

Tuesday June 7, 2016 9:01 pm PDT by Juli Clover
Withings today announced the launch of its latest connected health product, debuting the Body Cardio, a scale that incorporates Pulse Wave Velocity measurements to give users an overview of their cardiac health. According to Withings, the Body Cardio represents the first consumer scale that uses Pulse Wave Velocity, a measurement of the velocity at which a person's arterial pulse propagates...

Nokia to Acquire Health Tracking Firm Withings in $192 Million Deal

Tuesday April 26, 2016 2:24 am PDT by Tim Hardwick
Nokia this morning announced it will buy French health tracking company Withings for an estimated $192 million, as the company seeks to re-establish itself in the consumer electronics market. Withings makes iOS-compatible smart connected home products as well as a range of health and fitness wearables such as the Go activity tracker and its stylish Activité smartwatch range. The company's...