Things seem to be shaping up nicely for French consumer electronic goods company Withings. Fresh off a 2016 merger with Nokia Technologies, the company is gearing up for new opportunities in the digital health sector. Nokia’s endorsement of the company is expected to be a long-term partnership and to prove this, beginning this summer the Withings product portfolio will be rebranded to feature the Nokia trademark. This is part of Nokia’s strategy to make significant headway in the health and fitness product sector.
Nokia made this announcement at the 2017 Mobile World Congress in Barcelona where the company is making headlines for launching a new smartphone range alongside the much-anticipated re-launch of the iconic 3310 feature phone. The Finnish giant also revealed details of a new Patient Care Platform that is soon to be launched that will rival Apple’s Healthkit.
As we say goodbye to the Withings brand and say hello to Nokia, It’s only right that we run through the impressive Withings product line-up that ranges from smart wearables to body monitoring gadgets.
7 Withings Products You Should Know About
1. Withings Steel HRWithings settled on a classic look for this innovative watch that offers enhanced connectivity and stellar performance. You can easily check your texts, calendar alerts and call history from this device and the silent vibration feature can help you get up and going in the morning. Apart from alerts and schedule-related tasks, the Steel HR is the perfect device for monitoring activity and health-related stats. If you are active or want to increase your daily activity, you can easily track the intensity of your movement whether you are walking, running or swimming. The watch is also capable of calculating the number of calories you burn during your workout sessions. Sleep is an important aspect of your health and Steel HR tracks your sleep and provides a detailed report of your sleep duration, sleep cycles, heart rate and wake up time.
The heart rate monitoring mechanism is one of the greatest features of the Steel HR because it is done intuitively and you receive easy-to-understand reports. All the data collected can be viewed easily from a comprehensive Health Mate app report. This will allow you to assess your heart rate during different periods of the day.
No need to worry about battery life when you’re rocking the Steel HR. The gadget can easily last three weeks on a single charge. You never have to worry about carrying around a charger or your device dying halfway through a workout session.
Steel HR is iOS compatible and supports iPhone 4S and above. Android users with version 6.0 (Marshmallow) and higher will also enjoy full compatibility.
2. Withings Activité Steel
This is an activity tracking device that is similar to the Steel HR. It allows you to automatically track your fitness progress when whether you’re walking, running or swimming. You will be able to easily see how many calories you’ve burned and monitor other fitness related stats by syncing with the Health Mate app for iOS and Android. The Activité Steel has been described in many circles as a perfect accessory to get you moving and still look stylish.
Just like the Steel HR, this device has the look of an analog watch and its bezel is made of sturdy stainless steel. The sleek, minimalist design is intended to allow users to feel comfortable wearing the device everywhere, from the gym to the office.
In addition to tracking activity, Activité Steel also monitors sleep patterns and is able to provide an analysis of light and deep sleep. If you need help getting up in the morning you can use the innovative silent vibrating alarm that gently wakes you.
You can choose from a range of bold strap colors to suit your lifestyle and mood. Yes, you can actually make a fashion statement with this device!
This is a no-frills device that does not have many buttons or lights to unscramble. It is reliable and performs well without unnecessary enhancements.
3. Withings Pulse Ox
Whatever your level of fitness may be, the Pulse Ox helps you adopt an active lifestyle and maintain a healthier way of life. This fitness tracker can track steps, elevation climbed, distance walked and even calories burned. All these data is tracked by a number of embedded components that include a pedometer, blood oxygen reader, and heart rate monitor. Sleep is an important aspect of good health and with the Pulse Ox you can easily track your sleep cycles and find out if you are maintaining healthy sleeping patterns.
To keep you motivated the Pulse Ox has a function that stores up to 10 days of data history so that you can find out if you are making any progress. Once you become consistent in your workouts, you can keep on improving by beating your previous records.
Unlike the Withings Steel fitness trackers highlighted earlier, The Pulse Ox has a more sporty appearance and looks more like the conventional fitness trackers we have become accustomed to. It is a versatile device that you can easily strap onto your wrist, attach to your clothing or simply slip into your pocket or bag.
4. Withings GoThe objective of developing smart fitness wearables is to make it as easy as possible to track activity. Withings has taken the time to create an array of devices to suit different lifestyles. Withings Go is a critically acclaimed device that has already won a number of awards for its innovative design. It features an eye-catching always-on E Ink screen that functions pretty well in virtually any condition, be it in the bright sunshine or in water. For added convenience, the Go is fitted with a CR lithium battery that lasts up to eight months after which it requires replacement.
The watch interface is rather basic; therefore, syncing the device with the Health Mate app will enable you to view all your stats in real-time. All the data in the app is presented in a simple graphical format that is easy to analyze. Health Mate also includes a food logging feature that enables you to monitor your calorie intake. This is an important aspect of a healthy lifestyle because it can help you find just the right balance as you monitor your daily calorie intake.
5. Withings HomeHome is a multifunctional monitoring device for households. It can be used as a baby monitor, pet cam or security camera. The tagline for this gadget is ‘Security is a Beautiful Thing’ and indeed it is. Withings definitely made it a point to ensure that the functionality of the device is well complimented by the product design. The camera is encased in a cylindrical outer casing that has an elegant veneer finish.
Whether you are far away from home or in another room, you can keep an eye on your household and enjoy family interactions with this device that streams HD video in real time. Simply open up the corresponding app on your smartphone, tablet or Apple TV to live stream via 3G/4G or Wi-Fi. If you are unable to live stream you could record events and view the footage later at your convenience.
Withings Home is a feature-rich device that includes an advanced tracking function. This allows you to receive instant alerts in case the monitor detects motion or noise. Home is ideal for monitoring your baby and you can even communicate using the two-way talking feature. Other great features include night vision, Lulla light and Music, wide angle camera lens, air quality monitoring and childproof construction.
6. Withings Body Scale
One of the hallmarks of a fitness routine is the ability to monitor your weight. The Withings Body scale takes things further by not just measuring your weight but also enabling you to track other aspects of your body composition using smart connectivity. The scale is synced with the Health Mate app via Bluetooth or Wi-Fi and you can view all your history and current status. In addition to body weight, other important body composition data like fat mass, muscle mass, bone mass and water can be accurately calculated and tracked.
To keep you motivated, Body allows you to set goals and see your progress as you work toward your objective. Just like the fitness trackers mentioned earlier, you can use this scale to monitor your nutritional intake. With Health Mate you can set nutritional goals, which have been proven to help in weight loss.
7. Withings Body Cardio
This is an enhanced version of the Body scale. The selling point of the Body Cardio scale is the heart metric feature which allows users to monitor and improve their cardiovascular health. The device connects seamlessly to the Health Mate app for accurate presentation of all the data collected.
Body cardio uses an advanced method of cardiovascular measurement known as Pulse Wave Velocity. This method has been recognized by various medical professionals as one the best standalone indicators for reliable heart assessment. Every heart beat gives off a pulse that ripples along the arteries. The propagation speed of the wave is directly related to the arterial health. Quicker speeds mean that arteries are stiffer thus increasing the chances of developing cardiovascular disease and hypertension.
Body cardio is a scale like no other and part of uniqueness is attributed to its revolutionary design. The device measures a mere 0.7 inches in thickness and is constructed with a sturdy aluminum base. It is possibly the thinnest scale in the market right now which sets it apart from similar devices and due to its sturdy build, it can be used on various surfaces without it getting damaged.
The Body scales by Withings are available for seasoned fitness enthusiasts as well as novices. The groundbreaking design and unbound connectivity features have made this arguably the most accurate and innovative device of its kind. Getting a Body Cardio scale enables you to give yourself a stress-free health check on a daily basis without much hassle. Know your heart and take control of your body.