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Withings ScanWatch launches in the US with ECG and SpO2 features

Withings ScanWatch launches in the US with ECG and SpO2 features

Smartwatches today have become almost like miniature clinical laboratories with the variety of health-related sensors they cram inside. Not all of those, however, can simply be distributed in any and all markets. Newer and more advanced sensors that can be considered related to medical equipment require regulatory approval in each and every country. That's why it took almost two months for Withings to finally launch its ScanWatch in North America, bringing the promise of atrial fibrillation detection to health-conscious buyers in the US.

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Withings ScanWatch set for US launch after ECG and SpO2 approval

Withings ScanWatch set for US launch after ECG and SpO2 approval

Last month, we heard of the Withings ScanWatch Horizon, which so far has only been available in Europe. At the time of that writing, there was no indication that the ScanWatch Horizon would launch here in the US, but now Withings has provided an update on that front. The ScanWatch will indeed be launching here in the US following FDA approval of its ECG and SpO2 features.

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Withings ScanWatch Horizon integrates medical grade features

Withings ScanWatch Horizon integrates medical grade features

Withings has revealed a new smartwatch called the ScanWatch Horizon. The wearable has a traditional diver watch look and is available with either a blue face or a dark green face on a stainless steel band. Horizon is a hybrid smartwatch that monitors heart rate, ECG, breathing disturbances, blood oxygen level, sleep, and physical activity.

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Withings’ smart scale can now assess your heart health

Withings’ smart scale can now assess your heart health

Withings is adding a new cardiovascular measurement to its connected smart scales, promising to give an assessment on arterial health. The new index - which Withings is calling Vascular Age - compares current cardiovascular health with what would be typical for the individual's age bracket, plus an estimate on inner heart age.

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Withings smart scales and blood pressure cuff add cellular for IoT ease

Withings smart scales and blood pressure cuff add cellular for IoT ease

Withings is launching two new connected health devices, a smart scale and a blood pressure monitor, with cellular onboard so that they can get online even without WiFi or Bluetooth. The Withings Body Pro cellular smart scale and Withings BPM Connect Pro cellular blood pressure monitor are designed to make remote patient monitoring more straightforward, particularly during a time when telehealth services have moved to the fore.

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Withings Sleep Analyzer updated with new sleep apnea detection

Withings Sleep Analyzer updated with new sleep apnea detection

Withings has released the latest version of its Sleep Analyzer, a mat that is used to monitor sleep habits, including heart rate, snoring, and sleep cycles. The updated product brings the new ability to detect a condition called sleep apnea, which is difficult to detect on one's own and that, over time, can be deadly. The new Sleep Analyzer is available to purchase from Withings now.

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Withings ScanWatch detects irregular heart rate and sleep apnea

Withings ScanWatch detects irregular heart rate and sleep apnea

The Apple Watch's atrial fibrillation or AFib detection definitely struck a chord in the wearables market, even if it is now the center of a patent lawsuit. Apple is naturally proud of how the feature, based on numerous testimonies, has been able to save lives. It is a matter of time before other smart wearable manufacturers catch up with it and it seems that Withings is one of the first to reach that point with its new ScanWatch hybrid smartwatch. More than just AFib detection, however, it is bringing another health feature to your wrist.

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Withings Move fitness and sleep tracker finally starts shipping

Withings Move fitness and sleep tracker finally starts shipping

During CES 2019, Withings introduced Move, an entry-level fitness tracker with an analog watch and simple design. Though the device was detailed at that time, Withings said it wouldn't start shipping until early February, which didn't happen. Now, nearly two months past its initial deadline, Withings has started shipping its Move wearable.

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Withings Move analog watch, Move ECG, BPM Core land on CES 2019

Withings Move analog watch, Move ECG, BPM Core land on CES 2019

Health, both digital and physical, has become one of the core focus of tech companies these recent months, even years. Google has been rumored to be working on a variety of medical wearables and Apple has equipped its Apple Watch with an ECG. Not to be outdone, Withings, one of the pioneers of this young health tech market, is announcing not one, not even two, but three new products to not only keep track of your activity but also warn you of potential health risks.

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Withings Pulse HR fitness tracker boasts big battery life

Withings Pulse HR fitness tracker boasts big battery life

Earlier this year, Withings announced that it is once again an independent company after being part of Nokia Health since 2016. The freshly-independent company is wasting little time in getting new products out the door, and today, it's reviving its old Pulse brand for a new fitness tracker. The original Pulse launched way back in 2013, so unsurprisingly, this new entry in the line - dubbed simply Pulse HR - comes with a number of upgrades.

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Withings Steel HR Sport Review: Analog style with a smart heart

Withings Steel HR Sport Review: Analog style with a smart heart

Withings wrote the book on making a fitness wearable that wasn't an ugly hunk of rubber on your wrist: now, it wants the Steel HR Sport to do the same for smartwatches. Freshly returned to original co-founder Eric Carreel after a stint as Nokia Digital Health, this first product under new management argues you don't need to sacrifice classic watch style just to get modern smart features. In an Apple Watch Series 4 age, though, does Withings' nod to the analog past make too many compromises for its future?

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Withings Steel HR Sport puts fitness tech in a sleek analog design

Withings Steel HR Sport puts fitness tech in a sleek analog design

Withings is back to being independent, and the smartwatch company is celebrating post-Nokia liberation with the new Steel HR Sport. A fitness-tracking smartwatch that you could mistake, at first glance, for a high-end analog timepiece, it takes inspiration from the first Withings Activité, launched back in 2014.

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