Withings Stories January 5, 2020

With Google’s acquisition of Fitbit — set to be completed this year, there will be one less independent player in the health space. Withings is kicking off 2020 with the ScanWatch. The French company is touting this hybrid smartwatch as being its “most medically advanced wearable.”

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Withings Stories December 9, 2019

Withings fitness trackers can now sync sleep data w/ Google Fit

Google Fit is a pretty basic health/fitness suite, but it’s more than enough for many users. If you happen to own a Withings fitness watch, the latest update for the app is bringing support for syncing your sleep data with Google Fit.

Withings Stories November 14, 2018

After Nokia sold its Health division, Withings relaunched in September with the hybrid Steel HR Sport smartwatch. The French company is now back with the Withings Pulse HR amid other health-focused wearable announcements in recent weeks.

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Withings Stories September 18, 2018

Rumors emerged earlier this year that Google was interested in acquiring Nokia Health. While Google Fit was redesigned and given more prominence in Wear OS, the health company returned to its co-founder. Regaining its original name, Withings today relaunched with a new brand, logo, and the Steel HR Sport.

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Withings Stories May 2, 2018

Nokia ended speculation today that its Digital Health division could end up at Google or even Samsung. Instead, the wearable company will be sold to the co-founder of Withings and return to being an independent brand.

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Withings Stories April 16, 2018

In 2016, Nokia acquired Withings for $191 million to form a new digital health division. However, the reborn Finish company announced a “strategic review” in February, with a leaked memo revealing that the business was financially struggling. A new report today suggests that Google is a possible bidder for Nokia Health.

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Withings Stories September 2, 2016

Withings announces new Steel HR with continuous activity tracking and 25-day battery life

Withings, a company with a solid record of making fitness accessories and connect devices, has announced the newest watch in its collection of smart activity trackers: the Withings Steel HR. While it may look like the company’s previous top-of-the-line activity tracker, the Activité Steel, Withings’ newest offering is packing much more under the hood while keeping its analog watch and stainless steel design.

Withings Stories April 26, 2016

Nokia is buying popular healthcare accessory/app maker Withings

Nokia announced today plans to purchase Withings, maker of many popular healthcare related accessories and companion apps for Android smartphones and other mobile devices.

The company said the 170 million Euro purchase would see Withings become part of its Nokia Technologies business and help jump-start its new efforts at Digital Health products.

Withings Stories March 3, 2015

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If you loved the look of the Withings Activité or Activité Pop watches, but wanted to track your activity data on your Android device, you now can. The company has announced that both watches are now compatible with Android, feeding your activity data (steps, swimming distance and sleep cycles) into Google Fit …  expand full story

Withings Stories January 4, 2015

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Withings announced its new Activité Pop smartwatch today during CES. While the original model will set you back $450, the new “Pop” version will only cost you $150. For that much lower price you’ll gain the same fitness-tracking functionality of the original, including compatibility with the Health Mate mobile app. Oh, and an eight-month battery.

A secondary hand on the face of the watch provides a simple way to quickly check how much of your daily exercise routine you’ve completed. The Activité Pop can measure many activities, from running to swimming, and even monitor your sleep cycle. It even has a silent, vibration-based alarm to help you wake up.

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Withings Stories November 18, 2014

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Google has today announced a new competition for developers interested in the Google Fit health-tracking platform. In an effort to broaden the selection of apps available with Google Fit support and interest more developers, the company is holding the Fit Developer Challenge from now until February 17, 2015.

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Withings Stories June 25, 2014

As was rumored earlier this month, Google today announced its new Google Fit platform. The service, similar to Apple’s HealthKit, will track all of your health metrics, including sleep, steps, biking, and much more. Google Fit will be built directly into the upcoming “L” version of Android. The “L” version of Android is expected to come out at the same time as iOS 8 and Apple’s HealthKit Platform.

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