[CES 2019] Withings launches Move watches and BPM Core to monitor your health

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Withings new Move watches and BPM Core want to monitor your health through your smartphone.

Withings is back at CES and back with a few new products. The company wasted no time in announcing the price and battery life of their new Move watches. Priced at $69.95USD and sporting 18-month battery life it’s easy to see why they are proud of those two specifications.

Withings Move

Withings

The Withings Move is not only affordable but comes in a variety of styles sure to please many tastes. This is an analog watch with some smart features like built-in activity and sleep-tracking and it is deeply customizable so users can make it fit their style.

Withings has been known for making products that help monitor people’s health and many of their products are beautifully designed. Now with the Move, they aim to keep doing what they’ve always done.

“Since we launched Activité four years ago, we’ve seen the power of offering fashionably designed devices that people can effortlessly incorporate into their lives to monitor and help take control of their personal health,” said Eric Carreel, President of Withings. “Withings Move brings this combination of fashion and technology to a new level, offering advanced activity and sleep tracking capabilities, a superior 18-month battery life for an amazing price of just $69.95 – all in an analog watch that people can customize in countless ways.”

Move is available today on the company’s website and as mentioned, priced at a very affordable $69.95USD.

Withings Move ECG

If you want to up your health game and can afford just a few bucks more. The Withings Move ECG gives you the same features as the Move but with a medical grade electrocardiogram built-in. This added feature makes the price of the ECG $129.95USD which is still pretty affordable.

Move ECG brings a new level of heart monitoring to the traditional analog watch with its ability to take an electrocardiogram on-demand to help detect AFib, the most common heart arrhythmia. AFib is a serious form of irregular heart rhythm that can lead to fatigue, shortness of breath and heart failure. It is also known to be a major risk for stroke.

The CDC estimates six million people in the U.S. have AFib. The condition, however, is often underdiagnosed as its symptoms are not always present and can easily be missed if they are not occurring during infrequent doctors’ visit.

“The ability for people to take an ECG in real-time as they experience a symptom such as palpitation or shortness of breath makes the Withings Move ECG a game changer,” said Eric Carreel, President of Withings. “While providing medical grade measurements, the elegant watch looks nothing like a bulky medical device. With Move ECG we have created a cardiovascular early warning system that can be worn every day, can capture and record cardiovascular events as they occur and help reduce the risks of heart disease.”

All of the activity tracking and sleep tracking that’s on the Move is here on the ECG and the watch will be priced at $129.95USD and available later in Q2 of this year. Battery life is slightly less at 12-months but that’s expected due to the added ECG feature.

Withings BPM Core

Finally, the last announcement from Withings is the new BPM Core. The company says this is the most sophisticated and wide-ranging in-home cardiovascular monitor. BPM Core is the first product able to measure blood pressure, take an electrocardiogram (ECG) and listen to the heart via a digital stethoscope in one device.

Along with blood pressure and heart rate monitoring, the three-in-one device measures ECG used to identify atrial fibrillation (AFib), a serious form of irregular heart rhythm that can lead to heart failure, fatigue and shortness of breath and is a major risk for stroke. In addition, its digital stethoscope can provide early detection of valvular heart disease, characterized by damage to one of the four heart valves that may require surgical intervention.

People with high blood pressure are also at risk from both valvular damage and AFib as multiple clinical studies found strong correlations between the three states. However, AFib and valvular diseases are often underdiagnosed because symptoms are not continuous and may be easily missed if they do not occur during infrequent visits to the doctor. The ability to monitor all three conditions in one device is a game changer.

“I founded Withings with the mission to leverage digital connected health technologies to help prevent disease and promote healthy lifestyles,” said Eric Carreel, President of Withings. “With Withings BPM Core, we are providing people with an early-warning system to monitor some of the biggest risk factors in cardiovascular health. Early and regular monitoring is key to identifying, preventing and managing heart diseases, the world’s leading cause of mortality, which is why we have created a device that can be used every day in the comfort of your own home.”

The BPM Core will be priced at $249.95USD and be available for purchase in Q2 of 2019.

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