WITHINGS ANNOUNCES BPM CORE, A THREE-IN-ONE CARDIOVASCULAR DEVICE COMBINING BLOOD PRESSURE, ELECTROCARDIOGRAM AND DIGITAL STETHOSCOPE MEASUREMENTS

World’s most advanced in-home cardiovascular monitor provides tracking of hypertension, early-detection of atrial fibrillation and valvular heart disease

Withings, pioneers of the connected health movement, is breaking new ground with the launch of Withings BPM Core, theworld’s most sophisticated and wide-ranging in-home cardiovascular monitor. Going way beyond simple, clinically accurate blood pressure monitoring, Withings 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.

Honored with a CES Innovation Award, Withings BPM Core, is the company’s mostadvanced health device to date, combining stylish design with medical data traditionally only available in a clinical setting. 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 valvuvar 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, preventingand managing heart diseases, the world’s leading cause of mortality, which is why wehave created a device that can be used every day in the comfort of your own home.”

Clinical Precision in a Home Setting

The Withings BPM Core looks like a traditional arm cuff, but is packed full of advanced medical sensors discreetly built into the device. This includes two stainless- steel electrodes located inside the cuff and on the tube as well as a silicone membrane housing the digital microphone. To use, people simply place the cuff on the upper arm and push the button. Within 90 seconds, it performs three measurements:

1. Blood Pressure: The self-inflating cuff accurately tracks and monitors systolic blood pressure, diastolic blood pressure and heart rate measurements, and provides results instantly on the device via an LED matrix display. The display also provides color-coded feedback glowing green for normal, orange for moderate and red for high blood pressure. Data is also sent to the accompanying Health Mate App via Bluetooth or WiFi.

2. Electrocardiogram: To record an ECG that can detect AFib, users place the cuff on the upper arm and place their other hand on its stainless steel sensors for 20 seconds. Heart rhythms are tracked and displayed within the Health Mate App and will show if the heart beats too quickly and irregularly.

3. Valvular Health: Normally functioning valves ensure blood flows with proper force, in the proper direction at the proper time in the heart. With valvular heart disease, valves become too narrow and hardened (stenotic) to fully open, or are unable to close completely (regurgitation). To detect valvular issues, the device uses a digital stethoscope and analytical algorithm calibrated in collaboration with George Pompidou Hospital in Paris. Users place the sensor on their chest, and it spends 20 seconds listening and evaluating heart performance. Results are displayed on the device and within the Health Mate App where they can also be heard!

Using a Micro USB connection, Withings BPM Core has a fully rechargeable battery and can perform 100s of measurements in a single charge. While the Withings BPM Core can perform all three measurements in one sitting, it can also be programmed to perform any one of the measurements on an as needed basis.

The Heart of the System (or Actionable Results)

The heart of the system is information recording within the accompanying Health Mate App (for iOS and Android.) Because the Withings BPM Core connects via Bluetooth and Wi-Fi, a smartphone does not need to be present to take readings making measurements more convenient. The app captures all of the results from each of the three different measurements to provide a comprehensive and historical record of cardiovascular health.

After completing an ECG, the app will provide an assessment of heart activity, saying whether there is a normal heart rate (known as sinus rhythm) or if suspected AFib is

present. Incidences of AFib grow with age, but are often asymptomatic or not persistent in the initial stages. The ability to take readings at home, over time and easily share results with cardiologists and physicians between checkups greatly increases the chances of detection. As well as ECG results, all data from the Withings BPM Core, including actual audio recordings of the heart, can be shared with aperson‘s medical and caregiving team.

The Power of Prevention

According to the World Health Organization, cardiovascular disease is the most common cause of death. Withings BPM Core has been designed to empower people to manage and mitigate the risk of heart disease and is a powerful tool when considering:

  • One-third of Americans suffer from hypertension, but only half effectively control their blood pressure despite uncontrolled blood pressure increasing the risk of congestive heart failure by 50%.
  • People with high blood pressure have twice the risk of stroke compared with those with normal levels, and someone with AFib has five times the risk of stroke.
  • The CDC estimates six million people in the U.S. have AFib, which is both an indication of heart disease and responsible for one-third of strokes.

“Early detection of both AFib and valvular deterioration can literally save and extend lives, but because these conditions are asymptomatic and paroxysmal in their early stages, they can be difficult for physicians and cardiologist to detect duringinfrequent hospital visits,” continued Carreel. “Withings BPM Core allows people to perform their annual heart checkup every day and share their results with the medical professionals, increasing the chances of issues being detected before they become life-threatening problems.”

CES & Availability

Demonstrations of the Withings BPM Core will be available during CES January 8-11th2019 at the Sands Expo Center, Hall A-D booth #45137. Withings BPM Core will be available for purchase in Q2 2019 for $249.95. Withings BPM Core is a medical-grade device currently under review for FDA and CE clearance.


WITHINGS UNVEILS MOVE ECG, THE WORLD’S FIRST ANALOG WATCH WITH THE ABILITY TO RECORD A MEDICAL GRADE ELECTROCARDIOGRAM

Move ECG allows anyone to easily monitor their cardiovascular health and prevent heart conditions through a sleek analog watch with a one year battery life

Withings, pioneer of connected health movement and analog connected watches, announced Withings Move ECG,the world’s first analog watch to record an electrocardiogram (ECG) on-demand, allowing people to easily and affordably monitor their cardiovascular health at any time and detect heart conditions such as atrial fibrillation (AFib).

Known for bringing Activité, the first activity tracker built into a traditional watch design, to market in 2014, Withings is committed to creating beautifully designed products that are simple for people to incorporate into their daily lives to monitor their health and reach their wellness goals. Honored with a CES Innovation Award, Move ECG embodies this mission by combining medical grade heart monitoring technology with the popular connected analog watch design and superior battery life of up to one year, making it easy and enjoyable to wear and monitor health levels from day to night.

Cardiovascular Early Warning System

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 bemissed 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 helpreduce the risks of heart disease.”

On-Demand ECG on the Wrist

Traditional ECG devices have long been associated with bulky, unattractive and complicated products. With Move ECG, users can still monitor their heart health levels through a discreet and simple gesture, without having to give up their style preferences or daily routine.

Move ECG includes three electrodes to ensure measurement accuracy. Two electrodes are discreetly integrated inside the main body of the watch, and the third electrode is in the stainless steel bezel of the watch. When users experience symptoms such as palpitation, they simply need to touch both sides of the bezel to start recording anytime and anywhere.

After less than 30 seconds of measurement, Move ECG vibrates to notify users that the reading is complete. It then syncs automatically with the Health Mate app, which displays whether the heart is beating in a normal pattern or whether there are signs of AFib. Additionally, users can find a detailed graph of long-term heart rate trends and ECG readings in Health Mate. Data collected by Move ECG and visualized in Health Mate can easily be shared with a doctor or healthcare professional, which can help assist with early diagnosis and prevention.

All Day Activity Tracking

Move ECG connects to the dedicated Health Mate app for iOS and Android that provides data, insights, scheduled activity reminders, set goals and manages successes. It also connects with more than 100 third-party apps such as Apple Health, Google Fit, or MyFitnessPal. In addition to monitoring people’s heart health,Move ECG is also packed with the advanced activity and sleep tracking features users have come to expect from Withings, including:

Activity & Workout Tracking:

  • Ability to track calories burned, pace, distance, workout routes and for the first time in a Withings Watch – elevation, as tracking floors climbed is helpful to those focused on heart health goals.
  • Step count progress is shown at the watch’s sub-dial. Users can see at a glance how far they are from their set daily step count goal based on 0 to 100 percent.
  • Automatic recognition of daily activities including walking, running, swimming and for the first time on a Withings watch, cycling and stairs climbed. Sessions that are automatically detected are recorded in the Health Mate app which shows the duration and calories burned during a given activity. Overall daily and weekly steps, calories burned, floors climbed and distance are also shown within the app.
  • On-demand workout mode allows users to record a specific session by pressing a button on the watch to activate its connected GPS (via BLE) feature. Pace, time and distance are shown in real-time on a paired smartphone, and the workout route is mapped after the session in the Health Mate app.
  • Water resistance up to 50 meters and up to 12 months battery life.

Sleep Tracking:

  • Sophisticated sleep monitoring and analysis of sleep patterns, including the length, depth and quality of sleep.
  • Smart Wake-up that will wake users with vibration alarms at the most optimal times during their sleep cycle.
  • Provision of preparatory Sleep Score based on data such as sleep duration, depth regularity and interruptions.
  • Access to the Sleep Smarter Program, consisting of eight weeks of recommendations to improve sleep patterns.

CES & Availability

Demonstrations of the Move ECG will be available during CES January 8-11th 2019 at the Sands Expo Center, Hall A-D booth #45137.

Move ECG will be available in Q2 2019 for $129.95. Its watch face will be available in both white and black, and people will be able to choose from a variety of wristband colors and material options to complement each user’s personal style. Withings Move ECG is a medical-grade device currently under review for FDA and CE clearance.


WITHINGS LAUNCHES MOVE, AN ULTRA-STYLISH, AFFORDABLE AND CUSTOMIZABLE ACTIVITY AND SLEEP TRACKING WATCH COLLECTION

From dials and watch faces to cases, wristband and even types of glass, Move becomes Withings’ most customizable device to date at just $69.95 and with an 18- month battery life

Withings, pioneer of the connected health movement and analog connected watches, today announced Withings Move, a stylish and affordable analog watch with built-in advanced activity and sleep tracking capabilities along with a completely customizable design to fit users’ personalities and preferences.

Known for helping people monitor their health and reach goals through sophisticated and beautifully designed products that seamlessly fit into everyday lives, Withings first introduced its premium connected analog watch design with Activité four years ago. Available today for preorder, Move brings even more options to the Withings activity tracker range with its accessible price tag of $69.95, record 18-month battery life and unique personalization offering.

Move boasts the same features and capabilities people enjoy from Withings’ activity tracker portfolio and a new customization option that allows people to choose from a range of case, wristband, dial, handle, watch face colors and material combinations.

“Since we launched Activité four years ago, we’ve seen the power of offeringfashionably designed devices that people can effortlessly incorporate into their livesto monitor and help take control of their personal health,” said Eric Carreel, Presidentof Withings. “Withings Move brings this combination of fashion and technology to anew 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.”

Personalized to Perfection

Move is a traditional timepiece available in a 38mm frame option that features three dials. Two dials display the time and one dial visualizes user activity progression from 0 to 100, based on the steps objectives set in the Health Mate app, letting users see their daily progress at a glance.

To fit everyone’s personal style and fashion sense, Move’s initial collection will beavailable online in the U.S. in five different color options. After the release, the collection will continue to expand with additional design schemes launching each month and on special occasions. The options available include different colors, cases and wristband materials, as well as glass types.

Later in the year, users will be able to completely customize Move down to the colors of the dials. People can showcase their personalities in countless ways by creating their very own custom watch easily on the Withings’ website.

Sophisticated Tracking Day & Night

Move, one of the most affordable and customizable trackers on the market, will also come packed with the advanced activity and sleep tracking features users have come to expect from Withings. It connects to the dedicated Health Mate app for iOS and Android that provides data, insights, scheduled activity reminders and the ability to set goals and manage successes. It also connects with more than 100 third-party apps such as Apple Health, Google Fit, or MyFitnessPal. Move will have the following capabilities:

Activity & Workout Tracking:

  • Automatic recognition of daily activities including walking, running, swimming and for the first time on a Withings watch, cycling. Sessions that are automatically detected are recorded in the Health Mate app, which shows the duration and calories burned during a given activity. Overall daily and weekly steps, calories burned and distance are also shown within the app.
  • On-demand workout mode allows users to record a specific session by pressing a button on the watch to activate its connected GPS (via BLE) feature. Pace, time and distance are shown in real-time on a paired smartphone and the workout route is mapped after the session in the Health Mate app.
  • Water resistance up to 50 meters and up to 18 months battery life.

Sleep Tracking:

  • Sophisticated sleep monitoring and analysis of sleep patterns, including length, depth and quality of sleep.
  • Smart Wake-up that will wake users with vibration alarms at the most optimal times during their sleep cycle.
  • Provision of preparatory Sleep Score based on data such as sleep duration, depth regularity and interruptions.
  • Access to the Sleep Smarter Program, consisting of eight weeks of recommendations to improve sleep patterns.

CES & Availability

Demonstrations of the Withings Move will be available during CES January 8-11th 2019 at the Sands Expo Center, Hall A-D booth #45137.

Move is available now in the U.S. for pre-order in an initial five color options on withings.com for $69.95 with the initial shipping beginning February 5. Additional color and materials schemes will rollout throughout 2019 with full customization to be available later in the year.

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