Withings has announced some updates for their products at MWC 2015. The company said that their Activité devices will be adding compatibility with Android beginning tomorrow, March 2. The original Activité is already available on the Withings website, while the Activité Pop will come to the company's website and Best Buy stores later this month.
In addition to general Android compatibility, tomorrow's update will bring compatibility with Google Fit, the fitness platform announced by Google at I/O 2014. Users will be able to upload their Withings Health Hub data to Google Fit, including their Weight data, steps, and heart rate.
The Withings Activité is available now for $450, while the Activité Pop will go on sale for $149.95.
Withings also announced some updates for their sensor-laden Home camera. Beginning Wednesday, March 11, owners of the security monitor will be able to record up to 30 days of continuous video footage, storing it with their new Cloud Video Recording service.
An optional subscription service, Cloud Video Recording will be free for the first few months. Following the initial run, it will store either seven days for video for $7.95 per month, or 30 days, for $19.95 per month.
Withings range of analogue watches with built-in activity trackers and fashion forward design are now compatible with world's biggest mobile platform
March 1, 2015 - Withings, the leader in the connected health revolution, has today announced that both the Withings Activité and the Activité Pop will be compatible with Android mobile platform tomorrow, March 2. The two analogue watches are innovating the space of wearable health trackers by making the convergence of fashion and mobile technology accessible to everyone, including Android users across the globe. Withings also reiterates its commitment to the Android ecosystem by announcing compatibility with Google Fit, the new health hub by Google.
Activity trackers made for everyone
Activité and Activité Pop are at the crossroads between timekeeping and activity tracking, they are fashionable accessories that bring a new face to smartwatches. By fitting into anyone's lifestyle, Activité and Activité Pop are the first watches that will address a global audience, going beyond the tech-savvy user. The introduction of the two analog watches at CES 2015 has generated high expectations about their potential. Android compatibility was then a priority for Withings; it is now available, one month after the European launch of Activité Pop, and right on time for the US launch.
"Following on from the overwhelming reception that both the Activité and Activité Pop have received on their elegance and design, we have listened to our dynamic Android community and it seemed natural for us to quickly provide Android compatibility for each product," said Cédric Hutchings, CEO of Withings.
Withings and Android, a long term relationship
Withings has always acknowledged the potential of the Android community, and was committed to provide compatibility as soon as possible. Most devices of the ecosystem are already Android compatible, such as the Smart Body Analyzer, Withings' bestseller, and the Smart Blood Pressure Monitor, now coming with Bluetooth connectivity. Withings Aura and Home will also soon be compatible.
Moreover, Withings Health Mate app offers the same features for iOS and Android; the app allows its users to track their steps on the largest range of iOS and Android smartphones.
Withings is also announcing compatibility with Google Fit, the new health hub by Google, to enable its users to automatically upload their Health Mate data into Google fit application. With its wide range of devices, Withings will be a key actor for Google Fit users, sharing the following measures:
Smart Body Analyzer: Weight
Withings Pulse 0x: Steps and Heart Rate
Withings Health Mate app: Steps
Activité and Activité Pop, revolutionising activity tracking Apart from their design and dual compatibility, both Activité and Activité Pop include a set of game-changing features that make them truly wearable in the long run. Always up-to-date, Activité's hands move automatically when it crosses time zones or the clock changes. There is no need to recharge it as a single standard watch battery powers it and lasts up to eight months. Activité and Activité pop are both waterproof up to 30 meters and can be worn during any type of activity.
"The activity tracker category has a huge problem with abandonment, and so consumers don't really get to see the benefit of long-term data and the impact it can have on their health," said Cedric Hutchings. "The Activité and Activité Pop's design, ease of use and now Android compatibility combine for the most accessible activity tracker that we've ever seen." Availability
Activité is available to buy from Withings.com for a MSRP of $450.
Activité Pop will be available at Best Buy stores nationwide and online in March 2015 for a MSRP of $149.95.
Video access made simple to go back in time in HD
March 1, 2015 - Withings, the leader in the connected health revolution, announced availability of Withings Home at CES 2015, the first IP camera with air quality sensors. Withings Home helps users to achieve peace of mind knowing that their living environment is safe and healthy. The device not only boasts a high-quality security camera with noise and movement detection features but also alerts users to air pollution. Withings is now offering the ability to automatically save up to 30 days of continuous video footage. The Cloud Video Recording (CVR) option allows the users to scroll back in time and watch whatever they have been missing in high quality definition.
Recorded video content easily accessible
From Wednesday March 11 users can go back in time, save and share their special captured moments using Cloud Video Recording. CVR is an optional service that offers users the ability to:
• Save up to 30 days of continuous footage in the cloud and browse whatever they have been missing • Keep up to 30 days of home diary to quickly scroll back in time and directly access the short videos of all important events (noise and motion detection) • Record up to 30 days of timelapse, the best way to visualize a whole day in a few seconds
Access to the videos is simple and contextual. Users can start playing their recorded content with one single tap either on a diary event or when scrolling through the time-lapse.
A seven-day plan of CVR will be offered as a free optional service for a few months. Then, users will be able to switch to two paid-plan options for either seven-days ($7.95 per month) or 30-days ($19.95 per month).
CVR brings an additional benefit to the standard service that is already offering exclusive features. With the free standard account users can already view animated GIF whenever a movement is detected and they have access to a 48h timelapse.
A safe Cloud Video Recording service
Withings has followed the best practice in terms of data security and privacy to make sure that video access and storage are truly secured. Withings is one of the first electronics manufacturers to use WebRTC technology (Google open-source project) to enforce the encryption of all the media. Transport Level Security and AES encryption keep the video secure from the Home to Cloud as well as from the Cloud to users smartphones. Recorded video footage is handled by Amazon S3, who use state-of-the-art electronics surveillance and encrypts all stored video on their servers.
Best-in-class video monitoring with air quality sensors
With a 5-megapixel sensor, the Home has the highest quality video complete with a 135° wide-angle zoom and clear night vision. No corner will go unseen by users who can also keep an eye on their home even in the dark. Home's ePTZ-technology lets users pan, tilt and zoom in and out of the HD video feed. Home automatically enhances images immediately after movement to show users the smallest details. Aside from giving users vision into the home while away, Withings Home truly emulates how our home is an extension of our health. Contrary to common belief, our indoor environment is two to five times more toxic than our outdoor environment. Equipped with environmental sensors, Home is able to measure level of Volatile Organic Compound (VOC) inside a home, a strategic element of indoor air quality.
Home is available for MSRP of $199.95 on Withings.com, Amazon, Apple.com, and at Best Buy.