Nokia completes Withings acquisition

Withings Activité Steel

Nokia today announced that its acquisition of Withings has closed “earlier than had been expected.” It had first announced its intention to acquire the French company back in late April in a bid to accelerate its entry into the wearables space. With the Withings acquisition, Nokia has established a new Digital Health business unit. It will bring together employees from Nokia Technologies’s preventive […]

Nokia acquires wearables company Withings for €170 million

Withings Activité Steel

There have been a number of recent hints recently that Nokia was looking to enter the wearables space. The company today confirmed these rumours with the announcement that it was acquiring wearable company Withings for €170 million (about US$191 or CA$242 million). Nokia expects that the move will allow it to “lead the next wave of innovation in digital health.” “We have said consistently that […]

CES 2016: Withings Go fitness tracker

Withings Go

Withings is already an established player in the wearables space. Best known for its Activité line of smartwatches (including the recent Withings Activité Steel and the Activité Pop it unveiled at CES 2015), it also offers the Pulse Ox tracker. The French company expanded its line of wearables at CES 2016 with the introduction of the Withings Go, an inexpensive fitness tracker that uses […]

Withings unveils Withings Activité Steel smartwatch

Withings Activité Steel

Withings today announced a new addition to its growing family of Withings Activité smartwatches. As expected, the new Withings Activité Steel offers up a look similar to that of the more expensive Activité at a price closer to the colourful Activité Pop models. “While the tracker market is booming we see growing demand from health conscious people who are not willing […]

Withings readying new premium Activité smartwatch

New unnamed Withings Activite smartwatch

Withings revealed this week during the Dublin WebSummit event that it will soon unveil a new premium-looking model in its line of Activité smartwatches. The still nameless watch will combine the premium build quality and steel case of the original Activité with pricing closer to its Activité Pop models. “It will be in the price range of the Withings Activité Pop with a premium aspect,” explained Withings CEO […]

Withings unveils Limited Edition Withings Activité Pop in Coral Pink

Withings Activité Pop in Coral Pink

A few days after teasing us with images of a new colour for the Activité Pop, Withings has officially announced the Limited Edition Withings Activité Pop in Coral Pink. “Who said fitness trackers should be clunky or just come in black?” stated Cédric Hutchings, CEO of Withings. “The stylish Coral Pink Activité Pop is perfect for those with an eye […]

Withings Activité Pop coming soon in pink

Withings Activité Pop

Withings released the Activité Pop back at CES 2015. The cheaper alternative to the original Activité so far comes in three colours: Azure, Shark Gray, and Sand. The company promised additional colours and a couple of tweets (so far) today suggests the company is about to make good on its promise. pic.twitter.com/e3GodWDQrQ — Withings (@Withings) September 8, 2015 The tweet shows the […]

Swim tracking now availalbe on Withings Activité and Activité Pop

Withings Health Mate app

Withings yesterday announced that it has updated its Activité and Activité Pop smartwatches to offer automatic swim detection. In doing so, it claims to be are the first activity trackers on the market to offer automatic swim detection. Withings updated its Android and iOS Health mate companion app to detect the motions associated with swimming, enabling it to track swimming workouts to […]