Withings Aura

By Jonah Comstock 11:31 am September 3, 2015
It's been a busy week for wearables and other digital health and fitness devices, with a plethora of announcements from major consumer electronics players. Sony, Samsung, and Huawei have all unveiled their next generation smartwatches or fitness trackers, as has GPS device maker TomTom. Smart thermometer company Kinsa began crowdfunding its second product, and Withings announced a new connected...
By Brian Dolan 08:36 am August 27, 2014
This week France-based Withings began selling its sleep coaching system, Withings Aura, on its website and through Amazon for $299.95. After about one day of sales the Aura sold out, but Withings wrote that it would begin taking orders for the sleep tracker again in a few days. Aura was first revealed at CES in January when the company said it expected to begin selling it come spring. Aura takes...
By Brian Dolan 08:29 am August 25, 2014
Fresh off its $2.4 million crowdfunding campaigning for sleep tracking, bedside orb, Sense, San Francisco-based startup Hello has announced $10.5 million in backing from a group of angel investors. The Wall Street Journal reports the investors include former PayPal head David Marcus, Facebook executive Dan Rose, former Facebook designer Aaron Sittig, Spotify advisor Shakil Khan, and Hugo Barra, a...
By Jonah Comstock 03:31 am January 7, 2014
Correction: A previous version of this article said the original Withings Blood Pressure Cuff connected via the headphone jack, not the charge cable. French connected health and wellness device company Withings has announced two new products planned to launch in 2014: a Bluetooth-enabled update of the company's upper arm blood pressure cuff and a two part sleep tracking system. The sleep system...