July 18, 2013
Withings, the Paris-based maker of connected health devices, has raised $30 million in venture funding, only the second funding round for the 4-year-old company. The round was led by a $15 million contribution from Bpifrance with additional contributions by Idinvest Partners and 360 Capital Partners, and previous investor Ventech. Withings raised $3.8 million (3 million euros) from Ventech back...
January 7, 2013
A flurry of new activity trackers has been announced at the Consumer Electronics Show (CES) in Las Vegas this week, with a number of companies rounding out their product lines. Withings is no exception: the "smart" health device company that began offering a wireless weight scale in 2009 and a wireless blood-pressure monitor in 2011 is finally getting into the activity tracker scene, with the...
November 6, 2012
Mountain View, California-based iHealth Labs announced today the launch of a suite of smartphone-enabled health monitors, which are mostly updates of devices that were already available from the company, a subsidiary of China-based medical device company Andon Health.
Best Buy has already begun stocking the Bluetooth-enabled devices, which include the iHealth Wireless Body Analysis Scale, the...
January 10, 2012
iHealth Lab made an unexpected move this week at CES: It unveiled the iHealth Smart Glucometer, which attaches to the iPhone the same way Sanofi's iBGStar device does. iHealth Lab announced more than just the glucose meter: It also unveiled a Bluetooth-enabled version of its Blood Pressure Dock and a new design for its Wireless Body Fat Scale. The company expects to begin shipping each of the...
January 10, 2012
Fitbit unveiled its first product outside of wearable activity monitors this week at CES: the Aria WiFi Smart Scale, a connected weight scale similar to Withings' WiFi scale offering. The Aria scale measures weight, body fat percentage, as well as BMI and uploads the data via the user's home WiFi network to Fitbit's online portal. The device is expected to launch in late April and will retail for...
September 8, 2011
iHealth told MobiHealthNews this week that it plans to launch two new products, the iHealth Digital Scale and iBaby Monitor. A separate company called iBaby, a partner of iHealth's, created the baby monitoring device.
The products join iHealth's BP3 Blood Pressure Monitoring System as competitors to Withing's connected device offerings.
The iHealth Digital Scale records and uploads a users'...
August 19, 2011
A new article from lifestyle blog Lifehacker, 'How I Got in Shape with the Help of Technology,' reviews multiple consumer connected health devices, including Fitbit, Withings Scale, RunKeeper and BodyMedia Fit. Writer Adam Pash combined the devices with regular exercise over an eight month period and lost ten pounds in the process. Back in 2009, the New York Times' David Pogue and AllThingsD's...
November 23, 2010
Digifit, Withings and Zeo announced a "health triad" partnership this week that brings users an online dashboard that includes data from personal wellness devices like Withings' connected scale, Zeo's sleep monitoring device and Digifit Connect accessory wireless transceiver, which communicates with more than 80 different fitness sensors. Users of Digifit's new iPhone app will also be able to...
June 17, 2010
Last month smartphone running app RunKeeper crossed the 2 million download mark, FitnessKeeper's co-founder Michael Sheeley told MobiHealthNews in a recent interview.
"That makes us the number one running app in iTunes and number one for Android as well," Sheeley said. "I don't believe anyone is growing as fast as we are with hundreds of thousands of new users every month. We also have a good...
December 7, 2009
Philips snags $300M loan for R&D: Philips has attained a EURO 200 million loan (about $300 million) from the European Investment Bank for research and development for healthcare ICT projects in Europe: Image-guided intervention, clinician support tools and home healthcare. The loan is for 10 years and is provided under the Risk-Sharing Finance Facility (RSFF). More
USA Today lists WiFi weight...