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  • Withings is now Nokia

    Withings is now Nokia

    Nokia announced at Mobile World Congress back in February that it would be sunsetting the Withings brand this summer. After giving fans of the French connected health device maker sufficient time to mourn, the brand name is finally officially being removed from its existing product lines. All Withings products will be branded Nokia from here on out.  The transition will be marked by a few… Read More

  • Goodbye Withings, hello Nokia

    Goodbye Withings, hello Nokia

    Say goodbye to Withings. It’s been less than a year since Nokia completed its acquisition of the French smart devices maker and now it the Withings brand is about to be sunset. Withings’ devices and software will be rebranded under the Nokia banner later this summer. Withings’ existing line of smart watches, blood pressure monitors, thermometers and cameras will all come… Read More

  • Withings does the hybrid smartwatch right with the Steel HR

    Withings does the hybrid smartwatch right with the Steel HR

    Smartwatches aren’t for everyone. That much has been clear since day one, a fact seemingly confirmed by a recent stagnation in the space. Too many are designed to be once-size-fits-all, but ultimately are just too bulky and flashy with too many battery life compromises for most wrists. As someone who tries on a lot of these devices, I’ve always been partial to the hybrid. I used… Read More

  • Here’s a smart hairbrush with a built-in microphone from Withings and L’Oreal

    Here’s a smart hairbrush with a built-in microphone from Withings and L’Oreal

    How do you know when things have gone full-on CES? It’s probably a pretty good sign when people start launching smart hairbrushes. Like the many connected toothbrushes that have come before it, the Kérastase Hair Coach Powered by Withings is an attempt to convince the early adopting public that their dumb old products just aren’t cutting it in this ever more connected… Read More

  • Withings products disappear from Apple stores following Nokia patent kerfuffle

    Withings products disappear from Apple stores following Nokia patent kerfuffle

    As most of us were gearing up for a relatively quiet holiday season, Apple and Nokia were getting ready to go to battle, reigniting a war that had seemingly gone cold in 2011 with a reported $720 million settlement for the use of a number of patents. Earlier this week, Apple filed suit in California, alleging that Nokia removed certain patents from the deal for the purpose of… Read More

  • The Skagen Hagen smart watch keeps tabs on your minimalist life

    The Skagen Hagen smart watch keeps tabs on your minimalist life

    Skagen is a Danish watch company famous for its minimalist designs and affordable prices. Now, for $215, you can add a little smarts to your minimalist wrist, a welcome bit of news for those who think the flat black slab of an Apple Watch is too flamboyant. The Skagen Hagen is basically an activity watch similar to the Withings Activite and the watches containing smart movements from MMT. Read More

  • Withings adds heart-rate monitoring to its analog fitness watch

    Withings adds heart-rate monitoring to its analog fitness watch

    There’s really only so much you can do with your analog fitness watch before it turns into something else. Withings already has one of the nicer offerings in the space in the form of the Steel — a solid time-keeping device with step and sleep tracking baked in. As the name implies, the Steel HR brings heart-rate (not human resources) monitoring to the equation. It accomplishes… Read More

  • Withings’ incredibly sophisticated thermometer is now available

    Withings’ incredibly sophisticated thermometer is now available

    Even though Nokia acquired Withings for $190 million, the French company is going forward with its product releases. At CES, Withings announced the $100 Withings Thermo, a smart thermometer to track your fever. The device is now launching in Apple stores, on App Read More