Withings expands global commitment to heart health with the release of BPM Core, its most sophisticated, and BPM Connect, its most convenient, cardiovascular devices yet.
BPM Core is unveiled today in Europe exclusively in Apple Stores and online at Apple.com and Withings.com, with U.S. availability planned in Q3, following FDA clearance.
BPM Connect is launching today worldwide at Apple Stores, Apple.com, Withings.com and additional retail partners.
Withings, pioneer of the connected health movement, has extended its cardiovascular product portfolio with the availability of two new at-home blood pressure monitors. Withings BPM Core is the first over-the-counter device able to measure blood pressure, record an electrocardiogram (ECG) and listen to the heart via a digital stethoscope in one device, enabling users to detect serious conditions such as atrial fibrillation or valvular heart disease. The Withings BPM Connect is an updated version of the classic Withings BPM, featuring an LED display and advanced sync options that make taking, viewing and sharing cardiovascular readings simpler than ever.
Following EU regulatory approval and previously announced at CES, BPM Core becomes available in Europe on July 17, exclusively in Apple Stores and online at Apple.com and Withings.com. BPM Core is slated to become available in the U.S. during Q3, following FDA clearance. The all-new Withings BPM Connect becomes available both in the U.S. and Europe on July 17 at Apple Stores, Apple.com, Withings.com and additional retail partners.
“We are excited to be introducing BPM Core and BPM Connect, as both medical devices go way beyond simply providing people with easy access to their personal blood pressure information,” said Eric Carreel, President of Withings. “BPM Core is by far the most sophisticated and wide-ranging, at-home cardiovascular monitor yet that gives people and their physicians a detailed look at their daily heart health from the comfort of their home. On the other hand, our new BPM Connect was specifically designed to offer people that want a simple way to monitor their general heart health a user-friendly and convenient solution they can use without the need of a phone and even while on-the-go.”
BPM Core: The World’s Most Advanced At-Home Cardiovascular Monitor
Withings BPM Core is the company’s most advanced health device to date, combining stylish design with medical data traditionally only available in a clinical setting. Along with blood pressure and heart rate monitoring, the three-in-one device measures ECG used to identify atrial fibrillation (AFib), the main form of irregular heart rhythm that is a major risk for stroke.
In addition, its digital stethoscope listens for heart abnormalities to provide early detection of valvular heart disease, characterized by damage to one of the four heart valves that may require surgical intervention.
People with high blood pressure are more at risk from both valvular damage and AFib, as multiple clinical studies have found strong correlations between the three states. However, AFib is often underdiagnosed because symptoms are not continuous and may be easily missed if they do not occur during infrequent visits to the doctor, while valvular diseases are asymptomatic at the beginning. The ability to monitor all three conditions in one device is a game-changer.
Within 90 seconds, BPM Core can perform all three measurements. Heart rate, blood pressure and ECG readings with AFib detection are displayed on the device via an LED matrix, as well as transmitted to the accompanying Health Mate app. ECG readings, as well as stethoscope recordings, are displayed within the app, along with a qualification of the ECG signal (normal sinus rhythm, atrial fibrillation or inconclusive) and a potential detection of valvular heart disease. All data, measurements, graphs and recordings can be shared directly with a personal cardiologist and physician.
BPM Connect: Combining High-end Design with Practicality
Withings BPM Connect, the updated version of the classic Withings BPM, makes it even simpler to take and view cardiovascular readings at home and share them with medical professionals. FDA cleared and CE compliant, it provides highly accurate measurements of heart rate as well as systolic and diastolic blood pressure.
Unlike its predecessor, BPM Connect doesn’t require users to have their smartphone or any other smart device around to view and interpret the results. Readings are displayed directly on the BPM Connect via an LED matrix. Additionally, data from the readings will sync with the accompanying Health Mate app via Bluetooth or WiFi, even when a device is not nearby. Sharing a design feature with Withings BPM Core, BPM Connect’s display also provides color-coded feedback glowing green for normal, orange for moderate and red for high blood pressure.
In addition to providing consumers with an easy way to monitor their cardiovascular health, the highly portable design and ability to recharge for ongoing use was developed in part to allow Withings to better serve the medical community. BPM Connect can be used by medical institutions and care homes to monitor individual as well as multiple users, whether they are within the facility or based in their homes.
For both BPM Core and BPM Connect, systolic and diastolic value, and heart rate can be shared and retrieved on Apple Health.