Withings BPM Core and Connect Announced
Withings BPM Core and Connect Blood Pressure Monitors Now Available
Withings has today extended its cardiovascular product portfolio with the availability of two new at-home blood pressure monitors – BPM Core and BPM Connect.
Withings BPM Core is the first over-the-counter all-in-one device able to measure blood pressure, record an electrocardiogram (ECG) and listen to the heart via a digital stethoscope. All those cardiac tech chops mean that you can detect serious conditions such as atrial fibrillation or valvular heart disease at home.
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.
Withings BPM Core
Withings BPM Core enables you to retrieve medical data traditionally only available in a clinical setting. As well as 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, a significant risk for stroke.
Additionally, the digital stethoscope listens for heart abnormalities to provide early detection of valvular heart disease, characterised 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 tricky and can often go underdiagnosed because symptoms are not continuous.
Within 90 seconds, BPM Core can perform all three measurements. Heart rate, blood pressure and ECG readings with AFib detection. The results are displayed on the device via an LED matrix and also 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 potential detection of valvular heart disease. All data, measurements, graphs and recordings can be shared directly with a personal cardiologist and physician.
Withings BPM Connect
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 will sync with the accompanying Health Mate app via Bluetooth or WiFi. Sharing a design feature with Withings BPM Core, BPM Connect’s display also provides colour-coded feedback glowing green for normal, orange for moderate and red for high blood pressure.
Eric Carreel, President of Withings, told GadgetyNews:
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. 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.
Withings BPM Core is available now for €249.95/£229.95 and can be purchased exclusively at Apple Stores or online at Apple.com and Withings.com. Additional retailers will roll out during the summer.
Withings BPM Connect is available now for €99.95/£89.95 at Apple Stores, Apple.com, Withings.com, Amazon and additional retail partners.