Withings has rolled out two new connected blood pressure monitors that offer clinical-level heart monitoring at the comfort of your home. These two monitors are quite innovative with new features. The first monitor ECG-equipped BPM Core is one of the most updated at-home blood pressure monitors in Withings lineups, whereas the other BPM Connect is an updated version of Withings original blood pressure monitor.
BPM Core – BP Monitor
Withings BPM Core is packed with three different medical tools, enabling people to gather medical data which previously was only available during a visit to a doctor’s office. It is not about just simple blood pressure monitor, it also has a digital stethoscope to listen to your heartbeat and an ECG machine to track atrial fibrillation (AFib).
This BPM Core can diagnose cardiovascular disease. You can check your heart rate, record heartbeat, and measure your ECG throughout the day. You can also share your scans easily with medical professionals. Doctors would be able to study the information from the BPM Core to get a complete picture of your cardiovascular health. This data is also used to track high blood pressure, valvular disease, and AFib, an irregular heart rhythm which is instrumental in stroke.
BPM Connect – All in one Tool
Focusing on simplicity, the BPM Core is Withing’s do-it-all device. Similar to the BPM Core, the Connect can share its data with medical practitioners. It’s portable with a rechargeable battery for you to carry the device and take measurements.
It is an updated version of Withings BPM that has an LED helping you to see your vitals right on the device without having to connect to a phone. The display also changes color for the level of blood pressure. It changes to green for normal, orange for moderate and red for high blood pressure. On connecting to a smartphone, you can share the data from both the BPM Core and the BPM Connect with Withings Health Mate app and synced to the Apple Health app.
Where is it Available?
In partnership with Apple, Withings has launched both the BPM Core and the BPM Connect. The BPM Core is only available from Withings.com, Apple.com, and Apple’s retail stores. It is also available now in Europe for 250 euros (about $280) and will be introduced in the U.S. in the third quarter once it receives FDA approval. The BPM Connect is available with a variety of merchants, including Apple, Amazon, Best Buy, etc. It is available in Europe and the U.S. for 100 euros or $100.