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Most activity trackers and smartwatches won't monitor your swimming, and those that do usually require that you kick in a swimming mode before you dive in. Withings doesn't think you should have to switch things up just because you've left dry land, though. The health tech firm has added automatic...

July 7th 2015 at 11:19am 0 Comments
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Withings' Aura sleep system can only do so much to help you rest by itself. Wouldn't it be nice if it could keep the climate just right, too? It can now -- the Aura just got support for Nest's learning thermostat. When they're linked up, the Nest will maintain an ideal temperature for sleep (aroun...

March 4th 2015 at 5:21am 0 Comments
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If you've been aching to try Withings' Activité fitness watches but couldn't because you don't carry an iPhone, you can relax. The company has announced that both the original Activité and the Pop will support Android as of March 2nd. While the Health Mate app will largely go unchang...

March 1st 2015 at 4:28pm 0 Comments
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Forget notifications, forget apps, forget all of the noisy little distractions masquerading as help -- sometimes a wearable is at its best when it stays out of your way. As it turns out, that's just what French hardware house Withings had in mind when it built the Activité ($450) and Activi...

February 25th 2015 at 2:00pm 0 Comments
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Over the last year and a half, I've used a few different connected cameras to monitor my home. This includes more popular offerings such as the Dropcam Pro, but I found myself ultimately unhappy with the yearly fee and the requirement to store video on Dropcam's servers. I've also played with a Fo...

February 24th 2015 at 4:15pm 0 Comments
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Regular readers know that I don't get to review too many devices, so it's a perk when one of mine appears on the HWYC timetable. Withings' belt-worn activity monitor was one of the best in the category, but it was a category that was rapidly being superseded by wrist-based hardware. After all, it'...

February 22nd 2015 at 10:33pm 0 Comments
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While today marks the official start of CES 2015, we've been on the ground for what feels like an eternity. It all started Sunday at CES Unveiled, a small pre-show packed with oddities like smart baby bottles, levitating speakers and family-friendly facial recognition cameras. We may not have fo...

January 6th 2015 at 3:22pm 0 Comments
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Who says that activity trackers can't be stylish? Certainly not Withings, which combined its pedometer know-how with Swiss watch-style design to produce the Activité. If there was one downside, it was that the unit retailed for $450, putting it well out of the reach of ordinary folk who car...

January 4th 2015 at 11:26am 0 Comments
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A couple of weeks ago, Apple gave clearance to HealthKit applications with an update to iOS 8 -- one that, as you're likely aware of, ended up causing major problems for iPhone 6 users. But, since this issue has been resolved, more outfits have (finally) had the chance to make their software and...

October 10th 2014 at 11:43pm 0 Comments