Withings releases Thermo, the first FDA-cleared smart thermometer
Withings used CES 2016 earlier this year to announce a Wi-Fi connected thermometer – the Withings Thermo. The device, which is the first of its kind to be approved by the US Food & Drug Administration, can now be purchased on the Withings website and Amazon.
A light touch on the temple is all it takes. Thermo has 16 sensors which take over 4,000 measurements to find the hottest spot on the side of your head. It then sends the reading back to your mobile device via Bluetooth and WiFi. And since there is no contact with earwax, saliva or any other body fluid, Thermo is a extremely sanitary way to take anyone’s temperature.
You can see the readings on the device. Thermo delivers color-coded temperature feedback that is relevant to the user’s age profile, to help you understand the reading. For more advanced info and health advice, head over to the app.
Cedric Hutchings, CEO of Withings, said: “We invented the first Wi-Fi connected health device, Withings’ smart scale, to enable users seamless access to their data to take control of their weight. Withings Thermo was designed to have a similar impact on the family’s health routine.”
Up to five family members can have profiles within the app. In addition to tracking temperature and symptoms, you can enter comments, and medications in any user profile. This helps you see if the treatment is effective and allows you to maintain a log to share with a doctor.
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