Monthly Archives: May 2012
After Generations X and Y (also called the Millennials), it is now the time for a new generation to take devices, consumer behaviors and experiences to the next level. Nielsen has come up with a new name for the group of young people between 18 and 34 who are defined by their personal digital connectivity. That name: Generation C, where C of course stands for connected! Read more
Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, ANT+, RFID… Connected devices choose from a variety of wireless technologies to interact with each other depending on their functions and needs, and often combine several protocols. For the regular consumer, this profusion of names and barbaric acronyms can become confusing and make it hard to determine which device is compatible with which. Today, we take a look at some of the most common ones and try to explain their specificities as we learned about them ourselves when preparing for this article!
Many of you already use apps to keep track of your physical activity, your weight or your calorie intake. Have you ever considered self-tracking your hobbies? Many services and apps can help you track down your favorite music tracks, books, series or movies so that you can keep a detailed record of your experiences! In this article, we examine some of the most interesting tools to do that. Read more
One of the uses that we envisioned when we set out to make the Smart Blood Pressure Monitor was that people would use it to send their readings to their physician. We built features into the Withings app to help them do that, most notably with the option to send the measurements via e-mail.
More and more hospitals and doctors are using the iPad and other smart devices to stay in touch with their patients and monitor their condition post surgery. Today, we will discuss some of the most notable initiatives! Read more
At Withings, we believe that self-tracking is one of the keys to change. If the change you are trying to achieve is to get more fit, tracking your weight is of course essential and you can do that with the Wi-Fi body scale. Another factor that you can track is what you eat. Tracking what you eat can be a great help. It gives you a picture of how much you consume and you may even surprise yourself and identify those occasions where you over-consume.
It will also help you learn more about the real nutritional value of what you eat and let you make informed decision about what you will really gain by renouncing to a cupcake compared to, say, a can of soda.