Withings announced the launch of two new blood pressure monitors, the BPM Core and the BPM Connect.
The BPM Connect, available now at Apple retail stores and through the Apple online store, is an updated version of the classic Withings blood pressure monitor. It’s designed to make it simple to take and view cardiovascular readings at home and share them with medical professionals when necessary.
Withings BPM Core is the first over-the-counter device able to measure blood pressure, record an electrocardiogram (ECG) and listen to the heart via a digital stethoscope in one device, enabling users to detect serious conditions such as atrial fibrillation or valvular heart disease. It features an LED display and advanced syncing options to make it easy to take, view, and share cardiovascular readings.
Both devices allow users to share their readings and recordings with a providers through the app, and will integrate with Apple’s personal health record system, reports MobiHealthNews.
“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,” Eric Carreel, president of Withings, said in a statement. “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.”
BPM Core is priced at US $280 (€249.99) and can be purchased exclusively from Apple Stores (or the online store) in Europe, as well as through the Withings website in Europe. It will come to the U.S. later this year.
Withings BPM Connect, the new blood pressure monitor is now available in the United States. It can be purchased from Apple, Amazon, or Withings for $99.95.