Withings has just announced their latest Analog watch, the Move ECG. This watch not only packs in a year long battery, but also allows you to record an ECG on-demand.
More information can be found in the full release below.
WITHINGS ANNOUNCES EUROPEAN AVAILABILITY OF MOVE ECG, THE WORLD’S
FIRST ANALOGUE WATCH WITH THE ABILITY TO RECORD A MEDICAL GRADE ELECTROCARDIOGRAM
Move ECG allows anyone to easily monitor their cardiovascular health and prevent heart
conditions through a sleek analogue watch with a one-year battery life
September 5, 2019 – Issy-les-Moulineaux, France – Withings, pioneer of the connected
health movement and analogue connected watches, today announced that Move ECG, the
world’s first analogue watch to record an electrocardiogram (ECG) on-demand, is now available
in Europe, following the ECG monitor having received CE marking for medical devices. Move
ECG comes with a state-of-the-art ECG feature that allows people to easily and affordably
monitor their cardiovascular health to detect atrial fibrillation (AFib), a major heart disease, at
any time. Move ECG is available today at the price of €129.95/£129.95 at withings.com and
main retail partners, and works both on iOS and Android.
On-Demand ECG on the Wrist
Withings is committed to creating beautifully designed products people can easily incorporate
into their daily lives to monitor health and wellness goals. Move ECG embodies this mission by
combining medical grade heart monitoring technology with a stylish analogue watch design and
superior battery life of up to one year.
Move ECG includes three electrodes with two discreetly integrated inside the main body of the
watch, and the third electrode in the stainless steel bezel of the watch. When users experience
symptoms such as palpitation, they simply need to push the side button and touch both sides of
the bezel to start recording an electrocardiogram anytime, anywhere, similar to a single lead
ECG. After 30 seconds of measurement, Move ECG vibrates to notify users that the reading is
complete. The electrical signal is then analysed via a proprietary algorithm that has been
developed with cardiologists and trained using thousands of ECG signals, so that it can detect
irregular heart rhythm.
The watch syncs automatically with the accompanying Health Mate app, which instantaneously
classifies the user’s heart rhythm as Afib or normal sinus rhythm. During the measurement, the
user can see its live electrocardiogram displayed on the app, but can also record an ECG
without its smartphone and synchronise it later to know its classification. A history of all
recordings, their associated classifications and any noted comments or symptoms are stored in
the app. Data collected can easily be shared through an automatically generated PDF to a
doctor or healthcare professional that can help assist with early diagnosis and prevention.
“At Withings, we are committed to going beyond just tracking steps. We are on a mission to
create elegant devices that not only inform people on their overall health and wellness, but also
have the capabilities to identify and prevent serious issues,” said Eric Carreel, President of
Withings. “Move ECG is the newest device in our product range to accomplish this. It offers
ECG tracking capabilities people typically find in a hospital in a stylish tracker that can be worn
easily every day. Now people can take a reading anytime, from their wrist.”
Cardiovascular Early Warning System
AFib is the main form of irregular heart rhythm and is responsible for almost a third of the
strokes in developed countries. Additionally, 1 in 4 middle-aged adults in Europe and the U.S.
will develop AFib in their lifetime. However, the condition is often underdiagnosed as it can be
intermittent so it’s easily missed if it’s not occurring during infrequent doctors’ visit.
“I’m often asked about the real world impact of evolving digital technologies – internet of things
and mobile. Move ECG incorporates two of the most essential ingredients for success: real time
telemetry that makes a clinical difference and an easy-to-use supporting mobile app that turns
that data into actionable wisdom,” said Dr. John D. Halamka, International Healthcare
Innovation Professor at Harvard Medical School. “I’m an emergency physician but I’m also a
patient with an irregular heartbeat. I’ already used the Move ECG to record my
supraventricular tachycardia, not as diagnostic tool but as a monitor to correlate my physical
symptoms with a rhythm strip.”
All Day and All Night Tracking
In addition to monitoring people’s heart health, Move ECG is packed with the advanced activity
and sleep tracking features users have come to expect from Withings including:
Activity & Workout Tracking:
Ability to track calories burned, pace, distance, workout routes, and for the first time in a
Withings Watch – elevation, as tracking floors climbed is helpful to those focused on heart
Step count progress is shown at the watch’s sub-dial. Users can see at a glance how far
they are from their set daily step count goal based on 0 to 100 percent.
Automatic recognition of daily activities including walking, running, swimming and for the first
time on a Withings watch, cycling and stairs climbed. Sessions that are automatically
detected are recorded in the Health Mate app, which shows the duration and calories burned during a given activity. Overall daily and weekly steps, calories burned, floors
climbed and distance are also shown within the app.
On-demand workout mode allows users to record a specific session by pressing a button on
the watch to activate its connected GPS (via BLE) feature. Pace, time and distance are
shown in real-time on a paired smartphone, and the workout route is mapped after the
session in the Health Mate app.
Water resistance up to 50 meters and up to 12 months battery life.
Sophisticated sleep monitoring and analysis of sleep patterns, including the length, depth
and quality of sleep.
Smart Wake-up that will wake users with vibration alarms at the most optimal times during
their sleep cycle.
Provision of preparatory Sleep Score based on data such as sleep duration, depth regularity
Access to the Sleep Smarter Program, consisting of eight weeks of recommendations to
improve sleep patterns.
Like all Withings devices, it connects to the dedicated Health Mate app for iOS and Android that
provides data and insights, as well as the ability to schedule activity reminders, set goals and
manages successes. Health Mate connects with more than 100 third-party apps such as Apple
Health, Google Fit, or MyFitnessPal to help people manage their health and wellness from
Move ECG is available on Withings.com and Amazon for the price of €129.95/£129.95. Its
watch face is available in both white and black, and people are able to choose from a variety of
wristband colors to complement each user’s personal style. Withings Move ECG is slated to
become available in the U.S. during Q4 2019, following FDA clearance.