Withings and Doro In Connected Health Partnership
(M2 PressWIRE Via Acquire Media NewsEdge) London - Withings and Doro In Connected Health Partnership New Doro Liberto 810 compatible with Withings most popular devices In order to strengthen the launch position of its latest smartphone, Doro of Sweden has entered into a partnership with French company Withings. The agreement provides for two of Withings connected medical devices to work with the Doro Liberto 810. Both devices are now fully compatible with Doros protocols and connect seamlessly with the new Doro smartphone. This allows users, or their designated family member, the ability to monitor and measure changes to certain vital signs.
Withings Smart Body Analyzer is a smart wireless weighing scale that measures weight, body fat ratio and heart rate. It also checks air quality through ongoing monitoring of room temperature and carbon dioxide levels. The wireless scale WS-30 is also available.
Withings Pulse Smart Activity Tracker - is a small device that captures activity data throughout the day in relation to steps, calories burned, elevation climbed and distance travelled. It also records heart rate and can be switched into night mode to record sleep patterns. This data syncs with the users Doro Liberto during the day and is put into perspective, to help people understand theirbodies and health better.
Jrme Arnaud, President and CEO at Doro said: We are pleased to work with Withings as a specialist health partner around the launch of our new smartphone. Doro Liberto 810 is a mobile designed to help non-smartphone users try the smartphone experience. The ability to track vital signs will be another reason to tempt these people to use a smartphone for the first time. We see this as the start of a long relationship, which will see further developments and additions to our joint offering.
Cedric Hutchings, CEO at Withings added: Our devices are for the whole family and most of our users are very familiar with smartphones. We see this partnership extending our market reach to the older target group. It also demonstrates that both smartphones and products like ours are here to make lives easier. As we age, it becomes all the more important to track our weight, activity and blood pressure - we want these experiences to be both friendly and easy. In this, we have the same objectives as Doro.
Doros overarching Care strategy is to continually enrich the lives of seniors around the world by introducing easy-to-use technology, in an accessible manner, that can answer their everyday health and wellbeing needs. This partnership is a key milestone in the realisation of that vision.
As a first step, Doro Liberto 810 customers across Europe will be offered a 10% discount on the price of any Withings Pulse Activity Tracker, Smart Body Analyser WS-50 or Wireless Scale WS-30 when purchased via Withings web shop (www.withings.com). This offer will be valid from 01 October 2013 and runs until the end of the year.
Notes to editors
Doro Liberto 810 operating system: Android 4.1 with Doros own software Doro Experience installed as the user interface.
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Doro AB is a Swedish public company formed in 1974. It released its pioneering easy-to-use mobile phone in 2007 and today is the global market-leader within the category. Doro products and solutions are available in thirty countries spanning five continents. These include; mobile phones and smart devices, applications and software, fixed line telephony, telecare and mobile health solutions. Doro removes barriers to adoption of new technologies and holds numerous international awards in recognition of its product designs and innovations. Doro shares are quoted on the Nasdaq OMX Stockholm exchange, Nordic List, Small Companies. Revenues of SEK 837.5 million were reported for 2012.
Withings is French company created in 2009. It creates smart products and apps to take care of yourself and your loved ones in a new and easy way. By extending the capabilities of an object through network resources, Withings provides access to infinite computing and storage facilities at no extra cost, turning objects into smart connected devices. Since 2009, Withings has extended those benefits to a wide range of lifestyle-friendly devices: a connected scale for adults or babies, an activity tracker, a blood pressure monitor and even a smart babymonitor. By using mobile phones and computers as bridges and opening up itsplatform to the well-being ecosystem, Withings now works seamlessly with over 100 partner apps and devices, providing users with a whole new dimension totheir day-to-day life.
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