Nokia announces Body smart scale and BPM+, but the new app is the main event

Withings is gone, and Nokia is here to pick up the baton
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Nokia has pulled the curtain back on its Body smart scale and BPM+ blood pressure monitor, as it marks the completed transition from Withings.

The new line will also be accompanied by a redesigned Health Mate app, featuring new coaching programmes designed to help you improve your sleep, control blood pressure, monitor weight and fat mass, become more active and even manage health during pregnancy.

Read this: How Nokia wants to take your health more seriously

This, of course, works in conjunction with the new blood pressure monitor and connected scale. But for those unfamiliar with their older Withings relatives, let's run through what functions are actually involved.

Nokia announces Body smart scale and BPM+, but the new app is the main event

If you're in the market for a blood pressure monitor, the BPM+ offers a wireless solution for those who want to track diastolic and systolic blood pressure and heart rate when on the go. This data can then be shared with fellow users or medical professionals, in order to help prevent, manage and monitor the effects of certain treatment. Not much has changed here in terms of features from Withings' offering, but the BPM+ is easier to roll up and take on the go.

Nokia announces Body smart scale and BPM+, but the new app is the main event

And as for the Nokia Body, this will represent a cheaper entry level to the company's smart scale space. So while it provides users with a way to track their body weight trends, receive BMI insights and sync over Wi-Fi with the Health Mate app in order to keep track of goals, it does leave the cardiovascular health tracking to the more expensive Body Cardio scale. Still, if you want to begin logging your food, this can also be synced up with MyFitnessPal.

Both new devices will be available from today, with the Nokia Body coming at and the BPM+ ready to pick up for .

On the whole, there's not a whole lot of difference between the new devices and what Withings provided before being taken over. However, the new app improvements are a welcome addition to a line that was set for an inevitable branding refresh. The question now becomes if this new wave can continue the solid foundation Withings set and offer users an attractive way to keep track of their health.

Nokia announces Body smart scale and BPM+, but the new app is the main event

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Conor moved to Wareable Media Group in 2017, initially covering all the latest developments in smartwatches, fitness trackers, and VR. He made a name for himself writing about trying out translation earbuds on a first date and cycling with a wearable airbag, as well as covering the industry’s latest releases.

Following a stint as Reviews Editor at Pocket-lint, Conor returned to Wareable Media Group in 2022 as Editor-at-Large. Conor has become a wearables expert, and helps people get more from their wearable tech, via Wareable's considerable how-to-based guides. 

He has also contributed to British GQ, Wired, Metro, The Independent, and The Mirror. 

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