Withings Thermo

Withings Thermo

Withings $99.95
Wi-Fi Bluetooth

Review date: 11/02/2020

Withings little smart thermometer lets you take a temperature without coming in contact with the body, which is cool in the age of coronavirus. It's got a brightly lit display that can track the temperature readings of up to eight people. And it will sync temperature readings with the smartphone app automatically over WiFi so no need to Bluetooth sync. Based on your temperature and symptoms the app can recommend when it's time to take action. Withings even works with Boston Children's hospital to help provide education on proper medication and doses. Unlike the Kinsa smart thermometer, Withings doesn't share data to help determine public health outbreaks in an area.

What could happen if something goes wrong

Withings seems to do a good job protecting your privacy and security. They don't share or sell your data and have an easy to read privacy policy. Which is all great for a device that takes your temperature because you don't need the world knowing just how hot you are (or if you have a fever).

Privacy

Can it snoop on me?

Camera

Device: No

App: No

Microphone

Device: No

App: No

Tracks Location

Device: No

App: Yes

What is required to sign up?

What data does it collect?

How can you control your data?

You can choose not to sync the device with the app. You can request that data be deleted.

What is the company’s known track record for protecting users’ data?

Average

No known incidents in the last 2 years.

Can this product be used offline?

Yes

User friendly privacy information?

Yes

Links to privacy information

Security

Does this product meet our Minimum Security Standards?

Yes

Uses encryption in transit and at rest.

Encryption

Yes

Uses encryption in transit and at rest.

Strong password

Yes

You access the device through the Withings HealthMate app, which requires a unique password at the start.

Security updates

Yes

Manages vulnerabilities

Yes

Privacy policy

Yes

The Withings Privacy Policy is clearly laid out, and uses a series of icons to help people understand the data collection and use.

Artificial Intelligence

Does the product use AI?

Unknown

Does the AI use your personal data to make decisions about you?

Unknown

Does the company allow users to see how the AI works?

Unknown

Withings is raising money to develop predictive data analytics for COVID-19 Detection. They also use a service called Ask Thermia (iOS only) offered by the Boston Children's Hospital that gives you insights about your temperature (e.g. Seek medical advice immediately). https://support.withings.com/hc/en-us/articles/221528067-Thermo-Getting-personalized-advice

Company contact info

Phone Number

No

Live Chat

No

Twitter

AskWithings

Updates

Withings raises $60m for AI-enabled wearables
Nick Flaherty
The $60m Series B funding round for Withings was co-led by healthcare investment specialists Gilde Healthcare, and long-term partners and investors of the wearables pioneer, Idinvest Partners and Bpifrance. The company was spunout of Nokia Health in 2018 and over the last decade has developed a range of wearable health monitors.

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