Withings today has announced the availability of Thermo, the first FDA-cleared wireless temporal thermometer. Available exclusively at Apple Stores and Withings.com, the thermometer hopes to become a mainstay in households where accurate and frequent readings are desired. Using HotSpot Sensor technology, the thermometer takes 4,000 accurate measurements in just two seconds detecting the hottest point and then giving a highly accurate temperature reading.
Thermo takes a hygienic approach to grabbing temperature readings by forgoing any physical contact to take a reading. Users simply run the thermometer across the forehead, about 1cm above the skin, getting themselves an accurate and quick reading. Taking the user’s age into account, Thermo then displays varying colors on the LED display to provide feedback on the recorded temperature: green for a normal temperature, orange for elevated, and red for high temperature levels.
Withings is heavily promoting Thermo for instances in homes where taking the temperature of a child may be crucial and accuracy is necessary. No poking or unnecessary prodding, just a simple swipe across the forward to get the child’s reading. What’s even better is that Thermo connects to Withings’ Thermo app allowing parents to track children’s fluctuating temperatures and record any necessary information.
Thermo automatically sends temperature readings to the iOS or Android app over Wi-Fi or Bluetooth and keeps the devices synchronized. The app can even remind parents when it’s time to get another temperature reading from a child who may be experiencing a fever. From there, parents can provide further contextual information, like administered medications or logging symptoms to get a better understanding on the child’s progress. The Thermo App also integrates into Boston Children’s Hopsital’s Thermia™ tool to get educational information and insights on how to care for the child with the fever.
Thermo is considered a Class IIa Medical device and as such has been granted FDA-clearance in the United States. This is now the second device Withings offers, the first being Withings’ Wireless Blood Pressure Monitor, that has passed the FDA’s clearance for devices.
Thermo is now available to purchase in the US exclusively at Apple Stores, on Apple.com, or on Withings.com for $99.95. For a list of other Withings’ iOS compatible products, be sure to check Withings.com or on Amazon.
The Withings Thermo application is available on the iOS App Store now.