Withings BeamO is a 4-in-1 checkup device that does more than take your temperature

in General Discussion edited January 7

The new Withings BeamO, announced at CES 2024, is a 4-in-1 connected home checkup device that aims to do much more than your standard smart thermometer.

Withings BeamO
Withings BeamO

This new multiscope contains all the sensors found in an ECG, stethoscope, thermometer, and pulse oximeter to cover many of the vitals collected during a checkup.

It's a handheld device similar in size to most external thermometers but has electrodes located on either side. With a light grip, it can capture SpO2 readings at the same time as a medical-grade 1-lead ECG.

There's a newly developed mono-element thermophile used to take contactless temperatures that is more precise than what is found in the existing Withings Thermo.

Finally, a digital stethoscope can capture chest or back acoustic waves by using a Piezoelectric disc. Headphones can also be connected by using its USB-C to headphone jack adapter. This sound can be saved and shared during a telehealth appointment.

BeamO data syncs with Apple Health
BeamO data syncs with Apple Health

"BeamO is a transformative multiscope device. Once, body temperature was the only health scan routinely taken at home. BeamO will revolutionize the measurement of the core vitals carried out during medical visits from the comfort of one's own home." Said Eric Carreel, Founder and President of Withings.

"This crucial data will provide a vital overview of overall health or warning signs of potential areas of concern. Instead of measuring these stats a couple of times a year in a clinical setting, it will be possible to assess them every day. BeamO will be the thermometer of the future, providing the ability to assess temperature and observe the state of the heart and lungs."

Following FDA clearance, the BeamO will be able to detect everything from a fever to aFib. Results are displayed via the colorful LED display.

Results are also automatically uploaded to the users Withings app via Wi-Fi and shared with family members or physicians.

Withings BeamO will be available in June for $249 pending FDA approval.

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  • Reply 1 of 3
    BeamO looks like a solid design addressing important medical information.  At the same time the price is a turn off - I'll wait until it's under $100.  That is the critical price point for consumer medical devices connecting to Apple iPhones.   For a lot of potential customers the current price point blocks the higher volume need for value sales.  

    I'll make a note to check in again in August (when I turn 80),
  • Reply 2 of 3
    nicholfdnicholfd Posts: 824member
    Does the hardware or software require an online account (like all other Withings products)?  

    If so, hell no.  

    My health data is none of their business.

    Appleinsider should research & detail this requirement for ANY product they review.
  • Reply 3 of 3
    Wonder if this violates Masimo (or anyone else's) patents?  
    Or maybe they pay a license fee.  
    Looks like Masimo W1 is in a watch format.  
    BeamO looks to be a larger, rectangular unit.  
    Interesting device, wonder how accurate for general use?  
    Noticed it is not yet FDA approved.  
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