Connected devices come in all shapes and sizes and serves all types of purposes these days, and as CES has just kicked off there’s bound to be a ton of new stuff heading further into 2016. One such device comes from Withings who are known for creating other products in the range of devices for the connected home, like a smart alarm clock and baby monitor. This evening Withings has just announced a device which most people likely already have in their home, a thermometer. The new Withings ‘Thermo’ is a bit different though as it’s a smart connected temporal device as opposed to the standard thermometer you might place under your tongue.
Withings boasts the Thermo as being able to provide extremely fast and accurate readings compared to other devices, and because human body temperatures are measured by placing the device up to a person’s temporal artery on the side of the head, it’s less invasive than other traditional methods for taking a temperature. Like many of Withings other smart health devices for in-home use, the Thermo connects up to your local in-home WiFi network and can connect up to a companion app to automatically send data and readings to your mobile device like a smartphone or tablet. This allows you to keep a record of any temperature readings in case you need the data for later use.
Aside from feeling less like a science experiment, the Withings Thermo also brings a more sanitary experience to the act of measuring temperature readings. Considering most people tend to use thermometers in the home when someone in the family or the inside the house is sick, all it would take is one time not cleaning the thermometer properly to potentially spread around whatever it is that’s causing a temperature rise. The Thermo is capable of taking 4,000 measurements within two seconds thanks to its 16-sensor array, and paired with the app users can take the temperature readings and insert other relevant data like medicine that’s been given for a complete range of control. Withings is planning on having the Thermo ready for purchase by sometime in the first quarter of 2016, and consumers can expect to pay $99.95 for the device.