Withings will kill off the Thermo app next year

ByLance T. Lee

Aug 7, 2022

Withings has announced plans to discontinue the Thermo app from May 2023. The functionality will transfer to Health Mate.

We reviewed Withings Thermo in late 2020. The non-contact smart thermometer is quicker and more comfortable to use than traditional counterparts or in-ear thermometers. It’s an ultra-hygienic way to take your temperature. Which, of course, is very important during a pandemic. The device has been around since 2016.

You can use Withings Thermo alone or in conjunction with the Thermo app. The latter has advantages in that it provides additional information and a detailed log of readings. It also allows you to configure multiple users.

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What we didn’t really like about testing the product was the fact that all other Withings wearables work through another smartphone app called Health Mate. We just couldn’t see the point of having two different apps for devices from the same manufacturer. It’s just annoying, plus you don’t have all your health information in one central place.

The company ultimately decided to merge the two platforms – a sensible decision most would agree. In May 2023, the Thermo app will be discontinued. But you’ll be able to use Health Mate to track your temperature in addition to all other stats like steps, blood pressure, weight, and more.

The news was shared via email to Withings subscribers earlier today.

“Thermo is a natural fit, allowing you to cross-reference your temperature data with your blood pressure data. Now with temperature/fever tracking, you can learn more about your health at a glance” , reads the text of the email.

You will be able to use the same account as with the Thermo app. Log in and you will then find your complete measurement history directly in Health Mate. It is highly likely that the company will introduce the temperature tracking feature in Health Mate well before May 2023.

This year has so far been unusually quiet in terms of new releases from the French brand. But we expect the Body Scan smart scale to debut in the coming months. In addition to standard measurements, the device will be able to assess nerve activity, detect atrial fibrillation and monitor segmental body composition. We’re certainly looking forward to testing this one out.

We also spotted some Withings patent filings for a smart urinalysis device. But it hasn’t received any official mention from the company, so the launch date for this one might be a bit further away.

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