Only in 2016 Nokia purchased Withings and now its up for review which some might find either too soon or perhaps a good idea. I own a few of their products myself and use them daily and it would be sad to see them go but business is business.

From what I have seen the Withings Brand was not widely available here and when it changed the Nokia branded health prodcuts did not replace them anywhere,Some pharmacies sold withings scales and again they where not replaced but it is good as a BRAND to see the NOKIA name on shelves in stores so people are aware.

One avenue that could have worked which was seen in the UK was to bundle products with the purchase of a Nokia 8 and they could continue to do so in the future but that remains to be seen and only time will tell. Currently on offer with the Nokia 8 now here is a free printer from another company with Vodafone and if you buy direct you could get the ZEISS VR ONE headset which is also a nice piece of kit we recently reviewed.

In the short press release Nokia said…

Nokia today announces that it has initiated a review of strategic options for its Digital Health business, which is part of Nokia Technologies. Digital Health’s business portfolio includes consumer and enterprise products, and it manufactures and sells an ecosystem of hybrid smart watches, scales and digital health devices to consumers and enterprise partners.

The strategic review of the Digital Health business may or may not result in any transaction or other changes. Any further announcements about the Digital Health business will be made if and when appropriate. The Patent Business, Brand Partnerships and Technology Licensing units in Nokia Technologies are not in the scope of this review.

By Jim O Brien/CEO

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