Advertisement
Global  

“News neutrality by unbiased coverage”
One News Page
> >

Why Has Nokia's Health App Acquisition Left Users Feeling Out Of Breath?

One News Page Staff Tuesday, 18 July 2017
Why Has Nokia's Health App Acquisition Left Users Feeling Out Of Breath?by

There are a wealth of different apps and gadgets that we use nowadays to track our fitness – from our dietary intake to the number of steps we take and the exercise we do, there’s never been more aids and assists available for those looking to make a healthy change or two. One of the most popular health app and tech providers, Withings, has undergone some changes – particularly as they were swallowed up by Scandinavian firm Nokia last year, resulting in a number of changes to their existing applications and gadgetry. Their popular health Mate app – which tracks calories, weight loss and can be connected to a number of devices (even those measuring air quality) – has been relaunched as a Nokia-branded program – and while Nokia may be a well-known and even well-trusted brand when it comes to some areas of tech, it seems that existing Withings users have something to say about the acquisition.

The Health Mate app is hugely popular, having been downloaded over a million times and regularly used by thousands worldwide – but changes made to the app’s frontend by the team at Nokia have been met with outcry from many of the program’s regular users. It’s not simply a case of the old departing for the new, either – as many long-standing Health Mate users have complained of app-crashing bugs and the removal of many of the features that made the Withings standard so easy to use. Problems including product syncing issues, interface complexity and the disappearance of several features and widgets have left more than a sour taste in the mouths of long-time users – meaning that Nokia will likely do well to remedy the situation. In fact, they’ve already started doing so.

At the time of writing, Nokia have already acknowledged problems with the relaunch of Health Mate and have released a patch to rectify many of the issues users are facing – and that a further release will ensure that features missing from the old Withings app will be re-introduced. Speaking to the media on such matters, it appears that Nokia is keen to listen to their customers – particularly as acquiring customers from an old brand can already be a fairly daunting hurdle to jump.

For now, at least, Withings Health Mate fans simply have to sit tight – though according to Nokia, all is in hand – and users will be back on their feet in no time at all.

0
shares
ShareTweetSavePostSend
 
Source: CBS 4 WCCO Minnesota - < > Embed
News video: How The GOP Health Care Bill Will Affect Minnesotans

▶ How The GOP Health Care Bill Will Affect Minnesotans 05:00

Minnesota Department of Human Services Commissioner Emily Piper says the state would lose $2 billion in medical assistance in the first 18 months of the Republican health care bill going into effect (5:00). WCCO Sunday Morning – July 16, 2017

You Might Like


Recent related news

Withings releases first smartwatch after buying itself back from Nokia

Withings releases first smartwatch after buying itself back from Nokia
Less than two years after Nokia bought the French digital health startup Withings, it was decided that the business was struggling to “meet its growth...
The Verge - Technology

Withings returns from the dead with Steel HR Sport watch

Any time a smaller company is gobbled up by a larger one, you assume the worse. In the case of Nokia buying Withings, that’s more or less what happened. First...
TechCrunch - Technology

Nokia 3.1 starts receiving Android Oreo OTA update in India

Nokia 3.1 users in India have started receiving Android 8.1 Oreo OTA update starting Thursday. The Android One smartphone was launched with Android 8.0 Oreo in...
BGR India - Technology

New ZINKN Consumer App Gives Users Access to Affordable, On-Demand Personal Assistant Services

New ZINKN Consumer App Gives Users Access to Affordable, On-Demand Personal Assistant Services
PHOENIX--(BUSINESS WIRE)--#BeyondTheCurb--ZINKN, an on-demand personal assistant app, just announced its launch in August 2018. The app provides Valley residents...
Business Wire - Press Releases


Tweets about this


Other recent news in Technology

The easiest way for Elon Musk to raise money for SPACEX might be tourismELON MUSK just announced that SpaceX will livestream its 2023 moon mission in virtual reality, in real time
JAPANESE BILLIONAIRE Yusaku Maezawa Is SpaceX’s First Private AstronautIPHONE XS reviews are starting to come in, and there's not a lot of complaining

Recent related videos

Hospitals Take Aim At Carbon Emissions [Video]Hospitals Take Aim At Carbon Emissions

According to Huffington Post, hospitals across the globe are taking aim at reducing their carbon emissions. In an article printed in its latest edition, the Huffington Post states that if America’s..

Wochit News -   00:44

Psychotherapy recommended for women caring for children with severe health issues [Video]Psychotherapy recommended for women caring for children with severe health issues

New Delhi, Sep 17 (ANI): Study reveals brief cognitive behavioral therapy significantly improves mental health of women overwhelmed by caring for children with severe chronic health conditions...

Health Tips -   01:10

Study: BPA Alternatives May Cause Health Problems [Video]Study: BPA Alternatives May Cause Health Problems

The study adds to a growing body of research suggesting BPA alternatives could be harmful to humans.

Newsy Studio -   00:48

Can testosterone replacement therapy reduce progression of lung disease? [Video]Can testosterone replacement therapy reduce progression of lung disease?

New Delhi, Sep 15 (ANI): According to a study, testosterone replacement therapy may slow the progression of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD). COPD is a chronic inflammatory lung disease..

Health Tips -   01:10

•More original news reports from One News Page
Environmentally friendly: One News Page is hosted on servers powered solely by renewable energy
© 2018 One News Page Ltd. All Rights Reserved.  |  About us  |  Disclaimer  |  Press Room  |  Terms & Conditions  |  Content Accreditation
 RSS  |  News for my Website  |  Free news search widget  |  Help  |  Contact us  |  DMCA / Content Removal  |  Privacy & Data Protection Policy
How are we doing? Send us your feedback  |   LIKE us on Facebook   FOLLOW us on Twitter   FIND us on Google+  •  FOLLOW us on Pinterest