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Feature Request - Bluetooth Control

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    marknicholls1962

    I'm sorry but I find it amusing that an intelligent adult who MUST have researched his device BEFORE purchasing it, THEN decides  to complain about it AFTERWARDS! If you were concerned about Bluetooth low energy RADIATION , why did you buy a Bluetooth enabled device in the first place?

    As it happens, if you disable ALL notifications to your watch, if you never manually track an activity and if you turn off Bluetooth on your phone, I think you will have reduced the risks from LOW energy radiation! You WILL have lost almost all the useful features of the device though!

    The only other alternative is to wrap your entire body in baking foil (ensuring that the shiny side is outermost of course!

    Then, if you have any spare, you can cover all your walls, floors and ceilings just in case your neighbours have ble devices too!

    Sorry about the sarcasm but the moral of the story is RESEARCH BEFORE YOU BUY!

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    sllabo

    Thank you for your thoughtful comments. I appreciate the feedback. In all fairness, I did research the device - how could I not have? I bought it because of its HR functionality while bicycle riding. And why? Because I go on tours and I don't want the long term EMF exposure of my Polar HR strap next to the heart for 8-10 hours at a time. Hence the idea of using the wrist HR pickup. If you were to read the title of my post, it says "Feature Request - Bluetooth Control." This means my post was intended as a "Feature Request" and not a complaint. But whatever you want it call it is fine. You seem like a very nice guy regardless and I wish you lots of great workouts. I'll continue to guard my EMF exposures. All the best.

     

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    marknicholls1962

    Or, the other alternatives are 

    1) Use your Withings Steel hr Sport as a rather expensive garage doorstop.

    2) Donate it to someone you hate and wish cancer upon

    3) Buy a 24 hour candle to tell the time

    I was gonna suggest using a sundial to tell the time but then remembered that the sun emits more radiation than EVERY SINGLE DEVICE THAT HAS EVER EXISTED ON THE PLANET!!!

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    sllabo

    I actually like the device and even bought a second one as a gift for someone. I believe you are just trying to pick a fight. But the more intense and absurd the feeble provocation becomes, the more I love you. You obviously have some kind of issue and seem in dire need someone's derogatory response. I just wish Withings would follow other manufacturers - like Oura - and enable the bluetooth function to be user controlled. Enough said. I look forward to your next compliments. Expect no further replies from me. Have a nice weekend. BTW, in your pursuit of health, you may want to consider the dminder app: http://dminder.ontometrics.com Better yet, untether your sedentary body from the screen and get out and move yourself - its Saturday after all!

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    mike

    I will second the request for bluetooth control, to control/reduce the frequency of sync to limit the EMF exposure, presuming that would work @withings?

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    atsallikmets

    I also think it's a good idea. To be able to switch off Bluetooth for useless connection attempts that occurs.

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    bcmerrell

    I also would like Bluetooth control, but for a different reason. My workplace does not want any radio signals at all, and has banned smartwatches. The ability to [temporarily] turn my Steel HR into "just a watch" (or a perhaps a watch with an internal step counter) would be extremely useful, so I don't have to leave it in my car or in a cage near the facility entrance. 

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    robbiebbays

    if they add this feature i will buy the watch, actually just before the payment, i searched about the bluetooth control saw this subject and cancelled it 

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    foojaymee

    Just seen other apps was able to turn on Bluetooth when app is launched and off after app is closed. So are we there yet?

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    james

    Yes! This feature is very important. For a health conscious brand this is vital. Having just bought the sport hr I'm baffled by its lack of airplane mode or ability to control Bluetooth.

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    dominikludwig

    I agree, this feature ist very important. Especially for everyone who is turning off the phone at night and not needing to be connected all day long. The synchronization works fine when needed later but I need control over the setting. Also due to work environment restrictions. Thank you!

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    robbiebbays

    i dont really feel like the company is paying attention to our request, there are many potentially buyers that are waiting for an answer, at least to tell us if it is possible to add it in a future update

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    molnarj80

    Please make it possible to turn Withings' watches into airplane mode. It is more healthier.

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    schulti

    I need this feature too!

    Activating the "flight mode" via the service menu of the watch would be sufficient for me.

    Thx!

     

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    infratuna

    Request seconded. It could be timed. I think without airplane mode Steel hr Is not so smart.

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    andres

    Hey Withings Team

    Airplane Mode to disable Bluetooth should be a standard Feature.
    I would really like to set a time slot eg from 11PM till 7AM where the watch will switch to airplane mode, this should be possible to set in the HealthMate App.

    And on the watch just like to disable the alarm a new point to switch into airplane mode or disable it.

    PLEASE LISTEN TO YOUR CUSTOMERS, i will really appreciate.

    Can you tell us your roadmap?

    Thanks and best regards
    A

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    cairo-hamilton94

    Just also going to add how I agree with everything the original poster wrote. I do not sleep with my watch on for this very reason. This seems like quite a simple feature that could be added as a switch inside the app, so it would be great if it could be added.

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    ruvan

    I want this feature too. Might I add, other vendors has this feature built in - for example Garmin series watches. They have it to increase battery time.

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    zafislam9

    Agree we all vote for Airplane mode
    Function.

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    stevedipaola

    I agree as well that this feature should be added!!! I feel it would be smart for Withings (not only because of the health benefits) but also because it would open the door to so many more customers looking for this feature that all other (from what I've seen) smart watch companies don't offer, setting them aside and becoming an even bigger more reputable company who's actually focusing on health.

    Please add this feature!!! This is the main reason I'm holding off from buying one and I feel there are so many others like that as well where as if this option were available,
    they would have SO many more sales!

    Not sure if the new ScanWatch coming out will have this feature but it definitely should!! If so I will be purchase one. The watches should be able to track everything and keep a memory while it's in airplane mode and then when the airplane mode is turned off it would sync with the phone so that way the features aren't useless and we can still use the watch as its intended without the constant exposure. Really hoping Withings does this!!!

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