FAQ Updated: February 2, 2023
What is the Withings+ service? Is Withings+ intending to replace the current Withings / Withings App?
Withings+ is a subscription service that utilizes a series of behavior change and health improvement modules (also known as Habit Builders) integrated into the Withings App to expand the depth of your wellness journey. By subscribing to Withings+, users will unlock a dedicated tab where they will be able to choose Habit Builders and track the progress of their journey over a period of six weeks. Withings+ will add to your existing data and information provided by Withings App with proprietary metrics, novel insights, and the aforementioned behavior change programming designed to improve diet, activity, sleep, and stress management.
At launch, Withings+ will be only available with the new Body Comp smart scale. Please note that Withings+ will only be unlocked after the Body Comp is installed to your account.
Update: Withings+ will also be available as a bundle with our new Body Scan scale. Read more here.
How can I try Withings+ when I didn't have the option of purchasing it with my original Body Scan?
We will be sending out an email with an invitation to subscribe to Withings+ in the near future.
What are Habit Builders?
Habit Builders are behavior change and health improvement modules focusing on one habit formation at a time, addressing sleep, activity, nutrition, or stress management. From a library of several Habit Builders, users will select which habit they want to form according to their own health objectives. Over the course of a 6-week period, users will be guided with daily missions (articles to read, workouts to do, recipes to prepare, measurement guidance, and mood logging) in order to achieve their goal.
Withings+ Habit Builder modules have been developed by an experienced team comprised of Boston-based doctors and public health professionals with expertise in behavior change, as well as the knowledge and guidance of the Germany-based company 8Fit (acquired by Withings in early 2022) who specialize in curated, easy-to-follow fitness and nutrition plans to help build health routines.
Will the number of Withings+ programs evolve over time to address a larger audience with specific needs / objectives?
Yes, indeed! Withings teams will continue to develop new programs to take into account a larger audience with various needs and objectives to accompany them on their health journey.
What are a couple of examples of Habit Builders that Withings+ offers? What are the actual tips and strategies given in the modules?
Upon launch, there will be five 6-week health improvement modules that will focus on three essential categories (nutrition, activity, and sleep):
Activity: Incorporate fitness into your everyday life, with high-intensity interval training (HIIT), as well as recovery exercises like stretching, yoga, or walking.
Nutrition: Get guided through the basics of nutrition, and learn how to make smart choices while boosting your energy levels with the right foods.
Sleep management: Learn more about what good sleep habits are and how to build them. Find out what impacts your sleep quality and how you can improve it in order to wake up feeling healthier.
New behavior change and health improvement modules will be released on a regular basis, so that users will always have fresh ones available. We will also introduce a stress management and mental health focus section, as one of our goals with Withings+ is to address mental health and the effects of stress on your wellbeing.
Examples include: advice on how to increase lean protein and fiber, how to make your diet more heart healthy, how to improve your fitness and strength, and how to sleep more soundly (to name a few). The content is delivered through articles, tips (to be released shortly after launch), exercise and yoga videos, and healthy recipes with nutritional information.
Why can't I join two programs at once?
The content of the programs was tailor-made for you to achieve the most optimal results through focused and intensive exercises that are intended to be completed one at a time. Once you complete a program, you will be able to focus on a new one. This emphasis on the focus of habit-building is core to the design of the Habit Builder programs.
How do the proprietary Withings+ metrics (such as the new ones introduced with the Body Comp scale and Body Scan health station) fit in with the behavior change programs?
Visceral fat, Electrodermal Activity Score (EDA), and Vascular Age can all be improved with lifestyle changes. Withings+ will suggest specific activities designed to improve these metrics, as well as the user’s general health, in a series of easy-to-follow modules.
How can Withings+ modules around sleep be effective if Body Comp or Body Scan does not measure sleep?
One of the features unlocked with Withings+ is Sleep Logging. Users will be able to manually log how long they have slept and how they are feeling after a night. Users who are already tracking their sleep with a Withings device or another connected device compatible with Withings App will have their sleep data computed and analyzed by Withings+ to show progress.
Are the features/measurements of Body Comp or Body Scan independent of Withings+? If not, which features/measurements are only available with Withings+?
If Body Comp or Body Scan is not used with a Withings+ subscription, the Electrodermal Activity Score, Vascular Age and Standing Heart Rate feature will still be available for use. However, without the paid subscription, users will no longer have access to the in-app benefits of Withings+ including Habit Builders, workouts, articles, and daily missions.
Will Withings+ be available for current users? Will it be compatible with other devices besides the Body Comp and Body Scan?
At launch, Withings+ will only be available for people purchasing Body Comp. Withings+ will also be compatible with the new Body Scan smart scale. Beyond that, we will roll out Withings+ to be compatible with other Withings products. We will continue to provide updates as they come.
What happens after the subscription included with the Withings+ bundle ends? How much will it be?
We will offer users who purchased an eligible product with the Withings+ bundle the choice to continue accessing all of the features at a monthly rate of €9.95 / $9.95 / £8.95 per month or a yearly rate of €99.50 / $99.50 / £89.50 per year.
Read more about our Withings+ offer in our Body Scan FAQ.
How can I manage my Withings+ subscription?
You can manage your Withings+ subscription using the Withings+ subscription tool. Within the Withings+ subscription settings, you can view the details of your plan or choose to cancel your plan. For more details, click here.
You can view the Withings+ terms and conditions here.