Sequans Communications S.A. announced that Withings, pioneer of the connected health movement, has selected Sequans’ Monarch 2 LTE-M/NB-IoT technology as the basis for its next generation of IoT connected health devices.
Withings builds a wide range of health monitoring devices, including activity trackers, body weight and cardio monitors, blood pressure monitors, and advanced sleep analyzers.
“We have selected Monarch 2 as the basis for our next generation of connected health solutions because we believe that Monarch 2 is the most advanced cellular LTE-M/NB-IoT connectivity technology available today,” said Xavier Debreuil, product director, Withings.
“Monarch 2 provides everything we were looking for — LTE-M cellular connectivity with unmatched low power consumption, advanced integrated features, and a very small form factor. We are especially pleased with Monarch 2’s exceptionally low power consumption that enables extended battery life even using simple batteries, which makes these devices easier to manage and encourages regular usage.”
“Withings’ is dedicated to transforming the relationship between people and healthcare professionals and we are proud to provide the connectivity for their truly innovative ehealth devices,” said Didier Dutronc, EVP and GM, Massive IoT, Sequans. “Monarch 2 was developed with companies like Withings in mind—companies who are dedicated to providing powerful IoT services in the most advanced and efficient way possible.”
Withings is using Sequans’ recently announced Monarch 2 GM02S module that delivers ultra-low power consumption with a 60 percent improvement over the already industry-leading low level of first-generation Monarch. Also, Monarch 2 GM02S is the world’s only cellular IoT module supporting a certifiable EAL5+ secure enclave for integrated SIM (ieUICC) capability that is compliant with GSMA standards. The module also supports a single rail power supply starting at 2.2 V, the lowest level in the industry, allowing for better efficiency of the internal power management unit, further reducing power consumption and lowering battery and BOM cost.