NEW YORK, Jan. 14, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- Kinsa, the company behind the world's first FDA-cleared smartphone-connected thermometer, today announced the integration of its app with Apple's HealthKit for iOS 8. This announcement comes on the heels of Kinsa's recent $9.6 million Series A and the launch of its national school health program, FLUency™.
Through the free Kinsa app, users can create individual profiles for each member of the family and easily track fever, symptoms and illness history within the app itself. Kinsa's integration with HealthKit further allows for individual users to track temperature as part of their broader personal health and fitness context.
"Apple has been a great partner for our Smart Thermometer and app, and I'm thrilled we can now offer iPhone users with even more value by connecting their Kinsa data to HealthKit," explained Inder Singh, Founder and CEO of Kinsa. "Growing popularity of the 'connected health' movement is leading consumers to be very active in managing their own health, and we're excited to be a part of this trend."
The Kinsa Smart Thermometer, designed specifically with parents and children in mind, leverages smartphones to make temperature taking a more engaging, informative and useful process. The thermometer plugs in to the headphone jack and uses the display, power and processing of the smartphone to determine a precise temperature reading in less than 10 seconds. Like traditional thermometers, the Kinsa Smart Thermometer can be used orally, under the arm, or rectally. All temperature readings and symptoms can quickly and easily be shared with a doctor for quicker diagnosis.
The Kinsa Smart Thermometer is available at Apple.com and Apple retail stores nationwide, at CVS, on Amazon.com and through the company's website.
About Kinsa Kinsa is the first FDA-cleared smartphone-connected thermometer and health tracking app. By transforming how people care for themselves and their families through elegant mobile software and hardware products, Kinsa aims to create a real-time map of human health, and to enable society to track and stop the spread of disease. The Kinsa Smart Thermometer won the 2013 Cleveland Clinic Medical Innovation Grand Prize and recently appeared in Apple's "Parenthood" TV Commercial. The Kinsa Smart Thermometer is available at Apple and CVS stores across the United States as well as online at Amazon, Apple.com and Kinsa's website for $29.99. The Kinsa app is free and available for both Apple and Android-based devices on iTunes and Google Play.
For more information, visit www.kinsahealth.com.
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