How to update the firmware for the Withings Move

Withings Move in Blue
Withings Move in Blue (Image credit: iMore)

The 2019 Withings Move fitness watch provides up to 18 months of enjoyment before it needs a new battery. Along the way, you might need to update its firmware. Here's how to do it.

Updating the firmware

  1. Make sure your Withings Move is close to your smartphone.
  2. Tap on the Withings' Health Mate app.
  3. Select the Devices tab at the bottom of the Health Mate app.

  1. Scroll down until you see the listing for your Withings Move. Tap More settings.
  2. Under the About section, tap Check for updates.

  1. If you're asked to push the side button on your Withings Move, do so.
  2. If there is a firmware update, tap the Update button and follow the directions that will include downloading and installing the new file. If there isn't an update, you'll receive a message. Tap Done when this process is completed.

Firmware is typically released to fix bugs or push out new hardware features. These files are separate from the Health Mate software updates that arrive via the App Store or Google Play.

Select your watch

At launch, the Withings Move watch is available in five color combinations, including black/yellow, white/blue, white/coral, black/green, and white/green. This number will increase over the coming months. Additionally, you'll also soon be able to customize your Withings Move to match your tastes. In doing so, you'll be able to pick the colors for the dial, case, activity hand, and wristband via the Withings online store.

The Withings Move was introduced earlier this year alongside the Withings Move ECG watch that arrives later. The latter model offers a built-in electrocardiogram feature.

Add some style

If you're looking for something different for your Withings Move, consider buying a new band.

Withing move band yellow gold

Withings Move replacement band ($20 at Withings)

Replacements silicone bands are available in black, yellow gold, gray, mint, and sea blue.

customized Withings Move watch

Withings Move - Customized (from $70 at Withings, Coming Soon)

You'll soon be able to customize and buy a Withings Move watch through the Withings online store. What will your creation look like?

Bryan M Wolfe
Staff Writer

Bryan M. Wolfe has written about technology for over a decade on various websites, including TechRadar, AppAdvice, and many more. Before this, he worked in the technology field across different industries, including healthcare and education. He’s currently iMore’s lead on all things Mac and macOS, although he also loves covering iPhone, iPad, and Apple Watch. Bryan enjoys watching his favorite sports teams, traveling, and driving around his teenage daughter to her latest stage show, audition, or school event in his spare time. He also keeps busy walking his black and white cocker spaniel, Izzy, and trying new coffees and liquid grapes.