(Pocket-lint) - Withings' fitness and health tech will be released under the Nokia brand from now on.

Nokia bought the French technology firm last year and while it will continue to release fitness trackers and other health products, it will adopt the Finnish parent's name going forward.

The first Nokia fitness devices will be released from summer 2017. They will include connected scales, trackers, blood pressure monitors, thermometers and home cameras.

Nokia will also unveil a redesigned Health Mate application for smartphones. It collects the data from the different connected devices and is claimed to be easier to use than the existing Withings software. It is thought Withings products already in use will work with the new version of the platform too.

"Withings joined Nokia because we share a vision to inspire individuals to take control of their own health. With the full power of a brand recognised for trust, reliability and quality, we will reach more people and impact more lives to help the human family be healthier together," said Cedric Hutchings, vice president of digital health at Nokia.

Nokia branded health devices will be available in early summer from a number of retailers in the UK, including Amazon, John Lewis, Argos and Currys PC World.

Nokia is returning to the smartphone market in 2017 too, with several new handsets sporting the name launching this year.

Writing by Rik Henderson.