Wi-Fi Scale Tweets Weight Loss Progress
With summer upon us and an the beach beckoning, weight loss is on the mind of everyone who fears that they won?t look quit as good in their bathing suit as they would like. To help both shore combing exhibitionists and those simply looking to stay healthy , Withings has developed a Wi-Fi enabled scale that watches you while you watch your weight.
Every time you step on to the scale, it logs your weight and inputs the data into a custom iPhone app or the online weight loss program of your choice. You can tell the scale to email you a descriptions of your progress at meeting monthly goals, and look at a graph on your smartphone or computer showing your weight across a variable timeline. Of course, since this is a Web 2.0 world, you can also set the scale to automatically post your weight to your Facebook page, Twitter account or even RSS feed.
More practically, you can tell the scale to send reports directly to your personal trainer, or log your progress with Microsoft HealthVault or Google Health . And since the scale also records your BMI and muscle to fat ratio, your doctor or trainer can follow a range of different metrics.
However, according to Cool Tools, you can run into some trouble if you have to change your Wi-Fi settings for a computer or Roku box. It's not hard to fix, but it does take up some mental space to remember that you need to check your scale's connectivity, too.
A scale with this many functions means the only thing the user has to do is finally lay off the snack foods. Actually, if this scale can connect to the Internet and use a why, why can?t it text me not to open that bag of chips?