The stream of mobile-connected devices is probably not going to slow down any time soon. Today it is iHealth Lab introducing its new Digital Scale with Bluetooth and accompanying mobile application for iOS. The Digital Scale works just like a normal scale, except that it sends your body weight right to your iPhone or iPad using the Bluetooth connection.
The companion iHealth Digital Scale App logs your weight and provides you with some pretty graphics displaying the fluctuations over time and correlations with daily activities and diet. Multiple users can use the app on one device (provided you are not too embarrassed to share your results) and create a personal profile using gender, age, height and starting weight. Users who are really proud of their results can ultimately post their weight instantly to Facebook or Twitter or send it out by old-fashioned email.
With this product, iHealth is once again competing head-to-head with Withings, just like with the blood pressure cuffs both companies are offering. Feature-wise, the Withings Body scale is the clear winner, connecting through Wifi directly to the cloud, allowing you to retrieve results by phone (iPhone and Android), iPad or just your PC. With the iHealth Scale you will always need to have your phone at hand with Bluetooth enabled when measuring your weight, otherwise the results will not be registered. However, selling for $69.95, it does have the clear advantage there, with the Withings scale selling for about twice as much.