Withings has unveiled what it claims to be “the world’s most advanced scale.” Weighing people, though, is a small part of what the new Body Cardio device does. It’s main focus is helping to provide a sense of one’s overall health, which it does by measuring and calculating the heart rate, pulse wave velocity, BMI plus body fat, muscle and bone mass, water content, and overall weight, of course. Most of the metrics are well known by the public, but pulse wave velocity, an indicator of arterial stiffness and overall cardiovascular health, has pretty much stayed in the clinics.
The Body Cardio scale connects to Withings’ Health Mate app, via Bluetooth or WiFi, to upload its readings and from where the user can review all the data. The app will make lifestyle recommendations, as necessary, based on the data acquired. Moreover, a weight goal can be set to activate coaching instructions that are designed to help motivate and guide the user toward weight loss.
Interestingly, since the app features WiFi connectivity, it can also display the day’s weather forecast and, if you connect the app to your activity tracker, the previous day’s walking activity.
The scale works with up to eight different people, recognizing each one and uploading the readings to only that person’s installed app.
Here’s a Withings video introducing the Body Cardio:
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