The Withings scale is great. It keeps track of your weight, BMI and more to graph everything for an at-a-glance review of how fat you're getting. Now it's got Google Health integration for better - and slightly creepier - health records.
The Google Health service has been around for a while and allows you to maintain an online health profile. In theory this would aid doctors and family members in keeping track of your health history. By integrating a device like the Withings scale, the service could theoretically be used to help keep a health or fitness plan on track. After all, it's kinda tough to fib if your scale tells on you - not only to Twitter, but to Google and your doctor.
Withings Announces Integration with Google Health for its WiFi Connected Body Scale
Issy-les-Moulineaux, France – January 28, 2010 — Today, Withings, maker of the world's first WiFi connected personal scale, is announcing its integration with the Google Health service. As of today, the Withings WiFi Body Scale can provide updates to a user's Google Health profile wirelessly in real-time using its built-in WiFi connection.
Google Health, launched last year, is a personal health record that allows users to store, organize, and manage health information all in one place. It organizes a user's health information and allows them to share that information with family members, caregivers and doctors. Now, the scale will automatically update the user's weight and fat mass to their Google Health profile.
"It's exciting to be one of the early hardware devices to integrate with the Google Health service," said Cedric Hutchings, Withings General Manager. "Keeping your doctors and caregivers informed on all aspects of your health is important in maintaining a consistent health plan, so being part of Google Health's effort to make this possible is thrilling."
The WiFi Body Scale is a unique product that automatically records the user's body weight, lean & fat mass, and calculated body mass index (BMI) to his/her secure webpage and/or free Withings iPhone application, WiScale [more info on the scale here] . Also, if enabled by the user, the scale can automatically "Tweet" information in order to get motivation from the user's followers [more info on that feature here] .
The scale is currently available on www.withings.com for $US159.00 USD. For more information on Withings, go to www.withings.com . To request additional information or images of the WiFi Body Scale, please contact PR representative Jessica Darrican at (305) 576-1171 ext.16 or [email protected]
Withings is a French start-up established by three executives from the technology and telecom industry. With a focus on the innovation and design for everyday products, Withings introduced in September 2009 its first-of-its-kind WiFi Bodyscale in the United States. For more information on Withings, visit www.withings.com.