Smart scale tells how buffed you are

Delivers physiological readings on specific body segments

Gizmag

We generally try very hard not to think about exercise equipment when not at the gym (or even when we are at the gym, actually). But this is one fitness item that may be impossible for us to ignore.

If you've ever wondered what, exactly, your workout routine was doing for specific parts of your body, this intelligent scale from Tanita might interest you too. Far more than just indicate poundage, the new BC-545 model delivers "individual body composition readings for five body segments (each arm, each leg and the trunk area)," according to Gizmag. To get this kind of information, however, you need to do more than just step on the scale.

You must stand on four foot plates and pull two retractable cables that carry electrode signals through the body for a physiological reading. The resulting data is then crunched by the scale, which can track progress daily for three years.

If you get that far you're already way ahead of us, scale or no scale.

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    Mike Yamamoto is an executive editor for CNET News.com.

     

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