CNET First Look
Track your weight with the Withings Body ScaleThe first Wi-Fi smart scale to turn people on to tracking their weight and other body stats online, the $159 Withings Body Scale is one powerful and versatile fitness gadget for the home.
-- Hi this is Brian -- for cnet.com and I have some news that you may find it distressing. Spring is here but that also means summer is right around the corner. Problem is you may have gained some or even a lot of unwanted pounds this winner. Not to worry if you can handle the initial -- -- humiliation. A slew of new household gadgets promise to help you shape up -- trimmed down. Hopefully in time for all that hot weather. The want to. Not only does -- detector percentage body fat and calculate European mine just like other products such as the -- -- aria. It then automatically upload that data it's -- why things account that lives on line. Users can also view and track their weight measurements via a PC or with the white things IOS and Android mobile apps. The -- -- -- scale itself certainly has the looks of a premium bathroom scale flat the device had a smooth black surface meat from glass. There's a white nude model to like the fifth at aria. A rectangular backlit LCD display sits just below the scales platform's top edge the back side of the five point one -- scale is also flat sporty silver paint job and holds for. Triple -- batteries. Setting up the white things by scale does require you to physically connected to a PC using a USB cable. You only have to do this once however and the entire installation process goes pretty quickly. Now one huge strength of the body scale is its ability to link to 44 different health centric apps and online services including run keeper. That said the white things by the -- doesn't offer the fit -- -- -- level of online tools to analyze and create personal fitness goals and tactics. For example you can track your activity level against calorie intake and weight as you can with Wii -- that system. The body scale does support that that accounts though if you have one. Other areas where the white things body scale doesn't quite measure up to fit -- aria. The smaller -- weighs almost a pound lighter looks better and has a bottom side that doesn't flex under pressure. The aria also boasts a completely wireless set up. On top of that the aria is thirty dollars cheaper to. I'm Brian Bennett and this has been a first look at -- why things body -- -- to check out our full review at CNET.