Scales by their very nature aren’t exciting, but when we got wind of Withings we knew we had to get a hands on. If you’re not familiar with Withing’s Scale it’s got built-in WiFi which sends your records LBs (or KGs depending on where you live) through your home’s WiFi router to their website where you can later review your data. Step on the scale barefoot and it will zap you with a very nonlethal dose of current which enables it to also collect your BMI.
Last last week I unboxed the scale and got a quick hands on – I’m working on a full review. It’s a slick piece of kit; the coolest scale I’ve ever seen. Setting it up just requires you to toss in the 4 AAA batteries and connect it to your computer’s USB port using the included cable. After you’ve done that, any time you step on the scale to measure your weight and BMI it will wirelessly transmits your results to Withings website where you can log on and review your measurements.
Although I didn’t like how you had to plug it into your computer, it is only for initial setup, so it’s a rather moot gripe. They’ve included 4 feet for use on carpet, which from what I can gather are designed to more evenly distribute your weight. 2 of the 4 feet that I received didn’t include the adhesive tape necessary, which was a bit of disappointment, but that didn’t really matter since the scale dosen’t work properly on my carpet – it’s 30lbs off. At first glance the website, which details your weight history over set intervals, is a tad on the convuluted but I’m confident that with time I’ll get accustom to the layout and find it useful, or at the least user friendly. Expect a full review soon.
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Grew up back East, got sick of the cold and headed West. Since I was small I have been pushing buttons - both electronic and human. With an insatiable need for tech I thought "why not start a blog focusing on technology, and use my dislikes and likes to post on gadgets."