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Withings Introduces Body Cardio WiFi Scale, Thinks It Can Measure Cardiac Health

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Withings, a smart health accessory maker who was recently acquired by Nokia, announced and made available its newest WiFi scale this morning, the Body Cardio. The Body Cardio attempts to give you a comprehensive and “holistic view” of your health, which includes a metric for measuring your cardiac health.

Withings says that within seconds of stepping on the new Body Cardio, the scale will measure your weight (obviously), but also your BMI, body composition (like fat, muscle, water and bone mass), standing heart rate, and the big selling point, your Pulse Wave Velocity (PWV). After measuring all of this, you can have the information synced through the Withings app and a variety of other services that connect with Withings. 

Back to PWV for a second, though, since that’s the unique feature here. Withings is using the measurement of PWV because it thinks it can assess cardiac health, which could in turn potentially save you from cardiovascular diseases. Pulse Wave Velocity is defined as the “speed at which heartbeat-generated vibrations spread out along the arterial wall.” The higher your PWV, the higher your blood pressure likely is. In other words, you want to reduce your PWV, which this scale could help you do by at least monitoring it and letting you know the latest each and every day.

Withings mentions that PWC measurements are typically only found in clinical environments and often only measured for those who have been diagnosed with high blood pressure. By putting the tech in an affordable at-home scale, everyone can now be aware of this useful, potentially life-saving metric.

If all of that sounds interesting to you, you can buy the Body Cardio today for $179.95 at Withings.com or through Apple stores until later this summer.

Via:  Nokia
  • alex drum

    HAHAHAHA… AHahAHHHAHAA Right.

  • SION1771

    My Withings scale has been decent. It can’t figure out the indoor temp to save its life, but the weather forecast, weight & other metrics, and e-mail updates are good.

  • Ryan Chapman

    And here I am with the Withings Wifi Scale for $150 and I can’t even keep it from resetting to KG every other time I step on it.

  • gabe1989

    nah i’ll stick with my wii fit board. for real dough $180 is a small price to pay if it can help save your life. would like to try one of these out.

  • AngryBadger

    if it actually works, ok sure.

  • Fenrir

    Interesting.. I has just placed my runtastic libra up for sale on amazon after getting annoyed with it’s syncing issues and horriable body fat readings.

  • trevorsalienarms

    No thanks Jeff.

    • Zyzz

      Das it mane

      • trevorsalienarms

        Mirin’ reply.

  • Sp4rxx

    “… putting the tech in an affordable at-home scale… ……you can buy the Body Cardio today for $179.95….”

    Affordable? for a home scale? Nah. Drop it about $80-90 and I would be interested.

  • Josh Oberg

    Why are these scales so expensive

  • Rj Skalet

    if you could do a review on this, i would appreciate it. I would definitely be interested in one if it lives up to what it says it can do!

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