New Bluetooth Withings Scale Can Be Controlled Entirely By Your iPhone

New Bluetooth Withings Scale Can Be Controlled Entirely By Your iPhone

No computer required.

I bet you never thought you’d feel early-adopter’s remorse for a bathroom scale, right? Well, if you bought the Withings Wi-Fi-connected scale to wirelessly share your weight and BMI with the world (or just with your own suite of fitness apps) then prepare to get stressed out, and maybe to comfort yourself with a big slice of rich, delicious chocolate cake: The Withings WS30 is here.

The main difference, apart from the new scales' sleek good looks, is the addition of Bluetooth to the Wi-Fi radio. This lets you set up the scale for all your family members without using a computer: every thing can be done via the new Withings Fitness app.

Once set, the scale will recognize anyone who steps on it and immediately measure their weight and body mass index (BMI). What it won’t do is measure the fat and muscle in your body – for that you’ll still need the WBS01 scale (aka. The Old One).

I weigh myself on a €40 scale every morning when I stumble out of bed, and then try to remember the reading so I can tap it into my iPad later (after some coffee). I don’t ever wish I’d spent an extra €100 just to have the reading recorded automatically, but seeing as the new scale will be “just” €120, then I guess some might be tempted. The new scale will be available soon.

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