Whenever I read the name “Wahoo,” I can’t help but think of Mario jumping, punching the air an screaming it in his falsetto tones. Wahoo!
Then I come back down to Earth, take a sip of coffee and a deep breath, and realize that Wahoo is the maker of fitness gadgets, geegaws and dongles. So I guess it does — in some convoluted way — have something to do with jumping.
Today’s Wahoo (Wahoo!) item is the Wahoo Balance Smartphone Scale, a scale for weighing your smartphone (except the Galaxy Note, which will overload it). Just kidding. It’s actually a Bluetooth-enabled scale for humans (although the Note really will overload it).
The scale is $99, and can store a total of 130 measurements for up to 16 different users, keeping them ready for when you sync to your iPhone. It’s Bluetooth 4, so anything older than an iPad 3, iPhone 4S or iPod Touch 5G won’t work.
Fashioned from frosted glass, it’s also handsome enough to look good in your bathroom — not that you really care if you have 16 sweaty, overweight people regularly traipsing in and out of that same bathroom.
The scale can be pre-ordered now, ready for a December 4th shipping date, which handily skips the whole Thanksgiving/overeating thing and lets you start slimming down ahead of the Christmas binge instead.