Weight and composition are increasingly seen as central factors in the prevention and treatment of chronic disease. Accurately tracking weight and body composition is necessary for anyone trying to lose weight or monitor the effects of their diet and exercise plan. The Withings WiFi Body Scale makes it much easier to track multiple variables related to body composition and make quick comparisons over time. The following features make this scale the last one needed for any home.
The Withings WiFi Body Scale and included software analyzes weight and composition based off body mass index and a specialty setting for the athletic body type. Muscle and fat mass are filtered through the scale via invisible electrodes, and the specialized software includes capability to monitor changes in compositions in comparison with a nutritional profile. Software also creates graphs of data over user defined intervals, and it is capable of making suggestions depending on the user's goal orientation.
Capacity of the Withings WiFi Body Scale is a maximum 396 pounds or 180 kilograms. Measurement units may be set to pounds, kilograms, or British stone-pounds. The four sensors provide accuracy to within .1 kilograms or .2 pounds.
Wireless standard 802.11 b/g allows the Withings WiFi Body Scale to upload information to any device with the installed Withings application. Compatible devices include iPod, iPhone, Mac, PC, and Android. Web compatibility makes it possible to upload information directly to the Internet as well. Internet compatibility works with Facebook, Twitter, and any browser with Flash 10 or higher capability. The Web Dashboard is totally secure. Wifi connections for the scale use WEP/WPA/WPA2 password security.
The ability to upload accurate data for up to eight users has special applications in healthcare. Specialists or trainers are able to access your information directly. Online medical records can be updated immediately for those with daily monitoring needs. Doctors can access the information for graphical printouts to aid in diagnosis, insurance coverage, and treatment suggestions. Of course, any recipient for information must be pre-defined by the user, and changes may be made to the Withings WiFi Body Scale at any time.