Withings recently made huge headlines at CES for their iPhone connected blood pressure peripheral. We thought the actual medical peripheral was innovative and exciting, but fell short of calling it a game changer due to its niche appeal.
Withings continues to take the mHealth medical peripheral category by storm by announcing that their WiFi Body Scale can now sync wirelessly with your smartphone — and automatically record your body weight and BMI into Gazelle, a personal health record app.
We definitely see more potential with this device than Withings iPhone Blood Pressure peripheral due to it’s ability to connect to multiple devices, and its ability to share data with a personal health record app — hopefully this ability will be expanded to other personal health record apps as well.
Currently, Gazelle supports the iPhone, iPod Touch, and various Blackberry Phones (Curve, Bold, Tour, and Storm). Android compatibility is pending. The ability to connect to the Blackberry app hasn’t been made fully clear yet — but we are assuming this functionality will be present from the wording of their press release. The WiFi body scale is $159.