A new connected scale by Withings
Already known for its activity trackers, Withings also plays a part in the “connected scale” market, and the brand just unveiled the latest version : Body Cardio. A brand new model, that can of course measure a user’s weight, body fat mass, muscle mass, water, and bone mass, but the Body Cardio is also able to measure one’s current heart rate, by just standing on it.
The Body Cardio is also able to measure Pulse Wave Velocity, which is usually measured between the carotid and the femoral artery using a Sphygmometer and applanation tonometry. However, this device requires a well-trained operator and is only suitable in a medical setting. The new Withings Body Cardio can measure Pulse Wave Velocity quickly and easily at home to ensure the general public has access to this important measurement. Body Cardio measures the time difference between blood ejection by the heart in the aorta and the arrival of the blood flow in the feet. The time it takes for the pressure wave to travel along the arterial tree is called the Pulse Transit Time. It is used to compute Pulse Wave Velocity by Withings.
At only 0.7 inches with a solid aluminum base, Body Cardio has no feet to adjust. Body Cardio works equally well on any surface, from a hard floor to a thick carpet. Up to 8 users can be recognized automatically, and each will have their data independently synced to their Health Mate profile.
Every weigh-in appears in the Health Mate app automatically, via WiFi or Bluetooth sync. With your weight, body composition, and heart health history available 24/7, you can see what works, reinforce positive behaviors and stay focused on the big picture.
Price and availability
The new Withings Body Cardio is available in black or white, at $179.95.