Withings Body Scan Scales Go Far Beyond Showing Your Weight

Withings’ new Body Scan smart scales go far beyond just measuring your weight, and instead bring monitoring technology that you might only have seen at the gym or at the clinic. doctor from the comfort of your home. Announced at CES 2022, the Body Scan adds data on body composition, heart rate and electrocardiogram (ECG) measurements, nerve response and vascular age calculations to the usual information provided by a smart scale, by saying he’s going to “turn the weigh-in in the morning.” in a sophisticated home health check-up.

The Body Scan has a tempered glass platform with 14 electrodes hidden inside, plus a built-in 3.2 inch color LCD screen to display relevant data and an extendable handle with four additional electrodes. These are used for the ECG and to supplement the measurement of body composition. Using bioelectrical impedance analysis, the Body Scan will assess body fat, visceral fat, bone and muscle mass, and water percentage to provide readings for individual parts of the body. In the long run, it helps to understand high risk areas of your body, as well as sports-related data including muscle imbalance.

Withings Body Scan Scales.

By taking your heart rate and an ECG measurement, calculating your vascular age, and comparing it to expected norms for your age, the Body Scan can help detect changes in your heart health. Using the platform’s electrodes, it will also track sweat gland activity to assess the activity of small nerves, which is apparently a good indicator of how healthy your lifestyle is.

Scale and Withings Body Scan app.

The data will be displayed on the Body Scan screen and in an associated application, but Withings will also offer a subscription service that will put you in contact with a specialist doctor and generate health and wellness plans based on data collected by scales. It is not clear whether the subscription service will be essential for you to benefit from the data from the Body Scan, how much it will cost, or whether it will be part of Withings’ Pro-level Health Solutions service.

The Body Scan is the next step beyond Withings’ existing Body + scales, which also provide muscle, bone and fat mass, as well as water retention data using impedance analysis electrodes. bioelectric. We’ve also seen other companies experimenting with delivering body composition data this year, with Samsung bringing the technology into the Galaxy Watch 4 and Galaxy Watch 4 Classic.

Woman using Withings Body Scan scales with handle while accompanying the app displaying health information.

Withings has not yet announced a price for the Body Scan, but confirms that it will be available in the second half of 2022 after receiving approval from the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) and obtaining CE marking in Europe. For reference, Body + scales cost $ 100, so expect it to be more than that. Additionally, it took more than a year for the FDA to approve the Withings ScanWatch, which made it available in Europe after CE accreditation sometime before its release in the United States. Be aware that delays can also affect the launch of the Body Scan.

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