Composite image of the two companies technologies (via Withings & BodyMedia)
When it comes to weight loss, most people could use all the help they can get. The companies Withings and BodyMedia, Inc. are teaming up to provide those who wish to get fit and stay in shape with as much assistance as they can muster. The partnership is designed to bring together the functions of the Withings Wi-Fi Body Scale and the BodyMedia FIT system.
The Withings scale can collect data on the user’s body weight, lean mass and fat mass and body mass index (BMI). It allows 8 users at a time to store their information and access it through the Withings smartphone app or your own secure web page. The BodyMedia FIT armbands collect all sorts of physiological data like heat flux, skin temperature, motion and galvanic skin response at over 5,000 readings per minute.
Now, both of these devices automatically transmit all of their acquired data to the BodyMedia FIT Activity Monitor via their built in Wi-Fi making it extremely convenient to create graphs and charts of data and, one would hope, the motivation or value that would impulse one into exercising. The Withings scale is even able to update tweets and your facebook status with details of your getting healthy journey to get as much support from your friends online.