Withings has some nifty ideas for smart scales, unveiling the Body Comp at IFA 2022. Body Comp stands out for its ability to assess arterial and neurological health in addition to ‘normal’ body composition. Along with the scale, Withings is also introducing a new Health Plus coaching service to help you reach your goals.
All smart scales like the Body Comp use BIA to send a small electrical current through your body to measure muscle, water, bone and fat mass. (However, you should always accept the accuracy and health claims of these scales. with a grain of salt.) The novelty here is that users can assess vascular age, visceral fat and neurological health from a single device. Visceral fat is the fat that cushions the internal organs.It affects hormones in your body, and too much can impair your metabolism and heart health. pulse wave velocity, or the speed at which pressure waves travel through blood vessels. It indicates how stiff a person’s arteries are and how well they are fit for their age. People whose vascular age is older than their actual chronological age may be at increased risk of developing cardiovascular problems in the future.
Visceral fat and vascular age are nothing new to the Withings scale, but neurological health is. Withings hinted at this metric earlier when it announced it at CES 2022. body scan scale(This had a handle and an EKG feature.) However, the Body Comp is the first Withings scale to actually use this feature. It works by stimulating the sweat glands in the feet. According to Withings, decreased activity could indicate that small nerve fibers are degenerating.
Metrics are bloated, but tons of data are useless without context and guidance. That’s why Withings’ new Health Plus service sounds so appealing. Health Plus purportedly unlocks new details and metrics and suggests behavioral changes users can take to improve their health. For example, you can log your meals, moods, sleep, and write notes about situations that may have influenced a particular reading.It also provides users with daily plans, recommended workouts, and recipes. increase. Users can then access a series of her six-week modules designed to improve activity, sleep, stress management, and nutrition. Additionally, the service generates a weekly report that you can share with your doctor.
Of course, services tend to come with subscriptions, and this is no exception. At this time, the Health Plus service is only available with the purchase of the Body Comp scale. The scale’s $209.95 cost also includes a 12-month subscription. After that first year, Withings spokesperson Emmanuel Abreu said: The Barge Health Plus subscription renewal costs $79.95 annually. Abreu also said Health Plus will be available when Body Scan launches, and will roll out to other compatible devices in the future.
Body Comp scales will be available on Withings’ website on October 4th.