Withings was one of a pretty busy section of the CES 2013 show floor demoing health, fitness and lifestyle monitoring apps, and it had a couple of new things to add to its line of Wi-Fi scales and monitoring devices. One was the new Withings Smart Body Analyzer, which is a version of its Wi-Fi scale that for the first time measures heart rate, and the other was the Smart Activity Tracker, a FitBit-style device for keeping track of your activity.
The Withings Smart Body Analyzer will be hitting stores in Q1 2013 and retails for $149.95, and also does weight and body fat readings like the existing versions, and beams all that info either over Wi-Fi or Bluetooth to its companion app for iOS or Android. The scale can also detect air quality, and is intended to be used in a bedroom so that you can check its readings to figure out when you need to open a window to increase air flow.
The Withings Smart Activity Tracker is like the Jawbone Up, FitBit One, etc. It’s tiny, and it’s hard to convey just how small in words, but you can check it out in the video about for a better idea. Besides being incredibly small, which is a big advantage for a device you have to wear with you constantly, it also connects to your iOS and Android devices via Bluetooth, has an on-device display and can send you alerts.
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