More than five years after the introduction of Body Cardio, the French company Withings introduced its most advanced digital scale and called it Body Scan. A big change in the Body Scan compared to the previous model is the addition of a handle with four stainless steel electrodes that allows the ECG to measure body composition (fat / water in the arms, legs and trunk) and even internal items such as nerve activity. All these features make it one of the most expensive scales when entering the market.
According to Angjet, Matthew LatumbeThe company, the CEO of Withings, told Anget that the company has become the number one smart scale manufacturer in the United States and has produced the Body Scan because users want more medical and health information.
Although the design and structure of Securite glass with high strength is similar to the previous Body Cardio, Body Scan It is full of extra sensors that can talk about your body more than ever. Four weight sensors, 14 electrodes ITO (indium tin oxide) inside the platform and four stainless steel electrodes are in its new category.
The battery of the previous model could last 9 months between each charge; But Body Scan It has increased the time period to one year. Also, the screen The 3.2-inch color LCD has a higher resolution than the previous model, which makes reading numbers easier.
The scales allow safe, low-level electrical signals to pass through your entire body, not just your legs. According to Latomb, the scale works better than a smartwatch and provides more accurate results due to the different sections that are responsible for sending and analyzing signals.
Withings claims that his new scale can accurately weigh 50 grams; Of course, this is just one of its capabilities. Body Scan From multi-frequency bioelectric impedance analysis (BIA) is used to measure the percentage of fat and total body water, visceral fat, muscle and bone mass, and extracellular and intracellular water. It can even provide accurate information for individual parts of your body, including your upper body, arms and legs.
Withings, in collaboration with a French company called Impeto Medical, has also developed a feature for assessing neural activity. This feature can track the activity of sweat glands in the legs (pseudomotor function) using a small direct current through the electrodes located on the plate. Dysfunction of this section can show signs of degeneration of small nerve fibers; A problem that can be corrected with regular exercise and a healthy diet.
It should also be noted that Withings can collect data on the neural activity of millions of users. This database can be useful for medical research and patient care. Comes with scales, Withings The shared service also introduces a price that is not yet known. The new Withings service can offer programs on a variety of topics, including personal hygiene, nutrition, sleep, exercise and stress management, to help users achieve their health goals.
It is expected to cost $ 300 when it reaches the United States and Europe in the second half of 2022, after FDA approval. Purchasing the new Withings scale will come with a three-month free subscription to its dedicated service.
If all the features promised in Body Scan work well and the scales can get their FDA approval in time, everything will work out in their favor. However, this is not yet clear; Because it took a year for Withings to get the necessary approval from the FDA.
For all that, the introduction of such a balance by Withings is considered a fairly bold move; Because it offers more advanced medical and health functions compared to existing models.