Withings today announced the launch of a new smart scale, Body Scan, designed to track all kinds of health-related metrics. The device can monitor segmental body composition, weight, heart rate and vascular age, and can also evaluate nerve activity and heart rhythm using a 6-lead ECG.
Withings launches the Body Scan smart scale
Body Scan is equipped with a platform in tempered glass with retractable handleIt also comes complete with four weight sensors and 14 ITP electrodes, along with four stainless steel electrodes in the handle for ECG and body composition analysis functionality. The whole device is powered by a built-in battery that can deliver an autonomy of one year before it needs to be recharged, while health metrics are displayed on a 3.2-inch color LCD screen.
According to data shared by Withings, Body Scan is able to provide accurate weight measurements beyond and the overall body composition, providing readings on whole body fat, percentage of water, visceral fat, muscle mass, bone mass, and extracellular and intracellular water. It is also capable of providing readings for parts of the body which include torso, arms and legs.
Finally, the device is able to monitor the activity of the sweat glands in the feet and will offer a daily assessment of the activity of the small nerves, and can determine vascular age through cardiovascular measurements to give users an idea of their arterial health. For the ECG function, Body Scan can detect arrhythmias using two electrodes located on each side of the handle and one at the base of the scale.
The company plans to launch Body Scan in the second half of 2022 following FDA clearance. The price will be $ 299.95.