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Withings WiFi Body Scale Updates Twitter Every Time You Step On

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By Chris Scott Barr

When you’re trying to lose weight, sometimes it’s hard to find the proper motivation. Sure, having a goal in mind, or even a pair of old jeans that you’re hoping to fit into can help. But sometimes you need something a little stronger than your own will to keep you going. I’m talking about peer pressure. No, you don’t need a bunch of people standing around telling you that you’re overweight. However, if all of your peers know your exact weight at all times, you might feel pressured into doing something about it. If that sounds like the kind of prodding you need, then you might want to check out the Withings Wifi Body Scale.

I’m still no fan of Twitter, but this has to be one of the more interesting uses of it that I’ve seen. The scale uses Wi-Fi to send a Twitter update every time you step on it. Now you can send all of your friends instant updates so that they can support you in your effort to reach your goal. You have to wonder how many people will keep an extra scale in their bathroom, just so they can check their weight before broadcasting it to the world. The Withings WiFi Body Scale will set you back a whopping $159.

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  • mcman

    I prefer the Nutrisystem method. They pay you to tell everyone how tasty their crappy food is and you sign a contract that says you will not gain weight. It works great until they get another rep.

  • EspritOuvert

    It's nice to be able to track your own weight, but I prefer the privacy of fitday.com

  • Jessicat

    That deters the point. Privacy and sites like http://www.livestrong.com/thedailyplate/ and fitday.com is user inputted. Which means that a user can fudge and lie a bit (with no help to themselves by doing it) This scale will not lie and it gives it out to the public so that you're subconscious to work harder.

  • chaosoldier

    Jess has a point.. Having no control over the broadcast will make people more motivated to keep on track.

  • chaosoldier

    This would be even more awesome if it had a tracking site interface not just the twitter interface so that you can see how close to your goal you are.

  • mcman

    I prefer the Nutrisystem method. They pay you to tell everyone how tasty their crappy food is and you sign a contract that says you will not gain weight. It works great until they get another rep.

  • EspritOuvert

    It's nice to be able to track your own weight, but I prefer the privacy of fitday.com

  • Jessicat

    That deters the point. Privacy and sites like http://www.livestrong.com/thedailyplate/ and fitday.com is user inputted. Which means that a user can fudge and lie a bit (with no help to themselves by doing it) This scale will not lie and it gives it out to the public so that you're subconsciously trying to work harder.

  • chaosoldier

    Jess has a point.. Having no control over the broadcast will make people more motivated to keep on track.

  • chaosoldier

    This would be even more awesome if it had a tracking site interface not just the twitter interface so that you can see how close to your goal you are.