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Eat to scale

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If you are tempted to eat too much during the holiday season, check out the Withings (awful company name) digital scale that sends your measurements including those of 7 other family members to the cloud where you can keep track of weight, lean mass, body fat and BMI on a constant basis.

With WiFi built-in, the scale is easy to use and will automatically send new measurements to your account after you step off. That is, if you manage to get passed the outright cumbersome installation process ill-suited for non-technologists, with incorrect installation requirements and no installation documentation to speak of.

The scale functions perfectly as a regular digital scale, yet with its automatic connection to the cloud combined with a beautiful iPhone and iPad app to chart out your weight objectives turns the Withings scale into an effective weight management tool.

Price $160, available from the Apple Store (and other places) now.

 

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