Nokia, Withings Launch the Body Cardio Connected Scale
In the first major announcement since acquiring digital health firm Withings, Nokia Technologies today introduced the Withings Body Cardio—a fourth-gen wireless scale that they said will redefine the connected scale category. The Body Cardio scale uses Pulse Wave Velocity (PWV) measurements, previously unseen in home scales, according to Nokia.
Seconds after stepping onto the Body Cardio scale, users can see myriad ratings and measurements that include weight, BMI, body composition (fat, muscle, water, and bone mass), standing heart rate, and PWV—a measurement that is “a key indicator of cardiac health and associated with hypertension and risks of cardiovascular incidents.
“Body Cardio is the most advanced device we have ever made,” Cedric Hutchings, VP of Digital Health, Nokia Technologies, said in a statement. “Body Cardio redefines how people use connected scales, providing them with a tool to manage their weight as well as heart health. It is like getting information from your annual physical every day.”