Withings Body Cardio Scale Keeps An Eye on Heart Health at Home
Posted On Jun 08, 2016
Meet the world’s most advanced, at-home scale, the Withings Body Cardio. Available today, this high-tech scale goes beyond just measuring those dreaded numbers. In addition to evaluating what many other scales can do- weight, BMI, and body composition (fat, muscle, water, and bone mass)- this scale also assesses your cardiovascular health.
The Body Cardio is the first at-home scale that’s able to measure Pulse Wave Velocity (PWV), one of the best indicators of heart health and arterial stiffness. Cardiovascular diseases are the number one cause of death worldwide, but 90 percent are preventable. A high PWV indicates associated risks with heart problems such as hypertension, high cholesterol, organ failure, stroke, and heart attack.
This test is usually taken at a doctor’s office, but now you can keep an eye on your heart health and manage it too from the comfort of your home. The good news is that there are many ways to decrease your PWV. Exercise, a healthy diet, cutting back on salt and alcohol, and managing stress all help improve PWV.
Users can keep track of their PWV, weight, heart rate, body composition, and BMI by using the Withings app. The app allows you set goals, track activities, gives you fitness and health tips, and syncs the data from the scale wirelessly. The personal coach gives you not only tips on how to lose weight but also on how to improve your PWV.
While this isn’t a replacement for your annual physical, it’s definitely a great way to keep track of your heart health at home. If you still have a few pounds to shed before summer really kicks off, Body Cardio can help you get there.
The Body Cardio is available for $179.95 exclusively at Apple stores and Withings.com.