The biggest problem is invariably actually remembering to write down their weight so you can access it at a later date
Well French technology company Withings hopes to come your aid on that one. It has just announced an Internet-connected baby and toddler scale, the Withings Smart Baby Scale.
The idea is that thanks to its Bluetooth and Wi-Fi connectivity it will automatically update your child’s weight on any manner of devices from PCs through to phones and tablets in some instances using a dedicated WiScale app. It can also instantly update Facebook, Twitter or send an email to private email addresses with new readings.
The scale itself features two weighing configurations: one for weighing infants with a removable baby basket, and the second is the toddler scale that emerges once the baby basket is removed.
Withings has made a bit of a name for itself with its excellent WiFi Body Scale, which performs a similar task but is aimed at adults.
Cédric Hutchings, Withings co-founder says, “We are very excited to announce our Smart Baby Scale and offer parents an amazing new way to take care of their newborn or young child. The success of our WiFi Body Scale has proven the benefits of connected weight tracking on adults and we were eager to also bring these benefits to babies and children. We are thrilled that our Smart Baby Scale was awarded the prestigious CES Innovation Award and this further reinforces our vision of designing smart communicating devices that help families take better charge of their health”.
It goes on sale in Q2 2012. The WiScale app is available for free from the App Store on iPad, iPhone and iPod touch, or at www.itunes.com/appstore.