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Bad Idea: Withings and Panasonic Release Body Scales Which Connect With Your Television Using VIERA Connect
Not sure if I would ever want or need this, unless I’m fitted with Daniel Craig’s body, but being able to connect your Body Scales to your TV (Nope, sorry guys) is definitively the worst idea EVER.
Still, if you are interested in this or just want to show people how healthy you are (Fat, Muscle, BMI) go and download the Withings app for Panasonic’s Viera Connected TVs and start bragging.
The WiFi Body Scale is a revolutionary product that transforms an ordinary bathroom scale into an automatic weight tracking device for up to 8 people. It wirelessly records a user’s body weight, lean & fat mass, and calculated body mass index (BMI) onto his/her own secure webpage and/or free Withings iPhone application, WiScale. Now, this data dashboard can be easily accessed directly from the VIERA Connect™ menu page with just one button.
“Withings is excited to take its monitoring system onto a new medium- your television,” said Co-Founder of Withings Cedric Hutchings. “By partnering with Panasonic it has given us a chance to continue expanding and making it easier to facilitate the access of all your information via your MAC, PC, mobile device and now your television.”
Panasonic’s VIERA Connect IPTV feature allows owners of VIERA ConnectTM-enabled 2011 VIERA HDTVs to enjoy internet content directly on their television with the push of a button and without the need for a PC. VIERA Connect offers a robust collection of applications including expanded video streaming, and two-way interactive features from gaming to social networking, and fitness programs.
VIERA Connect is a significant enhancement of Panasonic’s connected IPTV offerings available exclusively on its 2011 VIERA Connect-enabled HDTVs. VIERA Connect offers a robust collection of applications including expanded video streaming, and two-way interactive features from gaming to social networking, and fitness programs. With VIERA Connect MarketTM, consumers can also personalize their VIERA Connect experience via a rich catalog of apps from third-party application developers
“The introduction of our first VIERA IPTVs in 2008 elevated the television’s place in the home to a whole new level for consumers and changed the way they interact with their TV,” said Panasonic Corporation of North America Vice President Merwan Mereby. “Collaborating with cutting edge brands like Withings has enabled us to push that to even greater heights literally making the HDTV the centerpiece for home entertainment, connectivity and now fitness. With the addition of the Withings app to our VIERA Connect Market, your television can now play a key role in your fitness goals right from the comfort of your living room.”