Withings Launches Smart Scale That Helps With Diabetes Management

Withings today announced the launch of the Body Pro 2, a cellular-connected smart scale that is able to detect early signs of diabetes and assess the risk of diabetes complications.

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Using add-on health modules that are available by prescription, the scale is able to track biomarkers that are usually only available in a clinical setting. The diabetes module monitors Electrochemical Skin Conductance, which allows it to detect signs of Diabetic Peripheral Neuropathies that can lead to diabetic foot ulcers. Peripheral neuropathies are one of the most common diabetic complications, according to Withings, and as of now, are checked for only at annual doctor visits.

The scale works out of the box and requires no setup thanks to its cellular connection, which is able to transmit data securely to care teams. In addition to diabetes management, it has a number of other features, including support for tailored messages that can show up on the display, an eyes-closed mode that hides weight readings and instead provides motivational messages, and tools for measuring body composition.

The scale is able to recognize patients using a ProgramMemberID feature that ensures that care teams are getting readings from the right person, plus there is an "engagement score" to allow for tailored coaching.

More information about the Body Pro 2 can be found on the Withings website. As this is designed to be provided through a medical facility, pricing is not available.

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EricNau Avatar
7 months ago
Ugghhh. I have a Withings Body+ scale and it's dreadful in every way. It's designed poorly, with hard plastic feet that dangerously slip all over a bathroom tile floor (and the included feet for use on carpet don't work—measurements are all over the place). The software is buggy—e.g. trying to update wifi details results in needing to reset to factory settings. And the iPhone app is my least favorite part; it does a terrible job of the one and only thing you need it to do—syncing measurements, and it's bloated with so many useless widgets and whatnots that opening it is like falling into a maze.

Yet to be seen whether this scale suffers from the same deficiencies. I have two other Withings devices which do work better than the scale; regardless, the app is a dealbreaker for me. I'll never be buying another Withings product.
Score: 6 Votes (Like | Disagree)
germinator Avatar
7 months ago
Why does a scale need to *transmit* data? Just no.
Score: 4 Votes (Like | Disagree)
alexandr Avatar
7 months ago
I love Withings, they really get design, kinda like .
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CosmicTris392 Avatar
7 months ago
Is this the same people who made the scale that doesn't show your weight?
Score: 4 Votes (Like | Disagree)
iLuddite Avatar
7 months ago
Cellular-connected? I'll send Withings the hospital bill when I get foot cancer.
Score: 3 Votes (Like | Disagree)
yeungdoug Avatar
7 months ago
I live in Singapore and bought a Withings scale. When it failed, I was told that I have to ship it to the UK for repairs or replacement. Then I have to find a UK address so they can ship to that address, and I arrange for shipping back to Singapore. The cost of shipments would easily be more expensive than buying a new one. I wouldn't suggest buying Withings unless you live in a country they ship to. Otherwise, your warranty is as good as nothing.
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