Link your scales up to your TV – WiFi Body Scales connect to the telly

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We’ve already seen the weighing scales that connect up to your phone, but the company behind the best-connected scales in the world have just decided to link them up to something else – the TV.

That means you get the shame – or err motivation – of seeing your weight flashed up on the telly in the sitting room after the end of The Only Way is Essex.

First things first – you need both a WiThings scales set and then a Panasonic Viera TV complete with Viera apps store. For the time being, this is not for the masses. However, if you are in the lucky position of owning both those things and have a nice home wifi system – the main advantage from the tie-in is having a nice big screen to view all your vital data on.

Otherwise, we’re sorry to say – this is a bit of a gimmick. The scales themselves are fun though if you’re into data-crunching and self-measuring…

We quote:

“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 Connectâ„¢ menu page with just one button.”

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Anna Leach