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August 23, 2009

WiFi Scales can weigh and tattle at the same time

Every week a couple of people search for "WiFi Fridge" and end up at my blog postabout the LG refrigerator that has a video screen in the door.  It doesn't really have a WiFi connection, but that's what I was thinking about when I named the post back in 2006.  (Maybe I should build it since I have the number one or two spot in Bing and Google with that post.)  LG seems to have discontinued the refrigerator, though you can buy a wireless TV from them now.

Recently I discovered the Withings WiFi connected scales, which you've got to have I think if you are getting an WiFi refrigerator.  Not only are the scales wireless, they have an easy-to-use programming interface so all sorts of interesting applications could be build.  I could build an app for instance that would send a message via Twitter or Facebook if my weight went above (or below) a certain number.  Surely someone will build this into one of the sites like dailyburn.com that help people track their exercise and match their progress with friends.

The scales aren't available in the U.S. yet and hopefully the price will come down before it arrives.  At almost $200, that's out of reach for my toy budget.

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August 23, 2009 in Web/Tech | Permalink


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