At the Mobile World Congress Withings partners with WorkSmart Labs to help users seamlessly update their weight entries to their CardioTrainer account
Barcelona, Spain [MWC Android Stand Hall 8] – February 14th, 2011- Today, Withings is announcing its partnership with CardioTrainer, the fast-growing mobile fitness application provider from WorkSmart Lab. As of today, the Withings WiFi Body Scale can communicate and update a user’s CardioTrainer personal account wirelessly using its built-in WiFi connection. Being showcased at the Android™ stand, Withings and CardioTrainer are demonstrating a new push mode for the Withings Android App that allows user to be instantly informed that a new data is available. Furthermore, the famed Withings WiFi body scale is taking a step forward with Android. Withings is utilizing the Android Content Provider feature, which revolutionizes the way Smartphones can become even smarter and quicker. This new feature allows applications to be updated locally and automatically by data generated by another application. CardioTrainer is using this feature to pull in weight data for the Weight Loss Trainer customers.
The Withings WiFi Body Scale is the world’s first WiFi connected personal weight scale, which automatically records the user’s body weight, lean & fat mass, and calculated body mass index (BMI) to his/her secure webpage and/or free Withings Android or IOS application, Withings. Also, if enabled by the user, the scale can automatically “Tweet” or post on Facebook information in order to get motivation from the users’ network of followers and friends.
CardioTrainer is a free, next-generation mobile fitness and weight loss application. Set up a weight loss goal and workout schedule, and be notified when you have upcoming workouts. The application lets you track your weight loss progress share with family and friends to help meet those goals. The application has millions of users on Android.
Saeju Jeong, CEO and co-founder of WorkSmart Labs: “As a company, we are interested in using technology to encourage people to live healthier lifestyles. Integrating with the Withings WiFi scale is an excellent example of how we’re exploring new ways to use the Android platform to make this possible. Our mobile software is designed to help people meet their weight loss and fitness goals, and integrating with intelligent hardware devices like the Withings scale is a powerful tool to help make this possible.”
Cédric Hutchings, Co-founder of Withings, says “Withings is in the center of the next mobile health revolution. By providing open and communicating products such as Withings WiFi body scale, Withings is the ideal partner for mobile health services. The Content Provider aspect of Android and this partnership with CardioTrainer open a new range of mobile services where applications are sharing personal data to deliver more accurate services”.
The Withings App for Android is available for free on Android Market™. The scale is currently available on www.withings.com for 129.00 Euros or 169 US $. For more information on Withings, go to www.withings.com .
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About WorkSmart Labs: WorkSmart Labs is a fitness technology company with a mission to make exercise and wellness a fun and seamless part of everyday life. Using cutting-edge hardware and software technology, our products help keep you motivated to stay active and live a healthier lifestyle. Our mobile applications let you set up a weight loss plan, schedule workouts, log your food through the day, and keep track of your progress. By constantly enhancing our products and leveraging the latest technology, we aim to become a world-class engineering company, eagerly to meeting the demands of our customers.
About Withings: Withings designs, develops, and industrializes connected objects. Withings is a French start-up established by three executives from technology and telecom industry. With a focus on innovation and design for everyday products, Withings introduced in September 2009 its first-of-its-kind WiFi Bodyscale in the world. Withings is an actor of the Internet of Things. Increasing capacities of an object by network resources allows accessing to infinite calculation and storage capacities without increasing the cost. The object’s interfaces are also ported to devices like mobile phones or computers, to benefit from their resources. Withings makes internet connected objects. www.withings.com
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