Fitness gadgets are a hot trend at this year's Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas -- and French technology company Withings just launched its new health and wellness cloud platform that integrates data from not only Withings products but dozens of other fitness tracking apps and connected devices.
The new platform allows you to aggregate the data from web-connected blood pressure monitors or scales to email to doctors or post to social media sites. Plus you can aggregate data from Zeo's sleep tracker and data from apps such as Runkeeper, according to a press release on Tuesday.
Withings also unveiled its brand-new internet-connected (and cloud ready) baby and toddler scale, dubbed the Withings Smart Baby Scale. The scale works with WiFi, Bluetooth, and Bluetooth Smart connectivity and is expected to hit the market this spring (pricing not yet released) -- and the device also just won a CES innovation award. Already available on the market are the Withings WiFi Body Scale ($159) and the Smart Blood Pressure monitor ($129).
Via a free Withings API, users can import data to a Withings dashboard by logging into your account, selecting the data you want to import, and it's done instantly, according to the announcement.
You can also select to export data to other apps and devices. Other hot devices being showcased at CES include the iHealth Digital Scale, which can record and upload your weight via Bluetooth and an iPhone or iPad to a free app, then aggregate the info for data-crunching, or upload details to doctors or social networks. Also, the Finnish Bluetooth-enabled heart rate monitor Polar H7, launching later this year, allows users to quickly connect to any Bluetooth Smart Ready device to store and display heart rate data and other statistics.