iHealth Lab unveiled new smart scale, the iHealth Core: Wireless Body Composition Scale (HS6), and updated iHealth MyVitals smartphone app which, combined, provide users with a comprehensive view of their body composition and how their fitness routine impacts their overall wellness over time. The solution is dubbed especially useful for people living with chronic conditions such as obesity and hypertension, enabling them to more easily manage their health and make more-informed lifestyle decisions.
The new HIPAA-compliant scale uses an array of sensors and algorithms to measure nine aspects of body composition including weight and body mass index; body fat; lean, muscle, and bone mass; water weight; daily calories; and visceral fat rating. Once collected, this data is sent to the iHealth Cloud from where users can access and track their results using the MyVitals app on their iOS and Android devices.
The HIPAA-compliant iHealth Core can work for the entire family, supporting up to 10 unique users with the ability to store up to 200 readings offline.The iHealth Core can work for the entire family, supporting up to 10 unique users with the ability to store up to 200 readings offline. It is being sold online through Walmart.com, Amazon.com, and BestBuy.com and will be available in retail stores such as Best Buy Canada starting in mid-September at an MSRP of $129.99.
As for the MyVitals app, it has been updated with a new reporting dashboard that provides in-depth explanations of the user’s data and lets users view all trends and graphs from their unique “My Vitals” homepage. The application also includes descriptions of the nine metrics of body composition and how they contribute to wellness. Plus, there’s the expanded food log database with easy logging and tracking, as well as a simple export feature which allows users to produce PDF or Excel reports.
“This new scale, in conjunction with our app, will help consumers make the changes needed to improve their overall quality of life,” said Steve Monnier, VP of sales and marketing at iHealth.