Want to Get Healthy? There’s an App for That …

Want to Get Healthy? There's an App for That ...

Yesterday we brought word of our new Gear Diary Health and Fitness Series. Withings must have been paying attention because they just released their new… and free… health and fitness app. As the release notes,

Withings’ newest mobile application further simplifies the way any user can monitor and improve his or her weight, physical activity, heart and sleep quality.

This free application is designed to be the ultimate health and wellness application that enables anybody to store, access and manage their weight, physical activity, heart and sleep data on a single user-friendly dashboard.

I use a Withings blood pressure cuff and app to check my blood pressure. (check the post here.) This new app looks great since it

as a user’s personal health companion and becomes the hub for data collected from a range of internet connected devices or manually by the user. That data is then aggregated onto a simple and easy to use dashboard. The Withings Health & Wellness Cloud makes the app compatible with the Withings WiFi Body Scale, Withings Smart Blood Pressure Monitor, BodyMedia FIT armbands, Zeo Personal Sleep Coach and Runkeeper It also allows Withings users to seamlessly export their weight data to other 60 fitness friendly partner applications.

It is worth running down the app’s features since it clearly does quite a bit. With the app you can …

Easily access their weight, activity, heart and sleep data from one centralized dashboard

Seamlessly import data from connected devices and apps, including Withings WiFi Body Scale, Withings
Smart Blood Pressure Monitor, BodyMedia FIT armbands, Zeo Personal Sleep Coach, and Runkeeper

Log data manually for tracking without a connected device

Understand what impacts their health and receive tips based on the data collected

Set reminders and weekly achievable goals to monitor progress

Visually see their health progress at a glance from the dashboard for a comprehensive view

See historical health charts for each area of data – weight, activity, heart and sleep

Share results with physicians, family members, email or other external partners

I know we will all be downloading it and reporting back. You can get it for iOS by clicking here.

About the Author

Dan Cohen
Having a father who was heavily involved in early laser and fiber-optical research, Dan grew up surrounded by technology and gadgets. Dan’s father brought home one of the very first video games when he was young and Dan remembers seeing a “pre-release” touchtone phone. (When he asked his father what the “#” and “*” buttons were his dad said, “Some day, far in the future, we’ll have some use for them.”) Technology seemed to be in Dan’s blood but at some point he took a different path and ended up in the clergy. His passion for technology and gadgets never left him. Dan is married to Raina Goldberg who is also an avid user of Apple products. They live in New Jersey with their golden doodle Nava.