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Monthly Archives: March 2010
Thanks to your help and suggestions given in emails and on the forum, we just released a new Help support. It is more complete than the last one, as it also gives a lot of tips such as how to insert comments on the curves, set objectives, download data, generate growth curves, etc. You can open it from your dashboard, by clicking on “Help Wizard”.
Besides, we took care to added questions we frequently get about the scale’s usage. For instance: what is the athlete mode? How can I change the units measure? Is it possible to keep my data to myself so that my wife/husband can’t criticize me? …. . As a matter of fact, this support is also a user manual. It’s been organized just like a first time user experience.
The Help support is divided into five sections. The first one, Setup, is about the installation process. Then, it is declined between Use of the body scale, Use of the dashboard and Troubleshooting. The last section, Fitness and Health, gives tips about a good weigh-in.
Check it out and tell us what you think!
We are very proud to announce a partnership with Microsoft HealthVault!
HealthVault is a PHR (Personal Health Record) platform designed to put you in control of your health information. HealthVault helps you gather and store health information from various sources like the Withings body Scale and share information with those you trust (physicians, hospitals, labs, …). All your health info in a unique and secured place!
As promised, it is now time to present the OS X widget. It allows Apple users to keep a close eye on their last weigh-in. As a matter of fact, the control panel can be displayed on their computer’s dashboard. This widget is developed in reference to the existing Windows 7 device that was created by one of our users. Do not forget that if you have any idea or demand, you can bring them up on our blog or on the forum!
To create the Mac widget, connect to your account and open the “Share” window. Select “Publish on the web”. In the list, there is a box called “Code widget”. Copy the URL written between the first two quotation marks. For instance, the global writing in the box looks like this : < iframe src = “http://www.withings.com/en/utils/graphwidget?userid=37&publickey=051fc9bb6fa571a9&massUnit=kg” width =”890″ height =”600″ scrolling =”no” style =”border: 0;” >.
You will only need to copy the bold characters.
Past your URL in the Safari browser and press enter. Then, click on “Files” and select the option “Open in the dashboard”. A selecting tool appears. Click on the control panel displayed on the screen. It will automatically fit to the picture size. Eventually, click on “Add”.
You can also display your curves on your dashboard. It’s the same procedure as before but you need to use the URL contained in the “Code” box.
I don’t know if you were aware of it, but Withings has a forum where scale’s users can exchange their opinion and suggest new features to our team. We just finish to implement several of them. (The forum is available from your account, in the Help Wizard menu).
The first one is a dashboard widget for Mac OS X, for people willing to access their curves directly from their control panel. More details to be unveiled very soon…
The second feature is the possibility to choose an athlete mode for the body composition model. As a matter of fact, high-level sportsmen do not have the same body structure as average Joe. Therefore, their body analysis must be adapted. I advised you to select the athlete version if you practice more than 8 hours per week and if you have a resting heart rate below 60 beats a minute.
The third one is an improvement of the fat mass display. From now one, you can chose to see your fat mass in percentage or in value units.
And last but not least, Linux users now have an installation software on their own. It is compatible with Linux kernel v2.6.26 minimum, CPU x86 32 bits and 64 bits. This pairing wizard has been tested on Ubuntu 8.04 LTS (64 bits), Ubuntu 9.04 (32 bits), Ubuntu 9.10 (64 bits) and Debian Etch (32 bits).
So, thanks to you all for helping us improving Withings every day. Never hesitate to share with us your opinion!
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