We are very proud to announce that the Withings ecosystem has expanded yet again with a new partner, UP by Jawbone™!
At Withings, we believe that self-tracking is one of the keys to change. If the change you are trying to achieve is to get more fit, tracking your weight is of course essential and you can do that with the Wi-Fi body scale. Another factor that you can track is what you eat. Tracking what you eat can be a great help. It gives you a picture of how much you consume and you may even surprise yourself and identify those occasions where you over-consume.
It will also help you learn more about the real nutritional value of what you eat and let you make informed decision about what you will really gain by renouncing to a cupcake compared to, say, a can of soda.
In this new entry in our “partner spotlight” series, we discuss Beeminder, a partner that marries an original concept with an innovative representation of data.
Beeminder is built around the Greek concept of “Akrasia”, and specifically around defeating it. From Beeminder’s blog, akrasia “encompasses the phenomenon of procrastination, lack of self-control, lack of follow-through, any kind of addictive behavior”, basically all those petty reasons that add up and psychologically prevent you from reaching reasonable goals.
We are very proud to announce today that Withings and BodyMedia have completed a partnership to enable BodyMedia users to import their weight from their Withings scale into the BodyMedia FIT Activity Manager online tool and mobile app.
If you visited the blog in the past week, you may have noticed a new button alongside the traditional choices to share an article, Facebook, Twitter and Google’s +1. The “Healthy” button was created by our partner RunKeeper to let you share articles that you find interesting with your “Street Team” of friends.
As the name implies, the Healthy button is designed mostly for health-related news and articles, but when you think about it, any article that or makes you that teaches you something new or that challenges you in some way can be considered Healthy! If you see anything interesting on the Withings blog, be sure to click on the white heart!
What we consider one of the most important features of our products is their ability to work with a variety of mobile apps and online services. In this series, we will shed some light on some of those partners and the services they offer to allow you to get the best out of your Withings scale and/or blood pressure monitor.