Among the connected gadgets, weighing scale is the less vied. Seriously, what else can you do besides providing the weight, which you can simply look down to pick up the digits? Apparently, a weighing scale can do more – even more if it is connected as Garmin Index Smart Scale claims to do. A weighing scale that serves up data beyond body weight is not new, but what Garmin’s iteration wants to do is to provide metrics that matters. In addition to body weight, metrics like body mass index (BMI), body fat percentage, water percentage, muscle mass and bone mass will be gathered, and automatically uploaded over WiFi to Garmin Connect.
While it may not the newest thing in the market, Garmin’s device aims to complete the wellness circle of weight management, as the company puts it. Meaning these data will, through Garmin Connect, form a relation between your other data such as sleep and activity collected through Garmin fitness tracking products to provide you with a comprehensive view of your health and wellness. Now, you see where Garmin is coming from? With the Garmin Index Smart Scale, Garmin is offering you an entire ecosystem to track your wellbeing – something that not many have done.
The weighing scale is able to support up to 16 different users. By stepping on it, the weighing scale will identify the user and wirelessly sync their metrics. After which, you will be able to access online, or with the Garmin Connect app. We may sounds rather strange for saying this, but the Garmin Index Smart Scale does look pretty sleek for a weighing scale and being such a sophisticated piece of connected hardware, it is understandably not going to be cheap. Expect to shell out $149.99 for one when it hits the market this month. Looking at the price point and the features, it is definitely a gadget for the fitness fanatics and not just anyone.