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Friday, March 15, 2013

First Impressions of Withings Smart Kid Scale

Withings Makes the World’s First Internet Connected Baby and Toddler Scale with App Available 

You can use the Smart Kid Scale from birth to age 8, as it comes with a removable baby basket. The Smart Kid Scale is the ideal device to help parents start their kids off on the right track to a future long term healthy lifestyle. 

Smart Kid Scale with removable baby basket

Bongo the monkey demonstrating the baby basket!

Withings has combined cutting edge technology and exquisite design to create a scale that will give parents a simple to use and extremely accurate way to monitor, understand and share their child’s growth using the power of the internet. 

The Smart Kid Scale has built-in Wi-Fi and Bluetooth connectivity, which allows for the instant transfer of data measured by the scale to be sent directly to the Withings Baby Companion application. By using the Withings Smart Kid Scale and accompanying application, parents can access the history of their child’s weight readings. Also, parents can easily communicate the progress of their child’s weight with their doctor, paediatrician, family and friends. 

Jack demonstrating the Smart Kid Scale

A clear display which recognises Jack. The weight data is then sent to the application via WiFi or Bluetooth.

In addition to storing weight data, the Withings Baby Companion app has been designed to allow parents to capture other important data and keep track of milestones. Users can log the child’s height and see how he/she compares with other children of the same gender and age. The app also allows parents to keep track of feedings. Breastfeeding parents can log when the last feeding was, which side the baby fed from and how long the feeding was. Parents using bottles can keep track of bottles and ounces. 

The Withings Baby Companion App; displaying the weight from the scales and also the measured height.

The graph from the Withings App; showing which centile Jack is currently on.

Withings Smart Kid Scale Technical Specifications:
•Weighing Range: 0-55 lbs
•Accuracy: 10g (0.02lb)
•Connectivity: WiFi, Bluetooth, Bluetooth Smart
•Display: Large graphical screen (120x58 pixels)
•Power Supply: 4 x AAA Batteries
•Dimensions: 11” x 9.1” x 1” (without baby basket) / 22” x 10” x 3.7” (with baby basket)
•Weight: 3.3 lbs

Withings provides an open API to allow third party service providers to retrieve readings recorded by the Smart Kid Scale, and thus offers parents additional services and guidance to monitor their child’s growth. The Withings Smart Kid Scale is available from and other retailers for £140. The Withings Baby Companion app is available for free from the App Store at

Withings Smart Kid Scale suitable from birth up to age 8

About Withings 
Withings is an innovative company that creates smart products and apps to help people across the world easily take care of their health and well-being. Founded by French executives Cedric Hutchings and Eric Carreel, Withings has been pioneering Health 2.0 since the launch of their first Wi-Fi Body Scale in 2009 and is leading the way of the connected health movement. By extending the capabilities of an object through network resources, Withings provides access to infinite computing and storage facility at no extra cost, turning objects into smart connected devices. Since 2009, Withings has extended those benefits to a wide range of lifestyle friendly devices including the Smart Body Scale, the Smart Blood Pressure Monitor and the Smart Baby Monitor. By connecting through appliances such as mobile phones and computers and opening up its platform to the wellbeing ecosystem, Withings now works seamlessly with over 60 partner apps and devices, providing users with a whole new dimension to their day-to-day life. Read more about Withings on

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