Withings has partnered with Google Health to connect their Wi-Fi scale directly to your personal record, approaching a realtime picture of overall health and fitness.

Within the growing world of internet-enabled devices, we’ve begun to see an evolution from slightly outlying uses – plants that tweet when they need water or fertilizer – to more mainstream manifestations that can begin to change people’s actions and behaviors – thermostats connected to the energy grid. Alongside these ‘smart’ appliances that manage and report their use of resources, the next field tapping into this connectivity appears to personal health.

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