Newegg is currently having a flash sale on the Withings Body Cardio, letting you pick up the smart connected scale for its lowest price yet at just $64.99. Be quick, though, as this flash sale only lasts another two days.
For reference, Amazon is currently selling this model for almost double at $112.95, so it's a certified bargain.The Withings Body Cardio (formerly the Nokia Body Cardio) does a whole lot more than simply measure your weight. It offers full body composition analysis, using bioimpedance to measure everything from your body fat and water percentage, muscle mass and bone density.
A Ph.D. candidate, Ryota Kondo, and Professor Michiteru Kitazaki at Toyohashi University of Technology, in cooperation with Professor Masahiko Inami at the University of Tokyo, Associate Professor Maki Sugimoto, and Associate Professor Kouta Minamizawa at Keio University have found that the visual-motor synchronicity of only the hands and feet can induce a sense of illusory ownership over an invisible body interpolated between virtual hands and feet.
It's worth noting that while Withings has restored the Pulse Wave Velocity feature that was removed while the device was under Nokia's ownership, that's so far only happened in Europe. So you might have to wait to access the function that tracks pressure waves through your circulatory system until it gets the appropriate approval.
Even with that feature missing in action, the Body Cardio is still one of the most feature-packed smart scales out there. Other handy features include a pregnancy and baby mode. All of the measurements are synched with the Health Mate app for iOS and Android.
Google Cardboard Was a Side Project. The Google Cardboard platform was developed by David Coz and Damien Henry. The two engineers developed the project as part of Google’s”innovation time off” program in which engineers are encouraged to spend 20 percent of their time working on projects that interest them. Thankfully, Google backed the project, and Google Cardboard is now one of the cornerstones of scalable virtual reality.
If you have a Withings fitness tracker this also means you can have all your important metrics in one place. The Health Mate app even works with Amazon Alexa.
This discount will only last another two days at time of writing, so be sure to bag one before it returns to its usual price.