The Withings Body Scan Connected scale has FDA Clearance

As you’re undoubtedly aware, Withings has a number of devices that can help keep an eye on your health, including watchs, blood pressure cuffs, and even smart scales. Their latest in the scale category, the Withings Body Scan Connected Health Station, just recently got the green light from the FDA.

Now, you might be asking – why in the world would the FDA care about what the Withings Body Scan Connected Health Station is logging? I mean, sure, you want your scale to be accurate and all of that, but that’s not what the FDA is getting involved for. Here, it’s the inclusion of a 6-lead ECG, which is able to detect atrial fibrillation. Obviously, that’s a serious condition, and it needs to be measured properly and correctly. Having that FDA stamp of approval should certainly make you more comfortable using it, that’s for certain.

Here’s what Withings says about it:

Body Scan provides daily analysis of biomarkers associated with common health conditions. With the ability to monitor segmental body composition, heart rate, and vascular age, it further advances the smart scale category.  With measurements that will detect atrial fibrillation via a 6-lead ECG and also assess nerve activity, Body Scan goes beyond weight management to become an unprecedented in-home connected health station that can help users take proactive control over their health. 

Body Scan consists of a single high strength tempered glass platform with an integrated retractable handle. Body Scan contains four weight sensors and 14 ITO electrodes within the platform and 4 stainless steel electrodes in the handle for 6-lead ECG and segmental body composition analysis. It features a long-life rechargeable battery that offers 12 months of use and includes a large high resolution 3.2” LCD color screen that displays stats.

If that all sounds good to you, you’ll want to sign up to get notified when it releases. As it stands right now, the $399.95 device is not quite available, but should be landing this fall. To get all the details, and sign up to be notified, just head to this page over at

Patrick Kansa

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