iHealth Lab, the leading provider of consumer-friendly mobile health devices and apps, today unveiled the iHealth Core: Wireless Body Composition Scale (HS6) and a new iHealth MyVitals smartphone app which, combined, provide users with a comprehensive view of their body composition and how their fitness routine impacts their overall wellness over time. The solution also allows persons with chronic conditions such as obesity and hypertension to better manage their health and make more-informed lifestyle decisions.
The new scale uses electronic sensors and proprietary algorithms to accurately measure nine aspects of body composition including:
- Weight and body mass index
- Body fat
- Lean, muscle, and bone mass
- Water weight
- Daily calories
- Visceral fat rating
It then automatically sends the data over WiFi to the iHealth Cloud where users can access and track their results using the newMyVitals app on both Apple and Android devices. When starting a new fitness routine or a new medication, this data can be very valuable in helping users to understand if they are gaining fat or muscle, so that they can make the appropriate adjustments. By observing changes in body composition over time, users can determine whether they are engaged in a program that will bring about positive/desired changes or has no impact.
The HIPPA-compliant scale solution supports up to 10 unique users and stores up to 200 readings offline, which can be synchronized with the MyVitals app and iHealth cloud at the user’s convenience. It also leverages state-of-the-art bioimpedance sensors and proprietary algorithms to ensure accurate results.
The scale is being sold online through Walmart.com, Amazon.com, and BestBuy.com and will be available in retail stores such as Best Buy Canada starting in mid-September at an MSRP of $129.99.
The new MyVitals app is the latest generation of iHealth’s popular wellness monitoring app featuring a reporting dashboard that provides in-depth explanations of the user’s data and lets users view all trends and graphs seamlessly from their unique “My Vitals” homepage. The easy-to-use app also includes descriptions of the nine metrics of body composition and how they contribute to wellness.
Additionally, the new MyVitals app includes an expanded food log database with easy logging and tracking, as well as a simple export feature, common across all iHealth products, that allows users to produce PDF or Excel reports they can easily share with their doctor or caregiver. MyVitals is available as a free download from the Apple App Store and Google Play Store. Users who already have previous MyVitals apps installed on their smartphone will receive an automatic upgrade notification.
“iHealth is changing the way that people track and manage their health by empowering them with data and resources they need to get a better understanding of their overall health and wellness,” said Steve Monnier, vice president of sales and marketing at iHealth. “This new scale, in conjunction with our app, will help consumers make the changes needed to improve their overall quality of life.”