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Bathroom scale goes Wi-Fi

October 1, 2009 | 11:13 am

Here's maybe the best reason yet to make sure your Wi-Fi connection is secure from snoopers.

A French technology company, Withings, has introduced the first-ever bathroom scale with Wi-Fi capability. And if that wasn't enough, it also has an iPhone app.

All you do is step on the scale, and your weight shows up on a personal Web page (hopefully, that's secure too) or the phone screen where you can compare it to past readings. You can even get a graphic showing weight loss -- or gain -- over time.

This could perhaps bring on a new wave of smashed computer screens, or broken iPhones from them being thrown across the room.

The Wi-Fi Body Scale also measures body mass index and recognizes up to eight users, so the whole household can join in.

The price: $159.

In a press release, a Withings official declared that the company strives to make products "that make everyday life better."

Well, in this case, it would depend on the day.

-- David Colker