Withings and Panasonic Connect Your Body Scale with Your Television Using VIERA Connect™
Available now, users of the Withings Scale can access their Health Dashboard directly on their Panasonic VIERA Connect™- enabled VIERA® HDTVs
Paris, France – May 18, 2011- Withings is proud to announce that its Withings application is now available for download on Panasonic's VIERA ConnectTM Market. First announced in January at the Consumer Electronics Show, your body scale and your television can now come together seamlessly with the partnership between Withings and Panasonic – a leader in high definition, 3D and connected TV entertainment. By combining both innovative devices, users can now access their Withings health dashboard right on their Panasonic VIERA Connect-enabled VIERA® HDTV screen with the touch of a button turning your living room into a virtual gym.
The WiFi Body Scale is a revolutionary product that transforms an ordinary bathroom scale into an automatic weight tracking device for up to 8 people. It wirelessly records a user's body weight, lean & fat mass, and calculated body mass index (BMI) onto his/her own secure webpage and/or free Withings iPhone application, WiScale. Now, this data dashboard can be easily accessed directly from the VIERA Connect™ menu page with just one button.
"Withings is excited to take its monitoring system onto a new medium- your television," said Co-Founder of Withings Cedric Hutchings. "By partnering with Panasonic it has given us a chance to continue expanding and making it easier to facilitate the access of all your information via your MAC, PC, mobile device and now your television."
Panasonic's VIERA Connect IPTV feature allows owners of VIERA ConnectTM-enabled 2011 VIERA HDTVs to enjoy internet content directly on their television with the push of a button and without the need for a PC. VIERA Connect offers a robust collection of applications including expanded video streaming, and two-way interactive features from gaming to social networking, and fitness programs.
VIERA Connect is a significant enhancement of Panasonic's connected IPTV offerings available exclusively on its 2011 VIERA Connect-enabled HDTVs. VIERA Connect offers a robust collection of applications including expanded video streaming, and two-way interactive features from gaming to social networking, and fitness programs. With VIERA Connect MarketTM, consumers can also personalize their VIERA Connect experience via a rich catalog of apps from third-party application developers
"The introduction of our first VIERA IPTVs in 2008 elevated the television's place in the home to a whole new level for consumers and changed the way they interact with their TV," said Panasonic Corporation of North America Vice President Merwan Mereby. "Collaborating with cutting edge brands like Withings has enabled us to push that to even greater heights literally making the HDTV the centerpiece for home entertainment, connectivity and now fitness. With the addition of the Withings app to our VIERA Connect Market, your television can now play a key role in your fitness goals right from the comfort of your living room."
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Withings designs, develops, and industrializes connected objects. Withings is a French start-up established by three executives from technology and telecom industry. With a focus on innovation and design for everyday products, Withings introduced in September 2009 its first-of-its-kind WiFiBodyscale in the world. Withings is an actor of the Internet of Things. Increasing capacities of an object by network resources allows accessing to infinite calculation and storage capacities without increasing the cost. The object's interfaces are also ported to devices like mobile phones or computers, to benefit from their resources. Withings makes internet connected objects. www.withings.com.
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Based in Secaucus, N.J., Panasonic Consumer Electronics Company (PCEC), a market and technology leader in High Definition television, is a Division of Panasonic Corporation of North America, the principal North American subsidiary of Panasonic Corporation (NYSE: PC) and the hub of Panasonic's U.S. marketing, sales, service and R&D operations. Panasonic is pledged to practice prudent, sustainable use of the earth's natural resources and protect our environment through the company's Eco Ideas programs. Information about Panasonic products is available at www.panasonic.com. Additional company information for journalists is available at www.panasonic.com/pressroom.