Technology speaks to me. I relish every nuance, every innovation, and every effort to make life gloriously better. And wouldn’t you say that it is better as a result of the myriad of innovations in this decade alone? Who hasn’t benefitted from smartphone and computer advancements? We depend on so many digital devices to run our lives. They keep us getting to where we should be going—and on time. They store our music, our photos, and all the data about our lives. They remind us who are friends are and what they are eating for dinner. No life event goes unnoticed. Who doesn’t consult their smart phone by the minute to see what is next on the agenda, to see who has just texted us, and to see what now lives on Facebook or Twitter. I love the way that life has become organized as it has become digitized. We have never been so competent with what we are charged to do whether at home or at work.
Let’s not forget our health. A WiFi Smart Scale like these that speaks to our computers and mobile phones is one more step in the digital health revolution. This device is so much more than meets the naked eye. You can track your weight daily to the nearest ounce and over time and compare where you are now to when you started. You can get a percentage of increased weight gain or loss for any period of time you desire. You can even find out what is normal around the world for your height and age. There are many great features of such a scale that help us become more aware of the role a pound or two plays in our lives. Anything that helps us focus on the positive is a welcome appliance. Weight is so important these days what with the diabetes and heart disease scare: apparently they are running rampant in the population and surely to kill us all if we don’t take immediate action. A digital scale is a constant reminder that we must be vigilant about weight. The darn thing will even set our goals for us. The next thing you know, these marvelous scales will be programmed to give diet and exercise advice. You will set a target goal of a certain weight, and your computer will print out your workout regime for the week to attain that goal as well as meal planning suggestions. I kid you not. You will save money on your nutritionist, your gym, and your personal counselor. Your scale will replace them all. I think this is a mighty good role for the humble bathroom digital scale. You heard it first right here in this blog. We have the technology; that’s for sure. It is a matter of supply and demand. Manufacturers will fabricate what healthy people want. As the population ages (and by that I mean the Baby Boomers), such devices will become more commonplace and affordable.