January 11, 2012
| by Steven Castle
Digital health products are a big trend at this week’s Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas, and a few of the coolest and easiest health products out there are those from iHealth that can report your health status with iOS devices like iPads and iPhones.
Your weight from a Digital Scale ($70) or blood pressure readings from a cuff with a dock that that doubles as a charging station ($100) can be sent wirelessly via Bluetooth to your iDevice, where you can track its history and note trends. The info can be shared on social networks like Twitter and Facebook—if you dare—or perhaps more importantly, shared with your physician. The Digital Scale works with the iHealth Digital Scale app, free at the App Store.
A new iHealth Cloud Service allows users of the companion mobile apps for the iHealth Blood Pressure Dock and iHealth Digital Scale to instantly back-up and store their results in the cloud.
New iHealth products shown at CES include a body fat scale that measures the amount of body fat and a Smart Glucometer for diabetics. After pricking a finger, a test strip fits into a small adapter that is plugged into the iPhone or iPad to record blood sugar levels. No pricing on the body fat scale or Smart Glucometer are available.
“Key to our products are prevention, so people know what’s going on before they go to the doctor’s, or can share it with their doctor,” says iHealth’s Sarah Robinson.
Steven Castle is Electronic House's managing editor. he has been writing about consumer electronics, homes and energy efficiency topics for two decades. He is also the co-founder of GreenTech Advocates