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Saturday, June 27, 2009

BodyTrace Scale Sends Your Weight Online

In today's age of Twitter and Facebook, nothing is private anymore. We've already reported on devices like Tweet-a-Watt, that displays a user's power consumption online for all the world to see. I can only imagine that this leads to tweets like "nice job saving the planet, waster" or "everyone should be as green as you are".

A company known as BodyTrace Inc, has allowed another secret of yours to go online: your weight. This is apparently for those who are serious about shedding pounds. I suppose there can be no greater motivation to diet than being the star of your own version of The Biggest Loser.

The BodyTrace scale is programmed to sync wirelessly with the Internet, and will send your weight online. I'm not certain where it sends it. I mean, do you really want to receive an email every day concerning your friend's weight? That would be one of many to check on the "Delete".

From what it sounds like, you can create social groups for all your friends who want to be on this very public weight-loss program. Of course, does anyone really need to join another social networking site? Perhaps they could make some application that would show up on the more popular ones, like Myspace and Facebook. Better yet, send out your weight as a tweet.

The BodyTrace scale will be available in November for $119. There also a $19.99 fee for a three-month weight loss subscription.

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