Convert Your Wii Fit Balance Board Into an Android Connected Body Scale

Convert Your Wii Fit Balance Board Into an Android Connected Body Scale

Gregory Han
May 3, 2013

The last we heard, Nintendo has sold over 32 million Wii Fit Balance Boards, which means there's a good chance you've got one stored away in the closet or media cabinet, neglected and forgotten since your last Wii-fueled workout. Even if you have no further plans for working out using the balance-oriented accessory, a new open-source Android application can breathe new life into the Balance Board as a fitness tool connected to your Android powered device...

This app+hardware partnership seems a perfectly natural  a Wii Fit Balance Board and a Bluetooth-enabled Android device loaded up with the FitScales app (free) converts the gaming accessory into a stand-alone digital scale, sans the need for the Nintendo Wii system itself, complete with BMI feedback. 

Users can also sync their weight with RunKeeper and/or FitBit for scheduled weigh-ins, making the software hack a great tool for anyone subscribing to the Quantified Self program/lifestyle, all from the convenience of an Android-enabled phone or tablet. Don't be surprised to find Wii Fit Balance Boards in friends bathrooms soon!

Via MoDaCo, via The Verge

(Images: Wikimedia+Shutterstock; screencaps Paul O'Brien)

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