02
May
fitscale

So you got into the whole workout-on-the-Wii fad a while back, but now the Balance Board just hangs out in the corner, collecting dust. What a waste. You could choose to let it continue to clutter up your living room, or you could get it out, blow the dust off of it, and connect it to your Android phone or tablet. What?!

Thanks to an app called FitScales, that process is actually made incredibly simple. Just install the app, fire it up, and follow the on-screen instructions to get it synced up with your Android device. From there, the app can integrate with Fitbit and/or Runkeeper.

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There is one thing worth noting, however: it apparently doesn't work with Android 4.2 because "the new [Bluetooth] stack does not expose the functionality required by FitScales." Bummer.

If you're not in the minority of users who already have 4.2, however, hit the widget below to give FitScales a try.

[via MoDaCo]

Cameron Summerson
Cameron is a self-made geek, Android enthusiast, horror movie fanatic, musician, and cyclist. When he's not pounding keys here at AP, you can find him spending time with his wife and kids, plucking away on the 6-string, spinning on the streets, or watching The Texas Chainsaw Massacre on repeat.

  • Wilfredo Alarcon

    4.2
    :(

    • Matthew Fry

      Root app in the future maybe?

  • TylerChappell

    Guess I never thought I would say that I was glad my Droid DNA is stuck on 4.1.2. Time to dust off the ole Wii Fit once I get home from college on saturday. :D

  • Jake Gold

    So, time to bust out the trusty Nexus S again?

  • http://twitter.com/TheHammer401 Amar Patel

    Just curious- How accurate is the Wii balance board as a scale as compared to a normal scale?

    • Michael Portuesi

      Around the time the Wii Balance board was introduced, Nintendo published a series of interviews on its website on how the balance board was created. It turns out the balance board does actually meet official weights and measures accuracy requirements for a bathroom scale, but Nintendo never sought the certification (presumably because it would have cost them money).

    • Maff Mace

      tried it on the wifes phone (I'm on 4.2, she's on 4.1), it was accurate for both of us in comparison to our other "normal" scales

  • Nunja Bidness

    Developer's site has a message that it has been hacked...

    • Matthew Fry

      It's Nintendo trying to force him to take down the app!!!11!

  • Chris Noland

    was all excited until I saw the 4.2 requirement

    • Bill Joyce

      No, 4.2 is an anti-requirement since it doesn't work on 4.2.

      • Chris Noland

        yea that is what I meant...

  • greekmanx

    just did it on a razr maxx hd with 4.1.2

  • Guest

    Well... The last sentence is a bummer...

  • http://twitter.com/Gnabergasher Gabernasher

    Damn Android and its fragmentation, my version is too high to run the app.

  • http://www.facebook.com/scapes Kev Martin

    I used this app regularly until my Nexus 7 hit 4.2 - when I had a Transformer it even used to sync to my FitBit successfully, though it never did with the Nexus. I can still connect to the balance board using my SGS3, but it won't find my Fitbit to synch. Crashes when it tries. I've been waiting for some kind of upgrade from the author for a long time. Connecting to the Balance board (AND Fitbit etc) seems like such a natural fit for an app, it seems weird no others have done it.

  • Mark Clydesdale

    Gutted that it won't work with my Nexus 4. Been looking for something to do with that board.

  • Sergio Donato

    Doesn't sync with Fitbit and force you to press red sync button under the Balance Board everytime you run the app. Boring but interesting.