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    Quote Originally Posted by Andrevich4 View Post
    What's held me up from getting it is I'm mildly concerned that wifi and bluetooth are the new secondhand smoke so not sure I want that on my body all day. Anyway to turn that signal off?
    Withings doesn't continually broadcast - that would kill battery life. It's a momentary sync when you open the app.

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    I emailed Withings tech guys and here's what they said:

    The Steel HR uses Bluetooth Low Energy technology to connect to your smartphone or tablet. The watch itself will attempt to initiate communication to sync with your mobile device under the conditions previously described: if you have walked 1,000 steps since the last sync, if you have reached your daily goal, or if the watch has not synced in the past 6 hours. There are no other conditions under which the watch would initiate Bluetooth communication without you using your phone to access it.

    Since the Steel HR attempts to sync in the background if it has been 6 hours since the last sync, this could occur while you are sleeping. However, this is only a momentary communication, and if the background sync is not successful, the watch won't keep trying to communicate with your phone. All other communications would be initiated by your phone.
    I'll see if my wife is good with but sounds good to me.
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    Withings can thank their support of RSCX, the folks at Vsalon, and knowledgable tech folks for the order I just put in. Steel HR and a Body Cardio will be en route once they're in stock.
    Andy

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    I've been following, these devices look pretty solid. Very tempting.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Andrevich4 View Post
    Withings can thank their support of RSCX, the folks at Vsalon, and knowledgable tech folks for the order I just put in. Steel HR and a Body Cardio will be en route once they're in stock.
    I am very happy with the Steel (albeit the non-HR model) and Body Cardio scale. Love seeing the metrics feed into my Training Peaks calendar every day as well!
     

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    Quote Originally Posted by Powerfibers View Post
    I am very happy with the Steel (albeit the non-HR model) and Body Cardio scale. Love seeing the metrics feed into my Training Peaks calendar every day as well!
    I've got one of the scales, but I'm a Golden Cheetah guy. Does anyone know how to get it to sync? I see it's possible but I haven't been able to figure it out yet.
     

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    Quote Originally Posted by defspace View Post
    I've got one of the scales, but I'm a Golden Cheetah guy. Does anyone know how to get it to sync? I see it's possible but I haven't been able to figure it out yet.
    I had to use FitnessSyncer joins your health and fitness clouds into one Dashboard and Stream. Supporting over 4 health and fitness providers, including Fitbit, MapMyFitness, Microsoft HealthVault™, RunKeeper, Withings, and more! to get it into TP, so I am unsure.
     

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    ^^Sorry that link posted weird....
     

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    I was checking back as I have an interest in the watch and scale but this is just ridiculous - maybe they can get an endorsement from the President-elect

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    what's next a tootbrush, hand washing device - tech like this is going to see the human race evolve into Barbapapas
     

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    Charged my Withings Steel HR Friday night. Put it on Saturday and haven't taken it off. Battery is still at 100% and that includes a 2.5hr ride today.

    This thing is awesome. Love it.
    -Dustin

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    I'm a fan. It does everything I want, doesn't look like a small computer, and I haven't had to charge it in the 7 days I've had it. Seems it has lots more capability than I'm currently using -- I got a calendar alert on it today, didn't know that was a thing -- but I haven't taken it off except to shower and really like it.
    Andy

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