With all the hype about fitness wearables, it’s easy to forget about the pedestrian scale. But with the Withings’ Body Cardio Scale, that’s about to change. Much more than a weighing device, it’s enables greater insight into your heath by adding body measurements , heart rate and use of Pulse Wave Velocity technology to better track your heart health.

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Pulse Wave Velocity is considered the gold standard in measuring arterial stiffness, which is a direct reflection of your heart health. It measures the speed of the pressure wave your heart sends out each time it beats. Usually measured by specialized equipment in a medical setting, the Body Cardio Scale is the first to bring this incredibly useful measurement of heart health into the home.

The Body Cardio is also tied in to your mobile devices via Wi-Fi or Bluetooth using their companion Health Mate app, tracking your stats over time to help determine what works, reinforce positive behaviors and stay focused on your health goals. Full measurement capabilities include: weight, BMI, body fat, water percentage, muscle mass and bone mass for a complete overview of your body. List price is $179.95, but it’s available from Huckberry, Amazon and other online retailers and substantial discounts.