GymTechnik Launches API; Now Connects with WiThings Scale for OTA Body Weight on NextGen BlackBerry App

Gym Technik and WiThings
By Kevin Michaluk on 12 Apr 2010 08:06 am
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The guys over at Gym Technik have just given me a tip on some pretty exciting new developments with their BlackBerry fitness app, NextGen. It seems like they've developed an API to work with their app, which basically means that their app can tie in with other web based applications and share information. Their first integration, announced today, is with Withings, makers of the internet connected body scale.

They say the experience can be summed up in three easy steps:

  1. Step on the Withings scale to weigh yourself
  2. The body scale records and automatically sends your weight measurements to your Gym Technik account
  3. View your data and graphs at Gym Technik Online and Gym Technik Mobile. And if you have the NextGen app on your BlackBerry, your weigh-in stats are pushed down to your BlackBerry, with a link to view stats and graphs on the NextGen app.

Pretty cool stuff if you ask me, as I'm all about the OTA. To learn more about the scale and it's pricing visit the Withings website. Or if you already have a Gym Technik account, just login to Gym Technik and navigate to Account | Link/Share to learn how you can purchase and link the scale to your Gym Technik account.

They've also just completed an upgrade with some other new features and functionality. You can get a list of all the new features in their upgrade announcement here.

And these guys seem to love CB nation. They've launched a discount code giving 10% off their premium subscriptions if you use promocode aprcrackberry10 at their store by end of this week.

And I have an idea for their API and their app. Tie it to Twitter and Facebook. Team Gym Technik... you listening? ;)

Kevin Michaluk Kevin Michaluk "Founder, Editor in Chief " 3920 (articles) 3285 (forum posts)
7 comments

mechanic_joe

not my cup of tea... but one day when I brave the gym crowd again and start to worry about my health, I'm defineatly gonna check this setup out.

elskefour

I think this has a great potential!! I went to the company website and I really like how all members of the family (up to 8) can have their own seperate profile...im just sad that it is sooo expensive...Too bad Wii cant make an app to work with Wii fit to upload all your data!!!!

jbdale

Enough people are aware of my weight problem, I don't want by BlackBerry to know as well. lol

JagoMidnight

Many websites are reporting that it connects to twitter already,..the WiThings website also make mention of it being linked to Facebook and Twitter on the sharing page, though neither is officially on the partners list, looks like it's in the works?

JagoMidnight

You meant for GymTeknik to link to Twitter/FB,..eh, maybe sometime down the road, but glad WiThings is already!

devGOD

twit/fb status update: you're fat... unless youre a fitness buff this is worthless no. i work out every day and i'm in shape yet i dont need a wifi scale and/or app to tell me what i already know... that i look damn good with my shirt off.

BBQnBeer

It would be awesome if they had a heart rate monitor that could connect via bluetooth and record your activity directly to the interweb.