The latest smart scale from the health giant tracks metrics you didn't even realise existed.

A decent smart scale these days can give you all kinds of insanely detailed insights into what’s going on inside your body beyond your weight, but Withings’ latest offering goes way beyond what we’ve ever seen before.

A sleek aluminium scale that connects to your phone via WiFi or Bluetooth, Body Cardio can calculate your weight, BMI, body fat, water percentage, muscle mass and bone mass in seconds. But that’s not all. This super-thin, all-surface scale brings the matter of your pulse wave velocity into the mix.

What’s that and why do you need to know about it? Your pulse wave velocity is the measure of the waves that propagate along your arteries with every heart beat. The speed of each wave is directly linked to your artery health; faster speed means stiff arteries, which can increase your risk of developing hypertension or cardiovascular disease.

Basically, it’s a way of seeing how your cardiovascular health is fixed.

Withings Body Cardio ScaleLike all the Withings smart scales that came before it, including the brilliant Smart Kid Scale, Body Cardio isn’t just here to tell you what’s what. By syncing all of your readings to the Withings Health Mate app on your phone, it can log and track your readings over time to help you see the bigger picture of your health progress. What’s more, it will suggest small, totally manageable lifestyle changes to help you reach your goals.

And if that’s not incentive enough to make you want to step on the scales every morning, Body Cardio also throw in some fun bonus features, like daily weather reports direct from the scale’s screen every time you climb on. If you use the activity tracker in the Health Mate app, the scale will also display the previous day’s step count when you jump on, which is a nice little morning motivator to get you on your feet.

You can buy Withings Body Cardio online for £139.95.