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Nest rival: Smartmobes will decide who survives the Internet of Stuff war

Hans 1

I was in Aldi the other day and got Bluetooth scales, because they were priced as much as ordinary scales and I needed some.

Of course, you can download an app, hook it up to the scales, and it works out your BMI, fat etc etc etc ... yes, it has a pair of sensors, you are supposed to use it barefoot.

Anyway, instead of storing the data on the phone, it stores the data in the cloud. WTF ? The manual reads: "The data is stored in the cloud in case you lose your phone." Apparently, they never heard of "backup".

So, dumb scales they will remain.

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