Why would you want a WiFi scale?

Author's Note

Even if the concept of a WiFi-equipped scale would mostly only appeal to techies like myself, I was surprised to see just how few options there are on the market. There are really only two choices -- and one of them wasn't even on the market as I was writing! (Both are available for purchase as of May 2012.) They're just a bit too expensive to have mass appeal when regular scales cost $10 or $20.

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