Easy setup; Intuitive multiple user support; Offers helpful health tips ; Lets you choose body type profiles
Relatively expensive; Can't enter workouts or intake via Withings app
The Withings Wi-Fi Body Scale is a beautifully designed smart scale for serious exercise enthusiasts.
Don't be fooled: Weight alone is not an accurate measurement of a healthy body. The Withings Wi-Fi Body Scale records your weight, lean mass, fat mass and body mass index to give you a more complete picture of your overall fitness level. But can the Wi-Fi Body Scale help you understand the meaning of all of these measurements for the premium price of $159?
Measuring 12.6 x 12.6 x 0.9 inches and weighing 6.7 pounds, the Withings scale is slightly smaller than the iHealth scale and almost the same size as the Fitbit Aria. It comes with 4 AAA batteries, a USB cord, a tape measure and four attachments for when it is used on a carpeted surface. We loved the carpet attachments, something not included with the iHealth and Aria scales.
Unlike the iHealth scale but similar to the Aria, the Withings Scale connects to your Wi-Fi network. In order to do so, we first had to connect the scale to our Mac via USB (it's also PC-compatible). The setup took us less than 4 minutes.
Software and Interface
Unlike the Aria's Fitbit app for iOS and the iHealth scale app, we were not able to log our workouts or caloric intake with the Withing's app or Web portal. However, users can sync their data with a variety of different apps that do allow calorie tracking along with other metrics. We were able to sync with apps such as RunKeeper, DailyBurn and even the FitBit app.
Withings also offers many different sharing options, including Twitter and Facebook, as well as the ability to email your data to your doctor.
For the scale to calculate lean mass, fat mass on top of the weight and BMI, we had to stand on the scale with bare feet. Using the little arrow cues on the display to center ourselves, we received consistent readings. Withings suggests that you weigh yourself around the same time every day for consistency; the app has an option to set up a push reminder for when it's time for the weigh-in.
Like the Aria scale, the Withings scale can track up to eight users. When a different person weighed himself on the scale, the scale and the website alerted us of an abnormality in the measurement and offered the option to create a new user profile. Even if two people have similar weights, we were still able to create a different user profile for that measurement on the Web or on the scale itself. The iHealth scale does not automatically recognize various profiles.
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|Accessories Type||Cell Phones Accessories|
|Accessories Type||Apple Accessories|
|Size||12.6 x 12.6 x 0.9 inches|