Eufy Bodysense Full-Body Smart Scale
If you are looking for a scale that will offer you more than just weight the Eufy Bodysense scale is the one for you. It takes your whole body wellness into consideration by taking readings like BMI, body fat percentage, water percentage, bone mass, basal metabolic rate, visceral fat, muscle mass, and lean body mass. It also has features like Bluetooth connectivity, app compatibility, and multiple users.
This is the scale for you if you are looking for a no-nonsense way to get your weight and body composition readings. However, compared to its competitors this smart scale is lacking a lot of features that others have made kind of the baseline normal these days for smart scales.
Body Composition Readings
The digital display screen is seamlessly integrated at the top of the scale instead of being in a box like most smart scales where you can tell its a display screen. It is available in both black and white depending on what color choice suits your bathroom decor more.
When you step on it you will get a weight reading, and keep in mind you have to have the app open to have the other readings it takes through the BIA technology to transfer onto the app or else you will have to step on the scale and get the same readings again until they successfully transfer. This is a small hassle that other smart scales don't put you through as most of the time you just want to weigh and walk away.
When you do open Eufy the app up you are greeted with your body weight, body fat percentage, BMI, and a handy chart of a look of your overall progress trend so far. If you want to delve into the details tab that's where you will get a more thorough breakdown of everything. It still shows your weight and BMI but your BMI reading is now on a sliding colored scale so you can tell easily if you are in a good BMI number range or not.
It will also show you a breakdown of your other body composition readings it takes like body fat and muscle mass and will list a color-coded rating next to it so it's easy to know if you are within a healthy range for you. Within the app, you can have up to 20 unique user profiles to track you, your friends, or your family's readings.
That's about all the features this scale serves up. Most scales on the market will have a pregnancy or baby mode which makes it easier to use with the whole family. But this one is lacking anything but the bare basics offered from a smart scale. But some just might like it that way.
Within the app the first screen you see when you open it will have your last recorded weight, BMI, body fat percentage, and your goal weight. From there, there is a lot of options you can click on.
Besides your body fat and BMI numbers, you can click to show more of the details of your whole body composition reading. It's here that you will find your water percentage, bone mass, basal metabolic rate, visceral fat, muscle mass, and lean body mass readings. You can also go into your goals page and either set a goal or reset a goal. It's also handy that it will tell you if your goal is within a healthy range from your height.
They also offer a trends button where you can see at a glance how you have been progressing. It will give you an easy to read chart for every single one of your body composition readings it takes. So if you wanted to track your water percentage and see how it fluctuates this is the way to do it. Last but not least they also offer you a history tab so if you want to view specific data from a specific day you can.
Multiple customers reported the body fat percentage being off by around 5%, so keep in mind when tracking your body fat percentage that it could be giving you a reading that's 5% higher than what you actually are. However, keep in mind that readings done on carpet have a tendency to be inaccurate so make sure you are doing your weight ins on a hard surface like hardwood or linoleum. With the Eufy Bodysense, you get a 15-month worry-free warranty so if you find you are having troubles like this don't hesitate to contact customer service to try and get it sorted out.
Otherwise, glass should be a decently durable choice for the material of the scale top. The ABS plastic underside of the scale is really what can take and wear and tear but because it is still attached to the glass top I would still try and be as careful with it as possible. It comes with 4 non-skid feet on the bottom that will help with keeping the scale from sliding around while you are standing on it. Because scales are full of mechanical parts its best to be as gentle with them as you possibly can.
Some of the family-friendly functions this is lacking are baby and pregnancy modes. Its competitor Withings has both of these modes for the ever-growing young family. Essentially what the baby mode will do is you will step on the scale first and then step on with your baby and it will automatically subtract your weight and only track your baby's weight on its own user profile. Of course, you could just do the same thing but with using a little math yourself but it's nice as a busy parent to just have this done for you. Pregnancy mode is pretty similar but it will track your weight gain through pregnancy and give you the reassurance that you are on the right track. If either of these modes is something that you want in a smart scale you should check out the full line of Withings brand smart scales.
Ease of Use
Your original pair of AAA batteries should last around a year before you need to swap them out for a new pair which is a pretty long lifespan. Another benefit is that this makes the scale easier to travel with via airplane if you want to take it with you on vacation or to a business trip. Simply pop the batteries out and you will be able to not only store it in our carry on luggage but also in your checked luggage.