The Kogeek KS1 is a state of the art Bluetooth & wi-fi smart scale with many features that are sure to give you exactly what you are looking for. It offers up 8 different unique measurement factors, weight, BMI (body mass index), lean mass, body fat mass, bone mass, BMR (basal metabolic rate), total body water, and visceral fat. It’s got a great free iOS and Android app that pairs with the scale so you can keep track of everything that it offers. On top of that, you can create 16 user profiles on the app to keep track of family and friends.
Make weighing your baby easy with a built-in feature that will subtract your weight when you are holding your baby while standing on the scale. It makes keeping track of your child’s weight easy. You have a choice to automatically sync your measurements with the app by either wi-fi or Bluetooth. This ensures no matter how far you are from the Kogeek KS1 your measurements can be properly synced. All of these great details are wrapped up in a sleek and stylish design that is sturdy, yet won’t sacrifice the overall look of your room.
Wi-Fi & Bluetooth
Not usable on carpet
Because it's so thin its easily slipped out of sight in a cupboard or between two surfaces if you are not someone that will be using it a lot or just wants it out of sight. The underside of the Kogeek KS1 is ABS plastic along with 4 rubber feet to prevent slippage on hard surfaces. The battery door is located on the bottom of the scale and thankfully out of sight.
One of the best-looking details of the Kogeek KS1 is the blue LED display on the front. It does not look like a traditional square screen that most scales have. It’s only illuminated spots will be the numbers it’s directly displaying. This keeps the whole look of the scale very clean, crisp and modern.
The BIA sensors inside the scale are what makes this all possible, short for Bioelectrical Impedance Analysis. These sensors send an extremely small electrical current through your body that via feedback resistance can calculate way more than just your weight. It’s such a small amount of electricity I promise you won't even feel it.
Other convenient features of the Kogeek KS1 include having up to 16 individual user profiles that you can share with others or keep private. Being able to easily weigh your baby is another great feature for parents. It allows you to step on with your child and it will automatically deduct your weight from the final measurement. They don't mention this in the features but this also works great with weighing pets like dogs or cats.
Having both Bluetooth and wi-fi data uploading methods really insures that you won’t have a failed upload. The Bluetooth is fast and is what is used if you are in close proximity to the Kogeek KS1. The wi-fi works in longer ranges so you can weight anywhere in your house when your phone is not in the room.
The smart manager is what enables you to link the Kogeek KS1 with the health tracking app. In our case, it's the Koogeek KS1 Scale but they also offer other additions such as smart bracelets, body fat monitors, smart sockets, thermostats, and blood pressure monitors. The system syncs them all and makes sure they are all working properly.
Health monitor keeps your health status up to date 24/7 via the Kogeek KS1. Health data analysis is the coaching feature included in the app. Based on your operation, health data, and behaviors it can make recommendations to improve your health such as tips, nutrition facts, diet plans, exercise adviser and more.
Helping keep you connected if you want to share your results with family and friends are the social network sharing features. This enables you to share data between users via social media like WeChat and microblog. Customized services analyses your data and can make recommendations for the best-customized services such as life assistants, doctors and others to help you on your health journey. One-click shopping is straightforward and convenient, it enables you to purchase additional smart hardware and devices through the app.
However, if you don't plan to use this on a carpet you should not have any issues with getting all your measurements accurately. Do keep in mind that to get any stats besides weight you will need to be barefoot for the BIA sensors to work properly. So, slippers and socks off for a full spectrum reading.
As well as the wi-fi connectivity issue some customers say that for the Bluetooth mode to sync properly you will need to actually have the app open in front of you. This is pretty inconvenient, to say the least, and with other smart scales on the market not having such big connectivity issues like this one does you will really have to “weigh” how much that matters to you.
Ease of Use
Because of the individual user profiles, if you are all set up with one it automatically can tell who is standing on the scale and will update the appropriate user profile. The Kogeek KS1 automatically wakes up when you step on it, no pesky on and off switch. It will go back into sleep mode after you have stepped off of it and your stats have been synced.
Overall the Kogeek KS1 is a hit or miss depending on what you want it for and how it works for you. If you happen to be the unlucky customer that has issues with connectivity I'm not sure if the scale is worth it. With all the other smart scales on the market, you might want to look elsewhere if you are looking for something with all the functioning bells and whistles. If you want a smart scale that may not completely function as a smart scale and just want something stylish for basic weigh-ins, then the Kogeek KS1 might be the product for you.