Withings Body Cardio Wi-Fi Scale
The Withings Body Cardio Wi-Fi scale is the perfect scale for an athlete or anyone looking to keep track of their body in every aspect they can. This scale is one step up from the Withings Body Composition smart scale and the Withings Body+ Composition smart scale. It's perfect for someone looking for a scale with the most offered features. The smart scale is packed with features like standing heart rate, body composition analysis, Wi-Fi synchronization, high-end design, and baby and pregnancy modes. It not only provides an accurate weight reading but it also provides readings for BMI, body fat, water percentage, muscle mass, bone mass, and heart rate.
It comes accompanied with an app called Health Mate where you can view all the readings it takes and be able to make sense of them in handy charts and graphs. Within the Health Mate app, you also have personalized nutrition tracking options to help you reach your goals. Capable of storing 8 unique user profiles within the app so everyone in the family is able to keep track. The scale will also tell you the temperature and the weather of the day after it takes your readings. This scale is one step up from the Withings Body Composition smart scale and one step down from the Withings Body+ Composition smart scale. It's perfect for someone looking for a product right in the middle of the road.
Health Mate app
Body Composition readings
The biggest difference in the look of this scale compared to the other Withings smart scales is the stripes that run horizontally across it. Depending on what model you get will differ in the color of the stripes. The black on has slight grey stripes and the white one has an ever so slightly darker white almost cream-colored stripe. The underside of the scale is plastic which is pretty typical of smart scales these days and is what holds the most durability. The second biggest difference is this is the first Withings scale without attachable feet on the bottom, instead, it has 2 strips that act as a non-skid aid.
It has many features that keep the whole family in mind. It's got baby and pregnancy modes. The baby mode will help you easily weight your baby by automatically subtracting your weight off the scale, leaving you with just your baby's weight. It’s one of the easiest ways to make sure your baby is growing at a healthy rate. The pregnancy mode is quite similar but also gives you health-related step dependant on how far along you are that will let you know that a lot of mothers go through the same changes. It can hold up to 8 unique user profiles so everyone in the family can keep track of their health goals. The great thing about creating a user profile is that it enables you to step on the scale and it will automatically know which user you are, from there it also automatically syncs your new weight-in and body composition stats into the app.
One of the coolest features by far is the basal metabolism number. This number is an indicator of how many calories it takes to run your body at a state of rest. Which in turn is how many calories you need to eat a day to keep your body functioning. It can change depending on exercise, muscle mass, and weight.
In terms of activity tracking, it will track everyday steps or walking and jogging if you have a step tracker turned on. Most modern-day smartphones will have one built into the operating system or you can easily download a compatible app. You can also set activity and exercise-related goals to reach each week and you will be rewarded if you do. The rewards system coincides with the leaderboard they have set up so you can challenge your friends and family or simply just show off your progress via the rankings.
For weight management, they offer you standard trends, charts, and graphs so you can easily see how you are progressing. However, if you want to step it up a notch they offer a coaching program called Better Body where you will learn all about your body composition and discover new ways you can lose fat. Within weight management also falls the baby mode where you can track your child's growth easily by just stepping on the scale holding them. The Withings technology will automatically subtract your body weight from the reading and you are left with only your child's weight. The pregnancy mode is quite a similar mode to the baby mode but is instead for expecting mothers to keep track of their weight gain during their journey. They also offer doctor reviewed content depending on how far along you are so you know what to expect with your changing body.
They also include sleep management features like tracking your sleep cycles to see if how long you were in light or heavy sleep through the night. If you commonly wake up feeling unrested this could be a very helpful feature for you. More hours in deep sleep is really where your body rests so if it shows you are getting more light sleep than deep sleep they will also suggest ways for you to create better-sleeping habits and thus a better quality of sleep. It also has a built-in smart alarm clock that because it tracks your sleep, will wake you up in the most optimal sleep stage to combat feeling too groggy in the morning. It also scientifically proven that better quality sleep helps with achieving weight loss goals so including this sleep function in the app is a smart move by Withings.
Last but not least there is also a meditation category within the Health Mate app. This really brings back the belief that wellness and fitness is not just about numbers on a scale or how much you exercise a day. But that a healthy mind is also just as necessary and having a healthy body. They have integrated a popular meditation app called Petit BamBou into Health Mates features. It’s great for beginners and will help introduce you to techniques to slow your mind down and relax.
Ease of Use
Overall this is one of the highest tech smart scales available on the market at the moment. It doesn't matter if you are an athlete, an expecting mother or just someone who wants to get in shape this year there is something this scale can offer you.