Withings Body+ Scale
The Withings Body+ Scale is one of the most high-tech and boasted about scales on the market, and it provides many features such as weight, body fat percent, water, bone, and muscle mass. It’s touch activated and gives you immediate on-screen results that also automatically sync with any compatible apps. Along with the unique user profiles it has pregnancy and baby modes to easily keep track of the young ones in your life. It's compatible with smartphones running IOS 8 or higher and Androids running 5.0 and higher with wi-fi or mobile data access. Holding a total of 8 unique user profiles, this scale is very multi-user friendly.
Your app options are endless with over 100+ compatible fitness, diet, health records, and home automation options. The biggest standouts being Apple Health and Google Fit. Because of its features as a smart scale is also has convenient details like providing you with the localized daily weather after its displayed your readings for the day. Its sleek design is sure to compliment any bathroom and is available in both black, white and fun new pastel sand and pastel green colorways to satisfy those muted color lovers. The only place the Withings Body+ Scale is lacking is users have found it can sometimes deliver inconsistent measurements as well as the glass scale top being potentially fragile.
Body composition readings
The glass top gives it a prestigious feel that a fully plastic unit just wouldn't have. As well as the built-in digital screen which provides instant feedback while also adding to the overall minimalistic and pleasing design of the product. Its smooth plastic bottom is great on hardwood, linoleum or any other smooth flooring and also comes with plastic feet you can stick to the bottom if you need it to function on a carpet. These will add a bit of height but it's necessary for the Withings Body+ Scale to be able to counter the compression of the carpet so it can still deliver your accurate weight readings.
With every family member or user that has the Health Mate app set up on their phone, once you step on the Withings Body+ Scale it will automatically recognize which user it is weighing and update and track your results accordingly.
This is possibly the coolest and most ease of use feature they provide which takes the thought work out of weighing and tracking your results. Providing a max user amount of 8 ensures that unless you are a very big family that everyone will be able to make and track their own individual weight loss. One of the most underlooked features is the localized weather forecast you get every morning to help you plan your day as best as possible, rain or shine.
Some of the things listed on the app will be your calories are eaten, burned, remaining and your basal metabolism to help you better understand your body. It's as easy as inputting your current weight, height, age, goal weight, how fast you want to lose weight and the app does all the calculations for you. It will let you know exactly how many calories you are allotted per day. Super handy for anyone on a diet or looking to lose a few extra pounds.
One unique feature of the Withings Body+ Scale is the basal metabolism number which is how many calories it takes in a day to keep your body functioning while resting. Which is basically how many calories you need to eat in a day to function. This number will fluctuate and go up and down depending on how much exercise you have had that particular day.
The glass on its own is the least durable of all the materials that make up the Withings Body+ Scale overall; the plastic being the strongest. But combined they make a product that with even weight distribution and no drops or tumbles should be durable while not compromising looks.
The run of the mill fitness tracking apps like Runkeeper, MapMyFitness, Runtastic, and even able to sync with Fitbit to keep tracking your exercise easy and fun. Nutrition and weight offer up popular apps like WeightWatchers, MyFitnessPal, Lose It! and MyPlate.
Health record apps might not be something you thought about pairing with your Withings Body+ Scale but they offer a range from WebMD to MyVatali which tracks your vital signs. The most unexpected apps by far are in the home automation category which are focused more on compatible smart devices. Within it are IFTTT which lets you save whatever you are choosing to track onto a spreadsheet you can send to your doctor and Nest which can control your thermostat to try and predict your most comfortable temperature based on your data.
This looks to be in the actual mechanics or the computer inside of the scale and not app related. If you are having issues with your Withings Body+ Scale it could be a user error issue or the possibility you got the luck of getting a dud product. They do however have a 1-year manufacturer's return policy, so if you are having any issues with your product you can always contact their customer service representatives and inquire about a refund or a replacement.
The other possible weak point is the built-in display screen, it's most fragile while shipping and being bumped around while traveling from place to place. Since you do not place any body weight on it during the weighing process its quite durable if it survives the shipping process.
Durability is good for the average buyer besides some customers getting a faulty product which is always something that can happen with the nature of electronics. But overall the Withings Body+ Scale should be lasting you years of use if you treat it right
Ease of Use
If you are not standing with your weight distributed evenly it will display arrows on the screen showing you where you are putting too much weight so you can adjust accordingly. Let's say you fluctuate quite a bit between scale readings and the app cannot recognize it's you, you can still assign unknown readings to the correct user. The Withings Body+ Scale will always automatically choose who they think is standing on it for keeping track of readings.
Being able to remove the batteries also helps the jet setters who want to travel with their scale. By flying with the batteries removed you will be able to store it in checked luggage, or if you have it in your carry-on bag you won't have to remove it like you would anything with a built-in lithium-ion battery.
Another helpful feature is if you have a parent with a user account and want to weight a baby or child who is too young to step on the scale themselves you can make them an account and step on holding them, because the smart scale knows your weight already it will automatically deduct that from the end reading. Possibly one of the easiest ways to weigh your child or baby.
Bonus tip, this works great for pets as well! For all the fur babies in your life who you need to keep on track with all the extra treats.
Overall this is a scale that is worth the price tag, is incredibly user-friendly and will last. There is a reason celebrities who have undergone huge amounts of weight loss recommend the Withings Body+ Scale. Its quality and features really speak for themselves and have set this product apart from its competitors. With a sleek design on top of all of that, it really makes this the standout winner for smart scales at the moment.