• 3.0 out of 5 stars

    As good as this type of scale gets

    • Written by from Springfield

    I've had the scale for 8 months now. Like many new technologies, the early adopters have to work through the kinks. As a scale, I believe it is highly accurate for weight measurement. As far as the body fat %, it's directional correct, but not precise. Like some of the earlier reviews, I've experienced connectivity issues with both wifi and bluetooth. As an example, when the batteries went dead, I had a hard time re-syncing the device with my phone.

    That said, it is great to see your measurements logged on your phone and trended over time. Consider this scale if you need a new one or if you are looking for some inspiration to lose some weight. If your current scale works fine just stick with it.

    2 of 2 people found this useful

  • 3.0 out of 5 stars

    Glorified scale - just get a simple one

    • Written by from WELLINGTON CENTRAL

    I bought this 6 months or so ago, so have had a bit of time to really think about this purchase.

    It's a good looking scale, and measures weight well. The connection to the Withings app for your own weight tracking is good, and it's nice to look through the history. The app itself sometimes leaves a bit to be desired in terms of usability, but they update it frequently and it looks good too.

    That's about where the good things end. The body fat analyzer is inaccurate, but worse inconsistent. The air quality and temperature measuring features are useless - I see zero benefit of this and have never used it. Set up is a wee bit of a pain. You can't just open it up and use it out of the box. Takes about 5 to 10 minutes.

    Another issue is that if anyone else uses the scale (i.e. a friend, or a house guest), it's going to mess up your data and measurements and you'll need to make sure you remove them from your Withings profile. We had a house guest within 5KG or so of me while we were away on holiday, and it would keep tracking his weight to my profile. A bit of a pain. Same goes if you have family members within 5KG of each others weight - it won't be able to tell them apart.

    I wouldn't say things thing is terrible. It's OK. I just wouldn't spend this amount of money on this particular scale again. I'd get a cheaper scale and put the money difference into something else to benefit my health, since you'd get better value from that. This is really just a glorified scale at a huge price premium.

    0 of 1 people found this useful

  • 3.0 out of 5 stars

    Expensive weight gizmo

    • Written by from Merewether

    This is a VERY expensive scale. For your cash, you get a classy-looking slab that weighs you, calculates your body fat %, checks your heart rate, sniffs the CO2 in the air, takes the room temperature, and spits it all to your computer or smartphone by bluetooth or wireless network.
    It's easy to setup, but does require a smartphone to do (you currently can't do it by computer). The Withings web or phone app will then track all these parameters, and tell you how many pies you've been eating. Yay.
    It will identify and track up to eight different people - ID is by weight, so I'm not sure what happens if two people have very similar weights.
    The service integrates with various health and fitness portals, like Runkeeper. Sadly, it doesn't talk to Garmin Connect - a big disappointment as Garmin is one of the world's largest manufacturers of fitness products. For me, this means having yet another app to track a single parameter (I use weight for hydration status, sweat rate tests and so on in my triathlon training). At the time of writing, it also does not speak to iOS8's new health app (contrary to what the bright little Apple-store assistant told me).
    I'm also not a believer in these pseudo-health measures like room CO2.
    So if you want something simple, like Garmin integration, shop elsewhere - you're better off with an ANT+ scale.
    Body fat % measurements seem to read around 2-3% lower than if you use a traditional skin-fold calliper calculation.
    It does what it says on the box - for a price. I'd be a whole lot happier with it if it spoke to Garmin.

    0 of 1 people found this useful

  • 3.0 out of 5 stars

    Accuracy is not one of it virtues...

    • Written by from Humacao

    The device is definitely not accurate. It's fancy connection thru the wi-fi and the charting in the iPhone / iPad makes it a great concept, but Withings has a long way to go in terms of accuracy of the device. Usually, I have to step on it several times to get an idea of how much I weight. From the first to the fourth it could give me a difference of 4 pounds in and increasing mode.

    10 of 11 people found this useful

  • 3.0 out of 5 stars

    I wouldn't recommend this product

    • Written by from Coquitlam

    This scale definitely looks fancy enough to make your room a better environment but unfortunately this product's isn't worth the money. I ordered this product online and waited for so long to get it but when I tried to put it in my room (thin carpet floor), it didn't give me a right weight even with the carpet stands... so I brought it downstairs and it worked fine for the first and second week until yesterday. Me myself is a 88kg guy, and yesterday when I stepped on the scale, it gave me a weight of 84, second time 85 and third time 85. I tried my another normal scale and it gave me the right weight 88kg. I gave a few more try on the withing scale but it still gave me the wrong weight and the number was slowly increasing every time I stepped on it. I dunno what's wrong with it but I decided to return this product and hope my review helps to people who is considering this product. If you still want to buy it then I think just go ahead since apple provides a great after-sell service and you got nothing more than after-sell service to worry about.

    50 of 65 people found this useful