• 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

  • 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

    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

    The Health Mate website is unreliable.

    • Written by from San Francisco

    The scale itself, and the iOS app, both work well (although occasionally the scale has trouble calculating heart rate), and sync is pretty reliable between the scale and my iPhone. The problem is that Withings' Health Mate website is not all that reliable. Sometimes it has problems connecting to the backend database, and sometimes it's just unreachable. This is bad enough, but to make matters even worse, when the iOS app cannot connect to the website and/or the database, data is deleted from the iOS app. This makes no sense. If the data exists on the phone, a sync failure to the Health Mate website should not result in data being deleted from the phone. Even when the phone eventually is able to sync to the Health Mate website it doesn't matter, because whatever data couldn't be synced previously is deleted from the phone. As a result, you're forced to keep separate records by hand, if you want to have a reliable record of your weight.