• 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Withings Smart Scale

    • Written by from Long Beach

    Decided to take the scale back based on one simple criteria: the scale requires an account with Withings, the scale's parent company. I expected the scale to pair with my device and communicate directly with Apple's iOS8 Health Kit app right out of the box. Instead, I'm required to download a 3rd party app. Installing the app solely to configure scale would be perfectly acceptable but this company [Withings] thinks it's acceptable to force their customers to sign up with their services just to use their device. Bottom line; I'll just get a stand alone scale and enter the data manually. I don't need a company like Withings potentially harvesting my data, a disgusting business practice. Quite frankly, I'm surprised Apple endorses this product.

    14 of 19 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Avoid This Product At All Costs

    • Written by from Isle of Palms

    This is a bad product, and Apple should stop carrying it. I have purchased three, the most recent being a purchase I made when I saw that Apple stores were stocking the scale, which I took to be a sign that the prior problems have been solved. Be aware. They haven't. The app is very buggy, the scale keeps falling off Bluetooth, and all in all, the scale is a very poor product. Someone should be able to make a good scale that integrates with the iPhone. Plainly Withings can't or wont.

    13 of 17 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    totally worthless

    • Written by from San Francisco

    No matter what I do and after researching for hours, I can't get the bluetooth connection to stick. I have to re-set it every time I weigh myself, completely defeating the purpose of purchasing the scale. Waste of $$ in every way.

    11 of 13 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

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    The Best Option

    • Written by from Bellevue

    I tried a wifi scale from another company, and was wildly disappointed with it. That model took me more than 2 hours to set up and then dropped all settings the next morning. So, after reading a few more reviews, I bought the Withings model from my local Apple store.

    The Withings scale was really easy to set up -- I think I set mine up in under five minutes. The iPad app is pretty nice, but more importantly for me is that the data syncs with the rubiTrack app, which I've used for three years. Having all of my fitness information in one program was an important aspect of my choice and Withings didn't let me down there.

    Well worth the money; highly recommend.

    10 of 11 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Dreadful product... Doesn't work

    • Written by from monmouth

    This costs a lot of money. It doesn't work. The weight readings vary by up to 5kg every time I step on (even if that's a couple of minutes after the last time). Half the time, the fat monitor function fails to work at all. It's supposed to recognise me, but hardly ever does. How hard is it to test a product before putting onto the market, to make sure it actually works?

    8 of 8 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Worst purchase of all time! ------------ STAY AWAY FROM WITHINGS!!

    • Written by from Hong Kong

    From time to time, the withings scales will stop upload data for no reason.

    The withings scales keep losing its setting, you'll be forced to re-do the setup regularly.

    The weight measurement contain a 4~5 lbs error, depend on how far apart your feet were on the scale.

    The heart rate measurement simply not accurate.

    The withings app is worst app I ever used.

    If you're looking for a smart scales, STAY AWAY FROM WITHINGS!!!

    10 of 12 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Good concept - horrible product

    • Written by from Seattle

    All I wanted was to have a scale that would send my weight to an app, so that I could track my weight over time. This product is not providing this basic function. The scale will not sync with the app and the bluetooth connectivity won't seem to stick. I am quite surprised that Apple would let such an unreliable product grace its shelves.

    11 of 14 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Only synced for 3 months

    • Written by from FPO

    Was fantastic the first few months. But after that, it would no longer sync to my iphone through wifi or bluetooth. So disappointing. Now all i have is a very expensive plain ol scale. smh

    10 of 12 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Great iPhone app and connectivity for inaccurate measures

    • Written by from Bentonville

    Great iPhone application, excellent connectivity through bluetooth and WIFI.

    But the scale is accurate to 0.2 lbs on weight measurement. This means that weighting yourself twice in a row would most likely not lead to the same result.

    The fat measurement is on the other hand completely unusable in my opinion. And this is not just this scale. Most scale are using a technology that is susceptible to several parameters like your level of hydration. In my case, it means that I ended up with a difference of close to a 2 lbs of fat gained for a decrease of a 1 lbs of mass within 24 hours! Simply impossible considering the activity.

    The heartbeat monitoring is working 2 times out of 3 and I can't say if the rain prediction is working. I lives in Seattle, it's always raining anyway!

    8 of 8 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Fantastic Scales

    • Written by from GLENAGEARY

    The weighing scales has been a huge benefit to me losing 2 stone, each week it gives you a target which makes you watch your diet in order to meet the targets set. The only slight negative I would have is that it goes through batteries pretty quick but other than that I would strongly recommend, also the iphone app is great.

    8 of 8 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Helped me lose weight

    • Written by from Toronto

    This product is great, the app tracked my weight over 2 months and the line graph showed i gained weight over each weekend, I adjusted my eating on Saturdays and Sundays and lost 10 pounds over the last 3 months. The data told me a story that I didn't realize with my traditional scale and it did all the work for me. Great tool to show progress and use data to educate me on my daily patterns.

    9 of 10 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Useless Device

    • Written by from Worcester

    This scale will weigh you, but the connection to the app is broken each time you walk out of the room and requires a repairing as if it were new each time. Essentially this means every day you must turn the scale over, hold down the pairing button, go to the app and re establish the connection. It would be far easier to just manually log in the data to an app. Expensive manual scale is really all it is. The "weather " shows rain on the scale screen if it is raining or snowing. Looking out the window takes less time. The heart rate takes forever and fails 50% of the time. It is really a terrible product and I am surprised that Apple would sell it in their stores.

    8 of 9 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Pairing issues

    • Written by from Dollard-des-Ormeaux

    I've owned this scale for a little over a year. I've had consistent issues with pairing the device to Bluetooth but always eventually figured it out after numerous attempts. However, with my latest issue I was unable to find a blue tooth connection with any of my 4 apple devices. tech support is a joke, no phone, only emails, they proposed a factory reset which didn't solve the issue. Buyer beware!

    7 of 7 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Complete waste of money.

    • Written by from Essen

    The setup took me almost two days to succeed, the bluetooth connection gets lost some time and the scale puts itself into setup mode all the time. Ah, and not to forget: The sync between the app and the scale constantly fails (tried it with 3 different iOS devices and 1 Android device, by the way).
    Withings shows how to make a miserable product from a great idea.
    Not worth the money (or even ANY money). :(

    8 of 9 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    TOTALLY USLESS PRODUCT DO NOT BUY

    • Written by from BODMIN

    Well because of medical reasons I need something like this as I am under weight and the hospital need accurate daily recordings of weight and diet. I am now on my 5th one yes thats right my 5th one. I have just email my Apple rep and basically told him enough is enough. Yes the Bluetooth and Wireless connectivity has failed yet again rendering the scales totally useless. I have expressed my feelings to Apple and don't understand with all these negative comments why they don't take these and other Withings products off the shelves as they are no where near worth the money because the build quality of the electronics are totally useless. A note to all unhappy customers which I have found out is go and blast on Withings Facebook page they don't like it one bit trust me I think they even tried to block me cause I keep blasting there build quality and useless products. I am doing well 5 scales and 4 Pulses so far within 12 months.

    Its only got 1 star because you can't post 0 stars so take this review as 0 star review

    Annoyed customer Martin

    12 of 17 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Nothing but issues so far.

    • Written by from Milton

    The scale itself seems to be well designed and well thought out. Unfortunately neither the iOS app or web dashboard are working 100% for me. The app crashes every time I try and access the My Devices section, which is needed if you'd like to add additional devices, or update the firmware.
    The web dashboard won't allow me to edit some user preferences, language and measurements no matter what I set them to won't correctly save. Notifications won't save.

    Basically, the iOS app and Dashboard experience have me regretting my purchase.

    11 of 15 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Poor performing product

    • Written by from Los Angeles

    This scale is supposed to seaminglessly integrate into iOS, however it performs very poorly with respect to wireless integration. The Bluetooth connection constantly dies and needs to be frequently restarted in order to communicate with my iPhone and transmit data. We have come to expect superior performance from products sold in Apple stores, and this scale falls far, far short. After struggling with the scale for two weeks, we decided to return it.

    7 of 8 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Nice idea but lacking execution and hence overpriced

    • Written by from Derby

    I've had my scale for 6 months and has functioned reliably as a scale. Bluetooth and WiFi connectivity periodically drops off for no reason and has to be paired again each time. I agree that neither the scale accuracy nor precision is very tight, and I agree the body mass index reading is worthless. Temperature reading correlates with our programmable thermostat but I have no way of verifying the air quality reading. When it works, it's quite nice for our general, non-exacting personal weight tracking. But the irregular intervals that it drops (works 2 days to 2 weeks) has become quite annoying. Hence, the price has not lived up to the hype.

    6 of 6 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    App is disaster

    • Written by from Houten

    Withings system completely useless because of crashing and freezing app. Did several re-installs, they only help for a few seconds. Big diasppointment.

    8 of 10 people found this useful