Editor's Note: The QardioBase 2 is now available. Clicking the buy button will take you to this new version for purchase. We will review and rank this new device when we next update the Bathroom Scale reviews.
The QardioBase Wireless Smart Scale gives you a broad view of your health. This smart scale measures your weight, body mass index and other health stats, and then sends the measurements to the Qardio App. The app stores your data in Qardio’s secure cloud; however, you can share your measurements with others if you wish.
This electronic bathroom scale is easy to set up and use. The scale connects to the Wi-Fi in your home so that every time you step on the scale, it sends the measurements to the QardioBase app.
The scale measures your weight, BMI, body fat percentage, muscle mass, and water and bone composition. It has four smart modes: normal, pregnancy, smart feedback and weight only. You can customize the scale to measure or display only what you want it to.
The best home scales are both accurate and consistent. We placed free weights on the QardioBase scale, and it always measured them accurately within a tenth of a pound. We also evaluated the scale for consistency. It provided consistent measurements for each volunteer who stepped on the scale several times in rapid succession, with few inconsistencies.
The scale syncs with an unlimited number of users, so no matter how many people are in your household, everyone can have their own account. However, it does have a weight limit of 396 pounds.
To have full use of the scale, you must install the Qardio App. The app is compatible with a range of iOS and Android devices that have Bluetooth 4.0. The Qardio App automatically stores all of your data in Qardio’s secure cloud, which means you can access the data at any time. You can share your measurements and progress with your friends, family or doctor. QardioBase also works with Apple Health, so you can use that app to record your measurements instead.
You can set long-term goals and evaluate trends using the app. With the smart feedback, you can adjust the app to show smiling and frowning faces rather than your actual weight. This helps you stay on track with your goal rather than focus on daily fluctuating numbers.
While there is not a place to insert your calorie, meal and water intake, you can add notes to your measurements that detail how well you have been sticking to your diet. You can also use the note section to clarify when you measured yourself or track the number of calories you consumed that day.
This sleek scale blends into any room. Rather than the standard square or rectangle, this scale is round, measuring 12.5 inches in diameter. It is less than an inch tall and only weighs 4 pounds, making it easy to tuck away. While the scale has a sleek design, its base is not as sturdy as the other scales in our review. The scale tipped and moved most of the times we stepped on it. If you'd prefer a white, square-shaped scale, you might want to consider the iHealth.
The QardioBase scale comes with a solid three-year warranty, which is much longer than most of the scales' warranties. In addition, the Qardio website offers support via online manuals, a FAQs page and a blog. There is no customer service phone number available, so you must contact the company by email. The representatives were always quick to respond to our questions and offered helpful responses.
The QardioBase Wireless Smart Scale is one of the best home scales available. With its sleek design and user-friendly app, this scale records a variety of useful measurements to help you meet your fitness goals. Between the wide selection of compatible devices and the integration with Apple Health, you can use this scale with most devices and for a variety of purposes.