Editor’s Note: The Withings Body+ is now available. We will evaluate and rank this new version when we next update the Bathroom Scale site. For now, enjoy our review for the Withings Body scale below.
The multifaceted Withings Body can help everyone in your household become much more informed about their fitness status. Its numerous health-tracking features, attractive design and ease of use make this bathroom scale one of the best digital scales.
This smart scale gives you a good idea of your overall health by noting your weight and body composition, including body mass index, body fat, muscle mass and heart rate. It can handle weights up to 396 pounds and store up to eight profiles, which each person can sync to an online account. Each time you or one of your family members steps onto the scale, the information automatically uploads to the corresponding Withings online account and to any of the other 60 compatible apps that you can find through Withings' various partnerships. You can download some third-party apps for free, while others require payment.
We found this scale both accurate and consistent. When we placed free weights on the scale, it measured them correctly within a tenth of a pound. This scale also provided consistent readouts of our reviewers' body weights – that is, when one tester stepped onto the scale several times in rapid succession, the scale displayed the same weight nearly every time. While the occasional inconsistency did occur, this is one of the most accurate bathroom scales in our review.
A unique factor this smart weight scale tracks is the air quality in your house, including carbon dioxide levels and temperature. This is relevant info, as your living environment can affect your general health, especially when it comes to sleep quality.
You can use the Withings Body's smartphone and tablet connection as a key tool for establishing healthy eating habits. When you are grocery shopping or eating out, you have access to your historical data, charts and graphs that serve as reminders to stick to your eating plan. In essence, you get a helpful electronic friend that can accompany you anywhere and offer encouraging reminders to stay on track with your fitness plan.
The app tracks each of your weigh-ins and compiles, compares and analyzes the data. The account takes the data and creates charts and graphs that allow you to visualize your goals and progress for any improvement plan.
This digital bathroom scale comes with a free online Withings account and app. Your personal account has security options, since you wouldn't want everyone to have access to your health information. However, the Withings wireless scale lets you share information on social media if you want to keep your friends posted on your fitness journey.
The bathroom scale works with Bluetooth and Wi-Fi, connecting easily to both. Apple users can pair the scale to an iPhone, iPad or iPod Touch. If you're an Android user, you can also use your Bluetooth-enabled smartphone or tablet.
This smart bathroom scale is well designed and attractive. It has a slim body with a mirrored finish and metal accessories. The display is large and easy to read. You have a choice of two colors, white or black, and either look fits quite well into just about any bathroom design. The scale is small enough to position in a narrow spot out of the way. It weighs 4.6 pounds, stands a mere 0.9 inches high, and measures 12.8 x 12.8 inches.
When you purchase this scale, you get a one-year warranty, a product manual and email support. If you'd prefer to purchase a scale with a longer warranty, you might want to consider the Yunmai Premium. There is also a blog and FAQs page on the Withings website, and you can share data via Facebook and Twitter. However, there is no general phone number for customer support on the website, and you do not get access to a manufacturer-specific community forum.
Having this slim-bodied smart scale on the floor of your bathroom can keep you informed of your physical progress. The Withings Body provides an abundance of health information to help you track your self-improvement goals. It is compatible with useful third-party apps that can provide further insights into your health. Though its customer support lacks a few options, it is easily one of the best home scales.