The multifaceted Withings Smart Body Analyzer WS-50 can help everyone in your household become much more informed about their fitness status. Its numerous health-tracking features, attention-grabbing design and all-around usability earn this bathroom scale our Top Ten Reviews Silver Award.
Scale Measurement Capabilities
This smart scale enables you to get 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 can 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 is automatically uploaded 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 was both accurate and consistent. When placing 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 weight ??? that is, when we stepped onto the scale in rapid succession, the scale displayed the same weight nearly every time. While the rare inconsistency did occur, this is one of the most accurate bathroom scales on our lineup.
A unique factor this smart weight scale tracks is the air quality in your house, including carbon dioxide levels and temperature. These uncommon features provide relevant info as the environment in which you live can affect your general health, especially when it comes to sleep quality.
You can use the Withings WS-50’s smartphone and tablet connection as a key tool for establishing healthy eating habits. Whether 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, compiling, comparing and analyzing 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.
App Capabilities & Tracking
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 is Bluetooth-enabled and also works with Wi-Fi. It connects easily to both. Apple users can pair the scale to an iPhone 4 or higher, an iPad second generation or higher, or an iPod Touch fourth generation or later. Each of the Apple products requires iOS 7.0 or later as well as internet access. If you’re an Android user, you can also use your Bluetooth-enabled smartphone or tablet (Android 2.3.3 or later).
The Smart Body Analyzer is well designed and attractive. It has a slim body with a black, mirrored finish and metal accessories. The display is large and easy to read.
You have a choice of two looks, white or black, and either fits quite well into just about any bathroom design. It is small enough to position in a narrow spot that’s out of the way. It weighs 4.6 pounds, stands a mere 0.9 inches high and measures 12.8 x 12.8 inches in length and width.
When you purchase this scale, you get a one-year warranty, a product manual, a FAQs section on the website and email support. There also is a blog, and you can share data via Facebook and Twitter. Unfortunately, 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 Smart Body Analyzer WS-50 provides an abundance of health information to help you track your self-improvement goals. It is also 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 on our lineup.