Smart scales: any better?

Hardware and Accessories

Which is the best smart scale to get which can connect to your iPhone by wifi or bluetooth? I've not seen any posts about this for a couple of years. Ideally I'd like one that can work with the Fitbit app, though I understand Fitbit's layouts less these days: so I'd be happy if it worked with Apple's Health app at least. I want to measure body fat as part of a bit of a weight loss drive and my confidence in products is low as each one seems to have its quirks or inaccessible bits. Also, is expensive better with this type of product? Smart scales seem to vary from £25 up to almost £100. Who can give me confidence from stepping on the scale to knowing my weight has registered and that it has been sent to my software. Audio beeps from the scales or the app would be ace maybe. Where are with this category of products here in August 2019 - thanks all.Sd



Submitted by Maldalain on Thursday, August 29, 2019

I have Taotronics scale. I am not sure of the spelling though. It can connect to your Apple Health app, plus it has its own application. It measures body fat and various other things such as BMI, bone and muscle mass. The app is accessible.
Maybe you can have a look at the App Store application, search for TTMonitor.

Submitted by Jakob Rosin on Thursday, August 29, 2019

Just got the Qardio Base 2. Measures weight, fat, bone mass, water, gives you BMI, integrates with Apple Health, has an accessible app.

Submitted by LaBoheme on Thursday, September 26, 2019

almost all smart scales on the market can import data to health kit, but HK does not have all the parameters. if you want to see everything, you still need to use the app the scale comes with.

expensive is not necessarily better. sure some scales have fancy features like measuring your heart rate and indoor air quality, whether such features is worth $100 or more, you'll have to decide for yourself, personally i think they are just gimmicks.

almost all scales give you accurate weight and BMI, for BMI is based on a fixed formula, so it's nothing fancy there. as for body fat, fat free body fat, subcutaneous fat, body water, bone mass, etc., well, they certainly provide great reference points and entertainment value, but are not to be relied on. while there values are not always correct, the directions are. so if your body fat is 14% and a few days later it becomes 16%, chances are your body fat has indeed increased.

with that in mind, this is what i use:…

the measurement section of the app takes sometime to get use to, but not too bad. the trend section is ok, the only problem is VO does not report all data fields, but there is a workaround. if you export the data and email yourself, you'll get a csv file and everything is visible.

Submitted by Laura on Friday, September 27, 2019

Over all this App is accessible, but a couple of the buttons are not labeled, but it’s easy to learn the layout. I used it when I had a Fitbit, and it gives audio feedback both when you stand on it and when it syncs with the phone. Only 50 dollars and still works smoothly.