I've been seriously thinking about buying a smart scale, both for the extra data it can store and for autonomy, as I wouldn't need any sighted help to know the metrics.
But how accessible are them, both the device itself and it's respective app / other app I can use to track it's data? Xiaomi and Onron called my attention for their prices, but I have no idea how their apps actually perform with the smart scale.
I suppose you mean smart bathroom scales. I have the Taotronic Body Scale and it has an accessible app. The app has not been updated for a while. Maximum weight is 180KG and I got it from Amazon for £27.
I'll search for this one on online stores.
I use Xiaomi Mi Smart Scale 2. It requires Mi Fit app, which is accessible. The app syncs weight and BMI data to Apple Health. The scale has bright display with large digits. Measuring is about 15 seconds and there is no sound or notification when it's done. To view your current weight, you must open Mi Fit app.
the Xiaomi smart scales are the cheapest here, some others cost the double, even the triple of them in some cases. As MiFit seems to work well with voiceover and connect with Health, this seems like the perfect solution.
What about the other data? MiFit will only sync weight and BMI?
With my model it syncs only weight and BMI.
Do you need sighted help to set up any of these scales for the first time? I'd prefer not to have to have any sighted help setting whichever one I get up for privacy reasons,☺️
Also, are the scales mentioned in the above post rechargeable?
As far as I have read not for the xiaomi ones. It seems you can setup them without any sighted assistance.
For the Taotronic scale, it does not need any sighted help, you need to step on the scale to enable pairing to the app. Also it provides lots of data, like BMI, fat and bone mass etc. Bear in mind that such data are not actual, rather the scale provides it based on several factors such as you age, current weight, hight, sex etc that you enter during the initial setup. So in actual world of fitness you do not rely on them as that are provided based on pre-saved data.
The Qardio's app is very accessible which makes their blood pressure and smart scale, the Qardio Base, very accessible. Even better is the Qardio Base has haptic features so you feel when it knows you are on it when its done taking your measurements. Setup is easy and just requires you to flip a switch in the micro USB charger flap to turn on, then its just a matter of opening the Qardio app and syncing it with your phone.
I googled the Qardio scale, and with the haptic feedback, that sounds like what I want. I'm down the basement (that's where my room is), and the wi-fi is crappy, and very sporratic down here, so does this scale absolutely need wi-fi, or can it be used solely with bluetooth?
I’m amazed at how much opinions I got on this subject. I’ll probably buy a Xiaomi scale, not because it is better than the others, but because it’s way cheaper than the other models you talked aboud and has almost the same features. I hope this thread stay informative to all who need a smart scale which they can use independently.