Top 5 smart scales
A smart bathroom scale can be connected to your smartphone, this way it will be easier for you to keep track of your heart rate, body fat and note down your progress so you can feel better about losing each pound at a time.
The new smartphone syncing scales will help you keep note of their performance and activity. Not only that, but with their improvements, the scales are able to combine weight data such as fat percentage figures, BMI and statistics of your daily fitness routine loaded from compatible activity trackers.
Knowing all this, here are some of the best smart bathroom scales for you to choose from:
Withings WS-50 Smart Body Analyser
Its classy look and price are not the only things which set the Withings apart from other bathroom scales. This smart scale is able to record a wide variety of health data such as BMI, the standard weight, your heart rate and fat percentage figures. Also, the Withings will monitor the temperature and the air quality of your home.
It will be best to weigh yourself when you are rested and everyday at the same time so that the heart rate monitor will be able to accurately show the changes and improvements of your cardio performance.
Although people have mixed feelings about the air quality monitor, it can be useful in indicating if a house is stuffy and has low ventilation. You can make a correlation between sleep patterns and room temperature using a combination between the Withings Health Mate app and the Pulse O2 activity tracker. Also, just for the fun of it, you can sync the WS-50 with If This Then That (IFTTT) to program some Philips Hue light bulbs when you have met your health goals or red when not.
This smart scale can only be connected through Bluetooth 4.0 on iOS. Wahoo Balance syncs quickly with the Wahoo Wellness app and will keep track of the user’s BMI and weight. This scale can be used by 16 different users and can store 130 weights so you do not need your phone near every time.
The app will let you see different graphs and will give you notifications for your goals. Also, the app syncs with the calorie counter and exercise counting MyFitness app.
The Fitbit Aria
Launched in 2012, Aria can still be called one of the most informative and reliable health devices. It offers very accurate statistics about BMI, fat percentage and weight for eight different users. This scale is available in two s, black and white, and the backlit display will show different data such as: identification, body fat percentage, weight and will let you know when the Wi-Fi upload has been successfully made.
Even thought, Withings WS-50 offers more as a standalone scale, you can combine Aria with one of Fitbit’s fitness trackers and you will still have a complete health monitoring system for almost the same amount of money.
Their app is easy to use and after a few weeks, the graphs will make useful weight/BMI readings.
iHealth HS3 and HS5
IHealth is an American brand which has a large variety of health devices connected through apps. The HS3 model connects through Bluetooth and works with the MyVitals app, available for both Android and iOS. The HS5 model connects through Wi-Fi and gives out advanced health stats information.
HS5 also gives more detailed information as opposed to Withings and Fitbit as it measures bone and muscle mass, body fat and body water percentage. This smart scale is able to track up to 20 users.
Archos Connected Scales
Archos Connected Scales works with a Bluetooth 4.0 connection and It will sync automatically with your weigh data log on the Connected Self app which works both on iOS and Android.
Archos lacks Aria’s design, but you can still have a BMI, weight and fat percentage tracker for half the price. The only thing is that the data is now shown on the display but only on the app, so you will have to have your phone near you.
With the Connected Self app you can keep track of your weigh and the graphs are informative and easy to read. The number of users who can use this scale is four, and the data for each user is private. The app works very good with Archos Activity Tracker and Blood Pressure Monitor.