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Withings Smart Body Analyzer: A Useful, Albeit Pricey, Tool For The Health Conscious

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The Withings Smart Body Analyzer WS-50 is a scale that can tweet your weight. But wait, that’s not all it can do. It also adds heart rate monitoring and air-quality tracking. It has a clean tempered glass design and crisp display. Along with that is the free Web interface and mobile apps for both iOS and Android.

Modern Design.

Withings includes small plastic feet that attach to the base. The back houses the battery compartment for four AAA batteries which are included. You will also find two capacitive buttons that you use during setup.

Simple Setting Up.

Pull the plastic tab from the battery compartment to start the set-up process. This will power the scale up. Hold the Pairing button for two seconds, after which a phone icon will appear on the scale’s display. Then you pair with your phone like any other Bluetooth accessory. Then download the free Withings app for iOS or Android. The app will help you set up an account. It will connect the scale to your Wi-Fi network, and configuring items like measurement units.

Add Up To Eight People.

Using the app or Web interface, you can add users, define body metrics, and track measurements. The same scale can be used by up to eight people. Each can track their progress privately. Once the set up is done, just step onto the scale and begin. You can track your weight, body fat percent, body mass index (BMI), heart rate, and room air quality. All measurements are automatically logged and synced to your online account.

Track Your Progress With The Scale.

Using the Smart Body Analyzer is quick and painless. Just step on and let it do its thing. Each reading takes about a minute. The scale will first show your weight. It will then show your body fat percentage, your heart rate, and room air quality. The scale’s display also shows a useful bar along the bottom of each measurement. This indicates the normal range for your age and weight. It shows where your current measurement falls in line. Each measurement is then recorded and plotted along a graph. So you can easily track your progress over time.

Gives A Tonne Of Health Information.

The Withings Smart Body Analyzer presents you with a lot of helpful health information. Tracking your weight and body composition is a great way to make sure you stay healthy. Knowing your resting heart rate is a useful indicator for overall fitness. The air quality measurements might be a little more than you need.

App For iOS And Android.

The app is available for iOS and Android. The Android app hasn’t had its features completely culled. This makes it one of the best in the market. The Withings app is a one-stop-shop for all its products. So if you have the Pulse O2 fitness band and/or Withings blood pressure monitor, you can collate everything together. It’s a strong proposition.

The stats are recorded together on a line graph. But it could be presented a little more visually. The lines are extremely thin and it won’t become a really usable graph until you’ve been using it a few months.

The Bottom Line.

The Body Analyzer tracks weight, body composition, heart rate, and air quality for up to eight people. It has a sharp and modern design. It comes with a clear display. Also, the Analyzer has comprehensive Web, Android, and iOS app interfaces. But it is a bit pricey for a bathroom scale. The Withings Smart Body Analyzer is a Wi-Fi enabled scale. It provides a wealth of information about your overall health, serving as a useful tool for the health conscious.

Keval Padia
Keval Padia is the founder & CEO of Nimblechapps, a fast-growing mobile game development company. The current innovation and updates of the field lures him to express his views and thoughts on certain topics.