Withings Body Scan Review – MacRumors | Phones

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When the holiday festivities are done with and January rolls around, people naturally look to improving their health and usually turn to smart devices to get their lifestyle back on track. Weight loss is typically part of that calculation, and while smart scales can help, there’s little to distinguish between the majority of offerings on the market.

Weight and body composition analysis have become de rigueur features these days, but Withings’ Body Scan Connected Health Station aims to go above and beyond the competition by offering an almost dizzying array of information about your physiological makeup.

Features

At $400 in the U.S. and £350 in the U.K., the Withings Body Scan is definitely at the higher end of the market for a smart scale. But when you consider its comprehensive set of body measurements, the price is a little easier to swallow. Biometrics include:

  • Weight
  • Metabolic Age
  • Basal Metabolic Rate
  • BMI
  • Segmental body composition analysis including:
    • Muscle Mass (across five zones)
    • Fat Mass (across five zones)
    • Bone Mass
    • Visceral Fat Index
    • Lean Mass
    • Water Mass
  • Nerve health
  • Pulse Wave Velocity
  • ECG
  • Vascular Age
  • Heart Rate

Connecting via Wi-Fi and Bluetooth, the scale feeds all of this information into the Withings Health Mate app, which connects to Apple Health or Google Fit to provide a comprehensive hub for pretty much everything to do with your body (more on this later).

While the scale measures weight to 0.11 pounds (50g) precision and provides several insightful metrics not seen on other scales, its standout feature is the segmental body composition analysis. This is made possible by a retractable handle that has a series of metal plates on it. When…

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