Withings Wi-Fi Digital Body Scale

The Good With modern good looks, the Withings Body Scale tracks weight, BMI, and body fat percentage over time. Data is stored in the cloud and the scale supports many third-party fitness solutions.

The Bad Despite an inferior build quality, the Body Scale is more expensive than the Fitbit Aria. Its interface is not as intuitive, and Withings' online tools are basic.

The Bottom Line The $159 ultraflexible Withings Body Scale, once the pinnacle of home weight measurement, is losing its edge in the face of better competition.

Editors' Rating
  • Design 7.0
  • Features 7.0
  • Performance 8.0
7.3 Overall

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Review

Withings Wi-Fi Digital Body Scale

Back in September 2009, the $159 Withings Body Scale represented the ultimate in household personal weight recording. It tracks your weight, BMI, and percentage body fat over time and is compatible with a slew of Web-based fitness services -- all still laudable skills.

That said, newcomers such as the Fitbit Aria plan to give the Body Scale a run for its money with a host of simple yet powerful analysis tools that live in the cloud. Still, the Withings Body Scale offers plenty of flexibility for those who haven't bought into the Fitbit ecosystem.

Design
Unlike HDTVs or smartphones, bathroom scales aren't known for inspiring gadget envy. If you saw the Withings Body Scale, though, perhaps you'd change your tune. Flat, square, and with sleek rounded corners, the Body Scale sports an all black platform constructed from smooth glass. It's an attractive aesthetic which has the look of an iPod Touch, or other fancy consumer electronics gadgets.

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Specs / Prices

  • MSRP $130
  • Brand Withings
  • Product Type bathroom scales
  • Category personal health
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model Black

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