COMPARATOR / Weight Scale
Appearing at the dawn of 2010, connected scales are one of the pioneering products in the now large family of connected objects. They allow monitoring of our weight from smartphones and tablets.
If health represents only 4% of the 150 million euros in revenue generated each year from the sale of connected objects, 2.0 bathroom scales could remedy this. From € 50, these devices measuring, thanks to their sensors, our weight, but also our fat mass, and sometimes even other indicators relating to our body composition, make it possible to follow its evolution over the long term through their application or even receive health advice.
Usually in the bathroom, the connected scale is a visible object. Square, round, rectangular? Black, white, colored, imitation wood? Everyone to his own tastes !
How tall is she? Is it backlit or not, or even remote on a display that can be hung on the wall, facing the eyes? So many questions that are important.
It is this which will give the pulse of the use that you will make of your connected scale. It must be precise, clear, even fun and, possibly, offer advice on form and health.
Basic, such as the measurement of weight and body mass index, they can also be much more elaborate: some models can calculate for example muscle mass, bone mass, visceral fat rate… This can be important for sports use or a very strict diet.
iOS, Android, Windows ...? If the big losers are Windows Phone users who will have virtually no choice, not all connected scales are systematically compatible with iOS and Android: check before purchase.
Our tests of connected scales are, as far as possible, carried out over several weeks in a row, allowing a better understanding of the product and its daily use. What relevance in the long term? What added value of the application? What possible weaknesses can appear after a few weeks? In full knowledge of the products available on the market, we are also able to compare competing scales with one another and better guide you in your future purchase.