Withings WS-50 smart scale review

Unlike most of the tested equipment, I purchased these scales myself for personal use. The requirements were simple: we needed a scale that could sync its data to a smartphone or to the cloud and support Apple's Health app. My good friend recommended to stay with Withings WS-50. These scales, of course, are expensive, but I decided that such a thing is bought for a long time, so it's better not to save. Whether I turned out to be right, I will tell you in conclusion.

Content

Characteristics

< td>Bioelectric resistance analysis
Regular and sport mode
Unit: % body fat
Weight measurement Four weight sensors
Weighing range: 5 – 180 kg
Patented body position detector for high precision weighing
Measure step: 100g
Units: kg, lb, st lb
Calculate body mass index (BMI)
Measure fat tissue
Pulse measurement Patented pulse measurement technology
Unit: BPM (beats per minute)
Temperature and air quality measurement Temperature and carbon dioxide (CO2) measurement
Units:
—Temperature: °C, °F
—Carbon Dioxide: ppm (parts per million)
Range:
—Temperature: 15°C - 30°C (59°F - 86°F)
- Carbon Dioxide: 300ppm - 8000ppm
Accuracy:
- Temperature: ± 1.5°C
- Carbon Dioxide: ± 10 %
Y display Large graphic display (2.4" x 1.6")
128x64 pixels
Backlight
Apps Withings Health Mate app for IOS or Android
App languages : RU/EN/FR/DE/ES/IT
Withings web panel
100+ compatible apps
Wireless Sync Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n, compliant with WEP/WPA/WPA2 security standards
Bluetooth connectivity (Bluetooth Smart Ready)
Dimensions 32.5 x 32.5 x 2.3 cm (12.8'' x 12.8' 'x 0.90'')
Withings WS-50 Smart Body Analyzer
Nutrition 4 1.5V AAA alkaline batteries (included)
Working time: 8 months
Weight 2.1 kg
Operating and storage conditions Use:
— Temperature range: 5 ° C - 35 ° C
— Relative humidity in range: 30% - 80%
Storage:
— Temperature range: -10 ° C - +50 ° C
— Relative humidity range: 10% - 90%
Compatibility iPhone (3GS or later), iPad (all versions) or iPod touch (3rd generation or later), with firmware 5.0 or later
Android smartphone with Bluetooth enabled or tablet with Android 2.3.3 or later operating system
The device cannot be installed from a computer, only using a mobile device that supports Bluetooth technology
Included Smart Body Analyzer
Feet for use on carpeted floors
Quick installation guide
4 AAA alkaline batteries
Warranty card

Packages

  • Scales
  • Four AA batteries
  • Extra feet for carpet mounting
  • Instruction
  • Warranty card

The scale comes in a small compact package, inside only the essentials. At first I could not understand what these extra legs were for, and installed them on the scales, as a result, I almost fell at the first weighing. Do not repeat my mistake, the legs are needed only for carpeting, for installation on laminate and parquet, no additional steps are required. The box itself looks very nice, I repeat, the WS-50 is perfect as a gift.

Appearance and materials

To begin with, the scales are sold in two colors - white and black. It is worth choosing based on personal preferences and the overall color scheme of your room. Since I mostly have light-colored furniture, it was decided to use the scales of the corresponding color.

Withings WS-50 has a pleasant appearance, the design is calm and not flashy, they will fit perfectly into any room and will not attract attention.

The front part is covered with a glass plate, and in the middle there is a small aluminum “pancake”, from which there are four stripes. Outwardly, it looks good. Above the "pancake" is a small monochrome display with backlight, you can weigh yourself even at night or in poor lighting conditions.

The back of the scale is made of matte plastic. From the elements here you can see four legs, a battery compartment and buttons for synchronizing the scale with the Health Mate application.

When lifting the scales, they creak slightly, apparently, the design feature affects.

Dimensions

These scales seemed quite large to me, however, judge for yourself, their dimensions are as follows: 32x32x2.3 cm, and weight - 2.1 kg.

Connection and setup

The scale is set up by connecting to a smartphone or tablet. In the Health Mate app, you set them up, link them to your account, and connect to a Wi-Fi network. If there is no Wi-Fi network, then the scale can transfer information via Bluetooth directly to a smartphone.

I'll show you some screenshots of the weight settings from the Health app, they are quite descriptive.

Functionality

Let's start with the basics, scales, oddly enough, are designed to be weighed. When you step on the Commercial Property For Sale in Adabraka WS-50, your estimated weight is immediately displayed and the blinking arrows in the corners if you deviated strongly in any direction. After the weight is fixed, the number flashes for about three seconds, and the first three letters of your name appear in the upper left corner. The scale can recognize up to eight users at the same time if they are registered with Health Mate. The first three letters just say which user is being weighed.

Then we do not get up from the scales, because they begin to determine the ratio of fat and muscle mass in the body.

The Withings website says that the scale gives off a subtle electrical impulse, which is then interpreted, added to your height, age and gender, and gives the final figure. Withings uses a simple illustration to illustrate what percentage of body fat corresponds to what body type.

If you want to read the article about body fat percentage, you can read the Withings blog, however, it is in English.

Next comes the heartbeat detection. You need to stand quietly on the scale and breathe deeply for five seconds.

After that, the scale shows the current level of CO2 in the apartment, and also draws a graph of this level during the day. If the value is more than 23, then it is recommended to ventilate the room more often.

And as a small bonus, finally, the scales warn you about possible precipitation in the city (the city is determined automatically). If there is precipitation, then an umbrella icon appears on the scales. There was no rain during the preparation of the review, so, unfortunately, it was not possible to fix the animated umbrella in the photo.

Health Mate

Withings has its own Health Mate app that lets you view all your weighing data right on your smartphone screen. Both Android and iOS are supported. In addition to the data received from the scales, this application can also act as a pedometer, on Android its operation is highly dependent on the specific device, but on iOS it works great.

By the way, Withings has its own fitness bracelets and pedometers, and in many ways the functionality for measuring the number of steps was introduced just for them.

The application can synchronize with both Apple Health and Google Fit, although it cannot add data to Fit Health Mate, but it can read them (but the application can add data to Health). I like the appearance of the application on Android more (the program was made using Material Design), here the fact that for iOS it has not yet been optimized for the new iPhone 6/6 Plus plays a role. By the way, several third-party applications work with Withings scales, for example, MyFitnessPal, Endomondo, RunKeeper and older versions of Samsung S Health.

Conclusion

In retail, these scales are sold for an average of 8,000-9,000 rubles, depending on the store and the color of the model. For this money, you get a handy tool for tracking your weight, as well as the dynamics of its growth / fall, and as a nice addition, the scales also measure your heart rate, the ratio of fat and muscle mass in the body and the level of CO2 in the apartment. But somehow it’s a pity to pay such a lot of money for even very functional scales, don’t you think?

Fortunately, Withings also has a simpler model - WS-30, it can do almost everything the same as the WS-50, but it does not measure the percentage of body fat, does not measure the pulse and CO2 level in the apartment. But it costs 5,000 rubles! And here you should decide whether measuring the pulse and CO2 is worth the difference of 3,000 rubles? In my opinion, it's not worth it. If I had chosen the scales now, I would have settled on the WS-30, however, in the New Year's Buyer's Guide, some of our readers wrote that they were just looking for a scale that could measure the pulse. I think that for them WS-50 could be a great option. By the way, here's an infographic on the differences between WS-30 and WS-50.

Withings WS-50 smart scale review

Unlike most of the tested equipment, I purchased these scales myself for personal use. The requirements were simple: we needed a scale that could sync its data to a smartphone or to the cloud and support Apple's Health app. My good friend recommended to stay with Withings WS-50. These scales, of course, are expensive, but I decided that such a thing is bought for a long time, so it's better not to save. Whether I turned out to be right, I will tell you in conclusion.

Content

Characteristics

< td>Bioelectric resistance analysis
Regular and sport mode
Unit: % body fat td>
Weight measurement Four weight sensors
Weighing range: 5 – 180 kg
Patented body position detector for high precision weighing
Measure step: 100g
Units: kg, lb, st lb
Calculate body mass index (BMI)
Measure fat tissue
Pulse measurement Patented pulse measurement technology
Unit: BPM (beats per minute)
Temperature and air quality measurement Temperature and carbon dioxide (CO2) measurement
Units:
—Temperature: °C, °F
—Carbon Dioxide: ppm (parts per million)
Range:
—Temperature: 15°C - 30°C (59°F - 86°F)
- Carbon Dioxide: 300ppm - 8000ppm
Accuracy:
- Temperature: ± 1.5°C
- Carbon Dioxide: ± 10 %
Y Display Large graphic display (2.4" x 1.6")
128x64 pixels
Backlight
Applications Withings Health Mate app for IOS or Android
App languages: RU/EN/FR/DE/ES/IT
Withings web dashboard
100+ compatible apps
Wireless sync Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n, WEP/WPA/WPA2 compliant
Bluetooth connection (Bluetooth Smart Ready)
Dimensions 32.5 x 32.5 x 2.3 cm (12.8'' x 12.8'' x 0.90'')
Withings WS-50 Smart Body Analyzer
Power 4 1.5V AAA alkaline batteries (included)
Working time: 8 months
Weight 2.1 kg
Use and storage conditions
Use:
— Temperature range: 5 ° C - 35 ° C
— Relative humidity range: 30% - 80%
Storage:
— Temperature within: -10 ° C - +50 ° C
— Relative humidity within: 10% - 90%
Compatibility iPhone (3GS or later), iPad (all versions) or iPod touch (3rd generation or later), with firmware 5.0 or later
Android Bluetooth-enabled smartphone or tablet with Android 2.3 .3 or later operating system
The device cannot be installed from a computer, only using a mobile device that supports Bluetooth technology
Included Smart
Smart Body Analyzer
Legs for using the scale on carpeted floors
Quick installation guide
4 AAA alkaline batteries
Warranty card

Packages

  • Scales
  • Four AA batteries
  • Extra feet for carpet mounting
  • Instruction
  • Warranty card

The scale comes in a small compact package, inside only the essentials. At first I could not understand what these extra legs were for, and installed them on the scales, as a result, I almost fell at the first weighing. Do not repeat my mistake, the legs are needed only for carpeting, for installation on laminate and parquet, no additional steps are required. The box itself looks very nice, I repeat, the WS-50 is perfect as a gift.

Appearance and materials

To begin with, the scales are sold in two colors - white and black. It is worth choosing based on personal preferences and the overall color scheme of your room. Since I mostly have light-colored furniture, it was decided to use the scales of the corresponding color.

Withings WS-50 has a pleasant appearance, the design is calm and not flashy, they will fit perfectly into any room and will not attract attention.

The front part is covered with a glass plate, and in the middle there is a small aluminum “pancake”, from which there are four stripes. Outwardly, it looks good. Above the "pancake" is a small monochrome display with backlight, you can weigh yourself even at night or in poor lighting conditions.

The back of the scale is made of matte plastic. From the elements here you can see four legs, a battery compartment and buttons for synchronizing the scale with the Health Mate application.

When lifting the scales, they creak slightly, apparently, the design feature affects.

Dimensions

These scales seemed quite large to me, however, judge for yourself, their dimensions are as follows: 32x32x2.3 cm, and weight - 2.1 kg.

Connection and setup

The scale is set up by connecting to a smartphone or tablet. In the Health Mate app, you set them up, link them to your account, and connect to a Wi-Fi network. If there is no Wi-Fi network, then the scale can transfer information via Bluetooth directly to a smartphone.

I'll show you some screenshots of the weight settings from the Health app, they are quite descriptive.

Functionality

Let's start with the basics, scales, oddly enough, are designed to be weighed. When you step on the Commercial Property For Sale in Adabraka WS-50, your estimated weight is immediately displayed and the blinking arrows in the corners if you deviated strongly in any direction. After the weight is fixed, the number flashes for about three seconds, and the first three letters of your name appear in the upper left corner. The scale can recognize up to eight users at the same time if they are registered with Health Mate. The first three letters just say which user is being weighed.

Then we do not get up from the scales, because they begin to determine the ratio of fat and muscle mass in the body.

The Withings website says that the scale gives off a subtle electrical impulse, which is then interpreted, added to your height, age and gender, and gives the final figure. Withings uses a simple illustration to illustrate what percentage of body fat corresponds to what body type.

If you want to read the article about body fat percentage, you can read the Withings blog, however, it is in English.

Next comes the heartbeat detection. You need to stand quietly on the scale and breathe deeply for five seconds.

After that, the scale shows the current level of CO2 in the apartment, and also draws a graph of this level during the day. If the value is more than 23, then it is recommended to ventilate the room more often.

And as a small bonus, finally, the scales warn you about possible precipitation in the city (the city is determined automatically). If there is precipitation, then an umbrella icon appears on the scales. There was no rain during the preparation of the review, so, unfortunately, it was not possible to fix the animated umbrella in the photo.

Health Mate

Withings has its own Health Mate app that lets you view all your weighing data right on your smartphone screen. Both Android and iOS are supported. In addition to the data received from the scales, this application can also act as a pedometer, on Android its operation is highly dependent on the specific device, but on iOS it works great.

By the way, Withings has its own fitness bracelets and pedometers, and in many ways the functionality for measuring the number of steps was introduced just for them.

The application can synchronize with both Apple Health and Google Fit, although it cannot add data to Fit Health Mate, but it can read them (but the application can add data to Health). I like the appearance of the application on Android more (the program was made using Material Design), here the fact that for iOS it has not yet been optimized for the new iPhone 6/6 Plus plays a role. By the way, several third-party applications work with Withings scales, for example, MyFitnessPal, Endomondo, RunKeeper and older versions of Samsung S Health.

Conclusion

In retail, these scales are sold for an average of 8,000-9,000 rubles, depending on the store and the color of the model. For this money, you get a handy tool for tracking your weight, as well as the dynamics of its growth / fall, and as a nice addition, the scales also measure your heart rate, the ratio of fat and muscle mass in the body and the level of CO2 in the apartment. But somehow it’s a pity to pay such a lot of money for even very functional scales, don’t you think?

Fortunately, Withings also has a simpler model - WS-30, it can do almost everything the same as the WS-50, but it does not measure the percentage of body fat, does not measure the pulse and CO2 level in the apartment. But it costs 5,000 rubles! And here you should decide whether measuring the pulse and CO2 is worth the difference of 3,000 rubles? In my opinion, it's not worth it. If I had chosen the scales now, I would have settled on the WS-30, however, in the New Year's Buyer's Guide, some of our readers wrote that they were just looking for a scale that could measure the pulse. I think that for them WS-50 could be a great option. By the way, here's an infographic on the differences between WS-30 and WS-50.

Withings WS-50 smart scale review

Unlike most of the tested equipment, I purchased these scales myself for personal use. The requirements were simple: we needed a scale that could sync its data to a smartphone or to the cloud and support Apple's Health app. My good friend recommended to stay with Withings WS-50. These scales, of course, are expensive, but I decided that such a thing is bought for a long time, so it's better not to save. Whether I turned out to be right, I will tell you in conclusion.

Content

Characteristics

< td>Bioelectric resistance analysis
Regular and sport mode
Unit: % body fat td>
Weight measurement Four weight sensors
Weighing range: 5 – 180 kg
Patented body position detector for high precision weighing
Measure step: 100g
Units: kg, lb, st lb
Calculate body mass index (BMI)
Measure fat tissue
Pulse measurement Patented pulse measurement technology
Unit: BPM (beats per minute)
Temperature and air quality measurement Temperature and carbon dioxide (CO2) measurement
Units:
—Temperature: °C, °F
—Carbon Dioxide: ppm (parts per million)
Range:
—Temperature: 15°C - 30°C (59°F - 86°F)
- Carbon Dioxide: 300ppm - 8000ppm
Accuracy:
- Temperature: ± 1.5°C
- Carbon Dioxide: ± 10 %
Y Display Large graphic display (2.4" x 1.6")
128x64 pixels
Backlight
Applications Withings Health Mate app for IOS or Android
App languages: RU/EN/FR/DE/ES/IT
Withings web dashboard
100+ compatible apps
Wireless sync Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n, WEP/WPA/WPA2 compliant
Bluetooth connection (Bluetooth Smart Ready)
Dimensions 32.5 x 32.5 x 2.3 cm (12.8'' x 12.8'' x 0.90'')
Withings WS-50 Smart Body Analyzer
Power 4 1.5V AAA alkaline batteries (included)
Working time: 8 months
Weight 2.1 kg
Use and storage conditions
Use:
— Temperature range: 5 ° C - 35 ° C
— Relative humidity range: 30% - 80%
Storage:
— Temperature within: -10 ° C - +50 ° C
— Relative humidity within: 10% - 90%
Compatibility iPhone (3GS or later), iPad (all versions) or iPod touch (3rd generation or later), with firmware 5.0 or later
Android Bluetooth-enabled smartphone or tablet with Android 2.3 .3 or later operating system
The device cannot be installed from a computer, only using a mobile device that supports Bluetooth technology
Included Smart
Smart Body Analyzer
Legs for using the scale on carpeted floors
Quick installation guide
4 AAA alkaline batteries
Warranty card

Packages

  • Scales
  • Four AA batteries
  • Extra feet for carpet mounting
  • Instruction
  • Warranty card

The scale comes in a small compact package, inside only the essentials. At first I could not understand what these extra legs were for, and installed them on the scales, as a result, I almost fell at the first weighing. Do not repeat my mistake, the legs are needed only for carpeting, for installation on laminate and parquet, no additional steps are required. The box itself looks very nice, I repeat, the WS-50 is perfect as a gift.

Appearance and materials

To begin with, the scales are sold in two colors - white and black. It is worth choosing based on personal preferences and the overall color scheme of your room. Since I mostly have light-colored furniture, it was decided to use the scales of the corresponding color.

Withings WS-50 has a pleasant appearance, the design is calm and not flashy, they will fit perfectly into any room and will not attract attention.

The front part is covered with a glass plate, and in the middle there is a small aluminum "pancake", from which there are four stripes. Outwardly, it looks good. Above the "pancake" is a small monochrome display with backlight, you can weigh yourself even at night or in poor lighting conditions.

The back of the scale is made of matte plastic. From the elements here you can see four legs, a battery compartment and buttons for synchronizing the scale with the Health Mate application.

When lifting the scales, they creak slightly, apparently, the design feature affects.

Dimensions

These scales seemed quite large to me, however, judge for yourself, their dimensions are as follows: 32x32x2.3 cm, and weight - 2.1 kg.

Connection and setup

The scale is set up by connecting to a smartphone or tablet. In the Health Mate app, you set them up, link them to your account, and connect to a Wi-Fi network. If there is no Wi-Fi network, then the scale can transfer information via Bluetooth directly to a smartphone.

I'll show you some screenshots of the weight settings from the Health app, they are quite descriptive.

Functionality

Let's start with the basics, scales, oddly enough, are designed to be weighed. When you step on the Commercial Property For Sale in Adabraka WS-50, your estimated weight is immediately displayed and the blinking arrows in the corners if you deviated strongly in any direction. After the weight is fixed, the number flashes for about three seconds, and the first three letters of your name appear in the upper left corner. The scale can recognize up to eight users at the same time if they are registered with Health Mate. The first three letters just say which user is being weighed.

Then we do not get up from the scales, because they begin to determine the ratio of fat and muscle mass in the body.

The Withings website says that the scale gives off a subtle electrical impulse, which is then interpreted, added to your height, age and gender, and gives the final figure. Withings uses a simple illustration to illustrate what percentage of body fat corresponds to what body type.

If you want to read the article about body fat percentage, you can read the Withings blog, however, it is in English.

Next comes the heartbeat detection. You need to stand quietly on the scale and breathe deeply for five seconds.

After that, the scale shows the current level of CO2 in the apartment, and also draws a graph of this level during the day. If the value is more than 23, then it is recommended to ventilate the room more often.

And as a small bonus, finally, the scales warn you about possible precipitation in the city (the city is determined automatically). If there is precipitation, then an umbrella icon appears on the scales. There was no rain during the preparation of the review, so, unfortunately, it was not possible to fix the animated umbrella in the photo.

Health Mate

Withings has its own Health Mate app that lets you view all your weighing data right on your smartphone screen. Both Android and iOS are supported. In addition to the data received from the scales, this application can also act as a pedometer, on Android its operation is highly dependent on the specific device, but on iOS it works great.

By the way, Withings has its own fitness bracelets and pedometers, and in many ways the functionality for measuring the number of steps was introduced just for them.

The application can synchronize with both Apple Health and Google Fit, although it cannot add data to Fit Health Mate, but it can read them (but the application can add data to Health). I like the appearance of the application on Android more (the program was made using Material Design), here the fact that for iOS it has not yet been optimized for the new iPhone 6/6 Plus plays a role. By the way, several third-party applications work with Withings scales, for example, MyFitnessPal, Endomondo, RunKeeper and older versions of Samsung S Health.

Conclusion

In retail, these scales are sold for an average of 8,000-9,000 rubles, depending on the store and the color of the model. For this money, you get a handy tool for tracking your weight, as well as the dynamics of its growth / fall, and as a nice addition, the scales also measure your heart rate, the ratio of fat and muscle mass in the body and the level of CO2 in the apartment. But somehow it’s a pity to pay such a lot of money for even very functional scales, don’t you think?

Fortunately, Withings also has a simpler model - WS-30, it can do almost everything the same as the WS-50, but it does not measure the percentage of body fat, does not measure the pulse and CO2 level in the apartment. But it costs 5,000 rubles! And here you should decide whether measuring the pulse and CO2 is worth the difference of 3,000 rubles? In my opinion, it's not worth it. If I had chosen the scales now, I would have settled on the WS-30, however, in the New Year's Buyer's Guide, some of our readers wrote that they were just looking for a scale that could measure the pulse. I think that for them WS-50 could be a great option. By the way, here's an infographic on the differences between WS-30 and WS-50.

Withings WS-50 smart scale review

Unlike most of the tested equipment, I purchased these scales myself for personal use. The requirements were simple: we needed a scale that could sync its data to a smartphone or to the cloud and support Apple's Health app. My good friend recommended to stay with Withings WS-50. These scales, of course, are expensive, but I decided that such a thing is bought for a long time, so it's better not to save. Whether I turned out to be right, I will tell you in conclusion.

Content

Characteristics

Weight measurement Four weight sensors Weighing range: 5 - 180 kg Patented body position detector for high precision weighing Measurement step: 100g Measurement units: kg, lb, st lb Calculation of body mass index (BMI) Body fat measurement Bioelectrical impedance analysis Conventional and sport mode Unit: % body fat Heart rate measurement Patented heart rate measurement Unit: BPM (beats per minute) Temperature and air quality measurement Temperature and carbon dioxide (CO2) measurement Units: - Temperature: °C, °F - Carbon dioxide : ppm (parts per million) Range: - Temperature: 15°C - 30°C (59°F - 86°F) - Carbon Dioxide: 300ppm - 8000ppm Accuracy: - Temperature: ± 1.5°C - Carbon Dioxide : ± 10% Display Large graphic display (2.4 "x 1.6") 128x64 pixels Backlight Apps Withings Health Mate app for IOS or Android App languages: RU/EN/FR/DE/ES/IT Withings web panel 100+ compatible applications Wireless sync Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n, compliant with WEP/WPA/WPA2 security standards Bluetooth connectivity (Bluetooth Smart Ready) Dimensions 32.5 x 32.5 x 2.3 cm (12.8'' x 12.8'' x 0.90'') Withings WS-50 Smart Body Analyzer Power supply 4 alkaline batteries 1.5V AAA (included) Operating time: 8 months Weight 2.1 kg Operating and storage conditions Usage: - Temperature within: 5 ° C - 35 ° C - Relative humidity within: 30% - 80% Storage: - Temperature within: -10 ° C - +50 ° C - Relative humidity within: 10% - 90% Compatible iPhone (3GS or later), iPad (all versions) or iPod Touch (3rd generation or later), with iOS 5.0 or later Android-enabled smartphone Bluetooth or tablet with Android 2.3.3 or later operating system The device cannot be set up from a computer, only using a Bluetooth-enabled mobile device Included Smart Body Analyzer Feet for using the scale on carpets Quick start guide installation instructions 4 AAA alkaline batteries Warranty card

Packages

  • Scales
  • Four AA batteries
  • Extra feet for carpet mounting
  • Instruction
  • Warranty card

The scale comes in a small compact package, inside only the essentials. At first I could not understand what these extra legs were for, and installed them on the scales, as a result, I almost fell at the first weighing. Do not repeat my mistake, the legs are needed only for carpeting, for installation on laminate and parquet, no additional steps are required. The box itself looks very nice, I repeat, the WS-50 is perfect as a gift.

Appearance and materials

To begin with, the scales are sold in two colors - white and black. It is worth choosing based on personal preferences and the overall color scheme of your room. Since I mostly have light-colored furniture, it was decided to use the scales of the corresponding color.

Withings WS-50 has a pleasant appearance, the design is calm and not flashy, they will fit perfectly into any room and will not attract attention.

The front part is covered with a glass plate, and in the middle there is a small aluminum “pancake”, from which there are four stripes. Outwardly, it looks good. Above the "pancake" is a small monochrome display with backlight, you can weigh yourself even at night or in poor lighting conditions.

The back of the scale is made of matte plastic. From the elements here you can see four legs, a battery compartment and buttons for synchronizing the scale with the Health Mate application.

When lifting the scales, they creak slightly, apparently, the design feature affects.

Dimensions

These scales seemed quite large to me, however, judge for yourself, their dimensions are as follows: 32x32x2.3 cm, and weight - 2.1 kg.

Connection and setup

The scale is set up by connecting to a smartphone or tablet. In the Health Mate app, you set them up, link them to your account, and connect to a Wi-Fi network. If there is no Wi-Fi network, then the scale can transfer information via Bluetooth directly to a smartphone.

I'll show you some screenshots of the weight settings from the Health app, they are quite descriptive.

Functionality

Let's start with the basics, scales, oddly enough, are designed to be weighed. When you stand on the Commercial Property For Sale in Adabraka WS-50, your approximate weight is immediately displayed, and the arrows in the corners start flashing if you deviated too far in any direction. After the weight is fixed, the number flashes for about three seconds, and the first three letters of your name appear in the upper left corner. The scale can recognize up to eight users at the same time if they are registered with Health Mate. The first three letters just say which user is being weighed.

Let's start with the basics, scales, oddly enough, are designed to be weighed. When you get up on Commercial Property For Sale in Adabraka Commercial Property For Sale in Adabraka WS-50, your approximate weight is immediately displayed, and the arrows in the corners also start flashing if you deviate strongly in any direction. After the weight is fixed, the number flashes for about three seconds, and the first three letters of your name appear in the upper left corner. The scale can recognize up to eight users at the same time if they are registered with Health Mate. The first three letters just indicate which user is being weighed.

Then we do not get up from the scales, because they begin to determine the ratio of fat and muscle mass in the body.

The Withings website says that the scale gives off a subtle electrical impulse, which is then interpreted, added to your height, age and gender, and gives the final figure. To illustrate what percentage of body fat corresponds to what body type, Withings uses a simple illustration.

If you want to read the article about body fat percentage, you can read the Withings blog, however, it is in English.

Next comes the heartbeat detection. You need to stand quietly on the scale and breathe deeply for five seconds.

After that, the scale shows the current level of CO2 in the apartment, and also draws a graph of this level during the day. If the value is greater than 23, then it is recommended to ventilate the room more often.

And as a small bonus, finally, the scales warn you about possible precipitation in the city (the city is determined automatically). If there is precipitation, then an umbrella icon appears on the scales. There was no rain during the preparation of the review, so, unfortunately, it was not possible to fix the animated umbrella in the photo.

Health Mate

Withings has its own Health Mate app that lets you view all your weighing data right on your smartphone screen. Both Android and iOS are supported. In addition to the data received from the scales, this application can also act as a pedometer, on Android its operation is highly dependent on the specific device, but on iOS it works great.

By the way, Withings has its own fitness bracelets and pedometers, and in many ways the functionality for measuring the number of steps was introduced just for them.

The application can synchronize with both Apple Health and Google Fit, although it cannot add data to Fit Health Mate, but it can read them (but the application can add data to Health). I like the appearance of the application on Android more (the program was made using Material Design), here the fact that for iOS it has not yet been optimized for the new iPhone 6/6 Plus plays a role. By the way, several third-party applications work with Withings scales, for example, MyFitnessPal, Endomondo, RunKeeper and older versions of Samsung S Health.

Conclusion

In retail, these scales are sold for an average of 8,000-9,000 rubles, depending on the store and the color of the model. For this money, you get a handy tool for tracking your weight, as well as the dynamics of its growth / fall, and as a nice addition, the scales also measure your heart rate, the ratio of fat and muscle mass in the body and the level of CO2 in the apartment. But somehow it’s a pity to pay such a lot of money for even very functional scales, don’t you think?

Fortunately, Withings also has a simpler model - WS-30, it can do almost everything the same as the WS-50, but it does not measure the percentage of body fat, does not measure the pulse and CO2 level in the apartment. But it costs 5,000 rubles! And here you should decide whether measuring the pulse and CO2 is worth the difference of 3,000 rubles? In my opinion, it's not worth it. If I had chosen the scales now, I would have settled on the WS-30, however, in the New Year's Buyer's Guide, some of our readers wrote that they were just looking for a scale that could measure the pulse. I think that for them WS-50 could be a great option. By the way, here's an infographic on the differences between WS-30 and WS-50.