• 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Body Composition Tracking!

    • Written by Zackary A from Des Moines

    As someone who works out regularly and is in his 30’s I’ve noticed that I need to be much more mindful with what I prioritize in terms of nutrition and exercise as opposed to when I was 25! This scale provides basic composition information such as body fat percentage and muscle mass. I appreciate being able to chart the plot points from this scale to see how changes in my routine trend up or down in terms of composition. Generally speaking my wife and I both enjoy the Withings product range. Their customer service is good once you actually get through to them. When setting this up it worked best to do the setup on one phone then share the device through a txt message so the other could add it. This way we could both track through our own app. You will know it’s working when the first three letters of your name are displayed when you step on. I bought black and am happy with the color.

    40 of 44 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Another Personal Data Vacuum

    • Written by John V from Ottawa

    “Syncs with Health App”. I suppose technically it does, however what is not made clear is that it doesn’t only share your data with the health app. It also shares all your data with Withings. A fact that is not made clear until you actually buy the product and go to set it up. At this point one is informed that you can only actually configure the device if you consent to sharing all of your data with Withings. THERE SHOULD BE NO NEED FOR THIS! None of the data processing is beyond iDevice capabilities, and iCloud api’s exist to sync between devices. What happens when they no longer feel the need to support their API’s?

    This is not just Withings problem. Apple should be making it clearer to customers prior to purchase when the items in question require an external data-sucking account to operate. Given Apple’s claim to be privacy minded it’s a bit surprising they don’t require their vendors to be more forthright.

    50 of 53 people found this useful