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Withings Body+ Review – Your Best Health Companion Around

Living a healthy lifestyle is hard. Especially with all the cheap fast food around, it can be challenging to eat healthily, burn enough calories and take enough steps. With the Withings products, you are able to get a healthier lifestyle with clear insights on how you are doing. They have the Withings Steel HR, which is a fancy looking smartwatch which tracks all activities, several scales, like the Withings Body+, and numerous other health-focused products. Let’s have a look at the Withings Body+!

Introduction & Specifications

Living a healthier lifestyle is way easier if you have all the numbers and metrics ready when you wake up. With the Withings Body+, I can see how my body is doing right when I wake up. Standing on the scale is something I do every day and this gives great insights with the Health Mate app. I can see how my weight is going, my fat %, and if I gain or lose muscles. Really handy and easy to track. The specs of the Withings Body+ are promising, to say the least.

Specifications 
Brand:Withings
Model:Body+
Display Type:Digital
Software: iOS 8+, Android 5.0+
WiFi:Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n, compatible with WEP/WPA/WPA2-personal networks
Bluetooth:Bluetooth connectivity (Bluetooth Smart Ready)
Power Supply:Battery
Battery Amount:4x AAA
Persons:8
Recognize Persons:Yes
Mobile Control:Yes
Measures:body fat %, total body water %, muscle mass kg or lb, bone mass kg or lb, and heart rate
How to use?Stand with bare feet
Maximum Weight:180kg
Weigh Accuracy:100g
Anti-slip:Yes
Do NOT Use With:Pacemaker, Pregnancy
Size (H x W x D): 32,7cm x 32,7cm x 2,3cm
Weight:2000g


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Unboxing

Well, the box does not hide what it contains. There is a big picture of the Withings Body+ on front and there are some specifications of the scale on the back like we see more often. The box is quite heavy because there is a 2KG scale inside! Besides the scale, there is some information inside and 4 feet which you can stick at the bottom of the Withings Body+ if you are going to use it on the carpet. If you are using it on a hard floor, the default set up is fine.

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Hardware & Design

The design of a scale is somewhat the same. You have different colors and sometimes sizes, but besides that, they all stay a bit the same. This goes for the Withings Body+ as well. I like the square design and I love that the scale is symmetrical. The display is small, but still good to read, at least for me it is. The feet are nice and the product just looks like a solid scale (which you may expect for this price!).

The batteries are well hidden at the bottom and it is easy to replace them. I still would have liked an internal battery which needed charging better, but that is not the case. I do think this is a beautiful scale, which looks very nice in your bathroom or bedroom. The design is definitely a plus.

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Display

All the information captured by the Withings Body+ will be shown on a “small” display. I can imagine that it might be hard to read if you don’t have the best eyes, but for me the screen is clear. the icons and the information are clear and I know right away at what number I’m looking. For me, the display is a big plus. I can see my numbers in a matter of seconds and it is clear to me what I’m looking at.

Have a look at the images below. Do you think this display is too small or big enough?

Software

To use your Withings Body+ to the fullest, you need the app Health Mate. With this app, you can connect all your Withings devices and see your progress in one, clear overview.

First, when you downloaded the Health Mate app, you have to register an account. Then it is time to connect the Withings Body+! At the bottom, you have to go to the “Devices” tab and click the “+” sign in the right corner. Here you click on the type of device, in this case, a scale and click on the model, the Withings Body+. Now just follow the instructions given by the Health Mate app, and the connection with the scale will be made.

Once the connection is made, you can start weighing yourself and get an inside into your body. How does it look? Here are some screenshots of my entries from the last days. All the entries are well shown and it really motivates me towards my goal. Just standing on a scale for 20-30 seconds a day will give you enormous valuable insight into your body.

Are you an Android user? Click Here to download Health Mate.
Are you and iOS user? Click Here to download Health Mate.

Connect With Other Platforms

Health Mate plays well with others, pairing with more than 100 health and fitness apps. Easily connect with favorite food tracking apps such as MyFitnessPal, Lose It!, and Weight Watchers. Or train for a race with Runkeeper, Runtastic, and MapMyRun. Whatever you decide to add to the mix, Health Mate centralizes all your information to help you achieve your goals.

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Even our cat, Banjer, likes the Withings Body+!

Features

Well, a scale is just a scale and the Withings Body+ is not just a scale. You track so much more than just weight and use it to track your pregnancy, and track the weight of your baby! Beat that normal scale! So, what does the Withings Body+ track and how long does it take to track it?

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Metrics Tracked

Using the Withings Body+, you are able to see much more than just your weight. If you are working out, you can see the increase in muscles. Want to lose weight? You are able to see a decrease in fat %! I really like this complete overview of your body and you can even focus on losing water in your body or increase muscle for example. Here are the things the Withings Body+ will measure for you and show on the scale:

– Weight
– Weight Trend (kg)
– Fat %
– Body Water %
– Weather
– Bones %
– Muscle %
– BMI
– Steps (previous day steps)

How long does it take to measure it all?

It must take ages before all those metrics are measured, right? No! The Withings Body+ is pretty quick if you ask me! It will start by telling you your weight in around 3 to 5 seconds and, if you have all the metrics enabled, you have to stay on the Withings Body+ for around 20 seconds to see all the measured numbers. In less than half a minute, you have a complete scan of your body! Amazing.

Gravity Compensation

This is a fun feature but actually really handy too. Due to the gravity on earth, your weight increases or decreases up to 400g depending on where you are on earth! This is a huge difference. With the Withings Body+, they will decide where you are on earth and how the gravity is on your location and compensate your weight if needed. Super handy!

Weigh Your Baby

If you want to know the weight of your baby, you have to create an account on the Health Mate app for your baby. You must enter the height and the weight of the baby and then weigh yourself while holding the baby in your arms. Via this way, the weight of the baby will be automatically detected and filled in on the Health Mate app. If you are using the Withings Body+ scale, this mode is already enabled by default. The same goes for the Cardioversion.

Click Here to go to the support page of Withings.

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Accurate Pregnancy Tracker

Need more advice, tips and weight tracking throughout your pregnancy? With the Withings Body+ you are all good! With the Accurate Pregnancy Tracker mode, you will get a lot of information on a weekly basis, like:

– An overview of the week with the current stage of pregnancy and cumulative weight gain, along with how it compares with your personalized recommendations.
– Health-related and obstetrician-reviewed information relevant to the current week of pregnancy

Click Here to go to the support page of Withings.

Battery

You don’t want a scale that is out of battery all the time. The Withings Body+ works on batteries, 4x AAA. This is way better than a scale which has to be connected to a power source, like a wall socket. But can 4x AAA batteries give you enough power to run for, let’s say, a year? Yes! The Withings Body+ you are able to last around 18 months on 4x AAA batteries! This is long enough and I’m a bit surprised by the strong battery life of this scale.

The scale measures more than just your weight and that requires more power. With 18 months of battery life, I’m really happy.

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Conclusion

With everything being tracked and shown to me in a clear overview, is something I missed. I wrote down my weight but had no idea what my fat % was or how many water I had in my body. Now, with the Withings Body+, I can focus on my body more and really get the results I want. Lose weight, more muscle or less water are some examples of the goals you can set for yourself.

If you are a mother who is expecting a baby, congratulations, the Withings Body+ can help you too with easy tips and advice. Really helpful and a game-changer for a scale if you ask me. You may just have your baby, with the Withings Body+ you can easily monitor the weight of your baby with the “Weigh Your Baby” program on there! Super easy and helpful! Normally your baby just won’t sit still on the scale, well, Withings got you covered!

Overall, this is just a must-have if you want to improve your health, lose weight or you want to get more insight into your body. I’m really happy with the Withings Body+ and I can recommend this to everybody out there.

Withings Body+

$100
8.5

Performance

9.5/10

Price/Quality

9.0/10

Features

9.0/10

Software/App

8.0/10

Battery Life

7.0/10

Pros

  • Battery life is good.
  • Amazing features (Pregnancy tracker, Weigh Your Baby)
  • Performance are great
  • A lot of metrics tracked

Cons

  • You have to manually replace the batteries
  • Price might be a bit too expensive