Withings Smart Body Analyser WS-50 (Black) £79.99 @ Amazon (deal of the day)
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Withings Smart Body Analyser WS-50 (Black) £79.99 @ Amazon (deal of the day)

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Found 13th Apr 2015
Amazon have several Withings products discounted by 30-40% as their Deal of the Day today including the WS-50 Withings Smart Body Analyser for £79.99 which usually sells for £120-130. Measures weight plus a heap more information and syncs it to your online account using WiFi.

White model also available for £89.99 at amazon.co.uk/Wit…0L6

If you just want to track weight then the WS-30 Wireless Scale is also discounted to £54.99 in Black and £59.99 in White...
Black: amazon.co.uk/Wit…M6/
White: amazon.co.uk/Wit…K8/

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Aldi doing something similar for 35 aldi.co.uk/en/…le/
Edited by: "Russonf" 13th Apr 2015

Russonf

Aldi doing something similar for 35 … Aldi doing something similar for 35 https://www.aldi.co.uk/en/specialbuys/thur-16-apr/product-detail/ps/p/bluetooth-diagnostic-scale/



Nice price for the Aldi model, but the Withings (which I have, picked up half price at Tesco) just looks so much better. The scale has a full glass area and the display is great, you can customise this to display things from heart rate, BMI, weather forecast, steps taken the previous day, air quality etc. This all feeds through to the Withings app and can be viewed nice and easily.

Just purchased, thanks and my NUS Extra discount kicked in too; another £4 off ☺

Seems fancy. Tempting!

I've found electrical impedance to be a very poor and inaccurate way of measuring bodyfat however vs calipers... Has anyone who has one of these found them to be accurate/inaccurate? It may be that the impedance devices I've previously used were just poor.

Matt

The Aldi one looks to me like an example of such a device as I've used in the past. It's promiding a LOT, which makes me think it's likely to be wildly inaccurate.

Matt

RagingKileak

Seems fancy. Tempting!I've found electrical impedance to be a very poor … Seems fancy. Tempting!I've found electrical impedance to be a very poor and inaccurate way of measuring bodyfat however vs calipers... Matt



Your experience is correct. BI is not at all accurate & is affected by all manner of factors:

muscletalk.co.uk/art…spx

Its a good price compared to its usual so heat for that.
I like my gadgets and unfortunately couldn't resist but I bought it about 6 months ago for £100 and its definitely a waste of money in that price range. Wish I could have tested before buying. So it tells your weight so did my previous scales. It tells you if its raining so does my phones app or just by looking out the window. It tells your BMI,you can easily work that out with a calc or app . It tells the CO2 levels in the house but never needed to know it & still dont.The only thing this scale really does that others cant is the body fat % but I find it fluctuates a lot on a daily basis so not much good really.
It does have a nice app that goes with it that tells you all this info that Withings will have access to in the process.
If you're already looking at this scale then like me your probably into the gadgets & therefore must have it, I hope you enjoy it more than I did.

RagingKileak

Seems fancy. Tempting!I've found electrical impedance to be a very poor … Seems fancy. Tempting!I've found electrical impedance to be a very poor and inaccurate way of measuring bodyfat however vs calipers... Has anyone who has one of these found them to be accurate/inaccurate? It may be that the impedance devices I've previously used were just poor.Matt


I agree, it is very inaccurate.

Original Poster

Good price on the Aldi scale, just be aware that it is Bluetooth only so will need to connect via your phone, I've never seen a WiFi based scale that cheap unfortunately! Only other thing to bear in mind is that Withings data can be transferred to Myfitnesspal, Fitbit, etc. so you can bring it together with other data. I've never heard of the manufacturer of the Aldi scale so don't know if you can do the same other whether it is stuck in their app/cloud.

Bodyfat is a difficult one to measure, I did some reading up on the subject a while ago and that article concluded that calipers were also quite inaccurate, the bod pod things are a bit better but the only real way to get accurate numbers is cut yourself up and weigh the fat - which is somewhat impractical!

Whilst it will be difficult to get an accurate actual figure, the consensus seems to be that providing you use the same method, measure yourself in the same way / at the same time of day then the results should be consistent enough to allow you to track the changes if not the actual figure.

rhinopaul

Its a good price compared to its usual so heat for that.I like my gadgets … Its a good price compared to its usual so heat for that.I like my gadgets and unfortunately couldn't resist but I bought it about 6 months ago for £100 and its definitely a waste of money in that price range. Wish I could have tested before buying. So it tells your weight so did my previous scales. It tells you if its raining so does my phones app or just by looking out the window. It tells your BMI,you can easily work that out with a calc or app . It tells the CO2 levels in the house but never needed to know it & still dont.The only thing this scale really does that others cant is the body fat % but I find it fluctuates a lot on a daily basis so not much good really.It does have a nice app that goes with it that tells you all this info that Withings will have access to in the process.If you're already looking at this scale then like me your probably into the gadgets & therefore must have it, I hope you enjoy it more than I did.



Did you not play Space Invaders on it?

https://vine.co/v/OLE79IK5FFE

They recently changed the weather forecast as before it would just tell you if rain was expected, also if you have it connected to something like Google Fit or a Withings pedometer it will tell you your previous days steps as well.

MRI & underwater weighing are two of the most accurate methods to calculate %BF. Skinfold caliper testing is actually accurate too BUT ONLY if the measurements are done by someone who knows what they are doing!
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