Review of the best according to the editorial board. On the selection criteria. This material is subjective and does not constitute advertising and does not serve as a purchase guide. Before buying, you need to consult with a specialist.
We live in amazing times. If half a century ago our planet was replenished with a large number of smart people, now things are becoming such. In particular, we are already used to smartphones. Smart TVs are becoming more and more frequent guests in our apartments. Now even the scales are capable of boasting intelligence and ingenuity! And it is about smart scales that will be discussed in this article. Let's find out what exactly they can do and which models are worth the money spent on them.
- Ranking of the 7 best smart scales
- Tanita BC-545 N
- Qardio Qardiobase 2 BK
- Picooc S3
- Nokia WBS05 BK
- Omron BF508
- REDMOND SkyBalance 740S
- Xiaomi Mi Smart Scale 2
Ranking of the 7 best smart scales
|Nomination||a place||Name of product||price|
|Ranking of the 7 best smart scales||1||Tanita BC-545 N||12 350 rub.|
|2||Qardio Qardiobase 2 BK||14 391 RUB|
|3||Picooc S3||RUB 7,790|
|4||Nokia WBS05 BK||RUB 8,590|
|5||Omron BF508||RUB 5,147|
|6||REDMOND SkyBalance 740S||RUB 2,265|
|7||Xiaomi Mi Smart Scale 2||2 360 rub.|
Tanita BC-545 N
Amazing scales that are very different from competitors, at least in appearance. However, there is a difference in cost – these are very expensive scales, for which they ask about 15 thousand rubles in Russian stores.
This model has a remote control panel that can be tilted and rotated, you can even take this unit in your hands – so you will see the measurement results for sure when you are on the scales. And if on conventional electronic scales there is usually only a digital display, then the model called Tanita BC-545 N additionally provides six buttons. With their help, you can configure the device, select certain types of measurements, and also change the user. Yes, the scales allow the whole family to use them, they will remember the measurements of each person.
What kind of diagnostics does this device carry out? First, it can measure a person's weight. It would be strange if the scales did not know how – smartphones have not forgotten how to call and send SMS, why then the scales should lose their main function? Secondly, the device tries to determine the percentage of fat and muscle tissue. This is very important for those who are trying to lose weight and also slightly pump up their muscles. And the scales can also determine the proportion of water, which is even more surprising. After all this, it is not difficult for the device to calculate the mass fraction of bone tissue. The body mass index is also calculated here. This, however, can also be calculated manually using a mechanical balance, as well as measuring height. But it is much more pleasant when such a calculation occurs automatically, when it does not take any long time.
In total, this product supports up to five users. You can use these weights to calculate your metabolic age. The device also provides an estimate of the physical rating – it is needed for those who do not like to bother with numbers.
Please note that the device can only remember the weight of a particular user. It is recommended to stock up on a special application in your smartphone, in which you will independently keep track of fat and muscle mass.
The body of these scales was made of metal and plastic. The product will withstand even a 150-kilogram person without any problems. The high measurement accuracy should also be noted. This device is powered by four AA batteries.
Perhaps this is the best smart scale among those present on the Russian market. It is sad that they are so expensive. But if you still dare to spend 15 thousand rubles, you are unlikely to be disappointed in the purchase. Especially if you watch your physical form. No other scale can analyze it so thoroughly!
- The proportions of adipose, bone and muscle tissue are measured;
- Convenient external control unit;
- The maximum load is 150 kg;
- The memory is designed for 5 users;
- Determination of metabolic age is possible;
- High measurement accuracy.
- The memory contains only weight readings;
- Very high cost;
- Can't transfer data to a smartphone.
Qardio Qardiobase 2 BK
Another smart scale in our rating, which is unlikely to be bought for less than 15 thousand rubles. Unlike the model discussed above, they are round. And there is no remote control unit here – the measurement result is written by LEDs directly in the central part of these scales. Interestingly, not only numbers are indicated, but also the name of a specific user. This is a clear hint that the scales are able to store the results of measurements of different people. Indeed, the device supports as many as 10 profiles! Although in some online stores we are talking about eight users, which, however, is also an impressive number.
The main advantage of Qardio Qardiobase 2 BK is that this smart scale can interact with smartphones based on iOS and Android. This means that you do not need to manually enter certain readings into the corresponding application, and then follow the schedule of changes. Everything is done on a fully automatic basis, for synchronization, the usual Bluetooth or Wi-Fi is used. Another important feature of the device is the built-in battery. Yes, you don't need batteries! And you only need to charge this battery once a year. More frequent recharging is required only in some fitness center, where measurements will be taken more than once a day.
This smart scale communicates very nicely with the user. If the device realizes that your weight has decreased, then they give out a joyful smiley. If there is progress for the worse, then a sad smiley is displayed. By the way, the device measures not only weight. Like other smart scales in this price segment, this device measures the percentage of fat, bone and muscle mass. You can also calculate the proportion of water in the body. Well, you can not talk about the body mass index – much cheaper scales can cope with its calculation.
The platform of this gadget is made of 19 mm thick tempered glass. The case was created from durable ABS plastic. In a word, there is no doubt that the scales will withstand even a very tall and heavy person. The manufacturer claims a maximum load of 180 kg. And with such a device, it makes no sense not to believe him.
Smart scales are able to display the measurement result in kilograms and pounds. It is curious that there is a regime for pregnant women. In it, the device understands that the excess weight that appears should not be attributed to fat or water. And the product can also remind you of the next weighing. This is very convenient, because after a week or two after the purchase, we begin to forget about the existence of scales.
Perhaps this device is almost as good as the model discussed above. And in some ways he even surpasses her. In particular, this smart scale supports the transfer of information to a smartphone. This is important, because only a mobile phone can be used to assess the graph of changes in body mass index or muscle mass.
- Synchronization with a smartphone via Wi-Fi and Bluetooth is possible;
- Own battery is used;
- Maximum load – 180 kg;
- High measurement accuracy;
- Determines the proportion of muscle, bone and fat mass;
- Large number of users supported;
- From time to time, reminders of weighing.
- Very high cost;
- Detailed information is displayed only on a smartphone.
This is a much less expensive smart scale. You can buy this representative of our rating for 7-8 thousand rubles. Of course, for that kind of money, you can't get the top of technical perfection. However, many users will be quite satisfied with all the possibilities that these scales still offer.
Let's start with the fact that this gadget also knows how to interact with a smartphone. Synchronization here is also carried out via Wi-Fi or Bluetooth – this is your choice. Smart scales must be used in tandem with a proprietary application, the interface of which is translated into Russian. In this case, you will not only familiarize yourself with the numerous information concerning your body, but will also regularly receive all sorts of useful tips for maintaining your figure. However, if you are already accustomed to using some kind of fitness application, then there is nothing to worry about – there is a high probability that it also knows how to receive data from these scales.
In total, this device determines 12 biometric indicators. This is done in 3 seconds. In particular, this will give you information on the volume of muscle mass, as well as the percentage of fat. Of course, the measurement of body mass index has not gone anywhere.
In the corresponding application, you can set yourself one or another goal. For example, it can be losing weight by a couple of kilograms or gaining a kilogram of muscle mass. In this case, the program will regularly spur you on. Of course, the weighing reminders are not forgotten either. The application can be installed on both Android and iOS.
The outer part of the device was made of plastic and tempered glass. The balance is powered by four AA-batteries. Usually they are enough for 9 months of work. The lack of a built-in battery could be attributed to the disadvantages. However, practice shows that the use of batteries does not cause any problems for owners of smart scales.
It is difficult to make any claims to this device. Yes, there is no remote control unit here. But it is not needed, since the measurement results can be viewed on a smartphone. The same can be said about the absence of buttons – again, they are simply not needed. You may not like only the appearance of the device. Also, note that you may have problems with receiving information if geolocation is disabled on your smartphone – you should not blame the manufacturer of the scales, but Google. It is also not recommended for athletes with a body fat content of 18% or less. The fact is that in this case, incorrect measurement results await you, due to the fact that microcurrents simply will not reach the upper half of the body. But this applies to almost all smart scales that operate on this principle of measurement.
- Determine the proportion of adipose, bone and muscle tissue;
- Withstand up to 150 kg of weight;
- Built-in own memory;
- Synchronization with a smartphone is available;
- There are reminders and tips to achieve the goal;
- Determination of metabolism is possible.
- Some smartphones have problems;
- The accuracy of measuring the proportion of a particular tissue is not always correct.
Nokia WBS05 BK
It is possible that a smile has appeared on your face. Yes, smart scales sold under the Nokia brand are new. I just want to use them by Bluetooth as an external speaker by connecting to a smartphone. Of course, there are actually no speakers here. And the 'blue tooth' is there, just like Wi-Fi. With their help, you can really connect to a smartphone – with each synchronization, all the latest measurements will be transmitted to it.
In Russian stores for Nokia WBS05 BK they ask 7-9 thousand rubles. This is quite an adequate amount, especially when you consider what exactly these scales are capable of. By default, they determine your weight. But if you use the smart mode, then micro currents will be passed through your body, thanks to which the device knows the percentage of fat, muscle and bone tissue. The proportion of water will also be determined. Unfortunately, measurement accuracy is not always perfect. For some people, the results are highly variable. Here, again, everything depends on whether the microcurrents reach the upper body.
You can also find fault with determining the proportion of adipose tissue. If the scales discussed above divided fat into normal and visceral, then this model cannot do this. If this is important to you, then it is better not to buy it.
Nokia WBS05 BK is a rare option when smart scales do not receive a protective glass. Instead, only metal is used. This means that nothing will happen to the device, no matter how carelessly it is handled. Glass can break if the scales are dropped from a height of human height. Also, the metal can withstand a lot of weight – the manufacturer declared the possibility of using the device by a 180-kilogram person.
The smart scale has a nice display. By default, it displays kilograms, but you can switch to pounds as well. This is useful if you are visiting from the United States of America. The measurement accuracy here is 0.1 kg. You can also see a graph on the display, which indicates the results of past measurements. Everything is very clear, so you can immediately understand what is happening with your physical form.
Maximum 16 users are supported by this device. It seems that for many this will be an excessive number. Well, as for the power supply, four AAA batteries provide it. It doesn't seem like it will be any problem.
Nokia WBS05 BK is an excellent scale selling for 9-10 thousand rubles. But the feeling does not leave that they are still limited in their capabilities. If it turns out that your body is such that the scale cannot correctly determine the proportion of muscle and adipose tissue, then the device will have to be sold or returned to the store.
- The most reliable design;
- Determine the proportion of adipose, muscle and bone tissue;
- Withstands a 180-kilogram person;
- The graph of weight changes is shown directly on the display;
- The memory contains data about a large number of users;
- High measurement accuracy;
- Synchronization with a smartphone via Bluetooth and Wi-Fi is possible.
- Does not divide fat into different types;
- No reminders or any advice;
- Microcurrents do not pierce all people in the right way;
- The cost cannot be called low.
The Omron brand has been on the medical device market for a long time. Nebulizers and blood pressure meters from this company can be found both in families with the elderly and in hospitals. Also, under this trademark, it produces scales, including smart ones. For example, the Omron BF508 looks like a very interesting model. This must be the cheapest scale with a remote control unit. They ask for only 5000 rubles for this device!
The unit with display and buttons has comfortable handles. This part of the structure can be handled. This is useful if you want to measure more than just weight. The segment display shows all current indicators, while switching between the types of measurements is carried out by pressing a few buttons.
This model can store measurements of different users in memory. However, their number is limited to only four people. As for the maximum load, it is 150 kg. The result can also be displayed in pounds.
It is unlikely that these smart scales would get into our rating if they only determined the mass of a person. It is not difficult for the device to determine the proportion of adipose tissue. Most importantly, you can find out the visceral fat coefficient – as we have already found out, not all smart scales display this figure. However, not everything is as good as we would like. This scale is not able to recognize bone and muscle tissue. It must be because of this that they turned out to be not very expensive.
This product can please with a metal platform. This allows you to treat the scales not too carefully. The rest of the body was made of plastic. At the bottom you can find a compartment for four AA-batteries. By the way, they are supplied in the kit.
Omron BF508 is the case when there is no point in talking about the scales for any length of time. Alas, this model is not able to transfer measurement results to a smartphone. There are also complaints about the build quality. The fact is that on the network you can find a couple of reviews that talk about a dead display. And it is also completely unclear whether the scales take into account the mass of the remote control unit (about 400 g).
- Have a portable unit with a screen and buttons;
- Withstand a load of 150 kg;
- Memory for four users;
- The determination of the proportion of adipose tissue has been implemented;
- Body mass index is being calculated;
- Not very high cost.
- Some examples have a defective screen;
- Most likely, the weight of the remote control unit is not taken into account;
- No measurements of the proportion of bone and muscle tissue;
- Synchronization with a smartphone is not implemented.
REDMOND SkyBalance 740S
Even cheaper scales in our rating. You can find this device in most stores selling inexpensive home appliances. For REDMOND SkyBalance 740S they ask for only 2500 rubles. It seems like a penny against the background of how much the scales with which we have already met are worth. At the same time, the manufacturer declares almost all types of possible measurements – a person will be able to find out about the proportions of fat, muscles and bones in his body. But how good will such measurements be?
Judging by the reviews, the scales do an excellent job. The determination of the proportion of adipose tissue occurs, if not at the level of medical devices, then at a very close to it. Do not forget that microcurrents here are launched only on the legs, so it is possible that in someone they will not be able to reach the upper body. Also, do not expect that the balance itself will give the measurement results in an understandable form. If you want to know the percentage of fat or muscle tissue, then it is better to go to the corresponding application. Yes, this scale can sync with your smartphone! This is done only by Bluetooth – perhaps this can be called the only serious drawback. Do I need to say that not all mobile devices have a 'blue tooth' working adequately? It is also embarrassing that the owner of such a scale will have to use exclusively the proprietary application from Redmond. Alas, but any programs like Samsung Health are not able to accept data from these scales. This cannot be called a big minus, but it will definitely provide certain inconveniences to someone.
The device is made of metal and glass. It must be said that tempered glass has a relatively small thickness, therefore it is not recommended to drop the scales. At the bottom of the device is a compartment for three AAA batteries. Of course, these scales also have a certain amount of memory for storing measurements of eight users. The problem is that if there is no smartphone nearby during measurement (or it is not activated Bluetooth), then the result will not be recorded in the application in the future. Yes, it is stored in the memory of the balance, but transferring this archive to a smartphone is for some reason impossible.
In short, this is a real hit. If you do not want to spend more than three thousand rubles on smart scales, then this is the best option. Foreign competitors in the same price segment often do not know how to synchronize with a smartphone, and are not able to determine the proportion of muscle tissue. Most importantly, these scales do not need to be ordered from a Chinese online store – they can often be purchased at the nearest store of a large retail chain.
- Low cost;
- Determination of the proportion of muscle and adipose tissue;
- Synchronization with a smartphone is possible;
- Can determine the proportion of water in the body;
- The maximum load is 150 kg;
- The memory is designed for 8 users.
- Synchronization is carried out only by Bluetooth;
- Do not divide fat into two different types.
Xiaomi Mi Smart Scale 2
Another very inexpensive smart scale in our ranking. They can also be bought for 2500-3500 rubles. And for this it is not necessary to visit a Chinese online store – this is that rare product Xiaomi, which is also widely sold by Russian retail. If the first model of scales from Xiaomi determined only the user's weight (it cost, by the way, the same), then the second version learned to determine the proportions of muscle and adipose tissue. To do this, you need to stand on the device barefoot (this applies to all diagnostic scales considered today). Microcurrents are passed through the legs, which allow the device to find out all the information about your physical fitness. Even the proportion of water is determined!
Of course, not all people have these scales working perfectly. If you are an athlete with minimal body fat gain, then some problems may arise. But if you believe the reviews, then this happens extremely rarely. Or simply such scales are not bought by people who maintain ideal physical shape.
As with the REDMOND product, the product supports smartphone sync. And also only by Bluetooth. And if there is a button in the aforementioned scales that activates wireless communication (it is pressed under the influence of the weight of a person who stands on the device), then nothing of the kind is observed here. The only control is hidden in the battery compartment – a switch that converts the measurement from kilograms to pounds.
The device was created from metal and glass. Interestingly, the manufacturer managed to achieve a relatively low weight. Even 1.9kg would mean shipping costly, though. That is why we recommend buying Xiaomi Mi Smart Scale 2 in Russian stores.
The scale is powered by four AAA batteries. The memory is designed for 16 users. It is unlikely that at least someone will not be satisfied with such a number of them. As for viewing data on a smartphone, it is absolutely not necessary to use exclusively the proprietary Mi Fit application for this. Many other fitness programs also understand the information from the scales.
- The brightness of the LEDs is adjustable depending on the ambient light;
- Affordable price tag;
- The proportions of adipose and muscle tissue, as well as water are determined;
- Relatively small size and weight;
- The maximum load is 150 kg;
- Synchronization with a smartphone is possible.
- Information is not always transmitted the first time;
- The measurement accuracy is not very high;
- No Wi-Fi module.
As you can see, modern scales are only slightly more functional than those that existed a couple of decades ago. In some respects, they are even inferior to the old mechanical scales – for example, modern models are not so accurate. It is also impossible not to notice that buying such scales will often be pointless if a person does not have a smartphone. It is in this device that the previous measurements will be kept. Take note of this if you are going to buy a smart scale to donate to another person.
Attention! This rating is subjective and does not constitute an advertisement and does not serve as a purchase guide. Before buying, you need to consult with a specialist.