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33 of 36 people found the following review helpful
on August 23, 2012
I bought this scale for my wife so that she could keep track of her weight over the course of her pregnancy. When I first tried it out, I was bewildered by the inconvenience of the process of connecting it to an iPhone. There was no way my wife would want to do this every time she used the scale! But then I realized how the scale is meant to be used. You *don't* have to connect to an iPhone to use it! Just use it, and it stores the weights (along with date/time) in the internal memory. Then upload the weights every week or two. So you only have to go through upload process periodically, and NOT every time you weigh yourself.

Some quirks I've figured out about this scale:
You must connect the scale to your iPhone (via Bluetooth) BEFORE you use it to weigh yourself the first time. This sets the scale's internal clock and calendar. If you do not, then any weights that are recorded before the initial link will not be stored.
If you change the batteries, you again must connect the scale via bluetooth, or any weights recorded after the battery change are lost. When you take out the batteries, the internal clock/calendar loses its place.
The scale works great on NiMH rechargeable batteries (4 AAA).
The batteries supplied with the scale, alkalines, only lasted a week. The scale then displayed LO, and wouldn't record any more weights.
The downloading process is a bit clunky. Turn on the scale, go to iPhone prefs, go to general, then bluetooth, then find the scale and hit connect. Then run the app. You then see a list of the weights stored in the scale, and you're asked if you want to download them. Don't forget to hit save!

Despite the quirks I'm giving it 5 stars. I love the ability to simply use the scale for weeks on end (just step on it!) and it does the job of holding onto the weight information, along with date and time. You can just download when you feel like it. This feature alone gives it the 5 stars, for me.
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10 of 11 people found the following review helpful
I purchased this item so that I could easily track my weight. Overall the item works for me and here is what I consider to be the pros and cons of the unit:

PROs
Item is of good contstruction. Glass plate and mostly metal body. Males the unit durable and easy to clean.
Scale remembers past weight. Will ask you if you want to transfer to iPhone app.
Can use the scale without pairing then you can upload past weights
Instructions on how to clear scale memory

CONs
Easy to pair to iPhone just step on the scale for a second - wait for 00 to appear while in iPhone settings pair device. To to open app and press start and step on scale. Even though I find it easy, others may prefer a longer time period to pair device since you need to do this quickly. However you can upload weights later
iPhone app could use a little work
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34 of 44 people found the following review helpful
on January 2, 2012
While the sleekness and beauty of the scale itself should inspire at least 2 stars, being priced at over $60 knocks it back down to a single star. BUYER BEWARE: as of Jan 2012, the iPhone app that works with the scale is attrocious (see iHealth Scale app reviews). In short, the app frequently does not connect with your iPhone automatically, requiring a manual Bluetooth connection each time you weigh in. Using the scale with more than one person is annoying, since the scale itself only captures weigh-ins, not separate users. If more than one person weighs in without having the phone app active and connected (through Bluetooth), the scale stores those weigh-ins. Sounds like a good thing - until when you go to upload multiple weigh-ins stored on the scale, and you at 140 pounds have someone else's 180 pound weigh-ins mixed in with yours. The calorie tracker functionality of the app is useless, because you can't add calories manually, only by selecting from a pre-determined list of foods (including chicken tenders, but not grilled chicken breast, eggs with herring, but not an omelet or quiche).

While you can normally wait patiently for apps to improve over time, there is no good reason I can think of to purchase this expensive of a scale which does next to nothing, and certainly not all the functions advertised without a lot of extra hassle and fuss. Do you really want to have your iPhone in a bathroom - which has a lot of water which is no good for phones - every time you weigh in? I guess the solution is to keep the scale in the bedroom or elsewhere, but what looks like a really cool concept fails *miserably* in the execution.
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8 of 9 people found the following review helpful
In concept I thought this was pretty cool. I step on the scale and it connects via Bluetooth to the I phone that is permanently stuck to my hip. I get to track my weight and not have to mess with it. Some people I told about this said, "Why don't you just manually record your weight". I guess they are right, I was just impressed that there was a scale that had Bluetooth connectivity.

In reality the scale functions as any digital scale would. It does look pretty sleek. Initial setup was not difficult, I just paired it with my phone. This is where the product sucks. Apparently every time I want to "easily" record my weight I have to manually go into my settings and pair my phone with the scale again. At first I thought, "there is no way this product is that poorly thought out". However after pouring over directions and poor reviews I see I am not alone in my disappointment.

The process of manually pairing your phone every time you want the scale to record your weight is more onerous than just manually typing your weight in. So I guess my friends were right, I should just manually enter my weight to track it, because this scale does not do so effectively.
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9 of 11 people found the following review helpful
on February 28, 2012
I agree the bluetooth connection is rather mediocre. However once you get the hang of how to connect the scale to the phone, it sorta works.

You can step on the scale and store your weigh ins for a while. I had many misreadings / transmissions when it came to history and non-live weight measurements.

I really wish this synced with the fitbit system. That is my biggest frustration.
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
on April 22, 2012
Great scale, love the app on my iphone, I just wish it also had the ability to upload to the internet and integrate with other fitness sites and products. The Withings (sp?) cost more, but has more options.
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5 of 6 people found the following review helpful
on March 26, 2012
I have to respectfully disagree with the other reviews about connectivity issues and poor iphone/Ipad apps, maybe they are using an older version. I really enjoy seeing my progress as I loose weight as it does motivate me to keep going. The build quality of the actual unit does feel flimsy but it hasn't broke yet. I also ran a test and weight myself 10 times in a row, the scale gave me readings of up to .9lb difference but I can't say my older scale was much better.

About the connectivity issue, it uses Bluetooth which turns off when the scale times out after 30 or so seconds of inactivity. The iphone/ipad app (which I've used on both) is very simple and straight forward, my only gripe is you can't view your progress over a longer period of a month on a single graph.
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6 of 8 people found the following review helpful
on March 6, 2012
I bought the item thinking it would be a simple connection to my iPhone...but it isn't. It never connected and then said the new batteries I put in were "lo".
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
on November 30, 2012
Weighs a little higher than my other scale which means it is probably a true measurement. I love being able to sinc it to my iphone and have all information at my fingertips.
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3 of 4 people found the following review helpful
on May 31, 2012
I really wanted to like this product. The scale part works pretty well, albeit a little slow to get zeroed and the styling in minimalistic an sleek, which earns it the two stars. However, the iOS app connectivity, which is the real reason to spend the extra money is simply awful. Its bad enough that you have to re-pair the bluetooth everytime you use the scale, but the app itself is buggy and not the most intuitive piece of software I have seen. They recently updated it so it is "prettier" but the fundamental flaws remain.
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