Most helpful positive review
33 of 36 people found the following review helpful
Perfect for long-term weight logs
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.