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Garmin index Smart Scale - Black
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- IN-DEPTH METRICS - Garmin Index measures metrics that matter such as weight (lb, kg, st), BMI, body fat and water percentage, and skeletal muscle mass and bone mass.
- USER-FRIENDLY SETUP - Quick and easy setup using your smartphone, WPS-enabled Wi-Fi router or a Garmin USB ANT Stick (sold separately).
- SMARTLY CONNECTED- Step on the scale and Garmin Index is able to recognize the specific user and automatically upload data via Wi-Fi to that user's Garmin Connect account.
- EXTRA LARGE, NIGHT READABLE DISPLAY - Garmin Index smart scale displays bright, extra-large numbers against a black background, allowing easy visibility.
- MULTIPLE USERS - Up to 16 people can be recognized by the smart scale and have their body composition metrics automatically uploaded via Wi-Fi directly to their own Garmin Connect accounts. Please refer the User Manual before use.
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Whether you’re an athlete in training or just trying to maintain a healthy weight, Garmin Index smart scale provides the metrics you need to track progress and see results. It measures weight (lbs, kg, st), body mass index (BMI), body fat/water percentage, bone mass and skeletal muscle mass.
Index Smart Scale
Smart Scale with Connected Features.
- Wi-Fi connected
- Measures weight, body mass index, body fat, skeletal muscle mass and more
- Recognizes up to 16 users
- Up to 9 months of battery life
- Bright, extra large numbers against a black background, allowing easy visibility
Metrics that Matter
Step up to a healthier you with Garmin Index smart scale, the connected scale with metrics that matter. Measures weight, body mass index (BMI), body fat and water percentage, and muscle mass and bone mass. Garmin Index is Wi-Fi connected, allowing you to wirelessly sync your data to our free Garmin Connect online fitness community. At GarminConnect.com or in the Garmin Connect Mobile app, you can see your data in more detail and review your progress against your goals. Up to 16 people can be recognized by Garmin Index and have their body composition metrics automatically uploaded directly to their own Garmin Connect accounts.
Full Circle of Wellness and Weight Management
Garmin offers a variety of wearables to fit your activity level and your preferred sport. Now, Garmin Index smart scale gives you a way to see the results of your active efforts and review those stats on Garmin Connect, our free online fitness community.
Garmin Index is Wi-Fi connected, allowing you to wirelessly sync your data to Garmin Connect. From your computer or on your compatible mobile device, Garmin Connect lets you see your data in more detail and review your progress against your goals. Up to 16 people can be recognized by the smart scale and have their body composition metrics automatically uploaded directly to their own Garmin Connect accounts.
Step up to a healthier you with Garmin Index smart scale, the connected1 scale with metrics that matter. Measures weight, body mass index (BMI), body fat and water percentage, and muscle mass and bone mass. Garmin Index is Wi-Fi connected, allowing you to wirelessly sync your data to our free Garmin Connect online fitness community. At GarminConnect.com or in the Garmin Connect Mobile app, you can see your data in more detail and review your progress against your goals. Up to 16 people can be recognized by Garmin Index and have their body composition metrics automatically uploaded directly to their own Garmin Connect accounts.
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First off, the main reason I purchased this scale was to have an automated log of my weight, BMI, hydration levels, etc. I like the idea of having all of my information integrated on Garmin Connect, right beside my workout information. And having the "Connect" app on my phone was an added bonus.
Here are a few of the problems:
(1) Garmin only stores one weight measurement per day. If you weigh yourself in the afternoon, any measurements from the morning are overwritten. This is problematic for athletes who want a morning baseline and also use the scale to evaluate post-workout hydration needs. For a scale at this price point, I expect to have all of my measurements readily available, along with basic stats (e.g., min, max, mean).
(2) The information on the web (i.e., Garmin Connect) is not the same as on the Connect app. The Connect app actually has more functionality than the web interface. The web only displays a weight trend line -- not BMI, hydration %, muscle mass, or bone mass. The Connect app displays trends for all of the aforementioned metrics; but again, only for the last measurement made on a given day.
I've given this scale a three star review. Should Garmin resolve these issues, I'll be more than happy to bump it up to 4 stars. Five if they add a filtering function to isolate measurements from a certain time of day (e.g., only plot measurements taken between 7 and 8 am). Based on my positive experience with other Garmin products, I am optimistic that the software will improve soon!
The scale itself is physically nice. I like that it is the largest base of the common Wi-Fi scales out there because it makes it very simple to stand on the scale. Some of the slightly smaller scales I sometimes feel like I need to be more carefully putting my feet on the smaller base. Not a big deal at all of course, but its nice. The screen is bright and easy to read. I did notice that sometimes when the scale is "asleep" it doesn't wake up when you stand on it. That isn't cool but then when you get off it and give it a slight nudge with a foot it seems to wakeup and then you can stand on it. If it wakes up currently seems to me to be 50-50 which stinks. I never have a problem "fixing it" but it should just work. I never had a similar problem with my Fitbit Aria scale. When the scale does give you your metrics it syncs that via Wi-Fi very quickly in my experience and then shows you all the interesting metrics. The weight itself matches my Aria exactly so that bodes well. What is interesting to me is how woefully off the body fat % is. It shows 3% or more LESS than my Aria which itself was likely underestimating my body fat by at least 3%. That means the Garmin is likely 6% or more less than my real body fat. Now I know that body fat as read by this type of scale always has some degree of inaccuracy this to me is way out of line. The Fitbit Aria and every single other major Wi-Fi, online linked scale today has an option to tell the scale if your body type is lean/athletic or normal/regular. This setting dramatically effects the calculation for body fat and makes it more accurate. The Garmin scale doesn't have this option and seems to instead be "splitting the difference" between the two settings on other scales. This is a master of none in my opinion, it will be inaccurate for very lean folks, and inaccurate for those of us who could lose a few pounds. I also wonder how all the other unique to this scale metrics are being derived. To be honest it may well be just a math formula based on weight, body fat%, and your user data of age, height, and sex which means the data may not be "unique" to the scale at all. All in all I'm happy with the width of the scale platform and its accuracy showing my weight but I'm unhappy with how erratic it is waking up and the inaccuracy of all the other metrics it is showing me.
The next thing is the upload to Garmin Connect. In my experience it works very quickly and the data is instantly on Garmin Connect. The problem is Garmin Connect, unlike every other platform connected to a Wi-Fi scale, can not store more than one set of weight data per day. I weigh myself each morning but if for any reason I want to weigh myself again later in the day that weighing will overwrite my morning weigh in on Garmin Connect permenantly. This is a huge, huge deal breaker. While I admit most people weigh themselves at most once per day, there are always important exceptions to the rule. When I train for a half marathon and am doing longer runs I like weigh myself before and after the run to see how I did on my hydration and perhaps lost to much weight. Who knows the reason but the idea that I can't weigh myself anytime I want on my $150 scale or wipe out my careful tracking of morning wakeup weight is simply unacceptable. At the very least Garmin should "weigh in" immediately with us and tell us if they plan a fix or if this is just the "way" this scale works. Totally nuts.
Next I tried to setup my wife as a guest user. She has a Garmin Connect account so I invited her, she was "accepted" and now appears as a guest user on the scale. Great. Her user data shows her weight as 102.5 lbs and I then synced the scale. She climbs on and the scale shows 102.6 lbs and has a big "?" who it is. At this point I was so frustrated I didn't explore further. I know some got this working and some combination of tapping might get the scale working for her but how in the world shouldn't it have recognized her since she was a listed user, the scale had synced, and her weight was only .1 lbs off her set user data?
Garmin partners. Well there is 1. Fitbit has 32, Withings and others 100's. The good news is that Garmin's partner is the BIG one, myfitnesspal. This scale is advertised, ON THE BOX, as working with myfitnesspal. The problem is it doesn't. Weighing yourself on this scale does not change the weight on myfitnesspal even if myfitnesspal is connected to your Garmin Connect account and getting other data like your calorie burn, steps, workouts etc. The problem here is myfitnesspal NEEDS accurate weight information to calculate calories needs so not having it update it unacceptable. Further even if I were to manually change the weight in myfitnesspal the reverse would happen... myfitnesspal would then overwrite the weight information from the Index Scale in Garmin Connect, causing me to lose everything but the weight itself, no body fat%, no other metrics at all. People who pay a lot of money for these wi-fi scales are very, very likely to be using smartphone app platforms to leverage the data. Not only does Garmin and myfitnesspal need to fix this problem, yesterday, but Garmin needs to open up the weight data freely to the rest of the internet, apps like Runkeeper, Loseit! and more should all get data from this scale.
In other bugs the Garmin app is now showing my weights to the second decimal place, ie. 145.43 lbs in the app. Who knows why.
So here is where I am... because I'm a Garmin user I bought their latest and greatest scale. I paid premium price, $150 despite other scales with the same or more features costing $99-130. It looks nice and is accurate showing my weight but is finicky to turn on, shows inaccurate body fat percentages, only allows me to weigh myself once per day, doesn't properly or easily work with guest users, and doesn't work with the one and only partner they claim it should work with. I almost never do this but what choice do I have, I'm returning this to Best Buy as soon as I can. The Fitbit Aria I was using was just as accurate, had more accurate body fat %, never failed to wake up, was easier to setup with a guest user, updated myfitnesspal (and others) instantly, and could even remotely update Garmin Connect (with weight only) through myfitnesspal. Oh and it was cheaper. Ugh.
UPDATE: MyFitnessPal began working with the scale shortly after the new year. All other major issues remain.
The MyFitnessPal weight updates have to come from MyFitnessPal, we have a great partnership with them; however the way the Garmin Connect API works is from the 3rd party app pulling the data themselves. This would be an update on their side.
There are a few things that you mention that we don't have reported data on, the fact that the device did not set your correct height multiple times and the fact that it wouldn't recognize your wife as a guest user. She must have a Garmin Connect app to use the scale in the effect but it appears that she has one as you mentioned. Our product support team would like to get more information regarding this unique problem you have discovered. Please reach out to our support team at www.garmin.com/support so they can help.
Again, we thank you for the time you took to write this review.
I am very disapointed to mention that the accuracy is very POOR, I can have a 2Kg variation in as littel as 4 days. It is normal for me to se a 1 KG change fro one day to the next. This is very frustrating as this was supoosed to be a training tool to control my body fat and weight, but clearly is not going to be the case.
We appreciate your concern over the accuracy of the Index Scale and would like to offer some suggestions. The owner's manual link below provides troubleshooting to ensure you are getting the most accurate information possible. This includes weighing yourself at roughly the same time each day in a similar scenario, not weighing right after eating a meal and using carpet risers if not placing your scale on a hard surface. Also, it is not abnormal for a person to fluctuate up to five pounds (roughly 2 kgs) from one day to the next. A way to test your scale would be to weigh yourself, step off of the scale and then weigh yourself again. You should not see major fluctuations in this scenario.
I think the reason for the inconsistency with the uploads is that at times the device takes an extended period of time to connect to the WiFi. So by the time the scale is ready to upload the data, the WiFi connection hasn't been fully established and doesn't publish that info to the user's Garmin account.
Hopefully a future firmware update will rectify this issue.
The construction and look of the scale are great. Just needs the bugs to be ironed out.