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[Best Buy] Nokia Body+ | Wi-Fi Body Analyzer scale - Withings $103.99 YELLOW TAG SALE

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[Best Buy] Nokia Body+ | Wi-Fi Body Analyzer scale - Withings $103.99 YELLOW TAG SALE

Very nice highly sophisticated scale that track your progress trough a app Withings IOS and Google compatibility, as far as i can remember this does not go on sale often, you can also get Nokia Body Cardio Wi-Fi Smart Scale & Body Analyzer

Full body composition analysis, monitors weight (kg, lb., st lb.), Body fat and water -percent , plus muscle and bone mass. Weight trend screen delivers instant feedback
Automatic synchronization, data from every weigh-in appears in the health mate app automatically via Wi-Fi (ios8 plus and android 5 plus )
Nutrition tracking, set a weight goal and manage your daily calorie budget
Daily weather forecast, step on your scale to enjoy a localized weather report to help plan your day
Multi-User friendly, up to 8 users can weigh themselves and access their personal weight history. Nokia body plus automatically recognizes who's who
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Withings was excellent. This unit is bloody awful due to dreadful new Nokia software. Read the reviews on Amazon.com. https://www.amazon.com/Nokia-Body-Cardi ... r=critical

Since Nokia bought the company, this is no longer the quality item Penn Jillette crows about in his book Presto! Even though the scale is essentially the same mechanically and electronically, the new app is absolute rubbish. I did a lot of research and bought a Withings Body before they disappear and sourced the old Withings Android 2.21 app, which is excellent. Unfortunately, all of the quality scale alternatives with WiFi connectability are not available anywhere in Canada.

I would recommend the discontinued Withings for a few more dollars: https://www.amazon.ca/Withings-Body-Com ... op?ie=UTF8
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i'm curious - how does a scale determine body fat % and water % etc.? Is it even accurate for this purpose consider its only input is weight (and I guess height if you provide that info?)
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jcss wrote:
Oct 7th, 2017 1:11 am
i'm curious - how does a scale determine body fat % and water % etc.? Is it even accurate for this purpose consider its only input is weight (and I guess height if you provide that info?)
They really can't according to Consumer Reports. It's an estimate only via bioelectrical impedance sent though the lower half of your body, but different shaped bodies will affect readings. Even callouses, variations in hydration levels or damp feet will throw it off. Readings can show progress during fitness / weight loss programs, however, so it is somewhat useful if you take readings at the same time of the day, such as right after you wake up. Only a session in a Bod Pod will provide body fat accurately, and even a cheap fat-pinch scale will be more accurate.

Typical scales in Canadian stores are crap (Taylor, Health-O-Meter, WeightWatchers, HoMedics, Conair, etc.). Fitbit smart scales are garbage, too. The most accurate weight scales are made by Tanita, but they're not app-connected. Example: https://www.amazon.ca/Tanita-HD351-Digi ... nita+scale
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I have the nokia body version and use the new app daily. maybe it's because i never used the old withings app to compare, but i really just can't see why everyone thinks its so horrible. it shows me what i need to know and works pretty well for me (on an iphone). the scale itself is pretty nice and i like being able to trend my weight without having to think about it. So yeah, i disagree that the unit is bloody awful, heck, i'd recommend it to someone looking for a "smart scale" as it were. Granted, it's expensive for a scale but all smart ones are, a 10 dollar one from walmart does pretty well the same thing you just have to track manually.
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Such a waste of money. Get a cheap pinch scale for fat.
If I buy something that is not in deep discounted, my father will punish me; everyone will laugh at me. I will be the strange kid who doesn't fit in.
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I was looking for a scale and wanted to buy this one but read a lot of poor reviews. I ended up deciding to skip the WIFI version and just update my weight on myfitnesspal myself. I bought the Ozeri for $46.25 from Amazon and I find it to be very accurate. I can step off and on several times and my weight doesn't change - unlike some other digital scales. I keep an eye on body water, fat and bone - they do change slightly day to day but I'm not sure how accurate they are. So far this one seems to work great if you're looking for for a more basic version.
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I saw Teller's endorsement on Youtube. I purchased the Nokia BPM+, $32,, off on Thursday and returned it on Friday. Apparently, there is no start button! Turn it on, turn on my phone, enable blue tooth, and click start on the app!

I think body fat is based on some algorithm. On an old scale, using my profile, I came out with 24% body fat. Using my daughter's profile, I came out with 60% body fat!
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Can anyone recommend a good pinch scale? What is that?
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been considering a smart scale - was going to wait for the fitbit aria 2 to come out but that one will be at least $50-$60 more than this. think I'll give it a whirl and return if it doesn't suit me.

fyi, same price on Amazon:

https://www.amazon.ca/gp/aw/d/B071XW4C5 ... ref=plSrch

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FatWallet wrote:
Oct 6th, 2017 11:40 pm
Withings was excellent. This unit is bloody awful due to dreadful new Nokia software. Read the reviews on Amazon.com. https://www.amazon.com/Nokia-Body-Cardi ... r=critical

Since Nokia bought the company, this is no longer the quality item Penn Jillette crows about in his book Presto! Even though the scale is essentially the same mechanically and electronically, the new app is absolute rubbish. I did a lot of research and bought a Withings Body before they disappear and sourced the old Withings Android 2.21 app, which is excellent. Unfortunately, all of the quality scale alternatives with WiFi connectability are not available anywhere in Canada.

I would recommend the discontinued Withings for a few more dollars: https://www.amazon.ca/Withings-Body-Com ... op?ie=UTF8
When you mean not available to Canada are you referring to this https://www.amazon.com/Bluetooth-Connec ... eight+guru

According to this site Fitbit are the best http://www.toptenreviews.com/health/wel ... om-scales/
They also have the second gen available for pre-order https://www.fitbit.com/en-ca/aria2
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does anybody know how the Qardio scale is ... are the readings accurate ..
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hmmm I have a chimade (rhetorical as arent they all) digi scale with bodymass features & I can honestly say they are garbage. its no where close to accurate. the best measurement that's almost free is belt size. if one goes down 1 belt size (1"), its likely somewhere btwn 5-8lbs of fat loss. the way to track lean mass gain/loss is thru resistant workout - if one's 1 max rep (as an eg) isnt affected, then one hasnt lost muscle mass even though subcutaneous fat loss may make the overall body size seem smaller.

this or use a caliper (much more accurate than bio-impedance which this scale is) or as mentioned, a body pod. forget about accurately tracking fat/lean mass thru this type of device.
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When you mean not available to Canada are you referring to this https://www.amazon.com/Bluetooth-Connec ... eight+guru

According to this site Fitbit are the best http://www.toptenreviews.com/health/wel ... om-scales/
They also have the second gen available for pre-order https://www.fitbit.com/en-ca/aria2
I'm referring to WiFi connected, not Bluetooth. I step on the Withings, and it automatically sends the signal to the Nokia website and to my phone, and can even email an interested party (Penn had it sent to his doctor as he was losing 100 pounds in 90 days). With Bluetooth, you need to carry your phone with you to the scale and hope it works; the apps are often horrible, too. By the way, the Withings has Bluetooth in addition to WiFi.

The one you linked to has many issues, even though it might work out for some: https://www.amazon.com/Bluetooth-Connec ... geNumber=1

And TopTenReviews is not the most trustworthy site out there. There are many disgruntled FitBit users: https://www.amazon.com/Fitbit-Wi-Fi-Sma ... geNumber=1

Macworld comparison: https://www.macworld.com/article/293559 ... lyzer.html

The Withings app also acts as a pedometer without needing an activity bracelet (although it will interface with many). It's working well for me: http://www.iphoneincanada.ca/app-store/ ... te-review/

I also have Under Armour's MyFitnessPal app linked to it.

I've done exhaustive research on these things.
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