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mgbridges

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#243276 4-Dec-2018 10:10
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I need to replace my bathroom scales so I'm planning to get a smart scale that can talk to either Google Fit or Samsung Health (I have a Samsung Gear smartwatch). I've seen the Xiaomi scales at around $70 or the Nokia ones at $200-$300. Is it worth paying the extra for the Nokia scales or will the Xiaomi do the job?

 

Primarily I'm just interested in the weight measurement, although the other data (body fat etc.) might become useful over time.

 

Thanks,

 

Martin


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gcorgnet
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  #2139048 4-Dec-2018 10:13
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I know you haven't mentioned it by I'd avoid the fitbit Aria. It insists on only talking to 802.11b or g. If you have a recent Wifi Access point that only does N or anything like that, it will not talk to it...


SheriffNZ
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  #2139062 4-Dec-2018 10:30
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Here's someone else's 2c (https://www.dcrainmaker.com/2018/11/sports-technology-buyers-guide-recommendations.html#weight-scales)

 

 

 

Obviously at the top end of the market.


kobiak
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  #2139160 4-Dec-2018 11:21
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I've got xiaomi smart scale for about 2+ yrs now. does the job. tracks multiple users and produce graphs. body fat - is gimmick function, just takes height vs weight. 





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  #2139196 4-Dec-2018 11:56
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SheriffNZ: (https://www.dcrainmaker.com/2018/11/sports-technology-buyers-guide-recommendations.html#weight-scales)

 

 

 

I previously used the Fitbit Aria scales but changed to the Garmin scales when I migrated to Garmin.

 

An important point to note is that migrating your existing data (weights, activities, etc) between Fitbit and Garmin isn't simple.

 

And you're not just comparing the devices but the way each supplier deals with your data. 


SheriffNZ
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  #2139197 4-Dec-2018 11:58
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rogercruse:

 

SheriffNZ: (https://www.dcrainmaker.com/2018/11/sports-technology-buyers-guide-recommendations.html#weight-scales)

 

 

 

I previously used the Fitbit Aria scales but changed to the Garmin scales when I migrated to Garmin.

 

An important point to note is that migrating your existing data (weights, activities, etc) between Fitbit and Garmin isn't simple.

 

And you're not just comparing the devices but the way each supplier deals with your data. 

 

 

 

 

How do you find the Garmin scale? I've heard there are issues. I'm in the Garmin camp for my other devices so it makes sense to get that one but with the reported issues, not so sure....


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  #2139201 4-Dec-2018 12:02
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rogercruse:

 

I previously used the Fitbit Aria scales but changed to the Garmin scales when I migrated to Garmin.

 

 

Same for me, fitbit scales had a nicer interface and app but lacked the data range, also their endless spamming annoyed me. Moved to Garmin for most devices so I changed to the garmin scales, I get more data out of it, and its done the job I need it to without issue (I tells me I'm getting fatter each day successfully).

 

 





  #2139206 4-Dec-2018 12:17
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SheriffNZ: How do you find the Garmin scale? I've heard there are issues.

 

Like the fitbit scales getting connected with the Garmin scales is the messy part, not as painful. remember the switch off any non 2.4 wifi signal and allocate a dedicated ip address once connected if you can.

 

Once the scales are connected to your wifi network and your Garmin account then everything is fine even when you need to replace batteries in the scales.

 

 




mgbridges

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  #2139218 4-Dec-2018 12:49
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I'm not really considering the Garmin & Fitbit options as I don't want to get involved in yet another ecosystem if I can avoid it.


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