Withings Wireless Scale

The Withings Wireless Scale W-S30 doesn’t have the Body Fat measurement found in Withings WiFi Body Scale but it does come at a lower price and it adds Bluetooth sync support. 

Withings Wireless Scale W-S30

Withings Wireless Scale W-S30: Bluetooth sync, Weight and BMI measurement

The Withings WiFi Body Scale measures weight, BMI (Body Mass Index) and body fat.

It originally came with the Withings WiScale app, which simply showed graphs for your weight, BMI and body fat history (as captured automatically by the scale).

Since the Withings WiScale app was limited to displaying information captured by the scale, and not other metrics such as calories burned or sleep hours as captured by other devices, you had to resort to using third-party apps, like MyFitnessPal, to see a unified dashboard of all your health data. Withings soon remedied this by introducing the Withings Health Mate app for iOS and Android.

The Withings Health Mate is a hub of your connected body tracking devices, including Withings’ own Smart Activity TrackerScales and Blood Pressure Monitor, as well as others like BodyMedia armband activity/sleep tracker and Zeo sleep tracker. Notably, Fitbit is missing from the list of available devices you can connect to the Withings Health Mate app. Following Withings announcement of the Smart Activity Tracker at CES in January 2013, it’s probably because Withings wants you to buy their activity tracker and not Fitbit’s*.

* Similarly, once Fitbit introduced their own WiFi scale, the Fitbit Aria, the Withings scale started to disappear from Fitbit’s app


Device Facts

Tracks: Weight, Body Mass Index (BMI)

Company: Withings (Twitter and Facebook)

Release: August 2012

Website: Withings Wireless Scale W-S30

Launch Price: $99 USD

App: iOS and Android

Form Factor: Floor scale

Display: OLED

Sync: WiFi, Bluetooth 4.0 and Bluetooth Smart

Color Variations: White

API: Withings API and Withings Android API

Third-party Connectivity: Withings compatible apps

Buy It: Amazon

Key Features

  1. Bluetooth Setup - not unlike the Withings WiFi Body Scale, you don’t need to connect the scale to a computer via USB in order to set up the WiFi. Using Bluetooth, you can set up the scale using your iPhone or Android device
  2. Bluetooth and WiFi Sync – you can automatically upload your weight via WiFi or your phone connected via Bluetooth
  3. Position Control Technology – visual feedback is given by the scale to help you properly position yourself for high accuracy weighing

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