- Wirelessly uploads in Wi-Fi and Bluetooth
- Health Mate app to visualize weight trends
- Multi-user support with automatic recognition
- Easy set up from iOS app, one tap Wi-Fi configuration sharing
Effortless weight tracking for everyone.
Your weight. Your BMI. Instantly. Withings Wireless Scale WS-30
• Essential data – Measures your weight and Body Mass Index (ratio between your weight and ).
• Precise accuracy – Withings Position Control, a patented technology, warns you if you are leaning too much.
Track trends and take care of yourself. Withings Wireless Scale WS-30
• Set your goals. Realize your ambitions – The free Withings Health Mate app displays your data into graphs. Use it as your own coach.
• Compatible with your favorite app – You can share your data with more than 100 health and fitness apps (Runkeeper, MyFitnessPal, Endomondo, LoseIt!).
Set up in seconds. See the benefits for life.
• Bluetooth and Wi-Fi connectivity – Automatic upload on your Health Mate iOS app after each weigh-in (Android app – black version only).
• PC Free setup – Wireless Scale paired using Bluetooth and sharing connectivity in one tap.
• Battery life – Don’t worry about the small stuff, focus on your fitness and health. The scale lasts 1 year on 4 AAA batteries.
One scale. One family.
• Automatic recognition – The Wireless scale recognizes up to eight people.
• Sharing options – Choose to keep your readings private, send them to your doctor via email, or share your results via social media (Facebook and Twitter).
Specifications of Withings Wireless Scale WS-30
- Four weight sensors
- Weighing range: 5 -> 180 kg (9 -> 396 lb)
- 100g (0.2 lb) graduation
- Units: kg, lb, st lb
- Large graphical display (2.4″ x 1.6″)
- 128×64 pixels with white, high-contrast backlighting
Battery Life and Memory
- Average battery lifetime of 1 year
- Stores up to 116 readings if scale can’t sync wirelessly
- Withings Health Mate app for iOS
- 100+ compatibles apps and services
- Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n, WEP/WPA/WPA2-personal security compatible
- Bluetooth connectivity (Bluetooth Smart Ready) compatible with iOS devices
- iPhone (3GS or later), iPad (all versions), or iPod touch (3rd generation or later), with iOS 5.0 or later and Internet access (mobile data or Wi-Fi)
- Wi-Fi Home Network (optional)
What’s in the box
- Withings Wireless Scale
- Carpet feet for high-accuracy on carpet or rug
- Quick installation guide
- 4x AAA Alkaline included
Withings Smart Scale Range
Wireless Scale WS-30
Smart Body Analyzer
|Weight and BMI with Position Control|
|Indoor Air quality|
|Syncs wirelessly||In Wi-Fi and Bluetooth (Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n)||In Wi-Fi and Bluetooth (Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n)|
|Multi-user support and recognition|
|Free Health Mate app|
|Withings Health Cloud (60+ compatible apps)|
|Android Compatibility||Black version only|
Reviews of Withings Wireless Scale WS-30
Withings Wireless Scale WS-30 Review 1: Use RunKeeper? This is the Wi-Fi Scale Winner
I’d been contemplating purchasing a wi-fi enabled scale for quite some time, having decided to get on a serious weight-loss routine. Up until purchase time, I’d settled on the Fitbit Aria scale…but I’m one of those people who likes to meticulously research purchases, and at the last minute I read that that a lot of the Fitbit scale’s integration with web services rely on the use of a Fitbit Tracker.
Since I use the Sleep Cycle Alarm Clock app for iOS for sleep tracking and use Wahoo’s sensors & app for workout tracking, I’ve never really felt the need to invest in a Fitbit Tracker. Since going with a Withings scale would mean being able to have my scale link to my RunKeeper account without having to invest in $100 sensor, I gave up on the Aria and saved about $30 in the process – they’re being sold at $99 instead of the the $129 list price, so I’m guessing it’s a holiday promo sale price.
Setup was quick & easy, and was great to be able to complete in under 5 minutes using only my phone. The only thing I wasn’t crazy about were these round plastic knobs that attach to the feet of the scale. They come with little circular 3M stick pads that you peel off and jam on the underside of the scale There’s no instructions denoting whether or not they NEED to be used, and feel cheap and out of place.
In the few days I’ve had it, this thing has already been a great motivational tool. I’ve never really trusted the measurements I got from the mechanical scales at the gym. When you step on the Withings scale, the display shows little tiny arrows to help you place yourself properly and get an accurate measurement. Now I can accurately weigh myself at my convenience, and have that data pushed to RunKeeper and MyFitnessPal.
At a $100 price point, there’s no reason not to give this thing a try, especially if you’re serious about tracking & meeting health goals.
Withings Wireless Scale WS-30 Review 2: Accurate scale and it works great with Fitbit
I did my homework and researched all WiFi scales as I was interested in linking my weight in with the stats recorded by the recently purchased Fitbit One. Fitbit has it’s own wireless scale in direct competition with Withings but after reading many reviews of how horrible it is to connect via WiFi, I looked into Withings. This scale (WS-30) had solid reviews and I must say, I am leaving another one.
There is not a lot of documentation with the scale itself but it comes preloaded with batteries. You just pull the plastic tab, download the Withings app on your phone, and set it up on your wifi network. Because my phone was already set up on my WiFi network it simply asked me if I wanted to share my wifi settings with the scale.
“Yes”. Boom, done. Then I set up my family with names and approximate weights in the app. After that, we could all step on the scale and because it knew a general idea of each of our weight, it would read out the first 3 letters of each family member’s name on the scale plus is tracks each person’s weight history separately.
This scale is a great value and while some may be tempted by the WS-50 body analyzer which is now out (out of stock at time of this review and I was told mid May was a date Amazon was showing for availability) the added features on the latest model are already getting skeptical feedback on accuracy.
If you are looking for a scale that most importantly, gives you and your family your correct weight, syncs to your tracking programs via computer and phone (Fitbit in my case), looks good, has a solid track record, and a great price for the value…. This is what you are looking for.
Withings Wireless Scale WS-30 Review 3: Cost effective addition to Fitbit monitoring…
- Weight records update automatically to app after weigh-in reading.
- Scale weigh-ins can sync with Fitbit app.
- Allows up to 8 individual profiles to be set up for personal weigh-in readings.
- Notification reminders can be set to remind of weigh-ins or even other activities.
- Scale can display a basic local weather notification on screen after weigh-in once location setting is updated for scale.
- Cost is currently around $40 making it a budget friendly scale to track weight goals.
- Scale set-up may take a minute, but once it works– it works well.
- The Nokia Health Mate App has to be installed in order to sync with Fitbit app.
- Nokia Health Mate app is not as user friendly and some of the app tracking abilities are not available unless using Body Cardio scale.
- Additional carpet feet for scale is unusable for accurate weigh-ins, but scale functions properly without them.
While this isn’t the newest of the Withings scales currently available, it’s a nice addition to my fitness tracking. As Nokia is now part of Withings, it seems that they’re updating the display for this scale model and calling it the Nokia Body but it’s the same basic functions for the WS-30 scale.
That could be why there’s a lower price tag for this model scale currently. It’s definitely worth consideration if you don’t want to shell out the big bucks immediately for an Aria or Aria 2 scale that Fitbit provides, plus the Withings WS-30 will sync up with the Fitbit tracking app.
There are directions on the Fitbit site to help with that but either way, when you go to the Nokia website to set up your scale you’ll have to download another app as well to your phone. It will require you to set up a free Nokia Health account to sync up the device to your iPhone or Android device as well as to sync data between the Nokia Health Mate and Fitbit apps.
This scale only does the weight and BMI readings, but I find those helpful when syncing up the data to my Fitbit tracking app. Also, that’s another reason why I enjoy this scale– it will sync with the Fitbit tracking app. Unfortunately to sync the scale readings, I do have to download yet another app onto the precious and limited space of my mobile device. I can also import data back to the Nokia Health Mate app to compare how it tracks my fitness stats.
I admit I prefer the Fitbit app over the Health Mate one as I can easily share and report my progress, so I’m really glad I don’t have to choose to juggle both in order to track my fitness goals as a whole. One thing’s for certain, there’s no cheating with this scale– initially I had some difficulty in getting the scale set up at first, when I did a few test weigh-ins after finally syncing the scale to my Fitbit app it started reporting immediately.
I like that, it’ll keep me more aware of the regular fluctuation of my weight as I progress to my overall fitness goal. Though for those who are afraid of regular scale weigh-ins, perhaps just set your reminder for once or twice a week. I personally find it helpful to analyse my daily weight fluctuation alongside my activity level and meal plan to make adjustments as needed.
If you do use the scale feature for notifications but plan to predominately use Fitbit as your app of choice– don’t double up on reminders already set up in the main fitness tracking app you use. It’s not that it utilizes a lot of your mobile resources, it’s just redundant and works better to set side reminders that are more specific to the scale.
The Health Mate app itself leaves much to be desired in customization and ease of sharing one’s progress with support groups towards a fitness goal, but it does a fair job for tracking personal goals. This is why I’ve only set up basic information currently surrounding weigh-ins on Health Mate and track the rest of my fitness info on the Fitbit app.
As I get curious to compare the apps, I’ve set a reminder to import my Fitbit data to the Health Mate app so I can notice if there’s any discrepancies as I progress towards my fitness goal. I like getting the double badge notifications for motivation from both apps, so I personally see that as a plus.
What I have noticed with this WS-30 scale is that it doesn’t have the feature for Full Body Composition analysis (like the Nokia Body+) or Heart Rate (like the Nokia Body Cardio) making those options in the Health Mate app unusable without upgrading to one of those scales.
The Nokia Body Cardio appears to cover both additional readings if you really want to get the most of monitoring and syncing the data up with a Fitbit app. Otherwise, the WS-30 scale will track the core information you need easily with the Fitbit app to keep on target to your overall fitness goals.
Another plus for those that have a fitness minded family, you can set up individual profiles for up to 8 users total, so you have one scale to weigh them all. It’s pretty useful, and while this is just for me mainly– if my sister came to visit she could set up to track her own weigh-ins when visiting on the same scale to sync with her Fitbit data.
The scale does come with a set of feet to attach if you’d like to use the scale on carpet, but I’d recommend on not attaching them. I thought it was a good idea at first but the readings were way off in comparison to my old traditional scale I was replacing.
Don’t bother putting these carpet feet on the scale even if you plan to do your weigh-ins on a solid, non-carpeted surface as the plastic material causes the scale to skid under your feet and potentially will cause you to slip and fall. It functions just as well and accurately as-is out of the box after setting up the device.
It did take me a little bit to set up the device, but I’m not certain if it was just my Bluetooth or WiFi in the house that was having issues and causing the difficulty– eventually I was able to get this scale set up after about a half-hour of working through the process with the snags I ran into personally.
Overall, for the low cost of this scale model– it’s a good and accurate way to keep track of one’s weight goals with the added benefit of being able to sync with the Fitbit app.