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Smart Scales Compatible with Apple Health

Apple Health compatible scalesWhen choosing  a smart scale for your home, the single most important consideration you need to consider is what your preferred health and fitness tracking app is or is going to be. While there are other features to take into account smart scales generally work the same, and the specific features that set them apart are not huge deal-breakers. Apple Health is one of the most popular health apps out there and if this is your preferred app I have listed what I think are your best options for Apple Health-compatible scales.

What is Apple Health?

Apple Health screenshot

Screenshot from Apple Health

The fitness and health tracking market has grown significantly over the last few years and there are now huge numbers of devices and apps that measure and track everything you can think of related to health. This make things complex with data sitting on different systems and devices. Apple Health wants to be the go-to app for health. It is designed to integrate with numerous apps and systems to collect and display your data in one place, giving you a clear, comprehensive picture of your health.

Before we go through some of the options for a smart scale that integrates with Apple Health, these are some of the features you will want to consider when choosing a smart scale:

Metrics – do you just want to measure weight and BMI or other advanced metrics like body fat percentage, body mass, water mass etc?

Bluetooth or Wifi – do you have a reliable Wifi connection in your bathroom? If not, the scale needs to have Bluetooth connectivity

 
Preview
QardioBase 2 Wireless Smart Scale and Body Analyzer - Arctic White
iHealth Lite Wireless Scale for Apple and Android (2016 Model) - Measures Weight and BMI for 20 Users
iHealth Core Wireless Body Composition Scale for Apple and Android - Measures Body Fat, BMI, Muscle Mass, and More for 10 Users
Wahoo Balance Bluetooth Smart Scale for iPhone and iPad
Yunmai Color Smart Scale - Body Fat Scale with new FREE APP & Body Composition Monitor with Extra Large Display - Works with iPhone 8/iPhone X(10)
Model
Qardiobase 2
iHealth Lite
iHealth Core
Wahoo Balance
Yunmai Color Smart Scale
Connectivity
Wifi and bluetooth
Bluetooth
Wifi or bluetooth
Bluetooth
Bluetooth
Metrics
Weight, BMI, Body fat %, muscle, water and bone mass
Weight and BMI
Weight, BMI, Body fat %, Body water, Lean Mass, Bone Mass, Muscle Mass, Visceral fat rating, Daily calorie intake
Weight, BMI
Weight, Body Fat, Muscle Rate, Water, Bone Mass, Visceral Fat, BMR,BMI, Protein, Body Age
Pros and cons
Sleek minimalist look. Personal 'smart' feedback display. Dedicated pregnancy mode. Smaller circular base means you need to be careful when stepping on it.
Affordable. Sleek minimalist design.
Good value for money. Lots of metrics.
Simple and affordable. Doesn't work with Android.
Affordable. Comes in 5 different colors for personalised touch.
Price
$149.99
$79.97
$90.99
$49.95
$42.55
Preview
QardioBase 2 Wireless Smart Scale and Body Analyzer - Arctic White
Model
Qardiobase 2
Connectivity
Wifi and bluetooth
Metrics
Weight, BMI, Body fat %, muscle, water and bone mass
Pros and cons
Sleek minimalist look. Personal 'smart' feedback display. Dedicated pregnancy mode. Smaller circular base means you need to be careful when stepping on it.
Price
$149.99
Preview
iHealth Lite Wireless Scale for Apple and Android (2016 Model) - Measures Weight and BMI for 20 Users
Model
iHealth Lite
Connectivity
Bluetooth
Metrics
Weight and BMI
Pros and cons
Affordable. Sleek minimalist design.
Price
$79.97
Preview
iHealth Core Wireless Body Composition Scale for Apple and Android - Measures Body Fat, BMI, Muscle Mass, and More for 10 Users
Model
iHealth Core
Connectivity
Wifi or bluetooth
Metrics
Weight, BMI, Body fat %, Body water, Lean Mass, Bone Mass, Muscle Mass, Visceral fat rating, Daily calorie intake
Pros and cons
Good value for money. Lots of metrics.
Price
$90.99
Preview
Wahoo Balance Bluetooth Smart Scale for iPhone and iPad
Model
Wahoo Balance
Connectivity
Bluetooth
Metrics
Weight, BMI
Pros and cons
Simple and affordable. Doesn't work with Android.
Price
$49.95
Preview
Yunmai Color Smart Scale - Body Fat Scale with new FREE APP & Body Composition Monitor with Extra Large Display - Works with iPhone 8/iPhone X(10)
Model
Yunmai Color Smart Scale
Connectivity
Bluetooth
Metrics
Weight, Body Fat, Muscle Rate, Water, Bone Mass, Visceral Fat, BMR,BMI, Protein, Body Age
Pros and cons
Affordable. Comes in 5 different colors for personalised touch.
Price
$42.55

5 smart scales compatible with Apple Health

Qardiobase

Qardiobase smart scale

Qardiobase is a product of the company Qardio. Qardio work with doctors, patients and healthcare providers to create various products to promote and maintain good health. You can tell from the name a lot of these products are heart-related. Their full body composition smart scale is called Qardiobase and it has sleek modern look with a unique visual feedback providing a happy, neutral or sad face depending on your previous measurements. It’s a small but personal touch that adds to the design. It takes 8 AAA batteries to run which is a lot more than normal.  The smaller base design of the scale however makes it a bit wobbly so you need to be careful when stepping on it.

>>Read customer reviews about Qardiobase on Amazon<<

Pros:

  • Full body composition metrics
  • Unique and personal display feedback
  • Minimalistic modern look
  • dedicated mode for moms-to-be, allowing them to track weekly progress and add pictures to their numbers.

Cons:

  • Needs 8 AAA batteries
  • Smaller base of the scale means you need to be careful when stepping on it

Specifications:
Connectivity: Wifi and bluetooth
Number of users: Multiple users
Metrics tracked: Weight, BMI, Body fat %, Bone,
Batteries: 8 AA batteries

>>Read customer reviews about Qardiobase on Amazon<<

iHealth Lite

The iHealth Lite is made by iHealth Labs whose line of products include blood pressure monitors, blood glucose monitors, body analysis scales, pulse oximeters and activity trackers. They cover a whole range of health products not just fitness. They have a sleek mimimalist style that fits in any bathroom. These smart scales don’t integrate with as many 3rd party apps as other smart scales (only with S Health and Apple Health) but it’s own iVitals app is pretty good and may be all you need. The iHealth Lite doesn’t measure lots of metrics and instead sticks to the basics – weight and BMI. Overall, this is a solid, affordable and simple smart bathroom scale.

>>Find out more about iHealth Lite on Amazon<<

iPhone and iOS compatibility: iOS 8 or higher, iPhone 7/7 Plus, iPhone 6S/6S Plus, iPhone 6/6 Plus, iPhone 5S/5C, iPhone 5, iPhone 4S

Specifications:

  • Connectivity: Bluetooth
  • Number of users: up to 20
  • Metrics tracked: Weight, BMI
  • Batteries: 4 AAA batteries

Pros:

  • Affordable
  • Sleek, modern design

Cons:

  • No Wifi capability
  • Limited compatibility with 3rd party apps (S Health and Apple Health)
  • Only measures weight and BMI

You can read customer reviews and purchase the iHealth Lite on Amazon.

iHealth Core

iHealth Core smart bathroom scale

The iHealth Core is the advanced version of the iHealth Lite. It has a similar look and build except for two things – the iHealth Core also offers Wifi connectivity (not just bluetooth) and can measure a number of additional metrics including weight, BMI, body fat, body water, muscle mass, lean mass, bone mass, visceral fat rating, daily calorie intake.

>>Find out more about iHealth Core on Amazon<<

iPhone and iOS compatibility: iOS 8 or higher, iPhone 7/7 Plus, iPhone 6S/6S Plus, iPhone 6/6 Plus, iPhone 5S/5C, iPhone 5, iPhone 4S

Specifications:

  • Connectivity: Bluetooth or Wifi
  • Number of users: up to 20
  • Metrics tracked: Weight, BMI, body fat, body water, muscle mass, lean mass, bone mass, visceral fat rating, daily calorie intake
  • Batteries: 4 AAA batteries

Pros:

  • Sleek, modern design
  • Both wifi and bluetooth connectivity
  • Advanced metrics

You can read customer reviews and purchase the iHealth Core on Amazon.

Yunmai Color Smart Scale

Yunmai Color Smart Scale - pink

Yunmai Color comes in 6 different colors including Pink.

The Yunmai Color smart scale is a simple and stylish scale that comes in 5 different shades for a personalised touch. Yunmai’s app can sync with Apple Health and tracks  10 different metrics, using bioeletric impedance analysis (BIA). Yunmai is a relatively new player on the digital bathroom scale market and their prices are much lower than their competitors. They are however growing and their marketing talks of ‘2,000,000 + happy customers and counting.’

iPhone and iOS compatibility: iOS 7.1 or higher, iPhones include iPhone 8/X(10)

Specifications:

  • Connectivity: Bluetooth
  • Number of users: up to 16
  • Metrics tracked: Weight, Body Fat, Muscle Rate, Water, Bone Mass, Visceral Fat, BMR, BMI, Protein, Body Age
  • Batteries: 4 AAA batteries

Pros:

  • Very affordable, even with the advanced metrics.
  • Comes in different colors to fit your personality and style
  • Minimalist design

You can read customer reviews and purchase the Yunmai Color Smart Scale on Amazon.

Wahoo Balance

Wahoo Balance smart scale

The Wahoo Balance is a smart scale that uses Bluetooth 4.0 to connect with your iOS devices. The ‘native app’ of this smart scale is Wahoo Wellness which is integrated with many 3rd party apps including  MapMyFitness, Apple Health, MyFitnessPal, and LoseIt. The Wahoo Balance scale only measures weight and BMI and doesn’t have any fancy features. In fact, it’s very much a no-frills product and this is reflected in its price. So if you are only interested in tracking your weight and none of the fancy stuff, this is a great option.

iPhone and iOS compatibility: iPhone 4s and newer

Specifications:

  • Connectivity: Bluetooth
  • Number of users: up to 16
  • Metrics tracked: Weight and BMI
  • Batteries: 2 AAA batteries (lasts up to 12 months)

Pros:

  • No frills product, reflected in its affordable price
  • Integrated with many health and fitness apps

Cons:

  • If you are looking for fancy features or advanced metrics, this is not the scale for you

You can read customer reviews and purchase the Wahoo Balance on Amazon.

Summary

All of these options are solid options for scales compatible with Apple Health. They all have their own unique pros and cons and I hope you will find one that suits your requirements.

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