Nokia acquired the maker of gadgets Withings last year and has since released several smart devices under this brand. For example, Nokia Body is an inexpensive and modern smart scales for only $ 60, which will inform you about your weight and even more.
As Nokia says: “Nokia Body offers a complete weight tracking experience tailored to individuals seeking easy, effective weight management.“
Nokia Body – setup of the smart scales
After taking the Nokia Body out of the box, you need to insert 4 AAA batteries that come with the kit. Nokia claims that the battery lasts about 18 months of gadget operation - in 2 weeks of my testing, the charge is kept at 100%, so I'm inclined to trust the famous brand here.
Next, you need to download the Health Mate application on Google Play or the Apple App Store if it is not already installed on your smartphone. Those who use Withings for the first time will receive prompts when entering the app and will be able to proceed immediately with the Body settings. The rest, you need to go to the Devices tab, click on "+" in the upper right corner, select the scales icon and at the end of the list. Everything is very simple and intuitive.
If you change the Wi-Fi network, you will need to remove and re-add the smart scales. Simply choosing another network is impossible - the common problem of all gadgets for a smart home.
Use in practice
If you stand too close to any part of the scales, the numbers will be incorrect - that's why Nokia Body has the Control Position function, which helps you to occupy the desired position. The display will indicate which way you need to move, after which it will give the exact weight. The gadget will also report your body mass index (BMI), as well as the ratio of your height and weight.
The smart scales do not determine the percentage of muscle and fat, unlike Nokia Body +, which is why bodybuilders or football players can get incorrect notifications about excess weight.
Nokia Body is able to recognize up to 8 stored users, thanks to this, the scales is perfect for the whole family. If you want to add new users, it's enough to create an account in Nokia Health Mate and stand on the scales.
Nokia Body’s smartphone app
Nokia Health Mate is a universal fitness store. All Nokia Health products are synchronized through this application, which simplifies the tracking of the indicators.
Nokia Body will demonstrate the mass and BMI of the user in the dynamics, providing data for the week and month.
In addition to selecting a user, in the device settings, you can change the name of the scales and select the screens that will be displayed on it. Nokia Body offers you information about your weight, its dynamics of change, BMI, weather (useful if you’re deciding whether or not you want to exercise outside) and other. The body mass is always displayed first, while the other screens can be swapped.
Nokia Health Mate is compatible with many different apps, including Google Fit, MyFitnessPal, Runkeeper, Nike + and Nest.
MyFitnessPal allows you to synchronize your weight and steps, as well as track your calories in the app. Those who want to stay in shape constantly should be very interested in this feature.
Summary of our review
Nokia Body is one of the best smart scales on the market today. But, some competitors have a wide variety of functions, for example, Fitbit Aria and Nokia Body + - but they cost more than $ 100.After pairing the Nokia Body with the Health Mate app, the $59.99-worth smart scales allows you to learn the most important - your body weight and the dynamics of its change. The scales itself is available in white and black colors, although, as for me, the black model looks very stylish - even better than the Body +.