Top positive review
Great, solid, accurate, good looking, easy to clean scale with Bluetooth App functions.
Reviewed in Australia on 4 August 2020
This scale has two parts:
1) A nice, accurate, stainless steel scale about the size of a larger paperback book, and
2) A free app you can connect to the scale via Bluetooth.
The Scale: I like this scale. it’s easy to use, quick to display a result, accurate, consistent, has a backlit display, runs on AAA batteries and easily lets you switch between a number of different measurements. It’s easy to clean given the smooth surface and looks nice alongside our other stainless appliances.
The App: The app for my use wasn’t as useful. It allows you to instantly see the weight of foods on the scale and then use that weight to calculate nutrition and calories for the food that you lookup. It also allows you to add each food to your “plate” so that you have a total for a meal or a day. In concept this is very good, but I found the app needs a little bit of updating or perhaps local regional settings for it to be more functional for me. When I look up simple items like “Apple”, it will give a very long list of foods like Apple Sauce and Apple Pie long before the sample Apple is provided as an option. That might work very well for some, but if you eat more simply, the healthy/basic foods are actually farther down the list. It also has a scanning function which uses the camera on your mobile app to scan barcodes. I’m in Australia and suspect that the database hasn’t been updated with Australian UPCs, as 8 of the 8 items I scanned were not found in the database, and all were common grocery store items. It does have one added function for baristas which might make some people very happy. It measures the exact input and output for coffee extraction, which is a very specific and generally expensive feature in a scale.
I’ve given the scale full marks because, as a scale, it functions really well, looks great, is accurate and would make most people very happy. For the price, even without the added app functions, you are getting a solid scale that is good value for the money. The app isn’t an added value for me, but I can see some people, perhaps those not in Australia in particular, would get a lot of value out the the functions in the app. I may also have tried things in the app that were inherently problematic by chance, and not found the full value it might provide, even in Australia.
One final note, we own a body weight scale from Renpho also, which has a really great app, and is a very good scale. Renpho is delivering some very solid, functional, attractive products for a very good value.