Traditionally bathroom scales were big and heavy, even the high tech digital ones, and so I was very interested to try this new lightweight model from 1byone , particularly so with the current Amazon price of just £29.99, a bargain compared to rival units from Polar, Fitbit etc.
The scales arrived attractively packaged in an attractive and rather stylish box free from the gaudy packaging and plastics often associated with high imported tech goods. Inside the box were the bathroom scales, two sets of three AAA batteries, a tape measure, and two well written and easy to read User Guides in good English. I include a scan of the concise User Guide on the end of my unboxing video.
Build quality seems fine and although it still strikes me as odd to have bathroom scales made from plastic I must say that this model seems robust and well made enough to withstand the knocks and bangs of daily life. In the past I have struggled to get inside the battery compartment on some scales I have used but not so here as it can almost be done single-handed.
Once the device is unpacked and the batteries inserted the first thing to do is to download and install the iOS or Android app “1byone Health” to your phone. The scale will then automatically push each new measurement to the app which will then track your weight, BMI, Body Fat, Muscle Mass, Visceral Fat, Body Water, Bone Mass and BMR and can interface seamlessly with Apple Health, Google Fit, and Fitbit.
To use the scales, which should be positioned on a hard and flat surface, just step on them and wait for the large LED display to blink three times as it confirms the measurement. It can now be entered using Bluetooth into the 1byone app. The with four onboard sensors, accurate to 0.1kg/0.2lb you can track weights up to 400 lb /180 kg. It is an easy matter to auto recalibrate the scales by simply stepping off and on them. The scale works fine and I have no reason to doubt the accuracy of the readings which mirror those on my old unit. The data will also be passed on seamlessly to any other connected apps you may use.
This is an attractively designed, entry-level bathroom scale, that works well and is simple to use and gives you access to a multiple online app-based health monitoring systems.