Smart scales connect wirelessly to your smartphone, tablet or computer. Step on one of these and your weight data will find its way into the cloud, making tracking your progress over time a breeze.
Shenzen based Yunmai is one of the leaders in this area. With three bioelectrical impedance scales already under its belt, the Chinese company has now turned to Indiegogo to fund development of its next generation device.
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Yunmai 2 is a sleek looking scale. With the integration of a 1,136 concealed LEDs and conductive ITO coating into its glass surface, the smart scale would look good in any bathroom. This is Yunmai’s first scale that features a Cardan Shaft Footstand, which makes it possible to use on any surface and still receive accurate results.
Rather impressively, the scale measures 10 different body composition statics, including weight, BMI, BMR, hydration, bone mass, body age and more. The company says the device uses two types of currents – a low frequency one (less than 10kHz) which examines your cells, and a high frequency current (50kHz) which looks into the nucleus of your cells. The smart scale also delivers weather reports, functions as an alarm clock and syncs over Wi-Fi so you can track your progress.
All Yumai scales use the same smartphone app. In our review of the previous generation device, we were pleasantly surprised with the quality of the software. You can chart your weight fluctuations on a daily, weekly, monthly and yearly basis. You will also get a composite ‘Health score’ each time you weigh yourself. We are not sure exactly how this is calculated, presumably a combination of all the metrics. And the app will assign you a ‘Fitness Age’ score.
Also, we have to commend Yunmai. Rather than just providing you with raw data and letting you make sense of it, the company tries to show you what exactly you need to do to improve your health. After all, a thin person is not in every case healthier than an overweight person.
Everything is powered by a 3,000 mAh battery that can be recharged with a USB Type-C cable. Yunmai says the scale will last more than 200 days on a single charge.
Price: $110 and up
$16,153 pledged of $50,000 goal
12 days to go
Estimated delivery: June 2017
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