This scales was purchased to replace an ordinary floor scales. I did not much entered into the possibilities of these scales in advanced, I only knew that they had a weight memory, and that you could see a graph of weight change. So I was pleasantly surprised by the real possibilities of these scales. But let’s start in the right order.
The scales was delivered very quickly, within 10 days. I only prepared to wait, and then a courier came. Parcels to Ukraine are usually delivered by an express method, with the “New Post” postal service. In addition, it was a door delivery, and most importantly is that GearBest.com
provides it free. I like this tandem of GearBest.com and “New Post” more and more. No matter how many parcels I received, regardless of size and weight, all of them came very quickly and there was not even any overlaps or failures. Moreover, parcels are tracked all the way.
The scales was wrapped in a bubble wrap in several layers, and packed in a usual shipping package.
As you can see, the parcel came practically intact. Here, Xiaomi has decided not to confuse buyers, and one can see that it is a scales when holding the box in hand. Box made of thick cardboard, with printing of high quality. On top, there is a printed photo of the scales; on the end edges – some brief specifications in Chinese.
Inside the box, there are extra panels of cardboard for toughness and fixation of the scales.
There is an instruction to the scales, from which we can learn that you must insert 4 AAA batteries and download the program via the QR code before use. A detailed translation with Google Translate can show that the scales don't contain harmful substances, and also that you should stand barefoot on the round sensors on the scales. And that, if the weight is more than 150 kg, then the scales will show a special error code. In fact, it is all can be seen from the pictures.
That means, one point has become interesting. These four strange circles on the scales are not a weak design idea, but a very practical necessity. Why – we'll see.
On top of the scales, there are 4 circles – the sensors, as it turned out. In the middle of the scales, there is a practically invisible engraved Mi logo. You cannot see the board of the scales, so the focus falls only on the slightly visible logo. This, I believe, a mistake in usability. With time I will probably stick a sticker to indicate the top (screen) of the scales. Because until you are on the scales the screen is disabled and you cannot see, if you have stand correctly or not.
On the lower end of the scale, there are 4 rubber legs. Accordingly, the scales stand on the floor stably and don’t slip. There is also a battery part for 4 ААА batteries.
The part opens in the usual way; and there is a place for 4 AAA batteries.
There is in general no need to write more about the appearance of the package. The plastic is of high quality, matt.
Size: 30cm X 30 cm, height: 1.5 cm. Individualists can also purchase some silicone protective covers in different colors. For example, pink http://www.gearbest.com/body-scale/pp_623367.html
I was pleasantly amused, when I used these scales the first time.
And then, you cannot do without a smartphone. The scales can display the weight in three variables - jin / kg / lb.
There is jin scale by default. It is a Chinese weight, which is equal to 0.5 kg. So the weight is shown exactly 2 times more than ordinary weight. Why they made it? It is unclear. Fortunately, it is enough to change it for the usual weight once, and then the scales will show the weight in kg.
By default, the scales are turned off, but when you stand on them, they immediately turn on and show the weight. No need to wait until they are set to 0 as in some other scales.
To work with the Xiaomi Smart Weight Scale you need to install the MiFit app https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.xiaomi.hm.health. This app by the way is used to work with the fitness bracelet Mi Band http://www.gearbest.com/smart-watches/pp_362705.html so if you use the bracelet, then you don’t have to install anything optionally.
Setting the scales of Xiaomi Bluetooth 4.0 Smart Weight Scale.
First go to the Profile and add new device.
Then, click Mi Body Fat Scale on the device, and get into the settings of the scales. Here, we change the scale display in kilos. And that’s all, setup is over.
So how do Xiaomi smart scales perform?
When weighing, the scales are synchronized with the phone via bluetooth, there is no need to run the app on the phone immediately, sometimes the data can be synchronized a couple minutes later. You need to weigh barefoot, stepping in pairs to the round sensors on the scales. You can weigh when wearing socks, but then you can see only the weight, no additional parameters.
After weighing we can see this screen.
By the way, the scales proved to be even smarter than I thought. If they were assigned to different family members, the program offers to create individual accounts for them. At the first weigh you will be asked to enter your height, sex and date of birth. Further, when weighing the program attaches the data to the appropriate accounts. You can switch accounts by clicking on the avatar of this account.
Scroll down to see full list of the options received when weighing.
You can click on any option, and see the description, and the scale of calculation
With this program, you can monitor the changes for any period.
But the program has even other features. You can set goals, for example, put a certain body weight, and see when you approach it. You can also share your scores in social networks, monitor the child's weight (when you weigh with the child in your arms, and then without him or her) and so on.
Well, finally, you can see that in my case there is a few overweight. And the scales show it clearly. Since the use of these scales, I have lost about 3kg, just controlling food intake in the evenings, after work. Regular weighing at the same time shows a very clear result. No meal in the evening – and you can see about -0.5 kg. This is good motivation to build on the success.
And a few words about the accuracy of the parameters. My daughter does acrobatics, and her trainer told her to wring, as with a good stretching she has underdeveloped muscles. The scales showed an amazing picture. Then I couldn't help but wonder that the data are still correct.
Well, my wife is perfect (at least in terms of weight). Rating of 100 out of 100 points!
I am completely satisfied with this scales, as they even surpassed my expectations. Not a bit sorry about the purchase. When I told a friend of mine about the purchase, he also got it.
Visual display of your progress is a great motivation to strengthen the result, while making yourself even healthier.