A smart scale can do more than just measure your weight. If you want to track your fitness progress or monitor your heart rate and other health data, a smart scale should be part of your morning routine.
I tested $79.99 Eufy P2 Pro in a couple of weeks and it’s a capable and reliable mid-range smart scale. My current scale, the more expensive Withings Body Cardiotracks body composition measurements such as BMI and body fat, while the Eufy scale provides more detailed information about your health and fitness by tracking 16 different measurements of body composition your.
In addition to your body weight, Eufy Smart Scale P2 Pro also measures muscle mass, bone mass, heart rate, body fat, etc. The scale uses these measurements, along with input from you, (you can optionally add waist, bust, thighs, hips) to create a personalized 3D model based on your key stats so you can see your fitness progress (or lack thereof) in real time.
After taking the measurements, the scale will display your weight, body fat percentage and heart rate on the LED screen. The remaining measurements, including the 3D model, along with your body composition measurements, are then viewed in the EufyLife app via Bluetooth or Wi-Fi.
So how do you know how much body fat and visceral fat you have? Like other smart scales, it uses bioelectrical impedance analysis, or BIA, to measure body composition. This simply means that the two electrodes in the scale transmit a painless, low-level electrical current through your body, even though it stops at the tips of your legs. Don’t worry, you won’t feel anything. The scale then estimates your body composition based on how fast the electrical impulses travel through your body. The process is safe and used by other brands of smart scales, but is not recommended for pregnant women or people with pacemakers. Eufy allows you to opt out of using the current using the scale in “simple mode”, which my personal smart scale does not offer. If there is no current, it will measure and display only the weight and BMI.
The 16 measurements of the scale lines are:
- Body fat percentage
- Muscle mass
- Bone mass
- BMR (Basal Metabolic Rate)
- Visceral fat
- Body fat mass
- Lean body mass
- Body age
- Body type
- Skeletal muscle mass
- Subcutaneous fat
Whether you really need to know all of these measurements depends on what your goals are. If you’re only using the scale to track your weight, probably not. However, if you’re looking for exercise motivation or need to monitor your heart rate or monitor dehydration, these measurements can be an extremely useful tool.
I’m currently on a strength training program and would like to see how my training for the day affects those measurements. It also keeps me motivated when I see the scale go up but I can also see that my muscle mass has increased and it’s not just the empty calories that make the change.
Also, I find it very helpful to know my BMI and body fat percentage, so when I see those numbers trending up, I am reminded to eat ice cream after dinner every night. night is not a smart move. Eufy’s additional measurements help paint a better overall picture of my health and fitness.
Reliable weight monitoring – for both pets and children
It’s hard to say how accurate the Eufy P2 Pro smart scale is because, even though I have different measurements from my Withings scale, I also get a different weight when I go to the doctor’s office. Eufy’s weight is two pounds less than the other’s, but it shows a much higher percentage of body fat.
Even so, as long as the numbers are consistent and I’m just measuring them against themselves, it should give me an idea of my overall health and fitness. If it drops, that’s a good sign, even if it doesn’t drop as low as the more expensive Withings figure.
There is also a baby and pet weighing mode which is quite useful. My cat Max is a bit restless and I have been asked to track his weight so now I just pick him up and put him on the scale and the app will calculate his weight. And yes, since you can create profiles for members of the whole family, he has his own profile in the app. You can create profiles for an unlimited number of users, while Withings allows up to 8 different users.
When someone else steps on the scale, it automatically identifies that user as a user by weight. This works well for family members (or pets) who don’t weigh as much as you, but can be confusing when you’re only 5kg apart. When that happens, you can manually assign a weight to the record.
The Eufy P2 Pro Smart Scale offers new measurements I’ve never seen from a Withings scale. For example, it measures lean muscle mass and visceral fat, along with subcutaneous fat, but I don’t know how that affects my overall health or what the “normal” range is. Clicking on a measurement in the app gives you a brief explanation of what it is and what the normal range is, although Withings’ explanations are much more detailed.
I am pleased to hear that my levels of visceral fat, the type of body fat mainly present in the abdominal cavity, are in the normal range. However, my subcutaneous fat, the fat that sits right under the skin and easily accumulates in the biceps and thighs, is tall. There are tips on how to improve; It required me to have a balanced diet and exercise regularly, but I did it. I would like a little more information about those measurements and how they relate to my overall health.
My biggest complaint is not with the scale but with the bundled EufyLife app. It was confusing, not intuitive at all, and it took several calls to customer service to figure out where everything was and how to use them.
I’m having trouble with the connection, mainly telling me that I need to connect to Bluetooth once I’m already connected.
I also had trouble finding where you have to enter your body measurements to create a 3D virtual representation, as well as where to enter your food diary or sync it with your food tracker to use the tracking tool. calories.
Eufy needs to do some work on the app to streamline and make it more user-friendly. I’d also like the option to choose to see some of the additional measurements on the scale, instead of having to view them on your phone.
My Withings scale shows me my weight change right on the scale after showing my measurements. I immediately know if my weight has increased or decreased compared to the last time. You need to go into the app to see this information in Eufy and even then, when you see your weight, you need to tap on another screen to see your weight history.
The Eufy scale is powered by four AA batteries, while the more expensive Withings scales can be recharged via a USB cable.
Another feature I don’t love is how short it feels, 11 inches long, compared to my 12 ½ inch long Withings scale. The scale itself is attractive with its black body and large LED light. It’s also sleek, stable, and fits the foot well – but I don’t know if people with feet size 10 and up will be comfortable or stable wearing it.
The P2 Pro is a solid mid-range smart scale that measures your weight, heart rate and body composition and delivers it in a useful way. While there are some (fixable) issues with the app, it gives an overall feel for your body and can help the whole family, even family pets, make changes. make positive lifestyle changes and achieve their health and fitness goals. Until then, Wyze Smart Scalewith an easier-to-use app, still our pick for best smart scale.
|Size||11 x 11 x 1 inch||12 x 12 x 1 inch||12.8 x 12.8 x 0.7 inches|
|Weight||3.7 pounds||4.07 pounds||N / A|
|Tracked metrics||Weight, Body Fat, Heart Rate, BMI, Muscle Mass, Bone Mass, Water, Protein, BMR (Basal Metabolic Rate), Visceral Fat, Body Fat Mass, Lean Mass, Body age, Body type, Skeletal muscle mass, Subcutaneous fat||Weight, Body Fat, Heart Rate, Lean Body Mass, BMI, Muscle Weight, Visceral Fat, Basal Metabolic Rate, Bone Mass, Metabolic Age, Protein, Water Percentage in the body||Weight, Body fat, Body water percentage, Muscle mass, Bone mass, Heart rate, Bioelectrical impedance analysis|
|Water proof||IPX5||IPX3||N / A|
|Battery||4 AA batteries||4 AAA batteries||Rechargeable via microUSB|