Back in 2015, I bought these scales:

They automatically record my weight (using wi-fi) with Google Fit. Over time, it has allowed me to build a long-term and detailed record of just how overweight I am.

That exact model is no longer made or supported by the company, but they work just fine for me still. I think that the key feature here (compared to some other “smart” scales) is that these connect to wi-fi – so you don’t need to worry about connecting them to your phone on blue-tooth or similar.

These days, it seems that Withings has three models:

Withings Body – Just records your weight, which is all I ever wanted.

Withings Body+ – Records your weight, but also your “body mass”. I couldn’t get the body mass recording to ever work on mine, so I’m skeptical of this.

Withings/Nokia Body Cardio – All of the above, plus also heart rate.

Michael Josem is a long-term consumer advocate, most prominently as a global leader in combating fraud in the online gambling industry. He was in part the inspiration for the 20th Century Fox Movie, Runner Runner, starring Ben Affleck and Justin Timberlake.

Josem has over a decade of experience as a senior business leader working across various high-tech and online industries, and takes action to build a better community. His primary volunteer roles include service for the Commonwealth War Graves Commission, and Graih, the homelessness charity.

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