Noel Campion welcomes the useful interactive features with the Eufy Smart Scale P1, a weighing scales which as smart as the name suggests.
I’ve tried a few different smart scales over the years, but I found most of them frustrating to use. I had issues connecting and the apps were clunky and lacked comprehensive data. That isn’t the case with the Eufy Smart Scale P1.
One of the biggest frustrations with previous smart scales was down to the apps and Bluetooth connectivity. In a couple of months of use with multiple users, the P1 never failed to work as
advertised and that is a major plus in my book.
The P1 doesn’t just show your weight, it can measure and record 14 body measurements with up to 16 users. These include — weight; body mass index; body fat percentage; water percentage; muscle-mass percentage; bone-mass percentage; basal metabolic rate (energy used at rest), visceral fat; lean body mass; body fat mass; bone mass; muscle mass; body age and protein.
The scales is available in black or white with a hardened glass top and I really like that the corners are really round ensuring you can’t hurt your bare feet easily.
Unlike a normal scale, a smart scales like the P1 requires you to use it in your bare feet to ensure
accuracy. It is able to acquire measurements by sending a tiny electric current through your body from one foot to the other and measuring the resistance. The only number you’ll actually see on the scale is your weight on the large, easy to see LED display. For all the other measurements you have to instal the free EufyLife app, which is available for Android and iOS.
The app requires you to pair the scale to your phone via Bluetooth, but you can only pair it to one smartphone. This means that anytime someone wants to weigh themselves and see the recorded results, they have to use the phone that the scales is paired to.
However, you can install the app on other devices and then log into your EufyLife account to see all of the user data for each registered individual to a maximum of 16.
This isn’t a problem though, because once you’ve set up your user profile, all you need to do is step on the scale and it will automatically determine which user you are according to your weight. The scales can store up to 100 readings and once you connect your smartphone, the data recorded will be synced to the EufyLife app.
More expensive scales that can connect via wifi can synchronise their data directly to the cloud, which means you don’t have to remember to open the app on your phone to have it synchronise and it’s not linked to a single device. I only found this to be a minor inconvenience and it wouldn’t be a dealbreaker for me, especially considering the price of the P1.
You can look back on each record over time to track your progress. You can also see trends via graphs for weight, BMI, body fat percentage and muscle-mass percentage. If you feel you need to lose weight based on the recommendations of your BMI you can set a weight goal.
Unfortunately, I can’t tell you what will happen if you make your goal because I haven’t hit mine yet. The act of setting this goal has helped me to focus more on what I eat, how much I eat and making me more aware of my overall health and fitness.
The app is simple to use and gives a very brief explanation of what each body measurement means. I would have liked a more comprehensive summary, but you can go searching on the internet to find out more if you’re really interested in what visceral fat is or BMR.
This data can also be shared with Apple Health, Google Fit, or the Fitbit app if you want to keep all of your health data in one place. I use the Google Fit app to track fitness and it shows each recorded weight from the Eufy P1 and the amount of weight you gain or lose each month. This a great way of keeping all of your health data in one app, but obviously, the EufyLife app shows more information regarding your weight and body data.
Overall, the Eufy Smart Scale P1 offers a lot for €44, including a 15-month warranty. The P1 can help motivate you to improve your health and lose weight as long as you’ve got the willingness and motivation. Not only that, it can be used fully by all the family or household.
It is available on amazon.co.uk with free shipping to Ireland for Prime members.