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Mi Body Composition Scale

The Mi Body Composition Scale fills in the missing element fitness trackers just can’t track – your body weight

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With smarter gadgets in every sphere of life, why should the humble weighing scale be left behind? The Mi Body Composition Scale fills in the missing element fitness trackers just can’t track – your body weight. Step on the glistening white device and the LED screen reads out your weight, but its more advanced capabilities lie tied to the companion Mi Fit smartphone app. The scale uses a low-energy Bluetooth 4.0 profile to stay connected to your smartphone, and allows up to 16 individual profiles for tracking individual family members’ body metrics over time. Courtesy the 4 embedded 304L stainless steel electrodes, the app uses Bioelectrical Impedance Analysis –  the electrical impedance or resistance to the flow of electric current through body tissues – to estimate various metrics such as body mass index, bone mass, basal metabolism, total body water, among others. Based on your current weight, height age and gender, the app then determines an individual body score, which is the scale’s way of telling you how healthy you are and what you need to address to better the score.

In use, the scale presents detailed information via the app, and is pretty accurate when compared to a BMI-scale at the nearby diagnostic center. It gets a bit addictive to use, more so if you’re on a mission to lose weight and become healthier, and the app graphs out your progress to keep you motivated. Just as long as you remember that the data should be used as a reference point and should not be considered as medical advice, you should be good. You can even mate the app with Xiaomi’s fitness tracker for a better view of your health, and if you’re the sort who takes their health seriously, the app will give you all the information you need, and then some. At Rs 1,999, it’s well worth the asking price considering the tech that’s packed into this device.

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Tushar Kanwar

The author is Technology Columnist and Program Manager in Bengaluru, India

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