eufy Smart Scale P1 is the evolution of the BodySense scale that we had the opportunity to try a few years ago. The same materials were used in the construction but it is much smaller and able to detect a few more vital parameters. We tried it in the past few days: here are our impressions.
How it is made
This scale uses a square shaped glass plate with rounded corners and, as we said, is smaller than the previous version (28 x 28 centimeters against 30 x 30 of the BodySense).
The shoe size of the writer is 42 and both feet cover the entire surface leaving just a slight margin: this probably also means that a foot that is some size larger is likely to come off the scale and lead to less accurate measurements.
It is difficult to understand the reasons that led the company to seek this miniaturization, if not to make the scale less bulky and more adaptable to smaller environments at the expense of a smaller number of people who will be able to use it.
The feet of eufy Smart Scale P1 are made of rubber and ensure excellent adherence to the floor, the bottom instead is made of satin plastic and in the center there is a drawer for the three AAA mini-AAA batteries (included in the package) that power the scale. . The display is very large, with a black background and white numbers that can be easily read even during the day in direct sunlight.
Thanks to a button on the back it is possible to switch from the reading in pounds to that in kilograms, thus making it configurable and usable even without pairing it with a smartphone.
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How it works and what it does
Insert the batteries, simply step on the scale and wait a few seconds, useful for the system to obtain a weight measurement. Another handful of seconds are needed by the scale to perform another measurement by passing a slight current in the body, imperceptible to the user but necessary to measure other parameters such as the percentage of lean mass and fat mass, of water in the body, bone and muscle mass, as well as calculating BMI and BMR.
This function can be disabled through the combined application, thus allowing people with pacemakers and pregnant women to use the scale (obviously giving up the second measurements to settle instead of just body weight).
The EufyLife app
As we said, the data is collected within the EufyLife app available for iPhone, iPad and Android, simply by connecting the scale via Bluetooth with the device on which the application is installed.
At the first use you will have to create an account and follow the pairing process of the device, which takes place in a few seconds and is guided by the menu, also available in Italian. At the end all subsequent measurements will be stored in the app and, if you allow access, also in the Apple Health app.
The user interface of the application is really minimal and intuitive, and puts all the information collected by the scale at hand within an easy-to-consult panel, complete with a history of all the measurements made.
The scale is able to keep the measurements of 20 people at the same time, so it can also work within extended families: each user will be recognized by the scale and will be able to keep a history of the various weighings, with all the information stored in their own device.
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How is it going
The scale, like the previous one, is immediate and really easy to use. As mentioned, the smartphone is not mandatory if you only want to measure your body weight, while pairing becomes necessary if you want to read all the other information acquired during the second phase of the measurement, which overall lasts about 5 seconds.
With eufy Smart Scale P1, in a few seconds, it is actually possible to measure:
In addition to these parameters, already calculated from the previous version, this new model is able to measure the level of protein in the body (a low level can cause a weakening of the immune system, muscle weakness and anemia) and age, i.e. in able to establish the age of the body (we considered us 5 years younger, a pleasant satisfaction).
eufy BodySense was, in our previous judgment, the best Smart scale we had had the opportunity to try in the editorial office. This new version maintains the primacy as it is made of the same excellent materials and continues to offer well-conceived software, as well as an immediacy of use difficult to find in other products of this type. Too bad only for the size reduction.
If interested, buy it on Amazon for 59.99 euros.