Thanks to the sudden surge of interest in the Internet of Things (IoT), there is a renewed interest in making weighing scales perform more intelligent and important tasks. Renpho scale is an example of a well thought out idea that uses new technology to measure some important body weight parameters.
In this article, we will discuss if the new Renpho scale is a worthy buy or not.
Measuring Body Mass Index as a ratio of height and weight has long been discredited. There are better and more accurate ways to measure fat mass. Nowadays most of the expensive bathroom scales have the facility to measure the body fat. But the problem is that they are extremely inaccurate.
Renpho’s latest scale measure 11 important parameters. It measures your body weight, boss mass index, water percentage, muscle mass, bone mass, skeletal muscle, protein, basal metabolism, and others. It transmits all this date to the free RENPHO app. You can also connect it to Fitbit, Google Fit and Apple health apps.
To compare the accuracy of results, measurements were taken with RenPho, its expensive competitors and a few medical grade devices. The results showed that RenPho provided accurate readings and had very few variations in its numbers over the same day.
As long as they did correctly calibrations, there were no problems in readings. It has a built-in Bluetooth functionality which transmits all data to the app once you sync the two. The device has four powerful sensors and electrodes to ensure accuracy in every measurement. As long as you maintain similar conditions (dry feet and dry body, similar hydration status etc.) when weighing, the results will be accurate.
Since it measures most of the internal metrics by sending a tiny electrical current up through the body, factors like dry or wet feet, body hydration etc. have a big impact on the numbers. Overall, it is a good value for money.