As we are about to release the Wireless Scale WS-30 in late September 2012 (in Europe), many of you ask us what the differences are between this new model and the original Wi-Fi Body Scale. Some already have the WBS01, our first generation of connected scales. Some are thinking of buying their first smart scale, and wonder which one they should buy. Which features are available on each of these two scales? What makes the Withings WS-30 a next generation connected scale? Here are the answers.
What differentiates the Wireless Scale from the Wi-Fi Body Scale?
The Wireless Scale (WS-30) has an extra connectivity feature (compared to the WBS01). It has Bluetooth. This means you can do things you couldn’t do before:
The WS-30 is our entry-level scale. It’s recommended retail price is €119.95, which is less than the price of the Wi-Fi Body Scale (our high-end model). The reason why this WS-30 is purse friendly is that, even though it measures your weight and BMI, it doesn’t measure your impedance, the body data necessary to give you your body composition (read the following paragraph for more details).
What feature does the Wi-Fi Body Scale have that the Wireless Scale doesn’t have?
Fat mass calculation
The Wi-Fi Body Scale measures weight, and calculates your BMI (Body Mass Index) and fat mass (how much fat – in percentage or in pounds/kilograms – there is in your body composition). The Wireless Scale does not calculate your fat mass.
1. No power on, no zeroing
Once setup, both scales are ready to be used everyday, right away. No need to switch the power on, no need to calibrate. Just step on it!
2. Position control
The Wireless Scale let’s you know if you’re in the right position to do the weighing. If not, it tells you what to do.
3. Automatic recognition
Both scales work for the whole family. When you step on one of these Withings scales, your trigram pops up shown on the screen. The scales recognize who you are among its recurrent users. Step on Withings scale and let it send your latest weigh-in to your online secured account.
4. Weight and BMI
Both scales measure weight and calculate your BMI with the same accuracy (100g graduation).
Here’s a previously published article about the Wireless Scale, with many more facts. If you have any other questions about the differences between the Wireless Scale and our first Body Scale, please leave a comment below and we will get back to you.
Have you seen our short video presentation of the WS-30?
Note: in case you are wondering, both scales work exactly the same with our compatible partner apps and services (such as RunKeeper and LoseIt).
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