What is the opinion of Reddit about the
Withings Smart Body Analyzer, Black?

A total of 13 reviews of this product on Reddit.

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15th Nov 2017

Right now I use a digit weight watchers scale but I really want this one. PS I HATE having my period, weighed myself this morning and I’m so bloated I’m only down .6 since yesterday when I was so bloated I was (TMI) gassy all day.

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14th Jan 2016

Hey I was just trying to order this scale of Amazon.com but its not giving me a buy option to ship to Canada although its mentioning a direct import fee (which I haven’t seen before). Does this mean I am simply unable to order it? You may not know the answer to this but I thought you may be full of surprises.

Probably just means I can’t order this as its just cannibalizing their own sales of electronics. Not sure why the import fee is mentioned though.

However Amazon doesn’t even sell it on the Canada side, only through resellers. Look at this price too! http://www.amazon.ca/Withings-WS-50-Smart-Body-Analyzer/dp/B00BKRQ4E8/ref=dp_ob_title_hpc

May have to stick with the aria at this price unless i can solve the shipping.

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9th Oct 2015

Ah, yeah I meant resting daily. I also wear mine all the time when running but have consistently checked mine first thing after waking up. This I could use to easily get consistent HR every morning http://www.amazon.com/Withings-WS-50-Smart-Analyzer-Black/dp/B00BKRQ4E8 but it seems expensive for what I’d gain.

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11th Oct 2015

I have a Withings Scale. It keeps track of all my weight measurements and I can view them using an app on my phone. The image is a screenshot from the app.

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17th Jul 2015

It’s not really that cheap, but man is it worth it IMO. Having the data go directly to my phone is the best thing I’ve gotten in a while. Of course the BF% stuff won’t be correct, but it’s all about trends right?

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1st Jul 2013

I actually weigh myself every day. I weigh myself in the morning to help normalize the numbers and reduce the amount of variable weight like any water or food I’ve ingested. I splurged and bought myself a Withings Wifi scale. Now I just step on the scale and I let it do all my tracking for me. It’s one less number I have to carry around in my head and I really like the charting. Since I’ve started keto my trend line has been declining steadily. Focusing on the trend line keeps me from focusing on all my day-to-day weight fluctuations.

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18th Jun 2019

Before getting to the links I need to address the area of your first statement –

>these old shit holes don’t even vent the home properly

The issue with heating an older house is the fact that it isn’t properly sealed and tend to leak (to the outside of the building) making it less efficient to heat due to loss of already heated air.

Because of this, you’re receiving some ventilation through leakage which helps exchange the higher CO2 laden air with low CO2 from outside. How much would depend on how “leaky” the house was.

Newer houses are built to way higher leakage factors (vapor barrier, air barrier, more insulation, better sealing windows, etc.) and thus REQUIRE some sort of mechanical ventilation.

So in fact “Old shit houses” ventilate better than a non-mechanically-ventilated newer house. (There’s other issues with an older house’s “leaky ventilation system” but we’re on about CO2 levels in older houses)

>C02 levels hit 1,000+ PPM inside a house without proper vents in under 45 minutes

I did not see that stated in any of the links and is not confirmed by data from a highly sealed bedroom(“Most evenings, I keep my bedroom well-sealed, with the door and windows closed. The poor ventilation should lead to a steady increase in the CO2 concentration while I’m in my room.”). Based on that data, from unoccupied levels (0 on the right hand chart) to an occupied level of 1000PPM, it takes 6 hours. From occupied @1000PPM it never reaches a +1000PPM (tops out 600PPM above the 1000PPM baseline)

>Probably explains why a lot of idiots are around these days, we were all raised in crappy built homes where C02 levels probably held steady @ 2,000+ PPM for decades.

Unlikely. In his highly sealed room he states “When I’m sleeping, the average CO2 level is around 2500 ppm” In an older, “leaky”, house it probably wouldn’t get to 2000PPM as shown with this data where, before “insulating” (just around the door frame) it topped out at ~1300PPM. (In a closed door room).

>Do you really want to raise your kids in a old home where just living in it will lower your IQ over time and make you feel like shit after awhile?

So the facts point to that not happening.

Aside from other issues with indoor air quality of older “leaky” houses (heat loss, VOC’s, moisture), CO2 concentration is not a huge issue.

Health Canada lists 3500PPM is being “acceptable long-term exposure range for residential indoor air” Source.

Now onto the linked sources –

Usually when looking for/at statistics, studies, and data there are a few key points to consider before choosing what data is “reliable”.

1 – Is the source an industry standard? – In this case (HVAC) the standard source would be ASHRAE. Only 1 of your links actually lists ASHRAE as a source. (NCCEH). For the time being, we’ll say this is a decent source.

2 – Does the source have “skin in the game”? Studies by this group are likely to ONLY use data that promotes their product/stance. (ie – Apple will never give stats that Android is better at a certain function than it’s iOS. It WILL list out data that proves that iOS is better.) Or they will use cherry picked “studies” that show their item/stance is better than the competition. These sources should be taken with a grain of salt. (co2meter.com – Selling CO2 meters, they’re going to make it look like you need to buy their meter to check your “dangerous levels”. (it also doesn’t have any sources other than customer’s thoughts/studies, highly unscientific); WHO – Obvious skin in the game as they’re a major climate change organization. The link you provided is their take on “solid fuels, including biomass fuels (wood, dung, agricultural residues) and coal” dealing with Indoor Air Pollution. Nothing to do with CO2; Of the last 2 links – NCCEH and Joel – Both have skin in the game. First of all NCCEH – If we check out who they actually are and who sponsored them/the study we find out that it’s “Copyright © 2019 National Collaborating Centre for Environmental Health

Production of this website has been made possible through a financial contribution from the Public Health Agency of Canada.”

2019, Canada Public Health. That’s a shaky source seeing as how the Liberal Party is pushing Climate change/CO2 reduction policy and this website is fairly new, and based on this sentence “Parents are now concerned and the school board has asked you, as Medical Officer of Health, about the potential health risks” – This sounds like it’s a “stance” piece. However, a read through gives the impression that, no, schools are ventilated well enough. “As the MOH, you could discuss with parents and teachers about the meaning of the findings, highlighting the low direct risk to health.” We’ll say this is decent data.

Now Joel, Here’s where’s we’re taking “Hard Data” from.

1 – No industry authoritative sources (ie ASHRAE), any studies referenced have no links to said studies but many look CO2 unfriendly.

2 – Skin in the game? – Joel Jean – Co-founder and CEO of Swift Solar – Yes most definitely has skin in the game.

3 – How scientific is his “research” – He seems to go through lots of stats on a “highly sealed, small area” to gain those numbers. No real data about the actual design of his “test room” Is it a new sealed house, an old leaky house? No idea. What we can glean from the article is that he’s made every variable pretty small. Yes, in a small sealed box, you’re going to shoot the CO2 concentration sky high. Do most people live like this? No.

And the kicker for how scientific his study was? – This is his high tech CO2 measuring device. It’s a fucking $120 bathroom scale that has a 3.4/5 customer rating, with complaints of the data being right fucked up. Source.

TL;DR – While older houses do have issues with Indoor Air Quality, CO2 concentration is not an issue. They’re “leaky” enough to provide adequate ventilation that you won’t “turn your kids into dummys”, isn’t the reason for “why a lot of idiots are around these days” and won’t “lower your IQ over time”.

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12th Jul 2016

I have the Withings Smart Body Analyzer. It looks like they’ve changed their product line-up a little, and they have a couple of newer scales.

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26th Jul 2015

It’s possible that people at /r/fuckeatingdisorders might ahve more insight. Naturally, quantifying weight loss is a pretty popular thing here so it’s not something many folks here have had to look into.

Fitbit makes a wirelessly syncing scale called the Fitbit Aria. I own it and love it. You could put tape over the readout and just have it sync and store teh data on its own without telling you. Removing the tile from teh app would keep you from accidentally seeing the numbers. Alternatively, if you’re worried about having the weight be too accessible on Fitbit, yo ucould get a scale like a Withings scale (I had this one) and then, unless you set it up to sync with MFP or something, it would just be storing the information on an app you don’t even have to access for any reason but to show your providers.

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7th Mar 2015

Oh excellent! Thank you for letting me know 🙂

edit: Is it this one?

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20th Feb 2015

I’d opt for the Withings WS-50 Scale over the Aria. I’ve got an Aria and the girlfriend has the WS-50. The WS-50 matches the features of the Aria, and then some. From what I remember, I setup the WS-50 to sync the weight data through another service, then sync that service to Fitbit.com. Rest assure you can sync the data to Fitbit, my girlfriend’s data gets synced…

Also, my Aria’s weight plate has been slowly shifting out of alignment. It’s about a quarter inch rotated on the base. I’ve asked Fitbit for a replacement, but they pretty much told me to feck off…this was right after the Force fiasco, so they were probably still butthurt.

Edit: There’s a cheaper WS-30 that matches the Aria’s specs.

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2nd Oct 2016

Withings has some good scales that I have been using for about 4-5 years and I am decently happy with them. The mobile app for it has a running average that helps temper the bodyfat % deviation although recent versions of the mobile app aren’t as good as the older version (on Android I reverted to an earlier version and told my phone not to update the app):