Weight loss and fat loss is in the minds of most humans. When you have food like Mcdonald’s available for cheap and everywhere, you are bound to get a little plump. But if you are like me, you like to be fit and make sure your clothes fit all the time.
But one thing I learned about weight loss and fat loss is what you don’t measure, you don’t have any control of. If you don’t measure the inches in your hips, you won’t know the goal to target. Measuring constantly is the way to truly get the body of your choice.
Xiaomi has taken the humble weighing scale and given it a software upgrade and has made it smart. Does the Mi Body Composition Scale have what it takes?
Let’s find out.
Inside the Box
Inside the box is only the weighing scale and a manual. This doesn’t require any chargers as it works with a battery.
Like most Xiaomi devices, this is a beautiful piece of simplicity. This will fit in any household without any hassles from a design perspective. The top of the weighing scale is made of non-slippery tempered glass that can withstand the pressures of a full grown person. The base is made up of 4 strong grip stops that ensure the scale doesn’t slip away.
The interface is super simple and looks pretty great. It looks super clean and when a person stands on the scale, the number shows up magically. This is the kind of design that will make Dieter Rams from Braun proud.
It’s pretty light, so if you are looking to carry a weighing scale during your trips, then it’s a good idea to carry the Xiaomi Mi Body Composition Scale. The thinnest part of the scale measures 14.75mm, which is pretty thin.
Function and Use
Now generally, the use of a scale is to measure weight. But modern-day fitness regimes tell you, only body weight as a measure of fitness is pointless. So a good smart weighing scale should do more and the Mi Body Composition Scale really measures up.
Here are the 9 data points the Mi Scale measures
- Muscle Mass
The muscle mass numbers are basically the amount of muscle you have in your body and how much of muscle is your body made up of compared to other parts. More the muscle mass, the better it is for you and the Mi Scale does a good job of showing this number.
The BMI is the universal number that is also called the Body Mass Index. I will not get into how this number is measured, except that this is a misleading number from a fitness standpoint.
- Bone Mass
Now, this is a super important data point as some people have heavy bones. They might look light, but the weighing scale may show a higher number. This doesn’t mean they are fat. The bone mass number tells you how heavy your bones are and this helps you with your weightloss journey.
The number one data point is seen by most people in the world. Weight is displayed in kilograms.
- Body Fat
The body fat percentage number is the amount of fat there is one’s body. This is the best number to be checked by people who are truly looking to get fit. The body fat number should be ideally between 10 and 15 for a very healthy adult.
- Visceral Fat
Visceral fat is the most dangerous fat in your body as this fat covers the very vital organs such as the liver and pancreas. This is the fat that covers your belly and this can be super dangerous. If you want to improve your health, this is the number you need to look at the Mi Body Composition Scale.
- Body Score
Xiaomi gives an overall rating for the shape of your body. You can use this information to gauge if you need more exercise or not. This is a good number to follow to understand the status of your health
Drinking water regularly is important for overall health and the Mi Body Composition scale gives out data on how much water is there in the body. If people are looking to gauge their weight, you can also use this number to understand how much water weight is there in your system.
- Basal Metabolism
For people who are fit, their metabolism is high. That means they burn food much faster, which in turn leads to a fitter body and less fat. One can look at this number to see if the basal metabolism number is improving. If it is improving, then you are on the right track!
The App and Other Features
The Mi App is what makes this product very useful. You can get data on all your metrics, you can track your weight in the past and have a goal to follow.
The scale also identifies the user when they stand on it. It can store up to 16 user profiles, so it is not only for a single person but an entire family.
The scale has Bluetooth enabled and it can work with AAA batteries for up to 8 months. No charging required.
The Mi Body Composition Scale is an amazing device that plays an important role in every household. This isn’t your average weighing machine, but it’s much more than that. It tracks the data it collects and gives an overall picture of your health through many data points.
It’s light, works with batteries and can be easily carried. Overall, this is an amazing product from Xiaomi and worth every penny!
Strong and Sturdy
9 Data Points
16 User Profiles
Lasts for 8 months with 3 batteries