The Xiaomi Mi Body Composition Scale 2 is a phenomenal gadget that can let you know everything from metabolic age, muscle mass, visceral fat levels and even your body weight.
It’s incredibly easy to set up and use, moreover, all the metrics measured using the Body Composition Scale can be readily tracked on your smartphone using the Mi Fit App.
I was more than happy when I heard that I was going to review the Mi Body Composition Scale 2 because a couple of friends had spoken about it in the past and told me how smart and unique this particular weighing scale was, so obviously I wanted to try it out for myself.
From the couple of weeks that I’ve used it, the Xiaomi Mi Body Composition Scale 2 provides accurate and consistent data and is not complicated to use. It’s a great gadget to keep track of key health metrics and it doesn’t cost much.
However, there were a couple of things I did not like and thought it’d be best if I addressed them.
To know more about the Xiaomi Mi Body Composition Scale 2 price and review in Malaysia, read on and see if this is something you see yourself using on a daily basis.
- Xiaomi Mi Body Composition Scale 2 Price and Release Date in Malaysia
- Xiaomi Mi Body Composition Scale 2 Highlights
- Xiaomi Mi Body Composition Scale 2 Specifications Malaysia
- Xiaomi Mi Body Composition Scale 2 Design
- Xiaomi Mi Body Composition Scale 2 Performance
- Xiaomi Mi Body Composition Scale 2 App Support
- Xiaomi Mi Body Composition Scale 2 Pros and Cons
Xiaomi Mi Body Composition Scale 2 Price and Review in Malaysia
Xiaomi Mi Body Composition Scale 2 Price and Release Date in Malaysia
The Xiaomi Mi Body Composition Scale 2 was initially launched back in 2020 as a successor to the then popular Xiaomi Mi Body Composition Scale. It was released at an introductory price of 80 RM, but the price has been reduced since then.
As of September 2022, the price of the Xiaomi Mi Body Composition Scale 2 is 74.90 RM with some third-party stores even selling the scale 2 for as low as 60 RM.
Buyers can get their hands on the Mi Body Composition Scale 2 by visiting the nearest Mi center or by shopping from the Mi online store.
Xiaomi Mi Body Composition Scale 2 Highlights
Intelligent Data Tracker – The Mi Body Composition Scale 2 can automatically identify family members based on their body data and can support up to 16 unique profiles.
Durable Build – The Mi Body Composition Scale 2 has a reinforced tempered glass housing that can withstand pressure up to 400lbs. The scale is built to last and the material does not retain fingerprints or footprints.
Compatible with Smartphones – Biometrics and health data can be tracked and recorded on any smartphone running Android or iOS and the scale 2 can be paired with via Bluetooth 5.0.
Xiaomi Mi Body Composition Scale 2 Specifications Malaysia
|Product Dimensions||280 x 280 x 22 mm|
|Case materials||Reinforced glass + ABS engineering plastic|
|Device requirements||Runs on devices that use Android 4.4 / iOS 9.0 or above (iPhone 5s or above) and support Bluetooth 4.0 or above|
|Product net weight||1,2 kg|
|Wireless Connection||Bluetooth 5.0|
|Power supply||4*1.5V (AAA) batteries|
Xiaomi Mi Body Composition Scale 2 Design
To start things off, the design of the Xiaomi Mi Body Composition Scale 2 is truly minimalistic, quite like all of Xiaomi’s other devices.
It’s white all around and the reinforced glass covering the top of the scale is extremely durable and can handle up to 400lbs.
The scale has rounded corners and under the glass sits a LED display that lit up only when I stood on the scale. At other times when the scale was not in use, it’s like there wasn’t even a display there, that’s how sleek the scale is.
The base of the scale is made from smooth plastic and at the center sits the battery case which supports 4*AAA batteries. But it would have been better if Xiaomi replaced the removable batteries with a built-in rechargeable battery and provided a charger with the scale 2.
Anyway, I did find the legs under the scale to be quite rubbery but it helped maintain the scales footing, so that’s a plus point in my book.
All-in-all, I loved the design of the Xiaomi Mi Body Composition Scale 2 and though there could have been a few minor changes with respect to the battery case, definitely something I see myself using regularly, so I guess I can move past that.
Xiaomi Mi Body Composition Scale 2 Performance
Coming to the performance of the Xiaomi Mi Body Composition Scale 2, the scale has four pressure plates positioned at each of its four corners. These plates help calculate the exact weight based on the amount of pressure applied at the top of the scale.
I did notice that unlike most other scales, the Xiaomi Mi Body Composition Scale 2 did not measure my weight if I stood on it with just one foot, but it did calculate my balance after standing on it just for a couple of seconds. This is a good feature and from what I can tell, it can help minimize the chance of getting wrong weight readings.
Another thing about the scale that i’d like to bring up is that in order to get more than just my body weight and if I had to check, say other metrics such as my bone density or fat levels, I had to take off my socks while standing on the scale.
This is because scale 2 sends low frequency signals through the body in order to track other biometrics and for it to be successful, it needs skin contact. The only thing it doesn’t seem to be capable of doing is track heart rate, but I guess we can see that sometime in the future, maybe with a Scale 3?
I did not mind that the Scale 2 doesn’t offer Wi-Fi capabilities, however, I was able to connect the scale 2 with my smartphone by pairing the two devices using Bluetooth 5.0 and this was an easy way for me to track everything the scale measured.
A fun fact about the scale 2: It can support up to 16 profiles at a time, so different members of a family can use the same scale and track their information separately.
Xiaomi Mi Body Composition Scale 2 App Support
While I was able to use the Scale 2 as it was to measure my body weight, I was unable to track other health and fitness levels such as fat, muscle mass, protein levels, water levels, bone density and more without installing the Mi Fit App.
I could record my data and view individual metrics with figures and charts. This helped me understand whether or not I was meeting my daily goals or if there was something I needed to pay close attention to.
The Mi Fit app not only connects to the Scale 2, but can be paired with many of Xiaomi’s other health trackers and devices like their smartwatches, fitness bands and more.
The app took my basic information such as age, height, initial weight, gender and based on this it was able to calculate my ideal weight, body age and BMI.
I did love using the app and there were no issues per se, but i felt that Xiaomi could have at least offered to integrate the app with other health devices out of their ecosystem.
Xiaomi Mi Body Composition Scale 2 Pros and Cons
- Sturdy build and sleek design
- The scale 2 is extremely easy to use
- Can be used without an app
- It’s cheap and affordable
- Uses AAA batteries and can not be recharged
- Does not measure heart rate, Spo2 or other information
- No Wi-Fi
- Display only highlights the users weight, rest of the information is available but only by using the Mi Fit app
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