Mi Smart Scales were served to us some time ago. They could find out a few other things besides the weight and were quite a lovely sight too. Recently another Chinese maker of smart scales, Yunmai, has visited Xiaomi’s crowdfunding platform with a product called Mini 2. As with Mi Smart Scales the newcomer uses BIA analysis to estimate your body vitals and it is a great choice for both kinds of people: those who are dieting and those who are simply into fitness training.
Bioelectrical impendence analysis (BIA) is a technology the scales in a majority of health and fitness originations use because they go way beyond just telling your weight. BIA is harmless and does not make you feel uncomfortable either. What Mini 2 Smart Scales do is that they send a tiny electrical current through your body. The current runs through blood and muscle faster than through fat and bone. So the scales measure the speed of current in every area and with a help of mathematical formulas estimate your body fat and other significant characteristics, like bone mass, basal metabolic rate, the amount of liquid to name the few. Overall these scales can read 10 body measurements.
The numbers are shown on an easy-to-read LED-display that, for the sake of battery economy, turns off as soon as you step off the scales. More detailed information is available in the app that offers different charts to help you understand the data. The scales link with the app via Bluetooth.
Looks are not everything, especially when it comes to scales, but Yunmai Mini 2 Smart Scales look very sophisticated. They are made out of tempered glass and feel good under your feet. The 304L stainless steel electrodes make these scales bathroom-friendly. Mini 2 are also equipped with 4 legs to make readings on a bedroom carpet as accurate as they would be on a bathroom tile.
Yunmai Mini 2 technical characteristics:
- Stats tracked: weight, body fat percentage, muscle and bone mass, basal metabolic rate and metabolic age, protein and water percentage, BMI and visceral fat.
- Power: 3 AA batteries
- Battery life: appx. 1 year
- Connectivity: Bluetooth 4.0