I have exactly the same issue with the Tanita scales that such with the old forerunner but Garmin connect still doesn’t present the information in the app. Which is both a cop-out and a LIE. From the post and the other comments, I understand that the Scale only allows data to be uploaded via Wi-Fi. Last week I agreed on a Change out and on Saturday a got the Relacement Scale. Thanks. I don’t have any connection between my Garmin account and my apply account/phone except the fact that the Garmin app is on my phone. Weird. If that platform is Garmin Connect, and if you want those advanced metrics – then the Index Scale is solid and generally works well. But at the end of the day, you might just be wondering “What does Ray use when not testing new products?”. There’s also four AA batteries. The one thing that is missing however is the ability to export your weight scale data (something both Fitbit and Withings provide). Maria, thanks for your help. Just before I buy …. Any ideas? If I still have to manually enter my data into TP every morning then they’re hardly doing any better than my current dumb scales that cost <10% of what these retail for. I can ride or run in the heat, or ride my trainer and sweat a ton, and the S1 will claim that my body water will increase. link to youtu.be. At $150, it costs the same as the top two scales in our ranking, the QardioBase and the Withings WS-50. I’m hoping (with the rumors of the Fenix 6 series about to be announced later this month) that there will be a new scale that fixes the BF measurement problem so I can finally buy/use the Garmin scale. Automatically detects up to 16 users You can program the Index Smart Scale to automatically recognise up to 16 people. The idea of a wifi scale integration is fantastic and something I desire. Probably most. Garmin Index Smart Scale. Jbhifi . Anyway – asa data guy – I am always looking for an edge that might just help me get past this roadblock – thus the reason for my question. Tried a different Router, changing the settings in the router with Garmin rep., Using a Devolo Access Point, using an AVM Access point, tried a AVM Repeater and even differnt rooms in the house. Full disclosure: I’m a bit of a bargain shopper and picked this up on sale for $99 (normally $150). The scale send weight to Connect just fine…so Wifi Works. Well yesterday – I received my scale form Amazon (after a lot of research) and have it all hooked up and running. A) But other companies are. WiFi issues are more than just an anomaly, just head over to the Garmin forums to see the pain people are having. If you have the app talking to Apple Health then it sends your Body Fat% to Apple Health as… no, not Body Fat%, but BMI. And I’m heavily invested in Garmin in terms of devices for my family and friends. In Garmin Connect mobile I go into settings > user settings, tap weight. Even weekly measurings are enough if the training and food intake is consistent. My initials were lost and when I tried to reestablish them the app repeatedly reports “Network Connection Error” and the scale continues to show the wrench icon. MyFitnessPal website: Sure, but there are rumours out there that a new model is just around the corner…. When it went on sale again for the new year, I caved and bought from the amazon link. When my body weight goes down, i.e. I know this isn’t a problem that everyone is seeing, but it is a problem for a large number of users – and it appears to be the same problem for all of them. That doesn’t mean the scale sucks. This needs to be said and People need to be aware of the Problems with the Index. If anyone out there has a solution, please let me know. If you pushed back hard, I’d love to see a copy of the ticket number (you can e-mail it to me, just ray at my domain). That’s no different than other WiFI scales (i.e. I have to say that I prefer the Withings but it doesn’t sync to Garmin so I replaced it. Become closer to the healthy lifestyle with smart scale. The Index can track weight for up to 16 users, making it a great choice for large families. Still had the issue with second user being kicked off until gatmin fixed it at their end. Alternatively, for everything else on the planet, simply buy your goods from Amazon via the link below and I get a tiny bit back. Hi Ray and scale enthusiast in the comment section. I also got both Tanita 1000 plus and garmin index, my muscle mass almost fell in half and bone mass doubled between Tanita and garmin (garmin halfed my muscle and doubled bone mass), same for my wife. But then why would Garmin add multi weigh-ins if they are discontinuing this product line. I am thinking if they were a least close and consistent and you could find a true trend that would be useful. i d like to know if is possible to take several measuremnts the same day from the same person..?? I wouldn’t recommend this to anyone currently. Any recommendation for a scale with a reliable means of transferring this data? Find helpful customer reviews and review ratings for Garmin Index Smart Scale at Amazon.com. Max Fat % was 15%, min 12,5%, again in 4 days…. In fact, the scale only showed my weight and not any of my other stats, and my weight wasn't showing up in the app. “The black version is impossible to keep clean, white is half-possible”. However, if your goal is to lose weight (and a lot of it), then it’s handy that the device is lock-step with your scale. The Garmin Index can also sync to a computer using an ANT+ stick, but you have to supply your own. Granted either would be easier than my current set up with a regular scale and manually entering weight into Connect every day. It keeps telling me I’m 7.9% body fat which is absurd. One button allows you to change between stones (weird British thing), pounds (weird American thing), and kilograms (everyone else on earth). Therefore it is going to be after-hours and during the weekend that problems are discovered but there is no one to talk to resolve these problems as they occur. When configuring the scale with my android phone the fist time the last user profile setting was “low med of high” activity. And the same with muscle mass. with MyFitnessPal, just not the weight. I am fine with getting the Withings, but not getting all of the data from it into Connect would be my biggest drawback. Well that is no longer the case – at some point form the time you wrote this review and today – Garmin made a change in the system so that OVERTIME you get on the same it updates your account? Looks like this one was from 2016, that is getting old. She writes the Get Organized column, with tips on how to lead a better digital life. They setup perfectly. Use it every day. We have Wifi and Bluetooth setup for our Fenixes too. I know what I look like when I’m 8% and it’s not how I look right now. Next, it’s time to pick out a WiFi network. This may or may not be the first time someone has thrown a wrench at you for pressing their buttons. Percent Body Fat 19.4 % Any rumors on a new scale coming out in the near future? They want to sell high end items with low tech ideas. Sometimes it breaks (for no reason), and sometimes it’s just a PITA to get working. I thought this was added a long while back, shown via the app? I am not convinced to start using the Garmin scale instead of the Tanita… . Note that other scales have tapped out at 8-12 users. Yet on Garmin Connect it shows my weight and goal weight only with no other stats. If you are going to require a Anti+ device for set up then put it in the box don’t tell me that you can send me the device 7-10 day after i purchased the device. If the platform were lacking that might be forgivable. You can see the firmware update listing here: I was lucky in that I didn’t really have any WiFi issues that some folks had (seemed to be tied to certain routers/etc…). Pregnant women always see a happy face light up on the scale no matter their weight or change in weight. a. Ubiquiti enterprise WiFi system. Also I have had some big discrepancies – 2Kg difference on weighing events only 1 minute apart! When I weigh someone else 20lb lighter, it decides that person is me, and associates it with me. Do you know if they have a plan for INDEX 2? What is they key to getting the other person to show up on the scale as person Number 2 after he accepts my invite? Is it possible to run this scale solely through the personal hotspot on my iPhone and not over a home wifi network as such? As do not know whether to hold off purchasing the 1st version or not. Found this review useful? I have this scale and agree the lack of integration is annoying. The scale for me was the worst fitness product from Garmin ever. The initial set-up does not get to the point of identifying wifi networks present around (8+) and keeps looking for hours. Love the mix of tech and fitness. In particular the only recording saved is the last value of the day. You'll support the site, and get ad-free DCR! As of now its working perfectly. 753759149338. Before getting the Index, the manually entered readings are always for 00:00:00 on the day they were entered, but for readings from the Index it’s possible to see the exact second that the reading was uploaded. Are this numbers ok? I’ve just found out that Garmin Index Scale doesn’t measure visceral fat and metabolic age, which are important measures for me. Ray. The symptoms I was getting were the same as described on the Garmin forums (not getting past setup/wrench icon etc). Obviously that isn’t what is happening. Just open up your router for a moment, let it connect, find the MAC address in your router then white-list it and lock your router back down. I own both the Tanita BC-1000 and Garmin Index. But it still is not as robust as some of the Tanita scales that measure things like visceral fat and Physique. Not quite sure I understand that. Amyone here care to say if they’re getting the data transferred???? MFP will have updated your weight next time you log in.”. The Garmin is more or less the same. None?! With a lack of confidence in withings – now Nokia, what scale would you suggest for a new purchaser? Unfortunately that’s not an option. In the end, I think I’m just better off in keeping doing weight manually and resisting the ‘new toy’ pull here with the scale functionality being what it is…. I already had the Garmin Connect mobile app installed on my phone because I have a Garmin Vivoactive HR ($249.99 at Amazon) , which also syncs with the app. Sometimes the weight shows up, sometimes not. iPhone app, iPad, mac with garmin express. I’d push back on that from Garmin AU Support to be honest. Yet still, three months after release – nothing has changed there. 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Read honest and unbiased product reviews from our users. Has anyone else been having these issues? During that time there was only one period where the weight was sent on consecutive days; 4 straight days from feb 15 to feb 18. Ray,i am heavily leaning towards getting a TomTom spark cardio. But we know that’s incorrect (their statement), since there are numerous users here in the comments section having semi-functional weight sync (both in this post, and the preview post). Would it be worth it to add another user (JB primary and JC secondary) for yourself. Right, it’s (apparently) no longer working. With a connected scale, you can’t. Pretty common, and actually in-line with what I saw years ago when I did scale testing. Basically, it all comes down to one question: What platform are you using to monitor your weight, and do you want the extra advanced metrics? I have been looking all around and have not been able to find the information for which I am looking. Don’t get this scale. Most notable is that it doesn’t record more than one measurement per day per user…”. As I said, in 2016 that’s really not OK when it’s a business decision. Greetings Ray. When challenged on this Garmin told me alternatively; “(sending body fat as BMI) is they way it is supposed to work”, and “there is a support case for this… and no time frame for when it will be looked at”. The display shows all your metrics, from BMI to bone mass. oren_r22 over 1 year ago. “This will be a very short section. My brother out in nyc who is very tech savvy hasnt either been able to sync data. I have now tried several times with different users, but it does not work. Unfortunately there is a bug in Myfitnesspal/Garmin where if you manually update the weight in myfitnesspal it will override the weight data from Garmin and kill the rest of the data in garmin connect. But there is a trick you need to do, if you have had the app installed for a while. Yes Garmin has a “partnership with MyFitnesspal to sync data but NOT WEIGHT data. Same problem. I haven’t had any issues with any other product and my house is an IoT inferno. It synchronizes the body weight every time but not the other metrics. Here’s my most recent gadget recommendations guide and trainers here – covering almost every category of sports gadgets out there. After a week of frustration I found the following link : link to forums.garmin.com and then remembered I changed my activity class to level 8 the night before all my trouble started! Well my scales recognised me and sent all data to Garmin connect. The device measures the electrical signal after it passes through your body to estimate aspects of your body composition”. The issue is not the wifi. For last few days the same problem – before used to have around 12% body fat, now it’s constantly 7% and I guess it went to other metrics (having higher water, bones… ) You are by no means the first person to ask about weight syncing to MyFitnessPal. Although my weight is seems very accurate my body fat measurement fluctuates from 10.3 to 13% daily. I am sending my scale back and getting a Withings Scale instead. Maybe with the new update we’ll try again. But otherwise walking past it doesn’t trigger it. Then, while setting up another scale, I wanted to compare my weight to see if it was accurate. If it had that integration, I’d buy it today. MyFitnessPal will overwrite all other Index metics if it syncs back to Connect so that only weight exists in Connect. Daft thing was, it all seemed to be fine, then when they had some teething with Connect things started to corrupt. Day7 68,1 9 43,1 29,9 I’ve emailed Garmin support about this, but I was hoping that this group might have someone who knows which port to open. No problem, here's the platform I use - you can too! JUMP TO: N okia Body+ >> Fitbit Aria >> Tanita RD-901 Bluetooth Body Composition Monitor >> Wahoo Balance Bluetooth Smart Scale >> Under Armour UA Scale >> QardioBase >> Day5 68,6 9,5 43,2 30 We add him by restarting the scale, then I disappear. No more instructions. Those companies only provide analytical software and really don’t threaten Garmin’s market share at all as far as I can tell. It’s also got a paper manual sitting atop it: Below that you’ll find four little black pods. These Smart Scales Are on Sale, Get This Smart Bathroom Scale for Less Than $20 on Amazon, Withings/Nokia Body+ Smart Scale Is $20 Off at Amazon. It’s funny, I actually say in the summary not to buy it…yet people keep buying it. My body fat is about 15% and the scale gave me 9% or less. Im sure someone weighed the bones of a dead person and there is an acceptable range out there. IN CASE YOU ARE PASSING THROUGH A SIMILAR PROBLEM AND YOU NEED DR ONIHA’S ASSISTANCE, YOU CAN CALL OR WHATSAP +2347089275769 OREMAIL: DRONIHASPELL@YAHOO.COM. I want a smart scale to aid my weight loss and fitness improvement and as I have all Garmin products and like all the features the Index has it sounds like just what I want. However, I did have troubles earlier on. Are they still planning to do that or have they forgotten about Index completely now? Eventually, I got a replacement that worked. You’re not locked in at all – especially compared to competitors such as Polar. It claims to be able to measure your weight, body mass index, body … Thank you! I’ve complained often about how many $&% models they have, but somehow, the strategy works, and it’s hard to question the profit results. Is that what you did? It is my understanding that you would need to have a new Garmin connect profile if you actually wanted to track the second weigh ins, which I could see as being a hassle to log into and out of accounts. The next tier down in price is between $99 and $129, where you'll find scales such as the Fitbit Aria, the Runtastic Libra ( at Amazon) (which uses Bluetooth only), and the Koogeek S1 Smart Health Scale. They chose not to enable weight sync. To be accurate, they don’t work for you. But sometimes it helps people who are new to fitness tracking learn what range is considered healthy for their height, age, and sex. The app has become more stable since 2015, but it's still not great. Garmin Connect app syncs the weight form the web based Garmin connect website, however ignores all other metrics. You mention little issues with these. Garmin should really allow for include all ages and heights as potential users as their connect platform. Hi guys. The lack of reliable integration with other sites would also be a deal breaker for me. I have a ANT+ Tanita BC1000 scal. I was hoping your review would have included a statement on whether the scale provided additional metrics of Physique Rating, Visceral Fat, Metabolic Age and Daily Calorific Value which are measured by the Tanita BC1000 Inner Scan. Despite setup-saying it was successful I get the Wrench icon and X in top right with nothing more than weight reading. Given I haven’t changed much, this is to be expected. If only I had some clear indication about when or why the scale started working. Not very good video, but you see the error, and can read my comments. Garmin Scale Review The simple bathroom scale that reveals the uncomfortable truth about your weight is getting a modern makeover. However, the Index S2 experience could have been improved by a better design and onboarding process. Total(kg) Fat(kg) Water(kg) Muscle(kg), Day1 69,6 10,4 43,2 30,3 We inquired with the Garmin API team about 3rd party sync support and they responded that there are no plans to allow synching Smart Scale data to any platform other than Garmin Connect. Low prices, reviews, videos and more for the Garmin Index S2 Smart Scale White, a Garmin Scales item. Honestly, for non-connected scales, I’d just go to Target/Walmart/etc and pickup any old cheap scale. Is there any magic to get it to pull updates? Annoyingly in Garmin Connect web, if you want to see run data in miles, you can only view weight data in pounds. They had no comment on why they don’t include the ANT+ device with the scale, they just decided not to. I cover all the units to buy (and avoid) for the 2020-2021 indoor training season. Definitely see where both of you are coming from. And if gaining muscle mass, then my fat mass and BMI should show as going down, right? I’m travelling at the moment, so can’t validate it. If you have repeaters in the house then turn them off, especially if they have the same ssid as it will just cause you more initial connection issues. It keep coming up with can’t find device on my husbands garmin account when adding device. am eagerly awaiting the DCRainmaker twitter update: New garmin scale countiung corona kilos… (time to convert to metric Ray.. ). I am returning this second set for a refund. By looking at my weight before/after a long run on a hot day (which is every day between April and October), I could judge how well I hit hydration. So the ‘second user’ Garmin scale ‘solution’ came to my mind as well – but I bet for the two-three times I’d weigh myself more than once/day a week there would be at least one time it would be a hassle and I would forget to swipe and get it registered to the wrong account (getting furious, of course ;-). Got everything working just fine, no problems. First the question: can this scale be used without a Garmin Connect account? Mine worked out of the box no wifi issues on a Cisco router. It syncs to myfitnesspal which connects to Garmin and does everything I need and even gives me a weather forecast before I head out for the day. So in efforts to combat the amount of emails I need to sort through on a daily basis, I’ve complied this “My Photography Gear” post for your curious minds! What in the heck. Compatible with iOS, Android and Windows, you can use the Garmin Connect app on your smart devices to see your data in more detail and review your progress against your goals.
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