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Withings Smart Body Analyzer WS-50 unboxing and setup


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I want to lose weight and track my progress along the way. Sure, there are several scales available, but this is MobileFit month. I decided to check out the Withings Smart Body Analyzer (WS-50). It measures weight, body composition, heart rate and air quality. Withings has also partnered with hundreds of compatible apps such as RunKeeper, MyFitnessPal, and LoseIt.

Want to see what you get when you buy the Withings Smart Body Analyzer? Check out our unboxing and setup video.

Package contents:

  • Smart Body Analyzer
  • Carpet feet
  • 4 AAA batteries
  • Quick installation guide


  1. Make sure the batteries are inside.
  2. Press the pairing button for 2 seconds.
  3. Connect your Android or iOS device to 'Withings WS50' via bluetooth.
  4. Install and launch the Withings app from the App Store (opens in new tab) or Google Play Store (opens in new tab).
  5. Follow the instructions on the app.

The Withings Smart Body Analyzer WS-50 can be found online for less than $150 (Amazon (opens in new tab). We'll have a full review after spending more time with it. In the meantime, let us know if you have any questions about this connected scale.

But first, let me take a selfie.

  • Just don't expect the body fat percentage or the heart rate to be correct. I have one and those measurements are all over the place. I've contacted support and they insist that everything is correct with the scale and won't do anything. I'm sorry but when the heart rate is out by over 40 beats per minute the scale is wrong.
  • Mine seems to forget network settings once every 4 weeks or so. It simply refuses to upload any more data to the companion app/website and requires removal of the batteries and the full reconnection process to get it uploading again.
  • I've had mine for 6 months or so. Works fantastic. Once I set it up it's been running fine every since. Even updates it's firmware automatically once in a while. In fact I've got the Withings Pulse and the Withings BPM. All integrate with the IOS and Web App seemlessly. Being something of a tech enthusiast these devices have helped me lose about 15 pounds.