Updated 3 Oct 2017

iHealth

Core Body Analysis Scale HS6

Snapshot: The iHealth Core Body Analysis Scale HS6 has a capacity up to 180kg and can store 10 user profiles. But how accurate is it?

Core Body Analysis Scale HS6
Consumer score
SCORE
Avg price

$194

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Test results

Overall score
68
Body fat accuracy
?/10
Weight accuracy
?/10
Weight sensitivity
?/10
Ease of use
?/10
Body fat deviation
?/10

Good points

  • Good body fat accuracy.
  • Very good weight accuracy.
  • Excellent weight sensitivity.
  • OK to use. OK to set up.
  • Has Wi-Fi connectivity.
  • Measurements can also be displayed on the app and stored for review.
  • Identifies previous set users (although if more than one user has a similar weight measurements can get confused).

But

  • Display poor to read.
  • No controls on scale (control is through an app on a smartphone or tablet).

How we test

We took readings from 15 men and women. We then compared the results with those obtained from a DEXA (Dual-Energy X-ray Absorptiometre) scan, a machine used in hospitals for determining body fat composition.

Overall score includes:

Body fat accuracy (25%) - How accurately the scale measured body fat.
Weight accuracy (20%) - How accurately the scale measured body weight.
Weight sensitivity (10%) - How sensitive the scale was in detecting incremental changes of 100g.
Body fat deviation (15%) - Based on the reading that was furthest away from the DEXA scan. Measures how much it varied from the scan.
Ease of use (30%) - How easy the display was to read; how easy the controls were to programme and push with your toe; feet positioning; and how stable the scale was to stand on.

Key data

Model

Avg price
$194

Specifications

HxWxD (cm)
3 x 36 x 36
Capacity (kg)
180
User profiles
10
Batteries
4 x AAA

Features

Identify previous set users
WiFi
Can sync results with other products
Body Mass Index
Yes - on app
Water %
Yes - on app
Muscle %
Yes
Bone %
Yes

More Info

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