Garmin Index Smart Scale review

Perhaps best known for its GPS computers, Garmin also makes a smart scale. The Garmin Index Smart Scale is designed to wirelessly send your weight, muscle mass and body fat percentages

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Cycling Weekly Verdict

On paper the Garmin Index Smart Scale looks great. Unfortunately it has a number of issues, mainly associated with the software, and I wouldn't trust the body fat calculation.

Reasons to buy
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    Wirelessly sends weight measurement to a smartphone or app

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    Convenient when it works

Reasons to avoid
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    Set-up doesn't always work

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    Software issues

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    Sporadic connectivity

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    Inaccurate fat measurement

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The Garmin Index Smart Scale, as the price suggests, is more than just a bathroom scale. It claims to be able to measure your weight, body mass index, body composition (including fat percentage), muscle mass and more.

Once it has measured this, the Garmin Index Smart Scale can use Wi-Fi connectivity to beam these results to Garmin Connect and into your smartphone. What’s more, the scale is able to track 16 different users and has a battery life of around nine months.

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