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Stay on top of your training by keeping track of your weight regularly whether you're working towards a goal or just maintaining. When you step onto Garmin's Index Smart Scale, don't expect to see a shaky needle trying to make up its mind about how much you weigh — like any other Garmin product, the Index is capable of recording a host of metrics. In addition to weight, the Index measures BMI, body fat/water percentage, bone mass, and muscle mass. It's also enabled with ANT+ and Bluetooth compatibility, so you can wirelessly upload your data directly to GarminConnect and analyze it against your goals and alongside workouts
By giving you access to more than just arbitrary BMI measurements and weight, you receive a more well-rounded idea of your strengths and weaknesses, which is more effective than relying on weight alone. The scale can store profiles for up to 16 users, which makes it useful for training groups and families, and it runs on four included AA batteries for up to nine months.
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- Q & A
- Familiarity: I've used it several times
My wife and I have Garmin watches and buying this scale had the purpose of getting a unified experience. The Garmin watches track all our daily activities and even our heart rate. The only missing piece was something to keep track of our weight changes and this scale was perfect.
It is awesome. The configuration was very easy, and once I had it connected to our wireless network I could link it to multiple Garmin accounts using their mobile application.
The scale is super smart, it identifies which user is on it based on weight and usage patterns. If two persons weight more or less the same, as soon as you see the wrong user name appear on the screen, you can tap on the scale to switch users. But in our case, since it is only my wife and I, and we have pretty distinctive weights, it has always identified the user correctly.
The scale screen shows a lot of details: BMI, Body Fat, Skeletal Muscle Mass, Body Water, and Bone Mass.
As soon as it finishes showing you all these stats, it immediately publishes them to your Garmin Connect account and you will see the data immediately in your mobile app or in your Garmin Express Website, where you can see charts of changes in your stats over time.
There was only one small problem we had during the initial configuration phase. Our WI-FI is configured to restrict MAC addresses to a specific set of devices. So the first thing I wanted to do was to add the Garmin Scale MAC address to our while list in our WI-FI router, but the scale's MAC address is not defined anywhere in the product, or its box or its included documentation. So, I had to turn off this security feature in our WI-FI router momentarily in order to be able to configure the the scale properly and once it was connected to our network, I could see its MAC address in our DHCP table from which I took its number and configured it in our router and reestablished our security settings.
Other than this small problem, everything is perfect and I am very satisfied with the purchase.
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- Familiarity: I've used it several times
I already have a Tanita scale, which integrates with Garmin via Ant+ but is not Wi-Fi connected. So I decided to get this one to have a second in the house, something more convenient that did not require me to hold the Garmin computer in my hand to record my weight on the Garmin app. It connected easily to Wi-Fi after following the instructions. It's a beautiful looking scale. The screen is extremely easy to read. It seems to weigh me in at a lb or two heavier than my Tanita. Not sure why there is this discrepancy. Otherwise it is an excellent product, helping me to chart my weight decline as I get fitter, not fatter.
- Familiarity: I've used it once or twice and have initial impressions
I can not comment on the functionality of this scale as I never got past the set-up stage. I attempted to connect it to wi-fi using all 3 of the set-up options (Bluetooth via iphone, ant+ via my laptop, WPS via my router) but it just wont connect. Wasted 3 hours. Garmin support was completely useless, did nothing more than read me the set-up instructions that came with the scale and are published on their site. I often wonder how products that do not work make it through beta and to market. Sad really, as every other Garmin product I've owned has been great. Will be returning this scale.
I have a Sram Red 10speed group. I am running Praxis rings on an s-works crank. Will I have any issues with front shift performance with etap? obviously I know I will change to an 11 speed cassette.
no. praxis rings are 10/11 speed