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I have noticed that my Withings Body+ seems to be reporting measurements quite slowly; 14 hours on some occasions. It is likely that this is because it is not getting a strong WiFi signal, something that is made more probable since we have a very Ethernet orientated house. I am very much an Ethernet guy as you set it up once and then it never gives you any further problems, which cannot be said for WiFi - yay ethernetmasterrace lol!

As I see it, I therefore have two options to guarantee that this item has connectivity.

  1. Put a WiFi access point right next to the scales.
  2. Buy new scales that connect via Ethernet.

Due to my disdain for WiFi, I do not really like the former option as it feels like it is more treating the symptom than the root cause. Equally, it would mean putting a Wireless access point in the bathroom, which would a) increase my power consumption and b) require running Ethernet there anyway!

Regarding the latter option, I have not been able to find smart bathroom scales that can connect via Ethernet. I get that most consumers are not as obsessed/nerdy as I am so the demand is perhaps a bit less, but surely this is a thing, right? Do you know of a model of smart bathroom scales that is Ethernet compatible?

Thanks!

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    I think it's unlikely you'll find a set of consumer scales that work with Ethernet as bathrooms don't normally get a patch socket. You might find some industrial scales, but 1) they will be likely be large enough to take a palette 2) not be connected to any app/health tracking service.
    – hardillb
    Apr 23 at 8:05
  • what exactly is a smart bathroom scale?
    – jsotola
    Apr 26 at 1:24
  • @jsotola one that allows me to automatically record measurements. I don't mind where. Apr 26 at 10:00
  • You’ll have a hard time finding an Ethernet connected scale. However there are plenty of Bluetooth connected scales available for sale. These will also integrate nicely with eg apps on your smartphone
    – Tom Knapen
    May 16 at 6:51
  • The Withings Body+ already has Bluetooth and WiFi, thanks anyway :) May 16 at 9:46

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