It Measures Way More Than Weight

This $20 Smart Scale Can Just About Do It All


March 26, 2020 Tech By

Wyze, the company best known for its incredibly affordable smart home cameras and security systems, is branching out further into the home and, for the first time, it’s getting into the smart fitness game. That’s right, smart fitness. Wyze just announced two products, a smart scale and smart fitness band, that are both incredibly affordable and can do, well, quite a lot.

First up is the Wyze Scale. It’s a smart digital scale that measures weight, body fat and lean mass. Heck, it can even measure your heart rate. These metrics are then tracked in the Wyze app, but the Wyze Scale is also compatible with the other health apps you likely already use, including Apple Health or Google Fit (with support for FitBit and Samsung Health expected to come soon). The best part is the Wyze Scale only costs $20, which is cheaper than most digital scales on the market that don’t have any “smarts.”

The Wyze Band is the company’s first wearable. It’s being advertised as an activity tracker (it can track steps, heart rate and sleep) and a smart home assistant (it has Alexa built-in), but the real reason you’d get the Wyze Band is if you have any of the company’s other smart home devices. For instance, if you have one of Wyze’s smart cameras you tell them you’re home (so they stop sending you notifications) with a tap of your wrist. The Wyze Band costs just $25, which is incredibly cheap, but it also has a lot of competition in the wearable market.

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Tucker Bowe

Tucker Bowe has been on Gear Patrol's editorial team since 2014. As a Tech Staff Writer, he tracks everything in the consumer tech space, from headphones to smartphones, wearables to home theater systems. If it lights up or makes noise, he probably covers it.

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