Withings Smart Body Analyzer WS-50

Model: Withings Smart Body Analyzer WS-50

power: 4 x AAA batteries

Wi-Fi: 802.11 b/g/n (2.4 GHz) with WEP / WPA / WPA2 personal security

serial number: 00:24:e4:0f:8c:b0

Bluetooth: Bluetooth Smart Ready, compatible witrh Android and IOS devices

Android: requires Android 2.3.3 or higher

firmware: software version 1721 (was:1711, was: 1701)

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Links

Withings, API, Health Mate,

local links

Fitbit Flex, Galaxy S5, Moto G7,

History

2024-06-14: batteries - low battery symbol at weigh-in today. The app says that the scale hasn't reported in since the 12th, and that battery level is 15%. Perhaps time to change batteries. Same drill as always: physically replace the batteries, then in the app do "Devices", WS-50, "Check for updates", connect scale (press Bluetooth button under for 3 seconds) and press Next until finished. About 6 months - ok.

2024-06-01: apps - update to Withings Health Mate 6.4.2,

2024-01-27: today when I stepped on the scale, it didn't react. I had to get off and on to make it awaken. Oh well.

2023-12-12: batteries - the app says 15%, and no weight results since Sunday. Time to replace the batteries, me think. Same drill as always: physically replace the batteries, then in the app do "Devices", WS-50, "Check for updates", connect scale (press Bluetooth button under for 3 seconds) and press Next until finished. About a week over 6 months - good.

2023-09-20: apps - update to Withings Health Mate 6.0.0,

2023-06-03: batteries - the app says 11% today. replaced the batteries (physically), then in the app I did "Devices", WS-50, "Check for updates", connect scale (press Bluetooth button under for 3 seconds) and press Next until finished. 6 months - good.

2023-05-30: apps - update to Withings 5.16.0,

2023-05-27: batteries - the app says 20% today.

2023-05-01: apps - update to Withings Health Mate 5.15.0,

2023-03-20: apps - update to Withings 5.14.0,

2023-02-25: apps - update to Withings Health Mate 5.13.2,

2023-01-16: apps - update to Withings Health Mate 5.13.1,

2022-12-08: apps - update to Withings Health Mate 5.13,

2022-12-01: battery - replaced the batteries (physically), then in the app I did "Devices", WS-50, "Check for updates", connect scale (press Bluetooth button under for 3 seconds) and press Next until finished. Almost 6 months - good.

2022-11-30: battery - the scale showed "low battery" indicator today, and the app says 11%.

2022-07-12: weird behaviour from the WS-50 today. On the first two tries, it just showed a very low weight (single digit) and would not progress. On the third try it worked normally.

2022-05-27: battery - this evening I measured the old batteries. Sure enough, one of them only measured 70 mV. The other was above 1.3 V, that explains the short battery lifetime for this set.

2022-05-27: battery - this morning, the scale showed a big "no battery" symbol when I tried to use it. So I (physically) replaced the batteries, then in the app I did "Devices", WS-50, "Check for updates", connect scale (press Bluetooth button under for 3 seconds) and press Next until finished. One month and three weeks - not good at all. Must have been a bad battery in there.

2022-05-26: battery - at weigh-in today the "low battery" symbol showed on the scale. Later the app confirmed it - batteries are at 10%, time to replace.

2022-04-03: today the weight was acting weird. I was standing normally (both feet down) on it, but instead of the normal weight procedure, it was showing a very low weight and the "only one foot placed correctly" indicator. I had to try 3 - 4 times before the nomal procedure started. The app claims the batteries are at 83% so I'm not sure what the problem was.

2022-03-04: battery - I physically replaced the batteries, then in the app I did "Devices", WS-50, "Check for updates", connect scale (press Bluetooth button under for 3 seconds) and press Next until finished. Six months, ten days - good.

2021-08-21: battery - I replaced the batteries physically, then in the app I did "Devices", WS-50, "Check for updates", connect scale (press Bluetooth button under) and press Next until finished. Six months, a week and a few days - very good.

2021-08-18: battery - today the scale showed a "low battery" sign, and the app reports 11%, time to replace batteries.

2021-06-22: apps - update to Withings Health Mate 5.5.2,

2021-05-16: apps - update to Withings Health Mate 5.5.0,

2021-03-21: apps - update to Withings Health Mate 5.4.1,

2021-02-18: apps - update to Withings Health Mate 5.3.2,

2021-02-11: battery - today the batteries were empty (a "no battery" / "empty battery" sign on the scale). Physically replaced the batteries, then in the app I did "Devices", WS-50, "Check for updates", connect scale (press Bluetooth button under) and press Next until finished. Five months, a week and a half, not bad.

2021-01-27: battery - batteries are at 18%, perhaps time to change.

2021-01-07: apps - update to Withings Health Mate 5.3.0,

2020-12-10: apps - update to Withings Health Mate 5.2.5,

2020-11-10: apps - update to Withings Health Mate 5.2.4,

2020-08-31: battery - low batteries again (report from a few days ago says 11%). Physically replaced the batteries, then in the app I did "Devices", WS-50, "Check for updates", connect scale (press Bluetooth button under) and press Next until finished. Slightly under 4 months, not as good as the previous battery set.

2020-04-07: battery - the batteries are low again (this morning, 10% according to the app). After replacing batteries, in the app I did "My Devices", WS-50, "Check for updates", connect scale (press Bluetooth button under) and press Next until finished.about 5 months and 2 weeks, not bad.

2019-10-19: battery - the batteries are low again. Report from Thursday (17th) says 10%. After replacing batteries, in the app I did "My Devices", WS-50, "Check for updates", connect scale (press Bluetooth button under) and press Next until finished. all done. 5 months, almost to the day.

2019-09-01: integrations - I set up link from my withings account to my Fitbit account again, it had somehow stopped working. Relevant thread. I also imported the Withings data, things look better now.

2019-06-02: apps - upgraded to Health Mate 4.4.0,

2019-05-18: battery - replaced the batteries today. After replacing batteries, in the app I did "My Devices", WS-50, "Check for updates", connect scale (press Bluetooth button under) and press Next until finished. all done. 4 months and 2 days battery time.

2019-05 14: battery - the battery level is at 18% in the app. Time to replace.

2019-04-15: apps - upgraded to Health Mate 4.3.4,

2019-01-18: apps - upgraded to Health Mate 4.1.1,

2019-01-13: battery - I replaced the batteries today, then in the app do "My Devices", WS-50, "Check for updates", connect scale (press Bluetooth button under) and press Next until finished. all done. Almost 5 months (missing 2 days) battery time.

2019-01-11: battery - the battery level is at 13% in the app. Time to replace.

2018-10-09: apps - upgraded to Health Mate 4.0.1,

2018-08-15: battery - In the afternoon I replaced batteries, then in the app do "My Devices", WS-50, "Check for updates", connect scale (press Bluetooth button under) and press Next until finished. all done. 6 months 2 days battery time.

2018-08-15: battery - the "replace batteries" symbol was visible on the WS-50 today. The app says that batteries are at 10%. (Ok, the symbol was visble yesterday, and the day before too)

2018-07-29: apps - upgraded to Nokia Health Mate 3.9.0,

2018-04-08: apps - upgraded to Nokia Health Mate 3.6.0,

2018-02-25: apps - upgraded to Health Mate 3.5.3,

2018-02-13: battery - In the afternoon I replaced batteries, then in the app do "My Devices", WS-50, "Check for updates", connect scale (press Bluetooth button under) and press Next until finished. all done. 5 months 16 days battery time.

2018-02-12: battery - this morning the "replace battery" symbol had a friend, the "cannot transmit"symbol. I must replace batteries later today.

2018-02-11: battery - the "replace batteries" symbol was visible on the WS-50 today. The app says that batteries are at 11%.

2017-12-11: firmware - checked in the app today, and noticed that the firmware now is 1721. Don't know when it was upgraded.

2017-12-09: apps - upgraded to Nokia Health Mate 3.4.1,

2017-10-21: apps - upgraded to Nokia Health Mate 3.3.1,

2017-09-03: apps - upgraded to Nokia Health Mate 3.1.0,

2017-08-29: firmware - the app says that firmware is still version 1711. 2017-08-29: battery - In the afternoon I replaced batteries, then in the app do "My Devices", WS-50, "Check for updates", connect scale (press Bluetooth button under) and press Next until finished. all done. 6 months 9 days battery time.

2017-08-27: battery - the batteries are at 9%, time to replace. 2017-08-27: firmware - the app says that WS-50 now has software version 1711.

2017-08-04: apps - upgraded to Nokia Health Mate 3.0.3,

2017-07-08: apps - upgraded to Nokia Health Mate 3.0.2,

2017-05-27: apps - upgraded to Withings Health Mate 2.22,

2017-04-11: apps - upgraded to Health Mate 2.21,

2017-03-04: apps - upgraded to Health Mate 2.20,

2017-02-20: firmware - after battery replacement the app says that WS-50 now has software version 1701.

2017-02-20: battery - got a battery warning when weighing in today. The app says battery level is 11%, time to change them. In the afternoon I replaced batteries, then in the app do "My Devices", WS-50, "Check for updates", connect scale (press Bluetooth button under) and press Next until finished. all done. 5 months 20 days battery time.

2017-01-01: apps - upgraded to Health Mate 2.19,

2016-11-08: apps - upgraded to Health Mate 2.18,

2016-08-29: apps - upgraded to Health Mate 2.17.1,

2016-08-22: battery - the batteries are now at 10% again, time to replace. Replaced batteries, then in the app do "My Devices", WS-50, "Check for updates" (give Android MM permissions), connect scale (press Bluetooth button under) and press Next until finished. all done. 6 months 8 days battery time.

2016-06-14: apps - upgraded to Health Mate 2.16,

2016-05-24: the last few days the scale hasn't shown the weather forecast during weigh-in, so today I did the "Update my scale" process before weigh-in. Yes, the weather forecast is back.

2016-05-09: apps - upgraded to Health Mate 2.15.1,

2016-05-03: apps - upgraded to Health Mate 2.14.1,

2016-04-17: apps - upgraded to Health Mate 2.14,

2016-03-03: apps - upgraded to Health Mate 2.13,

2016-02-13: battery - the batteries are now at 10%, according to the app. time to replace. After replacing the batteries, I did "My devices", WS-50, "Update my scale" (complete with press button under the scale) and now the batteries shows at 100% again. Only 5 months and 3 days battery life this time.

2016-01-20: apps - upgraded to Health Mate 2.11.1 - new permissions: camera,

2015-11-20: firmware - today I saw a new screen on the WS-50 when weighing in, so I checked the app. The WS-50 now has firmware 1681.

2015-10-26: apps - upgraded to Health Mate 2.10.60,

2015-10-15: apps - upgraded to Health Mate 2.10.50,

2015-10-05: apps - upgraded to Health Mate (Withings) 2.10.40 - new permissions: Camera,

2015-08-09: apps - upgraded to Health Mate 2.09.00,

2015-08-09: battery - the batteries are now at 11%, according to the app. Time to replace. After replacing the batteries, I did "My devices", WS-50, "Update my scale" (complete with press button under the scale) and now the batteries shows at 100% again. So 7 months and 16 days battery life. Not bad.

2015-08-02: apps - upgraded to Health Mate 2.08.60 - new permissions: position, pictures / media / files,

2015-05-25: apps - upgraded to Health Mate 2.06.70 - new permissions: pictures / media / files,

2015-04-09: firmware - the WS-50 has firmware 1521 (according to the app). Nice.

2015-04-09: I got a newsletter from Withings today claiming that my WS-50 already has updated firmware.

2015-03-29: firmware - the WS-50 has firmware 1261 (checked with the app). It seems that firmware version 1311 is available since January 6th, 2015. 2015-03-29: apps - upgraded to Health Mate 2.04.50 - new permissions: pictures / media / files,

2015-03-07: apps - upgraded to Health Mate 2.04.40 - new permissions: pictures / media / files,

2015-02-13: apps - upgraded to Health Mate 2.02.20 - new permissions: pictures / media / files,

2015-01-23: battery - battery level is now 15% according to the app. Withings claim batteries should last 8 months, mine are now 7 months old. They recommend changing batteries if level is below 20%. I replaced the batteries.

2014-12-29: app - on my Galaxy S5 updated Withings Health Mate to version 2.00.50 - new permissions: pictures / media / files,

2014-12-20: app - on my Galaxy S5 updated Withings Health Mate to version 2.00.40 - new permissions: access to pictures / media / files,

2014-12-02: app - on my Galaxy S5, updated (Withings) Health Mate to version 2.00.10 - new access: pictures, media, files,

2014-12-02: WS-50 measurements back to normal again.

2014-12-01: today the WS-50 just said "unknown" when I tried measuring myself, and aborted after the weight measurement. The measurements (weight only) could be found as "unknown" or something to that effect measurements under the side menu in the Health Mate app, and I could assign them to myself.

2014-08-26: app - Withings Health Mate updated to version 1.66.50 on my Galaxy S5. The new version still looses ("zeroes out") RunKeeper activity data a few seconds after you have started the app. If you keep the app "open" long enough, RunKeeper data reappears.

2014-08-23: app - Withings Health Mate updated to version 1.66.2 on my Galaxy S5. Changes: improved support of Smart Body Analyzer configuration, plus performance and stability improvements.

2014-07-31: Ok, it looks like it isn't easy to import sleep data from my Fitbit Flex into the Withings Health Mate app. Crap.

2014-07-30: app - Withings Health Mate updated to version 1.66.30.

2014-07-20: using the weight is easy - just stand on it, and keep standing until it has taken all measurements. Then you are done.

2014-07-20: tonight I set up the WS-50 by following the quick installation guide. The weight itself was easy, I opted to install the carpet feet as well (it will keep the weight up from the floor). The pairing button sets up Bluetooth, in case that wasn't obvious. Software side, I installed the Withings app ("Withings Health Mate", currently at version 1.66.00) on my Samsung Galaxy S5 phone. The rest of the setup was creating an account at Withings, then input profile data. I had to start over, as the app threw me out the first time, forcing me to log in again. Then I had to add my WS-50 as a "new device", including connecting it to my wireless network. Lastly, the app doesn't disconnect the Bluetooth connection to the WS-50, I had to do that manually.

2014-07-19: I bought the Withings WS-50 at Teknikmagasinet on Karl Johan for NOK 1290.-