At a glanceExpert’s Rating
ProsUSB chargingFull colour screenSupports multiple usersConsNo Wi-Fi connection No manual Some oddities with featuresOur Verdict
Anyloop’s Smart Scale Pro is well priced, easy to use and provides a wealth of data. However, it has a couple of quirks and its app isn’t as helpful or polished as those linked to premium smart scales.
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A smart scale will give you access to health data beyond weight, so you can get fitness information without getting too hung up on a single metric.
Anyloop’s Pro model has a number of advantages over similarly priced rivals, including a large, colour on-device display that shows heart rate, muscle mass and BMI, as well as weight. It provides 24 different body measurements and evaluations in all. Plus, it charges via USB and a single charge should last you around one year. And all for a decent price.
Design & Build
Full colour screen displaying a range of metrics
Supports multiple users
Heart rate measurement included
The Anyloop Smart Scale Pro stands out from minimalist competitors, thanks to an eye-catching, and arguably unnecessary, logo badge and its 3.5 inch, colour display. Weight can be measured in kg, lbs, or st and lbs and you can cycle through the options using a button on the scale itself. The Smart Scale Pro has a maximum weight capacity of 400lbs/ 180kg.
Its tempered glass surface is reflective and glossy but prone to pick up fingerprints, like all smart scales of this design. It measures 30 x 30cm (11.8 x 11.8 inches) – a smaller surface area than the Withings Body Comp and similar luxury scales, but larger than many budget rivals and with enough space to be comfortable for bigger bodies. It stands sturdily on four wide feet.
Anyloop doesn’t mention exactly how many users it supports – it only says “multiple”, which likely means an unlimited number. You can add more users (including children, for weight only) on the same account, or invite other users via the app, although they will need to have set up their own account. You can also use the scale in no-current mode if you’re pregnant, weighing a child, or only want to weigh yourself.
The brand claims that the scale is accurate to 0.11lbs or 0.05kg, which again is difficult to confirm, although when comparing with another smart scale, the weights matched fairly closely. However, we did find the scale to be sensitive to placement, so we’d advise you to use it in the same stable spot each time, on tile or other hard flooring.
Stand on the scale with bare, dry feet (any water on your feet can affect the reading) and the scale will display a number of measurements, beginning with weight. You can see your profile at the top of the screen and Anyloop says that if it isn’t the correct one, a tap with your right foot will scroll through other users. In practice, we couldn’t make this feature work and found that the best option was to choose the user you want in the app before standing on the scale.
It then displays your heart rate, body fat %, BMI, muscle mass, body water %, ideal and goal weight – and signs off with a Bye! The display also shows the current time and the scale’s remaining battery life.
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While the user’s weight and heart rate are displayed in large digits, the rest of the measurements are smaller and less easy to read. They also pop up and are replaced quickly, so it’s difficult to read them all during a weigh-in. But that’s where the app comes in.
One more point. During testing, we spotted a bit of an oddity. After the body fat % was displayed, the screen showed an unidentifiable trend graph (it once read -378.3lbs). I still have no idea what this referred to. There’s no manual in the box (only a quick start guide) and Anyloop’s product page didn’t shed any light on this either.
Performance & Features
24 measurements and evaluations
The scale charges via USB and in the box, along with the scale itself, you’ll get a charging cable. Anyloop says that a single charge will last for a year, assuming two weigh-ins a day. We can’t confirm this but we can say that the battery indicator had hardly registered a change by the end of our testing period.
Also in the box is a tape measure, which you can use as another way of measuring progress. Still, we couldn’t see anywhere in the app to input measurements, which seemed an odd omission. Eufy’s P2 Pro smart scale also comes with a tape measure. Input your bicep, waist, hip and thigh measurements and it’ll create a 3D model of your body. If a similar function is available for the Smart Scale Pro, we couldn’t find it.
Once you’ve downloaded the Unique Health app, which is free to get and use and available for both iOS and Android, you’ll need to create an account and a profile. You can add other users afterwards.
The Smart Scale Pro only connects via Bluetooth, not Bluetooth and Wi-Fi like many rivals do, but we found that it was quick to connect and transfer data. We also found that, unlike many other smart scales, it’s easy to ensure that weigh-in data is sent to the correct account.
In the app, you can access all the information displayed on the scale during your weigh-in – and much more. It provides 24 measurements and evaluations in all, including separate scores for subcutaneous and visceral fat (the less and more dangerous types of bodily fat), BMR (the amount of calories your body needs per day at rest), a health evaluation score, body age and an overall health score.
As we don’t know how the secondary calculations are made, it’s hard to know exactly how accurate or fair they are. But as the chief use of a smart scale is to measure fitness progress, it’s more important to see the numbers moving in the right direction than to worry about a single figure. So, for most people, we’d say that it’s accurate enough.
The app is simply designed and it’s easy to find all the key information. Weight, fat ratio, muscle mass, water ratio and protein ratio measurements are all accompanied by trend graphs which you can view by day, week, month, 90 days or since the start of use.
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We found the evaluations to be fairly strict when compared with those from smart scales aimed squarely at Western countries and it’s important to note that these evaluations may not line up with health advice in the US and UK, which users may find off-putting or discouraging.
The app also has some translation issues and a couple of the charts are not very well annotated, with the three segments in the visceral fat chart, for example, reading ‘Standard’, ‘High’ and ‘High’. Users may also find that to have their overall health summed up as “Not Good”, “Good” or “Average”, with very little supporting information as to how the conclusion was reached, to be reductive.
All in all, it’s in these details that this smart scale loses points: a high-quality manual, better quality in-app text and more information on Anyloop’s website would inspire more confidence in measurements.
Price & Availability
Anyloop’s Smart Scale Pro has a MSRP of $59.99 and it’s available to buy direct from Anyloop and from Amazon US, where it’s currently on sale for $47.98. It’s better priced than the similarly featured mid-range Eufy P2 Pro scale, which is available for $79.99. Altogether, the P2 Pro is a more polished product, but that doesn’t mean Anyloop’s model isn’t worth considering. If you’re looking for a premium scale or something more budget-friendly, check out our round-up of the best smart scales we’ve tested for the best options at all price points.
Should you buy the Anyloop Smart Scale Pro?
If you’re looking for a smart scale that delivers a full range of metrics – including heart rate, which is not widely available – and want to keep the cost down, Anyloop’s Smart Scale Pro is a good option. However, there are a couple of compromises you’ll need to make. It won’t connect via Wi-Fi, you’ll need to overlook some less than helpful text in the app and use your own judgement where some of the evaluations are concerned. Altogether, though, it does a lot for its price point.