Withings Health Mate review: I walked 500 miles for an app

My attitude toward health and fitness apps has long been one of deep-seated antipathy. I hate the cacophony of nagging alerts and prompts, and, maybe it’s just me, but I also draw no encouragement from the photos of perfectly tanned and toned bodies welcoming me into the typical app. Few things are as demotivating as using a piece of software listing all the dynamic activities I’m not doing.

Little did I know that a set of weighing scales would change all of that.

About a year ago, I got the Nokia Body+, determined to use it in its dumbest form possible: getting only my weight measurement and eschewing all the tracking and body composition metrics. The accompanying app was surely trash, I thought, and so what’s the point in struggling…

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