I don't think its Withings thats causing the problem with Health. I was having that too. I wiped my phone and added app by app and tested Health between each, it wasn't stable from the very beginning (without Withings App installed on the phone). Health has some major issues on the 5s - it's unusable most the time.The weight gets to the app fine, but it won't sync reliably with Health. It's better since 8.1, but some days it just will not sync. Then a couple days later it will. It always sync heart rate just fine, so it's hard to tell where the problem is.
I was hoping some new BP monitors would be released in conjunction with the release of the iPhone 6. Haven't seen any. And yeah, the withings reviews look pretty mediocre.Be happy yours works correctly, the one I bought (Withings) was so inaccurate, I returned it. According to reviews, the inaccuracy is a common issue with them.
I have a iHealth Scale that's bluetooth enabled, ties into healthkit, and accurate readings when compared side by side with normal scales. It's the white one and it costs about $70.Hi.
Can anyone recommend a set of digital bathroom scales that meet these criteria:
1. Accurate (on my current non-digital scales, I can make my weight vary by up-to 2kg by leaning backwards and forwards).
2. Reasonably priced. I don't mind paying good money for good gear, but I'm not going for the 'Edition' scales if you know what I mean.
3. Integrated with iOS Health app. I want my weight to be uploaded automatically, or as near automatically as possible.
I don't have WiFi at home, so I guess the scales would need to be bluetooth enabled.
Related question: Is it necessary for a product like this to have an app in order to upload it's data to the Health app? I have a feeling that, long before these kinds of products fail in a physical sense, their corresponding apps will cease to be maintained and will become incompatible with future iOS versions.
You need to launch the scale's app for it to sync to the phone as well as sync to healthkit.With the bluetooth scales, do you need to start the app and pair the scale before you weigh yourself each time? To me that would be a pretty major inconvenience. I usually weigh myself in the morning before I shower and that's one of the very few times during the day that I don't have my phone with me.
I use a Fitbit Aria, which is wifi, so it may not work for the OP, but it takes pretty much zero interaction from me. I can step on the scale at any time and it automatically detects whether it's me or my wife standing on the scale and it will automatically send the reading to the cloud. I have my fitbit account linked with my myfitnesspal account, so the weight automatically transfers to myfitnesspal, and whenever I start the myfitnesspal app it will automatically transfer my weight readings to the health app. This is all I use myfitnesspal for right now, so I usually only run it every few weeks and it just adds the entries that haven't been added yet.
I'd be a little happier if the weight magically appeared in the health app without starting anything, but I'm not sure if any apps are allowed to update health in the background.