Note: Your Body Scan must be updated to firmware 2691 to enable the usage of this mode.
Why is there an Athlete mode and how does it affect my body composition readings?
For users with a certain body type, our regular algorithm may provide an inaccurate Fat Mass measurement. When Athlete mode is enabled, an alternate algorithm is used to calculate Fat Mass for that user's measurements.
When Athlete mode is enabled, Fat Mass measurement values will be lower and muscle mass measurement values will be higher because the user's athletic body type is taken into account.
How can I tell if I should use Athlete mode?
Athletes generally have a different body type which requires a specific fat mass calculation algorithm. If you work out more than 8 hours a week and have a resting heart rate below 60 bpm, you may need to use the Athlete mode.
When you turn the Athlete mode on or off, you must take 2 to 3 measurements or wait 24 hours for the changes to take effect.
Note: If you know your fat mass based on a DEXA scan or similar medical test, we recommend that you measure your fat mass using the regular mode and the Athlete mode. Then, choose the mode which best matches the results of your DEXA scan.
How do I activate Athlete mode?
To activate the Athlete mode from within the Withings App, follow these steps:
- Open the Withings App.
- Select Devices.
- Find your scale and select Modes.
- Select Athlete Mode.
- Select Enable Athlete Mode.
Note: When you turn the Athlete mode on or off, you must take 2 to 3 measurements or wait 24 hours for the changes to take effect.